Share Your Best Practice at AASL National Conference

For Immediate Release
Fri, 02/01/2019


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)


CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is now accepting proposals for the best practice showcase to be held Sat., Nov. 16, during the 2019 AASL National Conference & Exhibition. More information on presentation requirements can be found at

"I think the IdeaLab is a great learning opportunity during our national conference," said Alice Bryant, national conference committee co-chair. "It provides attendees with an opportunity to share their expertise in a casual, collaborative atmosphere. Ideas can run the gamut from simple tricks of the trade to more elaborate presentations which give a snapshot of a successful activity for students."

Presenters are required to prepare an electronic presentation with eye-appealing visuals along with a short presentation for visiting attendees. A take-away in the form of a handout is encouraged.

"It reminds me of speed dating! Think of seeing twenty-five different gems in a span of a couple of hours," explained Bryant. "The stroll and learn format gives attendees a chance to focus on what is important to their specific practice."

Submissions will be accepted via online form. Email, mail or fax submissions will not be accepted. Completed proposals must be submitted by 12:00 p.m. CT on Mon., March 18, 2019, to be considered. 

The AASL National Conference & Exhibition, taking place Nov. 14-16, 2019, in Louisville, Kentucky, is the only national conference dedicated solely to the needs of school librarians and their roles as educational leaders. Those communicating about the national conference are encouraged to use the official hashtag, #aasl19.

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