Get Ready for Conference 2018!

September 9-11, 2018
Embassy Suites, Murfreesboro, TN

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Preconferences

Preconference Session

Registration Links

AASL Best Websites: Back to the Future
Presented by Heather Moorefield-Lang, 2018 School Library Journal Social Media Superstar Tech Troubadour

Sunday, September 9, 2018 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
During this pre-conference session, visit with former AASL Best Websites Chair Heather Moorefield-Lang as you discuss and work with favorite sites and online tools throughout the past decade deciding how they can best be used in your future practice.

For more information:
Contact: Jennifer Sharp
E-mail: [email protected]

Cost
Member: $25
Nonmember: $50

Click here to register for this preconference session.

FREE AASL Standards Workshop

Sunday, September 9, 2018, 3:30-5:30 P.M.

Join us for a 2-hour preconference workshop on the new AASL National School Library Standards, presented by members of the TASL Standards Implementation Task Force! The first part of the workshop will be an introduction to the standards and a basic overview. Then, attendees will look more closely at the standards to identify current practices that are aligned with the standards, to generate ideas for how to incorporate new or unfamiliar practices that are aligned with the standards, and to devise a personal plan for implementing the standards in the 2018-2019 school year.

And don't forget to order your AASL Standards Book to be picked up at the conference registration desk! Click here to submit your order. Deadline is August 14.

Cost 
FREE

Click here to register for the AASL Standards Workshop preconference session.

 

Registration 

 

Early Bird
Deadline:

July 15

Regular 
Deadline:

August 31

Late 
Deadline:

September 8

Registration Links

Librarian/supervisor/friend

$95

$120

$140

Registration for Member Librarians/Supervisors/Friends

Nonmember

$140

$140

$175

Registration for All Nonmembers

Student

$55

$55

$55

Registration for Member Students

Retiree

$55

$55

$55

Registration for Member Retirees

Library Assistant

$55

$55

$55

Registration for Member Library Assistants

Administrator

$40

$40

$40

Registration for Member Administrators

Registration for Nonmember Administrators

Sunday – Exhibits Only

$35

$35

$35

Member Registration for Exhibits Only (includes reception)

Nonmember Registration for Exhibits Only (includes reception)

VSBA Banquet Only

Monday, September 10 @ 6:30 P.M.

 $40  $40  $40

VSBA Banquet Tickets Only

Optional: Order your AASL Standards book for pickup at conference! Deadline for orders is August 14.

$99

AASL Standards Book Order

 

Ride-Sharing and Room-Sharing

Our Immediate Past-President Misti Jenkins has kindly agreed to help connect interested TASL members with potential carpool buddies and/or roommates for the conference. This can help you offset some of the costs of conference, and you can meet new friends!

Please fill out the form(s) below by Friday, August 24th if you are interested!

  • Ride-sharing: if you are willing to drive other librarians from your region to conference, OR if you would be interested in riding along with someone else, please fill out the interest form here: 
  • Roommate pairing: if you would like to share a hotel room with another TASL member at conference, please fill out the interest form here:

Note: TASL doesn't make the arrangements or decide on departure times, financial logistics, etc. You will work directly with your carpool buddies and/or roommates to decide on those details. When TASL finds people whose criteria are aligned, Misti will reach out via e-mail and connect you. You will then communicate with the other member(s) to make your travel arrangements and discuss any necessary details. This is only for members who would like assistance with carpooling and/or room-sharing. If you are rooming or traveling with friends or colleagues you already know, you don't need to fill these forms out.

 


 

2018 Conference Committee

 

2018 TASL President and Business Meeting

Blake Hopper

[email protected]

President-Elect / Conference Chair

Jennifer Sharp

[email protected]

Secretary

Amy Balducci

[email protected]

Treasurer

Elizabeth Shepherd

[email protected]

2018 Immediate Past President and Featured Speakers

Misti Jenkins

[email protected]

Book Store

Lindsey Anderson

Josie Callahan

[email protected]

Registration

Amy Balducci

[email protected]

Sponsorships and Door Prizes

Kate Lewallen

 

Exhibit Hall

Jamie Bevins

Ginny Britt

[email protected]

[email protected]

VSBA

Scot Smith

[email protected]

Business Meeting Setup

 Brian Seadorf

Martha Harris

 

[email protected]

Novel Conversation

 

Liz Hicks

Jeane Trovoto

[email protected]

Photography

Lea Glass

[email protected] 

TASL Conference Contest

Martha Harris

Blake Hopper

[email protected]

[email protected]

VSBA Banquet Setup

Tracy Parker

 

TASL Awards

Krista Grace

[email protected]sd.org

Technology

Christa Cordrey

Erika Long

[email protected]

Shirts

Joyce Claassen

[email protected]

Conference Bags

Misti Jenkins

Brian Seadorf

 

[email protected]

Author Facilitators

Liz Hicks

[email protected]

Session Facilitators

 Vicki Winstead

 

Social Media and Conference App

Christa Cordrey

[email protected]