This was the first time for me that a library conference was held in the city where I work. As a public librarian it was a great experience to hear the perspective from school librarians and network with a lot of great colleagues. Though the conference was a blend of academic and public librarians as well.

YALSA’s Happy Hour led to networking with local school librarians and the pre-conference session on Libraries that Game was excellent. Brian Mayer and Christopher Harris’ book on board games aligned with the curriculum, Libraries Got Game couldn’t have had better timing.

Hopefully YALSA blog readers have had a chance to visit SLJ blogs and AASL’s blog to grab excerpts from the conference. If you attended AASL, feel free to leave a comment or post about your experience.

About Kelly Czarnecki

Kelly Czarnecki is a Teen Librarian at ImaginOn with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. She is a member of the YALSA blog advisory board.

2 Thoughts on “AASL Conference

  1. Having AASL this close to home was a great opportunity for me as well. I met librarians and educators from all over the country, but especially enjoyed the folks from Texas, New Jersey and right here in North Carolina. The Exploratorium was a new type of experience for me but it turned out to be the ideal venue for sharing ideas. I’m looking forward to following up.
    Judith Geary

  2. Wendy Stephens on November 17, 2009 at 7:25 am said:

    Thanks to Kelly and all the North Carolina librarians for hosting AASL in Charlotte. The downtown was perfectly walkable, almost the perfect scale, and I know I enjoyed peeking into the public library and amazing ImaginOn space. The conference committee did a wonderful job with the programming, too. Kudos all around.

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