NJASL 2015 Fall Conference

November 15 - 17, 2015

Ocean Place Resort and Spa

Long Branch, NJ

Bruce DuBoff, 2015 Conference Chair

We have a phenomenal conference planned and we hope and expect to see every School Library Media Specialist in New Jersey there! We have secured an amazing array of personalities to entice and interest you, acting as your lifeguards, protecting you from drowning in the information ocean that both thrills and threatens all of us with its promises and claims. Some of the folks you will see are:


Penn State Professor      YA author Dan Gutman,     YA author and overall      YA author & 

Dr. Alison Carr-Chellman,  creator of the Genius        funny guy David Lubar, Professor of Linguistics 

expert in boys' reading      Files series,  the Baseball  creator of the very Donna Jo Napoli, creator   

habits and gaming in          Card Adventures, & My      popular Weenies series  of diverse selections      

education                 Weird School series    such as Beast and Albert    

  Rutgers Professor Dr. Joyce Valenza, an 

  early proponent of quality websites and

  blogs for school library media specialists 

  whose articles appear regularly in

  School Library Journal . 

In addition to these special guests, the conference will feature over 70 workshop sessions that are available for Professional Development credit as well as many opportunities for networking and access to nearly 40 exhibitors and 40 authors who will offer you new tools and stories for your library. Check it out!

Travel Waiver Has Been Approved! Click here


But you can still join us at the conference and register on-site!

On-Site Registration Fees Are:

Member Full Conference - $160

Member One Day - $125

Retired/Student Full Conference - $130

Retired/Student One Day - $120

Non-Member Full Conference - $225

Non-Member One Day - $175

Please note that Special Event Tickets are only available for the Evening of Fun on Sunday and the NJASL Beach Party on Monday.  All other special events are now closed.

Print, complete and bring the Registration Form with you.  Payment will be required at registration.


Included in the price of your registration are refreshments during the Exhibit Hall Opening on Sunday, a free boxed lunch with exhibitors and hors d'oeuvres at the County mixer on Monday, complimentary coffee and tea all day Monday and Tuesday, and fee snacks during Tuesday's Tech Smackdown.  

In addition, we have several educational and fun special events available for a nominal extra charge, including a couple of Author Lunches and Evening events like a Comedy Troupe, Librarian Karaoke, and a fun-filled and prize-laden INSIDE Beach Party.  We hope you will join us for them! 

Please be advised that school districts across New Jersey have differing policies concerning reimbursement for ticketed events. If you would like to attend an event this is not covered by your district's purchase order, please check off the event on the conference registration form that will go to your district and then send a personal check or money order for that event(s) with a copy of your registration form. All purchase orders, checks or money orders must be received by October 30, 2015.


The Fall Conference will take place at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa in Long Branch, NJ.  NJASL has reserved a block of guest rooms at the hotel at the special rate of $153 single or double occupancy (please note that these rates do not include the 7% NJ sales tax or the 8% hotel occupancy tax.)  The hotel will honor this group rate two days prior and one day after the conference dates.  The hotel has waived the normal hotel resort fee of $12 per room per night.  

To qualify for the NJASL rates, we encourage you to click HERE and make your hotel reservations online.

Alternately, you can call the hotel at 732-571-4000, but please be sure to indicate that you are with NJASL, and get confirmation of our special room rates.


For questions about presenting, please contact Leslie Blatt at


For information on exhibiting and/or sponsoring, please visit:

We gratefully acknowledge our 
2015 Fall Conference Sponsors!

New Jersey Association of School Librarians

c/o C.H. Lopez Educational Consulting

283 Main Street, Metuchen, NJ 08840

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