Conference Details

Exciting and passionate spotlight speakers have already agreed to present at the conference:

HallDavidsonHall Davidson: Discovery Education Global Learning Initiatives Senior  Director: passionate about digital transformation

Dr. Amber Rose Gonzalez, Fullerton College: passionate about creating spaces that bring about personal and social transformation

Dr. SteKrashenven Krashen, University of Southern California Emeritus Professor: passionate about the power of reading

Pre-conference workshops: School Library Guidelines Implementation (AM), Computational Thinking through School Libraries (PM) (register for them with your other registration fees). California School Library Association is also offering an all-day workshop – register for that at

Some of the August 5-7 session topics include: state of school librarianship in several countries, librarian education, reading and literature, collections, makerspaces, gamification, student leadership, technology, culture, curriculum, disabilities, staffing, leadership and even Disney  — both research and good practices.

Here is the tentative schedule:

  Registration Registration Registration
8 Committee meetings
8:30 Opening Session G
9 Workshop: Implementing school library guidelines, Tours, Board Meeting Plenary session & awards
10 Break/ Exhibits “ + regional meetings
10:30 Session A / orientation Break Break
11 Session D Session H
11:30 Lunch
12 Lunch on your own “ + Affiliate Assembly Lunch Lunch
13 Workshop: computational thinking, Tours, Board Meeting Session B Exhibits (demos) Session I
13:30  “ Session E
14  “ Special Interest Group (SIG meetings  “ SIG meetings
14:30  “ Business mtg.
15  “ Break/ Exhibits Break
15:30 Session C Break/ Exhibits Closing
16 Ice Cream Social Session F
16:30  “ SIG meetings
18 Evening on your own Evening on your own Gala dinner/ Auction No-host dinner for board
20 Storytelling
21  “

TOURS (free campus tour; $92 tour of Huntington library/gardens and Pasadena) Friday August 4

TOURS (free morning tour to school libraries; free afternoon tours to public libraries) and board meeting Tuesday August 8

Spanish translators available; there may be a translator for Arabic, Chinese, Japanese