The exhibits at AASL's national conference are specifically tailored to the interests and needs of school librarians! The exhibition will be held in Exhibit Hall A/B of the Connecticut Convention Center.


Exhibits Schedule

Thursday, November 14 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 15 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 16 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Meet the Exhibitors

Plan your time on the exhibit floor now to maximize your connections onsite. Search for an exhibitor or view the interactive floor plan to see who will be joining us in Hartford! 


Vendor Programs

AASL Vendor Programs provide additional learning opportunities for AASL13 attendees. Attend sessions offered by exhibitors and learn more about their products' value, benefits, and uses.


Authors Alley

AASL is offering attendees the opportunity to find several authors in a single location for signings. Books from featured authors will be available in the AASL Bookstore. As you exit the store simply pick an alley and step right up to get your book(s) signed.


Table 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
1 Jennifer O’Connell Jon Scieszka
2 Jo Knowles Loree Griffin Burns
3 Nora Raleigh Baskin Pamela Turner
4 Erin E. Moulton Vicki Cobb
5 Kimberly Newton Fusco William Alexander
6 Lynda Mullaly Hunt  Neal Schusterman
7 Leslie Connor Susan Roth
8 Karen Day Lyn Miller-Lachman


Table 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
1 Meghan McCarthy Brooke Hauser  Todd Strasser
2 Robert Burliegh A.C.E. Bauer Toni Buzzeo
3 Lynne Kelly  Joan Paquette  Tamra Wight
4 Jeannie Mobley Stacy DeKeyser Susan Hood
5 Ann Hayward Leal Ellen Booraem Matt Tavaras
6 Natalie Dias Lorenzi Bianca Turetsky Laura Harrington
7 Mary Sullivan  Elise Broach  Lev Grossman
8   Amanda Marrone Melissa Sweet
9   Matt Tavaras Tiffany Schmidt
10   Laura Harrington Patricia McCormick 
11   Lev Grossman Doug Wilhelm


AASL Author Signings

Meeting your favorite literary authors is fun, but meeting leaders from your field who you admire and have read can be powerful! Get your AASL professional development publications signed by AASL writers and editors at the AASL Bookstore on the Exhibit Floor (Booth 1131). To see all of the books and products available from AASL, visit the AASL books and products page.


Time Book Title Writer(s)
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Empowering Leadership: Developing Behaviors for Success Ann Martin
12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. The Power of Data: An Introduction to Using Local State and National Data to Support School Library Programs Sandra Andrews


Time Book Title Writer(s)
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Best of KQInstructional Partnerships: A Pathway to Leadership Judi Moreillon and Susan Ballard
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Ebooks and the School Library Program: A Practical Guide for the School Librarian Cathy Leverkus and Shannon Acedo


AASL Booth Demos

Featuring seven AASL-developed toolkits for advocacy, AASL learning standards and program guidelines, Common Core State Standards (CCSS), reading and instruction. Demonstrations will be held at the AASL booth (Booth 1125) during exhibits-only hours. Stop by for a tour and bring your questions about these AASL online resources.


Time Toolkit Presenter(s)
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Parent Advocate Toolkit LaDawna Harrington
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Instructional Classification Toolkit Ann Ewbank
12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Crisis Toolkit Dorcas Hand
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. School Librarian's Role in Reading Toolkit Eileen Kern, Laura Warren-Gross, Gail Bush, and Judi Moreillon


Time Toolkit Presenter(s)
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. CCSS Task Force Infographic Paige Jaeger, Olga Nesi, Patricia Stafford, and Kathryn Lewis
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Learning Standards & Program Guidelines Implementation Toolkit Olga Nesi
12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. School Library Program Health and Wellness Toolkit Nina Kemps