For immediate release | November 5, 2013

AASL seeks hosts for Fall Forum satellite sites

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will once again host a hybrid presentation of its biennial national institute, the Fall Forum, in 2014. As part of the presentation, three or four satellite sites across the country will present a live broadcast of events taking place Oct. 17-18, in St. Louis. Universities, school districts, intermediate education units or similar locations interested in hosting as a satellite site are invited to submit a one-page statement describing their qualifications to AASL by Dec. 10, 2013. More information can be found at

Satellite sites will be responsible for simultaneously broadcasting the speakers and events of “School Librarians in the Anytime Anywhere Learning Landscape” to its on-site attendees. To ensure a smooth broadcast, sites must have a reliable high-speed Internet connection and the technology to support a live stream of and interactive chat with the St. Louis location.

Other responsibilities of satellite sites include providing a project manager to work directly with the AASL office and securing a facilitator to guide discussion with on-site attendees during breakout sessions. To be considered, the satellite site must be a school district, university, intermediate education units or similar entities and attract a minimum of 50 attendees. AASL will provide registration and event materials for satellites sites and reimbursement for direct expenses such as food and beverage breaks will be provided through a cost-share model.

The AASL Fall Forum is a multi-day national institute held during non-AASL national conference years. A more intimate event, the institute focuses on one topic of importance to the profession. “School Librarians in the Anytime Anywhere Learning Landscape” will be held Oct. 17-18, 2014, in St. Louis. More information on programming can be found at

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

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)