Volunteers help make the AASL National Conference & Exhibition a success by donating their time to one or more of the following roles:

Volunteer roles with a short time commitment:

These roles typically last no more than 2-3 hours and do not take you away from programming/events.

  • Host Dinner with a Local Librarian
    Choose your favorite local restaurant and play host to as many as 10 travelling or local librarians. Each attendee is responsible for his or her own meal and gratuity. Dinner with a Local Librarian takes place from 6:30-9:30 on Wednesday, November 4.
  • Room Monitor
    Help guide attendees to concurrent session rooms and monitor the room for speaker needs and capacity limits. Room monitors can sign up as many times as they wish. Please be aware that your first duty is to monitor the room, not attend the session, so do not sign up for sessions based on interest.
  • Information Booth Attendant
    Volunteer to man the Information Booth during periods when programming is not scheduled. These times include: exclusive exhibit hall hours, Wednesday and Thursday before programming begins and during registration hours when non-ticketed events/programming is not taking place.

Volunteer roles with a longer time commitment:

These roles require work to be done prior to and after the AASL 17th National Conference & Exhibition. The duties may require the volunteer to miss one or more concurrent sessions.

  • Volunteer Coordinator
    This role manages all aspects of the Local Arrangements Volunteer program. This person will maintain the volunteer database, assign volunteers to roles, handle orientation of volunteers, and prepare a post-event report for the committee. This role requires an extremely organized volunteer.
  • Room Monitor Coordinator
    This person will arrange the schedule of all room monitors for concurrent sessions. The Room Monitor Coordinator is responsible for notifying volunteers of their assignments, getting the volunteers oriented to their duties and reporting any issues or concerns with rooms to an AASL staff member.
  • Dinner with a Local Librarian Coordinator
    This role recruits local school librarians to host, creates sign-up sheets for each restaurant, and manages all restaurant logistics on the day of event, including notifying restaurant of final number and coordinating a meeting spot.
  • Hospitality Coordinator
    This person makes and manages the schedule of the Information Booth.

Attendees from the greater Columbus area interested in volunteering should contact the Local Committee chairs, Susan Yutzey and Liz Deskins. Please indicate the volunteer role(s) you are interested in.