2020 MASL Spring Conference

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2020 Missouri Association of School Librarians Annual Spring Conference will be held at Tan-Tar-A Conference Center in Osage Beach, MO on April 19-21, 2020.

Attendees

School librarians are always working to build meaningful connections with students, colleagues and our communities. Annually, MASL’s Spring Conference provides a great opportunity to connect with friends, share ideas, acknowledge accomplishments, recognize outstanding authors and books, and most importantly, celebrate all that we do!  Make plans now to join your colleagues for 3 days of professional development, networking and celebration.

 

Fees – Early Bird Deadline is January, 31, 2020.

Early Bird Full Conference – Member ($317)/Non-Member ($417) – Includes ALL meals/general sessions, exhibit hall and workshops.

Early Bird Itemized Registration – Member ($220)/Non-Member ($320) – includes all workshops and exhibit hall, but NO meals/general sessions.

Early Bird Student Registration (Members Only) – Full Conference ($230)/Itemize ($130)

Retiree (Itemized) Registration – Member ($92) – includes all workshops and exhibit hall, but NO meals/general sessions.

*Retirees that volunteer for at least two hours receive free registration (no meals).  More information, including volunteer registration, will be shared soon.

Meals

Full Conference Registration includes ALL meals.  Your nametag will serve as your proof of purchase, and you do not need to purchase meal tickets separately.

For Itemized Registrations or Guest, meals can be purchased in conjunction with your registration or separately through the online store.

 

Justification

The Attendance Justification letter found at this link outlines the benefits of Spring Conference attendance and can be used by potential attendees when requesting funding and/or leave time.

 

Registration

Online registration will open in early fall.  The downloadable MASL 2020 Attendee Registration Form can be completed and faxed or mailed to the MASL Office.

 

Exhibitors

Exhibiting at our Spring Conference is a great opportunity for you to meet those who buy or influence purchases throughout the year.  Our attendees are looking for fresh concepts and products that will help educate their students.

View the MASL 2020 Exhibitor Prospectus for details on booths, sponsorships, exhibit hall layout and set-up times, and more.

Online Registration will open soon or you may submit the registration form included in the prospectus via mail, fax or email.

 

Hotel

The beautiful Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach will again be our host for the Spring Conference.  The MASL room rates are $99-114/night.  Reservations may be made online or by calling the hotel directly at 573-348-3131. When making reservations, ask for the MASL Conference rate or use the code LBRN to receive the discounted rate.

 

Keynote Speakers

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Greg Forbes Siegman – Monday Administrator & Awards Lunch

As a child, Greg spent much of his time in the library. The lessons he learned from his favorite books sparked a lifelong interest in service and diversity. For his subsequent civic and philanthropic efforts, he has received honors such as the Jefferson Award for Public Service and has been featured by media such as Good Morning America.  His first book (The First Thirty) was NSDLC Multicultural Relations Book of the Year. It is geared toward students (5th grade reading level and up). The expanded edition for adults (The Silhouette Man) was honored in Canada as a book that celebrates the wisdom of seniors. His next book is The Milkshake Man — the illustrated edition of the story geared toward kids (K-4). Greg has participated in the READ poster campaign to support libraries and has collaborated with a variety of literacy programs. His website is www.GregForbes.com.