Three-thousand inspired school librarians, educators, exhibitors and guests left the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 16th National Conference & Exhibition in Hartford, Conn. ready to “rise to the challenge” of the profession. The largest conference dedicated solely to the needs of school librarians, AASL13 featured preconference workshops, school and educational tours, more than 140 top-quality continuing education programs, author events and more than 160 exhibiting companies.“
During the conference, local media covered the event, calling attention to the value of school librarians, especially during an age of proliferating technology.
Of particular note was a sequence on NBC Connecticut featuring Gail Dickinson, AASL president. During the interview with NBC Connecticut News Today Host Kerri-Lee Mayland, Dickinson discussed the vital role school librarians play in the age of Google.
“In an era filled with instant access to information, school librarians help students make sense of the world,” Dickinson said.
The interview can be seen below.