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2011 NATIONAL CONFERENCE INTERACTIVE PREVIEW ISSUE
AASL 13th National Conference • Reno, NV SEPTEMBER 2011 • MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA
Hotel Reservations September 29 Advance Registration September 29
Nicholas Carr Selected as Opening Keynote Speaker
munity discussing the role of computers and IT in business. Already a business bestseller, icholas Carr his book, “The Big will open the Switch: Rewiring 15th National t h e Wo r l d , f r o m Conference when he Edison to Google,” delivers the opening examines the fukeynote address on ture of computing Thursday, October and its implications 27. A former execufor business and tive editor of the society. The Wall Harvard Business Street Journal says Review, Carr writes The Big Switch is and speaks on tech“destined to influnology, business, ence CEOs and the Nicholas Carr and culture. boards and invesCarr’s intriguing tors that support 2003 Harvard Business Re- them as companies grapple view article “IT Doesn’t Mat- with the constant change of ter,” was an instant sensa- the digital age.” tion, setting the stage for the The Opening General Sesglobal debate on the strategic sion is sponsored by Cable in value of information technol- the Classroom. n ogy in business. His 2004 book, “Does IT Matter?: InSee page 6 for information formation Technology and the on the One Book, One Corrosion of Competitive AdConference discussion of vantage,” published by HarCarr’s book, The Shallows: vard Business School Press, What the Internet is Doing was a bestseller and kept to Our Brains. the worldwide business com-
Thursday, October 27 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
One Film, One Conference (page 2) Exploratorium (page 2) School & Educational Tours (page 4) Preconference Workshops (page 5) One Book, One Conference (page 6) Author Events (pages 6 & 10) Closing Celebration (page 7) Celebrate Conference (page 7) Exhibit Hall (page 8) Storytelling Festival (page 10) Turn to page 11 for the complete conference schedule.
Minneapolis will play host to the 15th AASL National Conference.
Join Us in Minneapolis
he countdown is on for Turning the Page, the 15th National Conference and Exhibition of the American Association of School Librarians! We hope you will be joining us in Minneapolis for the only national conference dedicated to the needs of school librarians. Be sure to flip through this preview issue to find out what will be in store for you in Minneapolis. No matter where you are in your professional career: starting, midway, or nearing the end; we hope this confer-
ence helps you turn the page in your career. This year’s conference includes programming, sessions and events that will help you open new chapters in your school library program. Don’t miss the unique opportunity in the exhibit hall to talk oneon-one with some of your favorite authors as well as the chance to meet new ones in our Author! Author! Author! booths. There are too many highlights to list here, from pre›› see page 7
r. Mimi Ito, international expert on mobile technologies and using new digital media in everyday life, will headline the conference’s closing session. Dr. Ito will speak about the value of digitally augmented social practices in education, countering the perception that new media is hostile to learning.
Mimi Ito headlines Closing Session
A cultural anthropologist of technology use, Dr. Ito is a leading authority on See Dr. Ito’s documentary in Minneapolis. Turn to page 2 for details. how social network technologies are shaping society. She recently completed a three-year study of the ways
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Register Today to Save!
he deadline for advanced registration pricing for the American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) 15th National Conference and Exhibition is Thursday, September 29. Advance registration offers AASL members a $50 discount. Registration rates are as follows: $290 for AASL members and $405 for
non-members. Registration includes opening and closing sessions, more than 100 concurrent sessions, the Exploratorium, entrance onto the exhibit floor, and travel and entrance to the Closing Celebration at Nicollet Island Pavilion. Attendees must register before making hotel reservations in the AASL block n.
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egistration is open via the AASL Conference website, http://www.aasl11.org — your primary source for news and information about the AASL National Conference. Click below to: • Register for conference add-ons such as preconferences, tours, author events, and special events. • Research your registration, housing and travel options. • Find out which companies will be available to greet you in the exhibit hall and much, much more.
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