Wednesday, October 19, 2011
American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Annual Conference
When: Thursday October 27- Sunday October 30, 2011
Where: Minneaoplis, MN
Who/What: "Turning the Page: 15th National Conference & Exhibition" is the national conference for the AASL, which is the K-12 School Librarian division of the ALA.
Why: Professional development, networking, continuing education, inspiration, etc.
Registration: Well, this is a national conference, so registration is kinda steep. However, you can visit the exhibits for $25 (the exhibits do not include any of the sessions or keynote speakers, just the vendors and tables). Or, you can join AASL at the student member rate of $53 and then pay the on-site student member registration rate of $205 for the entire conference, which comes to $258, which is a better deal than registering for the entire conference at the on-site non-member rate of $455. There are lots of options--including attending for just one day--so be sure to check the AASL Registration website for more details.Questions: If you've never been to a national conference and have questions about attending one, please feel free to contact me (Jennifer.Sippel@minneapolis.edu) for more information.