AASL Conference

AASL opens call for 2023 national conference programming proposals

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has opened the proposal submission site for its 2023 national conference. AASL invites proposals for concurrent sessions and research empowering practice sessions, to be presented Oct. 19-21, 2023, in Tampa, Florida. Complete proposals must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. Central on Wed., March 1, 2023. More information is available at www.ala.org/aasl/conferences/aasl23.

AASL seeks proposals for:

AASL Opens Call For 2023 AASL National Conference Committee Members

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) seeks a dynamic group of school library professionals to serve on the 2023 AASL National Conference Committee. The conference, taking place October 19-21, 2023 in Tampa, Florida, is the only national conference dedicated solely to the needs of school librarians and their roles as educational leaders. AASL members may apply at www.ala.org/aasl/app.

At the heart of their schools, school librarians display the power to change communities at 2021 AASL National Conference

SALT LAKE CITY – School librarians are educators at the heart of their schools, promoting literacy, equity, diversity, and inclusion; enhancing learning; and ensuring access to information for all. They work collaboratively with administrators, fellow educators, public libraries, and community service organizations to transform teaching and learning and empower their students.

Journey through school librarianship using AASL’s Shared Foundation of Explore

CHICAGO — Published by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and ALA Editions, Sarah Culp Searles’s book “Explore” takes readers on a journey through the broad and varied territory of school librarianship, sharing resources, ideas, and trends to help along the way. This guide is designed so that readers can explore their practice on their own or with colleagues—so grab your compass, backpack, and boots and hit the trails. This book offers:

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: