If you’re in school libraries, you know the AASL Conference is this Fall, November 14-16. It’s the professional event for leaders in education. You’ll be joining your peers from across the country to share and draw on inspiration and ideas. AASL is where relationships are built, across a community dedicated to transforming learning.
So what’s in store for attendees this year?
Well, a truly inspirational keynote for a start. Author Ellen Oh of We Need Diverse Books will be there to talk about how they promote literature representing and honoring children from all walks of life. Leadership speaker Dr Adolph Brown, III, one of America’s top ten thought leaders, will inspire you with his talk about stereotypes. And meet New York Times bestselling author Jarrett J. Krosoczka, who’ll be signing books after his session.
Sign up for some pre-conference workshops. There’s a lot to offer this year, including topics such as leadership, collection development, collaboration, and the ESLS Research Symposium. And you can take part in one of the many School Tours, seeing for yourself how dynamic libraries in the local area strive to serve their communities to the best of their ability.
Louisville highlights – Bourbon and Beyond
While you’re there, it makes sense to take in the sights of Louisville. This “fun and artsy” city is undeniably cool according to the travel experts. Home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby, Louisville offers tours and experiences where you can get a close-up look at the world of horse racing. What better place to start than a tour of the Churchill Downs Racetrack, or a Horse Farms Tour? And if that’s not your thing, get under the skin of the city with a trolley tour.
Did you know that most of the world’s bourbon is distilled within a 100-mile radius of Louisville? You can’t miss sampling at least a few in the city’s famous bars and restaurants. Or even better, sample the classic Seelbach Cocktail at the iconic Seelbach Hotel, F Scott Fitzgerald’s favorite bar.
A little more history…
WT Cox has been the leading subscriptions vendor for schools for over 45 years. That’s quite a claim, but it is true!
Willard T. Cox knew a thing or two about school libraries, as far back as the 1950’s. He kicked off his career in 1956 teaching high school history – he didn’t know it then, but this would lay the foundation for the company he went on to find. Recognizing the need for subscription services for school libraries, in the early 1970’s he set about providing these himself. Willard prided himself on providing superior services, and WT Cox was on its way in no time.
Today, WT Cox continue this heritage of outstanding service. School libraries are still the cornerstone of our business over 45 years down the line. Whether your library is big or small, in Maine, Minnesota or Mississippi, WT Cox have the experience and commitment to support you every step of the way.
We’ll be there in Louisville this fall. Be sure to drop by and visit us at booth #534 – we’re looking forward to meeting you.
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