AASL Conference

Using AASL’s Shared Foundation of Include as a roadmap for more inclusive spaces and practice

CHICAGO — Published by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and ALA Editions, Julie Stivers’s book “Include” brings together a chorus of school librarians, scholars, and students representing a wide range of races, ethnicities, experiences, and identities. Part of a six-volume series on the Shared Foundations in AASL’s National School Library Standards, this guide offers:

Mernie Maestas wins free AASL National Conference registration, hotel, and travel

CHICAGO – Mernie Maestas, school librarian in Missouri, recommended American Association of School Librarians (AASL) membership to a colleague and in return has been drawn as the grand prize winner of AASL's Share the Wealth campaign. The grand prize package includes complimentary registration, roundtrip airfare, and a three-night hotel stay to the AASL National Conference.

A Conversation with School Administrators at AASL National Conference

CHICAGO – The Friday general session during the 2021 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference will give attendees an intimate look at what administrators need and expect from their school librarians and school libraries and how administrators can empower a school librarian’s leadership role to impact all learners. Six administrators from across the country will participate in an engaging and interactive conversation sponsored by Sora, by OverDrive Education.

AASL National Conference closing session will inspire school librarians to look to the future

CHICAGO – Led by Dr. Joe Sanchez and Dr. Jennifer Moore, the closing general session during the 2021 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference will provide attendees an opportunity to reflect on their conference learning and contemplate the future paths of the profession. Full information on the conference, taking place October 21-23 in Salt Lake City, Utah, can be found at national.aasl.org.

Thirty AASL members receive Bound to Stay Bound grants to attend first national conference

CHICAGO – Thirty American Association of School Librarians (AASL) members have been awarded $750 travel grants to attend their first AASL National Conference. Generously sponsored by Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc. (BTSB), the grants will allow recipients to secure housing, transportation, and/or registration for the 2021 AASL National Conference taking place October 21-23 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Grant recipients include:

2021 Edwards Award winner Kekla Magoon to speak at AASL National Conference

CHICAGO - Kekla Magoon, winner of the 2021 Margaret A. Edwards Award, will keynote the Saturday general session during the 2021 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference, taking place October 21-23 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Magoon’s appearance is made possible by Candlewick Press. Full conference information and programming can be found at national.aasl.org.

Travel Grants Available for First-Time AASL National Conference Attendees

CHICAGO — Thirty travel grants are available to school library professionals wishing to attend the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference for the first time.

The $750 grants for first-time attendees of the conference are sponsored by Bound to Stay Bound Books. Those interested in applying can access the application at national.aasl.org/btsb. The deadline for applications is 11:59 p.m. Central time on Fri., April 16, 2021. Late applications will not be considered.

UPstander Dr. Omékongo Dibinga to open AASL National Conference

CHICAGO – International motivational speaker and UPstander Dr. Omékongo Dibinga will keynote the opening general session of the 2021 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference, taking place October 21-23 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Full conference information and programming can be found at national.aasl.org.

Registration Opens for 2021 AASL National Conference

CHICAGO – Registration is now open for the 2021 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference. The conference, taking place Oct. 21-23, 2021, in Salt Lake City, Utah, convenes school library professionals for in-person learning and networking opportunities. Registration rates and date-sensitive, money-saving promo codes can be found at national.aasl.org.