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IASL Past and Future Conference Proceedings

Future Conferences

Past Conferences

The following is a list of the past conferences of the International Association of School Librarianship, with year, location, and theme.

  • 2017 - August 4-8, California State University, Long Beach, California, USA: "Learning Without Borders"
  • 2016 - August 22-26, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan: "A School Library Built for the Digital Age" --- Conference materials 
  • 2015 - Maastricht, The Netherlands: "The School Library Rocks: living it, learning it, loving it" --- Conference proceedings coming soon
  • 2014 - Moscow, Russian Federation: "The school library in the knowledge society: use of cognitive technologies, form creative person" --- Conference proceedings
  • 2013 - Sanur Paradise Plaza, Sanur – Bali, Indonesia: "Enhancing Students’ Life Skills through the School Library" | Photos from 2013 IASL Conference, Bali, Indonesia on Facebook --- Conference proceedings
  • 2012 - Education City Student Center, Doha, Qatar:  "The Shifting Sands of School Librarianship" --- Conference proceedings
  • 2011 - The University of West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica: "School Libraries: Empowering the 21st Century Learner"  - Conference proceedings 
  • 2010 - Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia: "Diversity Challenge Resilience - School Libraries in Action"
  • 2009 - Hotel Alexander Palace, Abano Terme, Italy: "Preparing Pupils and Students for the Future - School Libraries in the Picture" --- Conference proceedings 
  • 2008 - University of California at Berkeley, USA: "World Class Learning and Literacy through School Libraries"
  • 2007 - Taipei, Taiwan: "Cyberspace, D-world, E-learning: Giving Libraries and Schools the Cutting Edge" --- Conference proceedings
  • 2006 - Lisbon, Portugal: "The Multiple Faces of Literacy: Reading, Knowing, Doing" --- Conference proceedings
  • 2005 - Hong Kong, China: "Information Leadership in a Culture of Change" --- Conference proceedings
  • 2004 - Dublin, Ireland: "From Aesop to e-book: The story goes on..." --- Conference proceedings
  • 2003 - Durban, South Africa: "School Libraries: Breaking Down Barriers" --- Conference proceedings
  • 2002 - Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: "School Libraries for a Knowledge Society" --- Conference proceedings
  • 2001 - Auckland, New Zealand: "Inspiring Connections: Learning, Libraries and Literacies" --- Conference proceedings
  • 2000 - Malmo, Sweden: "Do You Read Me?" --- Conference proceedings
  • 1999 - Birmingham, Alabama, USA: "Unleash the Power -- Knowledge, Technology, Diversity" --- Conference proceedings
  • 1998 - Ramat-Gan, Israel: "Education for All: Culture, Reading, Information" --- Conference proceedings
  • 1997 - Vancouver, Canada: "Bridging the Gap: Information Rich but Knowledge Poor?" --- Conference proceedings
  • 1996 - Ocho Rios, Jamaica: "Sustaining the Vision: School Library Imperatives for the 21st Century" --- Conference proceedings
  • 1995 - Worcester, England: "Sustaining the Vision" --- Conference proceedings
  • 1994 - Pittsburgh, USA: "Literacy, Traditional, Cultural, Technology"
  • 1993 - Adelaide, Australia: "Dreams and Dynamics"
  • 1992 - Belfast, Northern Ireland: "Towards the 21st Century: Books and$ for the Millenium"
  • 1991 - Everett, USA: "School Libraries in a Diverse World"
  • 1990 - UmeÃ¥, Sweden: "Bridging the Differences"
  • 1989 - Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: "School Library: Centre for Lifelong Learning"
  • 1988 - Kalamazoo, USA: "Great Expectations: Standards, Innovative Programs, and New Technology"
  • 1987 - Reykajvík, Iceland: "The School Library: Gateway to Knowledge"
  • 1986 - Halifax, Canada: "The School Library: Window on the World"
  • 1985 - Kingston, Jamaica: "Libraries and Information: Towards a Policy for Schools"
  • 1984 - Honolulu, USA: "School Libraries/Media Centers: Partners in Education"
  • 1983 - Bad Segedburg, Germany: "School Library: Centre of Communication"
  • 1982 - Red Deer, Canada: "Sharing: A Challenge for All"
  • 1981 - Aberystwyth, Wales: "School Libraries for All?"
  • 1980 - Ciuda Guyana, Venezuela: "Present Situation and Perspectives of School Library Services in Latin America and Other Regions"
  • 1979 - Middlefart, Denmark: "School Library: Children's Culture in the International Year of the Child"
  • 1978 - Melbourne, Australia: "The Democratisation of Education: Implications for School Libraries"
  • 1977 - Ibadan, Nigeria: "School Libraries and Cultural Involvement"
  • 1976 - Maryland, USA: "Crucial Issues in School Library Development"
  • 1975 - West Berlin, Germany: "School Library: Role and Function"
  • 1974 - Singapore: "Developing School Libraries to Meet the Educational Needs of Students"
  • 1973 - Nairobi, Kenya: "School Libraries as a Basic Tool for Teaching"
  • 1972 - London, England: "First IASL Conference"
  • 1971 - Kingston, Jamaica
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