AASL recognizes sponsors for national conference

Contact: Melissa Jacobsen

AASL Communications Specialist

(312) 280-4381



For Immediate Release

October 26, 2009

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is recognizing its vendor partners for their support of the 14th National Conference & Exhibition, Nov. 5-8 in Charlotte, N.C.

This year's sponsors supported travel, scholarship, conference must-haves and the conference programming. AASL's National Conference sponsors include:

• Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc., sponsorship of 30 first time attendee travel grants

• Capstone Publishers, sponsor of conference bags and Spectrum scholarships

• H.W.Wilson, sponsor of the Internet Pavilion

• Gale/Cengage, sponsor of Closing General Sessions featuring Marco Torres

• Scholastic, sponsor of the Storytelling Extravaganza

• Mackin, sponsor of national conference badgeholders

• ABC-CLIO, sponsors of pad and pen sets

• ABDO, sponsors of the Celebrate Conference: First-time Attendee Event

In addition, AASL would like to thank the numerous sponsors of the 2009-2010 AASL Awards and Grants program and AASL programming at ALA conferences. For a complete listing of AASL’s Alliance members visit www.ala.org/aasl/sponsorships.

"On behalf of AASL, I'd like to thank all of our vendor partners for their support of school library media specialists and their programs,” said Cassandra Barnett, AASL president. “Your commitment to AASL not only ensures a great conference filled with interesting sessions and exciting events, but it ensures that school library media specialists continue to be essential to every student's educational career."

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 conference will also feature a virtual component, b there – Your Virtual Track Pass (
www.ala.org/aasl/bthere). 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.