Registration and housing for AASL 13th National Conference now open

Contact: Kathy Agarwal
Communications Specialist
For Immediate Release
February 26, 2007

Registration and housing for AASL 13th National Conference now open

CHICAGO - Register now for the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) 13th National Conference and Exhibition in Reno, October 25-28, 2007, by visiting AASL's conference web site at

The conference will feature an Opening General Session with keynote speaker Dan Pink, author of “A Whole New Mind,” special appearances by award-winning authors Wendelin Van Draanen and David Lubar, and Omar Wasow, co-founder of, as the Closing General Session speaker.

“The conference theme focuses on the future of our programs and profession. Often we think of the future as some far off distance place, but in reality it is always much closer than we think,” said Carl A. Harvey II, conference planning committee co-chair. “Come be a part of the conversations, the sessions, the exhibits, and the atmosphere. Invest in your future now by registering for the 2007 AASL conference. We hope to see you there!”

Attendees who register by the July 6 early bird deadline can save up to $100 off the cost of onsite registration. Full registration includes admittance to all concurrent sessions, the opening and closing general sessions, exhibit hall and Exhibit Hall Block Party and the AASL Closing Night Gala at the National Automobile Museum.

Registration is open via the AASL Conference Web site, the primary source of news and information about the AASL National Conference. On this site you can:

* Register for conference add-ons such as preconferences, tours, author events and other special events.

* View information about all sessions and programs related to the conference.

* Research Registration and Housing and Travel options.

* Find out which companies will be available to greet you in the exhibit hall and much more.

The AASL 13th National Conference will feature three full-day and five half-day preconference workshops, more than 100 concurrent sessions, over 200 exhibiting companies, school and educational tours, and special appearances by many award-winning children’s and young adult authors. See for details.

The American Association of School Librarians,, 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.