For immediate release | August 20, 2013

Rise to the collaboration challenge on the AASL13 Ning!

CHICAGO – All are invited to join the AASL13 conversation by joining the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 16th National Conference & Exhibition Ning at The Ning provides attendees a chance to jumpstart the AASL13 conversation and maintain the connections made while in Hartford. It also offers those unable to attend the chance to share in the excitement of national conference. The conference, themed “Rising to the Challenge,” will be held Nov. 14-17, 2013, in Hartford, Conn. More information is available at

"The AASL conference Ning is a place to join the conference conversations, whether you are able to attend the conference or not,” said Carolyn Foote, social media chair. “Join in and collaborate with other forward-thinking library colleagues! Post questions, photos, start a discussion group and be a part of the conference, even if you can't attend in person!"

Registered Ning members can engage in forum discussions, upload conference media, follow #aasl13 tweets, join groups and stay up-to-date on conference events and programs. Membership in the Ning offers attendees a chance to chat with others and dig deeper into material presented at conference sessions. The Ning also offers those looking to share a room in Hartford the opportunity to do so by joining the roommate finder group.

The AASL national conference is the only national conference dedicated solely to the needs of school librarians and their roles as educational leaders. AASL’s 16th National Conference & Exhibition will feature preconference workshops, concurrent sessions and an exhibition featuring companies relevant to the school library profession.

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.


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications