Last days to save $50 off AASL National Conference registration

Contact: Kathy Agarwal

Communications Specialist

For Immediate Release

September 18, 2007

Last days to save $50 off AASL National Conference registration

CHICAGO – September 28, 2007, is the advance registration deadline for the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) 13th National Conference & Exhibition. To be held October 25-28, 2007, in Reno, Nev., the conference is the country’s largest professional development event for school library media specialists. AASL members can save up to $50 off regular prices before September 28.

“There’s still time to ‘place your bet on Reno’ and save money off the regular registration prices,” said Sara Kelly Johns, AASL president. “Every dollar spent on high-quality professional development will give you and your students a good return as you maximize your opportunity to listen and learn in Reno.”

Attendees who submit their registration by September 28 can save $50 off the regular (on-site) registration rates. AASL will continue to accept online registrations throughout October at regular conference prices: $325 for AASL members, $375 for ALA members, $480 for non-members, $249 for retired members and $199 for students.

“There is no time like the present to think about the future,” said Carl A. Harvey II, co-chair of the National Conference Committee. “We urge fellow school library media specialists to take a few minutes to register now for AASL conference in Reno. You don't want to be looking at the past and wishing you had been there!”

Attendees can arrange for housing in Reno at the official conference hotels, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus. AASL encourages attendees to book their rooms as soon as possible because complimentary shuttles to the convention center will be provided only from those two hotels.

The AASL National Conference will feature eight preconference workshops, school and educational tours, more than 100 educational sessions, many author events and more than 200 exhibiting companies. Registration is now open at .

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.