Capstone Publishers host Networking Reception at 2008 AASL Fall Forum

Contact: Melissa B. Jones

AASL Communications Specialist

(312) 280-4381

For Immediate Release,

April 8, 2008

Capstone Publishers hosts Networking Reception at 2008 AASL Fall Forum

CHICAGO - The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to announce that Capstone Publishers will sponsor the Saturday Night Networking Reception at the 2008 Fall Forum, "Assessment, Part II: Constructing and Interpreting Viable Tools for Effective Student Learning in the Library Media Center."

The Fall Forum will be held at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort, Oak Brook, Ill. (Chicago area), from Oct. 17 to 19 and will provide participants real-world examples and tools that aid the school library media specialist in constructing effective programs as a teaching partner and interpreting statistical evidence of student learning.

The reception will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, and will provide a social setting for attendees and speakers to meet informally and discuss the topics covered by the day's sessions.

Capstone Publishers is a family of children's book companies publishing nonfiction, fiction, picture books, interactive and audio books and literacy programs for students from pre-K to high school.

"Capstone Publishers is excited to partner with AASL for this networking event," said Capstone Press President, Matt Keller. "We understand the important role school library media specialists play in a child's education and share their common goal of student success and achievement."

For more information about the 2008 AASL Fall Forum and to register, see the AASL Web site at Online registration is now open. Prices for registration on or before September 12 are as follows: AASL Member, $209; ALA Member, $259; Non-Member, $319. After September 12: AASL Member, $259; ALA Member, $309; Non-Member, $369.

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.