AASL's President's Program to discuss

Contact: Kathy Agarwal

Communications Specialist


For Immediate Release

February 21, 2006

AASL's President's Program to discuss "The Flattening of the Web"

CHICAGO - The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to announce the AASL President's Program at the 2006 ALA Annual Conference, "The Flattening of the Web," featuring David Warlick, Saturday, June 24, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Warlick, a former classroom teacher and district administrator and owner and principal consultant of The Landmark Project, a professional development, web design, and innovations firm, will discuss the issues of the "flattening world" and what knowledge is necessary to prosper in the "flatter" environment. He will discuss why the Internet has been dubbed "the great equalizer" and how it contributes to the flattening of the world. Warlick also will address recent developments in how we access, organize, and publish web content, and how they are changing the shape of this flatness and changing the shape of information.

"David Warlick is a dynamic speaker, author and teacher who will provide us with a thought provoking program on the global electronic library and its role in "flattening of the world," said AASL President J. Linda Williams about her program choice. "He will address Wikis, blogging, RSS Aggregators, Social Bookmarks and other advances in technology that we must understand to further learning and advance our programs."

The 2006 AASL's President's Program is sponsored by the Rosen Publishing Group.

The AASL President's Program is an annual event featuring prominent experts on issues relevant to school library media specialists; it is open to all registered conference attendees. For more information about this and other AASL programs at the 2006 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, check the AASL Web site at

The American Association of School Librarians (
www.aasl.org), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), promotes the improvement and extension of library media services in elementary and secondary schools as a means of strengthening the total education program. Its mission is to advocate excellence, facilitate change and develop leaders in the school library media field.