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The 49th Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship
The 24th International Forum on Research on School Librarianship

July 12-16, 2021 - Broadcasted virtually from Denton, Texas


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The International Association for School Librarianship, Texas Woman’s University, and the University of North Texas thank you for attending the 49th Annual Conference and the 24th International Forum on Research on School Librarianship. The conference is dedicated to the advancement of theory and practice in school librarianship. 

Conference Theme: A Rich Tapestry of Practice and Research Around the World

Main Goals of the Conference:

  • to learn about current school library practice and research;
  • to discuss the mission, vision, and role of the school librarian in a digital society;
  • to explore and discuss ideas for transforming school library programs;
  • to learn about school library programs in Texas and the region;
  • to create global connections for future collaboration.

Conference Strands:

  • Innovation
  • Language & Culture
  • Growing Literacies
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Literature & Storytelling

Who attended

The IASL Annual Conference provided a space for school librarians, teachers, administrators, researchers, and all those with an interest in education and libraries to explore how school librarians effect change, empower learners and positively contribute to education. 


Broadcasted from Denton, Texas!

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