Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IASL Board of Directors and Executive Committee, in partnership with the IASL 2020 Conference Committee, announce the postponement IASL's Annual Conference, originally scheduled for June 2020.

See the full statement from IASL President, Katy Manck here.

For additional resources, follow this link for IFLA - COVID-19 and the Global Library Field.

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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 - Denton Convention Center/Embassy Suites
Denton, Texas


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The International Association for School Librarianship, Texas Woman’s University, and the University of North Texas invite you to attend 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

Early Registration: January 1st - March 31, 2021

Standard Registration: April 1st - July 11th, 2021

On-Site Registration: July 12th - 16th, 2021

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.


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

Who should attend?

The IASL Annual Conference provides 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. 

Why should you attend? 

This year’s conference provides a space for practitioners to share their understandings of where we are today and to build for the future. The conference is participative and promotes dissemination and exchange of ideas in a variety of formats.  It is also an excellent opportunity for delegates to learn more about the issues and trends in school librarianship, network with other librarians across the globe, experience the camaraderie of librarianship, and dialogue about research and best practices in school libraries both local and international.

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