Press Passes

Media interested in attending the conference may contact Macey Morales, ALA Public Information Office Media Relations Manager at 312-280-4393 or Press passes will only be issued to members of the working media who are also members of editorial staffs. Press passes will not be issued to non-editorial staff. Those requesting press passes are to follow specific procedures as defined below:

  • To register as Press for AASL National Conferences, organizations are to contact Macey Morales, ALA Public Information Office Media Relations at 312-280-4393 or

  • For consideration, individuals are to submit a copy of their press credentials or a copy of the editorial team from a recent issue of their journal together with a story that they have written within the past three months that has been published in their journal.

  • Credentials and a recent story must be submitted in order for the request to be considered. 

  • Press passes allow access to non-ticketed events only. If the individual would like to cover a preconference workshop, author event, etc. a ticket must be purchased or a request made to AASL for special access. Contact Jennifer Habley, AASL Web Communications Manager at 312-280-4383 or

For those who do not fit the criteria above please contact AASL for consideration. Please note that press passes are intended for professionals who are not employed in the school library or a school library related field.  It is assumed that if your primary employment is in a school, district, or university setting, that you will attend the AASL conference as a professional and would report on the events of your profession and association. Press passes are reserved for those individuals who would not otherwise attend the AASL national conference.

Press Room

Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Convention Center, Room D145


Thursday, November 5 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday, November 6 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 7 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.