AASL announces Passport to Prizes lineup for Reno, Nev.

Contact: Kathy Agarwal

Communications Specialist


For Immediate Release

October 9, 2007

AASL announces Passport to Prizes lineup for Reno, Nev.

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will once again hold its popular Passport to Prizes exhibits game for attendees at the 13th National Conference & Exhibition, October 25-28, in Reno, Nev. All conferees will receive a game card, or “Passport,” in their conference bag at registration and everyone is welcome to participate.

“The Passport to Prizes is a like a scavenger hunt on the exhibit floor,” said Allison G. Kaplan, National Conference co-chair. “Participants get a chance to ask questions and interact with the exhibitors on the ‘trail’ to get stamps for their game cards, which then get entered in a drawing for a chance to win great prizes!”

The following companies are sponsoring this year’s Passport to Prizes game: the AASL Bookstore; Brodart Co, booth 525; Gallopade International, booth 117; Mackin Library Media, booth 532; Marc4Media, booth 141; Marcive Inc., booth 414; STOR/ARTstor, booth 660; and Renaissance Learning Inc., booth 1124. Game participants must visit each of the participating companies and get a stamp in their “Passport.” Completed passports will enter in a drawing for prizes, which include a portable DVD player, iPod, digital camera, American Express gift card and more.

“Time spent on the Exhibit Floor with your ‘Passport’ adds a lot of value to the conference experience,” noted Sara Kelly Johns, AASL president. “We do our jobs better by taking advantage of a face-to-face opportunity to experience new products and innovations, ask questions and discover resources for doing our jobs better for our students. The Passport to Prizes game if a fun way to facilitate the valuable relationship between attendees and vendors.”

The prize drawing will be held on Saturday, October 27, at 2:30 pm in the AASL Bookstore in the Exhibit Hall. Winners must be present to win.

The AASL National Conference will feature three full-day and five half-day preconference workshops, several school and educational tours, more than 100 educational sessions, author events and more than 200 exhibiting companies. Registration is now open 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.