AASL seeks Program and Exploratorium proposals for its 13th National Conference

Kathy Agarwal
AASL Communications Specialist


For Immediate Release
May 23, 2005

AASL seeks Program and Exploratorium proposals

for its 13th National Conference

CHICAGO - The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is pleased to announce the 2007 Requests for Program and Exploratorium Proposals for its 13th National Conference and Exhibition "The Future Begins @ your library."
The conference will be held October 25-28, 2007 in Reno, Nevada.

"The National Conference Committee encourages members of the school library media community to submit proposals to showcase ideas, research, developments and vision about the future of school libraries," said Carl Harvey, co-chair of the 2007 AASL National Conference Committee.
"As the information world continues to change and move forward, we want our library media programs to be at the forefront providing instruction and resources that will help our students achieve."

AASL's 13th National Conference will offer more than one hundred 75-minute peer-reviewed concurrent sessions.
As in previous AASL conferences, program content must address at least one of the three areas of responsibility: Learning and Teaching, Information Access, or Program Administration, as identified in
Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning.
Deadline for concurrent session proposals is October 20, 2006.

The Exploratorium (Thursday, October 25, 2007) is a two-hour session consisting of learning stations (table-top displays) where participants can browse at their own pace, spending as much or as little time at each station as they wish.
Proposals for the Exploratorium stations need to exemplify "best practices" in school librarianship, highlight @ your library campaigns, showcase the excellence of school libraries, or present a creative solution to a problem in a school library setting.
Deadline for Exploratorium proposals is March 30, 2007.

Program proposals for both concurrent sessions and the Exploratorium can be submitted online at
Submission guidelines, topical details and complete proposal information is available on the Web site under the "For Presenters" section.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for school library media professionals to get involved on a national stage and share their ideas and successes with their peers," said AASL President J. Linda Williams. "I encourage our members to participate by submitting a proposal for the National Conference in Reno in 2007."

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.