AASL Opens Call For 2025 AASL National Conference Committee Members

For Immediate Release
Fri, 03/01/2024


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Members & Chapters

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)



CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) seeks enthusiastic and profession-focused school librarians to serve on the 2025 AASL National Conference Committee. The conference, taking place October 16-18, 2025, in St. Louis, Missouri, is the only national conference dedicated solely to the needs of school librarians and their roles as educational leaders. AASL members may apply at www.ala.org/aasl/app

“The AASL National Conference brings together a variety of professionals centered on growing their practice in school librarianship” said AASL President-Elect Becky Calzada. “For anyone in attendance, the 2023 national conference was an affirmation of the importance in standing together, not only to expand our knowledge but also to bolster one another, make connections, and celebrate the work of school librarians. It is my hope AASL members will be inspired to volunteer and contribute their time and expertise to assist in the planning of our 2025 AASL National Conference in St. Louis.” 

Along with professional learning, the AASL National Conference is an opportunity for school librarians across the country to build professional learning networks and unite as a community. The conference allows school librarians to feel connected, rally spirits, and refresh their dedication to the field. To fulfill the needs of attendees, national conference committee members will be responsible for providing opportunities to connect, identifying current educational needs, and providing dynamic professional development. 

Available committee positions include conference co-chairs, programming co-chairs, author co-chairs, local arrangements co-chairs, and social media co-chairs. Information on the specific responsibilities of each position is available at www.ala.org/aasl/app

Service on the national conference committee is a significant commitment. Once finalized, the committee will meet each month virtually and attendance is required. Members must work collaboratively with other committee members, meet critical dates and deadlines, and maintain their ALA/AASL membership during their appointment.  

Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on April 4. All applicants will be notified as to appointment decisions by June 1. 

The American Association of School Librarians, www.aasl.org, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.