AASL National Conference concurrent sessions will "Rev up learning @ your library"

Contact: Melissa Jacobsen

AASL Communications Specialist

(312) 280-4381


For Immediate Release

August 18, 2009

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has released the line-up of more than 100 concurrent sessions for its 14th National Conference. Registrants are able to view all sessions and create a personal schedule for three days of essential education.

AASL's 14th National Conference & Exhibition will be held Nov. 5-8, 2009 in Charlotte, N.C, with preconferences and exciting tours starting Nov. 4. For more information about the conference, visit

With 115 programs offered, the concurrent sessions are open to all conference registrants. Sessions will highlight AASL’s new standards and guidelines, gaming in school libraries, engaging students in Web 2.0 tools, collaboration, collection development, 21st century skills and much more. With the best in the field leading three days of education, discussion and networking, the conference is guaranteed to "Rev up learning @ your library!"

AASL National Conference Co-Chair Ann Marie Pipkin said, "How often have you had to sit through professional development that was irrelevant to you as a school library media specialist? The AASL concurrent sessions give you the opportunity to fine-tune your professional development to fit your unique needs. Take charge of your professional development and have an honest, if not life-changing, experience. I guarantee you won't be whispering to the person sitting next to you, 'What does this have to do with school library media programs?'"

To create a schedule of concurrent programs, registrants can visit
https://www.eshow2000.com/aasl/networking_login.cfm. Registration is required for these and all other programs at AASL's conference. AASL members receive $115 off non-member pricing, and until October 6, registration fees are reduced by $50 when compared to the cost of onsite registration costs.

The AASL 14th National Conference & Exhibition, "Rev up learning @ your library," is the only national conference dedicated solely to the needs of school library media specialists and their roles as educational leaders. The AASL National Conference will feature 10 preconferences, 115 concurrent sessions, more than 200 exhibiting companies, educational and school tours, a storytelling festival and special appearances by award-winning authors. For more information on AASL's 14th National Conference & Exhibition, visit

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.