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Information, Innovation and Impact of School Libraries

47th Annual International Conference of International Association of School Librarianship | 22th International Forum on Research in School Librarianship
May 6-11, 2018 – Hilton İstanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center


The International Association for School Librarianship invites professional and research contributions to the 47th Annual Conference and the 22nd International Forum on Research on School Librarianship. The conference is dedicated to the advancement of theory and practice in school librarianship.

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 join the exciting conversations about innovation, information, and impact of school libraries.

Why should I 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.

Main Topics

  • Reading activities, literature and school libraries
  • Innovative projects and trends in the school library
  • Formal and informal learning spaces, transforming learning
  • Community and teacher collaboration
  • Libraries and school culture
  • Makerspaces, STEM and STEAM
  • Embracing all colors
  • Information technology in school libraries
  • Lifelong learning and information literacy
  • School library architecture and design

Conference Streams

The conference organizers invite contributions to:

Stream A: Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship

  • Professional paper
  • Professional workshop
  • Special Interest Group presentation

Stream B: International Forum on Research on School Librarianship

  • Research paper
  • Poster session