Walden Media to sponsor Internet Café at AASL National Conference

Contact: Kathy Agarwal


Communications Specialist


312-280-4381


kagarwal@ala.org
For Immediate Release


September 25, 2007

Walden Media to sponsor Internet Café at AASL


National Conference

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to announce that Walden Media will sponsor the Internet Café at the AASL 13th National Conference & Exhibition, October 25-28, in Reno, Nev.

“Walden Media is proud to support AASL at their National Conference,” said Micheal Flaherty, president of Walden Media. “Part of our core mission is to share great stories and help students to discover great books. This National Conference is a fantastic way for us to get the word out about our standards-based educational materials, our new Web site, and our fantastic contests for educators and students.”

The AASL Internet Café will be located in the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. Twenty computer stations will provide conference attendees with free access to the Internet and the ability to check their e-mail.

“AASL National Conference provides a great opportunity for complete immersion into the school library media issues, but conference goers still need to stay in touch with the outside world. The Internet Café will provide that connection for our attendees,” said Allison G. Kaplan, Co-chair of the National Conference Committee. “We are thankful to Walden Media for providing this important service!

Attendees can take advantage of discounted Advance registration rates for the AASL National Conference through midnight on Friday, September 28. After that date, online registrations will continue to be accepted at regular registration rates.

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
http://www.ala.org/aasl/reno .

Walden Media specializes in entertainment that sparks imagination and engages young people in the learning process. Producing both original works and adaptations of acclaimed children’s literature, Walden Media projects are enhanced by comprehensive outreach and supplemental programs for teachers, librarians and parents. Walden Media, in a joint venture with Twentieth Century Fox, formed Fox Walden in 2007 to market family films for audiences of all ages.
Walden Media movies based from great books include “

Charlotte’s Web,” “Holes,” “Because of Winn-Dixie,” “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
,” and “

Bridge to Terabithia
,” Upcoming movies include
T

he Seeker: The Dark is Rising

,” “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium,”


The Water Horse: The Legend of the Deep

,” and


The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

.”

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.