Hello amazing library workers! 

I wanted to provide you all information about the California School Library Association’s first virtual conference, taking place over two weeks in February 2021. The conference is 4 non-concurrent days starting on February 11th.  This conference is of particular interest to youth services librarians as it is a good chance to see and engage with the California school library community.  Find out what school-time educators are doing and borrow the best ideas to bring back to our field.   

Join educators — classroom teachers, TOSAs, district administrators, librarians, and more — for a multi-disciplinary conference and engage with us in Honoring the Past, and Embracing the Future.

Learn from leaders, innovators, authors, and illustrators. Network and exchange ideas with colleagues. Have fun and be invigorated. Dig deep with seven concurrent session strands: Leadership, Equity, Graphic Novels, Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking.  The California School Library Association (CSLA) is proud to host an amazing array of speakers, topics, and events. Learn more at our conference website, where you can find our Preview Guide and registration information. 

Full conference registration gives you access to all conference activities, including: 

  • State Database Best Practices for Remote Learning 
  • The DigCitSummitTM  
  • The California Young Reader Medal Celebration with Neal Shusterman & Kimberly Brubaker Bradley 
  • Exciting Keynote Speakers – Sarah Thomas, Ph.D, and Olivia “Livbits” Van Ledtje 
  • Author panels 
  • 80+ Concurrent Sessions 
  • 30+ Authors 
  • Leadership and Equity Strands  

Recordings of concurrent sessions and keynotes will be available through July 2021. 

Register today! The first 300 attendees to register will receive a Conference Experience Box delivered to an address of their choice.  We look forward to welcoming you and your students to the CSLA Virtual Annual Conference! 

I look forward to networking with you. Feel free to share this with your colleagues.

Questions are best directed to Katie McNamara at Katie.Mcnamara@kernhigh.org