One of my favorite things about being a school librarian is going to conferences and meeting other school librarians. Here’s a list of school library conferences and events for the 2016-17 school year.
- Sep. 21-24. Kentucky School Media Association (KSMA) joint conference with Kentucky Library Association. Louisville, KY.
- Sep. 23-24. American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Gaming as Meaningful Education. Rochester, NY.
- Oct. 13-15. Information & Technology Educators of Minnesota (ITEM) Fall Conference. Minneapolis, MN.
- Oct. 14-15. Washington Library Media Association (WLMA) Hack! Conference. Des Moines, WA.
- Oct. 14-15. Oregon Association of School Libraries (OASL) Fall Conference.
- Oct. 14-15. KidLitCon Annual Gathering. Wichita, KS.
- Oct. 14-16. Ohio Educational Library Media Association (OELMA) Annual Conference. Columbus, OH.
- Oct. 15-16. School Library Journal (SLJ) Leadership Summit. Washington, D.C.
- Oct. 17-19. Internet @ Schools (part of Internet Librarian Conference). Monterey, CA.
- Oct. 17-21.Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Annual Convention. Las Vegas, NV.
- October 19. Library Journal (LJ) and School Library Journal (SLJ) Digital Shift Virtual Conference. Online.
- Oct. 19-21. Nebraska School Librarians Association (NSLA) / Nebraska Library Association (NLA) Joint Conference. Omaha, NE.
- Oct. 19-21. Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME) Annual Conference. Orlando, FL.
- Oct. 20-22. North Carolina School Library Media Association (NCSLMA) Annual Conference. Winston-Salem, NC.
- Oct. 20-22. Virginia Association of School Librarians (VASL) Annual Conference. Norfolk, VA.
- Oct. 21. Maryland Association of School Librarians (MASL) Annual Conference. Hagerstown, MD.
- Nov. 2-4. Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME) Annual Conference. Grand Rapids, MI.
- Nov. 2-5. New York Library Association Annual Conference. Saratoga Springs, NY.
- Nov 3-5. Tennessee Association of School Librarians (TASL) Annual Conference. Murfreesboro, TN.
- Nov. 3-5. Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA) Annual Conference. Tinley Park, IL.
- Nov. 8-10. Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference. Indianpolis, IN.
- Nov. 17-19. New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL) Fall Conference. Long Branch, NJ.
- Nov. 29-Dec. 1. New Hampshire School Library Media Association / Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference. Manchester, NH.
- Jan. 20-24. American Library Association (ALA) Mid-Winter Meeting. Atlanta, GA.
- Feb. 2-5. California School Library Association (CSLA) Annual Conference. Rohnert Park, CA.
- Mar. 17-18. Georgia Children’s Book Awards & Conference on Children’s Literature.
- Mar. 19-21. Wisconsin Educational Media & Technology Association (WEMTA) Conference. Kalahari, WI.
- Mar. 22-24. South Carolina Association of School Librarians (SCASL) Annual Conference. Greenville, SC.
- Mar. 22-24. Association of Independent School Librarians (AISL) Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA.
- Mar. 26-28. Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL) Spring Conference. St. Louis, MO.
- Mar. 28-30. Computers in Libraries. Arlington, VA.
- Mar. 30-Apr. 1. Pennsylvania School Librarians Association (PSLA) Annual Conference. Hershey, PA.
- Apr. 19-22. Texas Library Association Annual Conference. San Antonio, TX.
- Jun. 22-27. American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. Chicago, IL.
- Jun. 25-28. International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Annual Conference. San Antonio, TX.
- Dates TBA. Alabama School Library Association Conference.
Which one is your favorite school library conference? Did I leave out your local event? Please share your thoughts in the comments below!
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