Knowledge Quest to feature preliminary program for AASL's National Conference

Contact: Melissa B. Jacobsen

AASL Communications Specialist

(312) 280-4381


For Immediate Release

January 20, 2009

CHICAGO – The January/February issue of the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) print journal,
Knowledge Quest, will feature the preliminary program for the AASL 14th National Conference & Exhibition. In a departure from previous years, the preliminary program for AASL's national conference will be contained within the pages of the journal. The issue will be easily identifiable by a special four-color cover wrap promoting the conference.

The preliminary program will feature descriptions of many of the educational workshops, special events and tours featured at the conference and key information regarding registration and housing. This year, attendees are required to register for the conference before being allowed to secure housing. Registration will open Wednesday, Jan. 21 at the discounted "Early Bird" rate. Attendees who register before Jan. 31 will receive an extra $15 off the already reduced registration.

The AASL’s 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, numerous 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,, 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.