Call for proposals for AASL National Conference

For Immediate Release
Fri, 10/01/2010


Melissa Jacobsen

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is seeking proposals for concurrent sessions at its 2011 National Conference & Exhibition. The deadline for proposals is Monday, Nov. 1. More information is available at

The theme is "Turning the Page" - sessions should help attendees elevate themselves as leaders or elevate their library programs at every stage of implementation. Proposals must show support of the AASL Strategic Plan, the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner or Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs.
Submissions will be evaluated for clarity, originality and timeliness. Special attention will be given to submissions that incorporate one or more of these characteristics:
  • Demonstrates innovative thinking and/or new perspectives
  • Presents strategies for effectively implementing new ideas and technology
  • Incorporates at least one active hands-on learning exercise
  • Design includes activities that will incorporate various learning styles
  • Demonstrates how learning outcomes would be achieved
The AASL 15th National Conference & Exhibition, "Turning the Page," will be Oct. 27-30 in Minneapolis. As the only national conference dedicated to the needs of the school librarian, AASL will offer robust educational opportunities, high-profile speakers, exciting events and various opportunities for networking and sharing.
The American Association of School Librarians,, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), promotes the improvement and extension of library 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 field.