CASL Conference 2010

Transliteracy in a Mobile World:

the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms

Sunday - Monday, November 7-8, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza, Cromwell, CT

Hotel Information - Conference Rate

In order to receive the conference rate for your hotel room at the Crowne Plaza, book your room through this link:
OR go to the Crowne Plaza website and use the promotional code CAS

Sunday Pre-Conference with Buffy Hamilton

Bring Your Own Laptop Session: Using Web 2.0 Tools to Enhance Your Library Program

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

1:30pm-4:30pm followed by a reception (cash bar)


Please note that this will be Buffyʼs sole appearance at our conference.


Monday Conference

Keynote - Gwyneth A. Jones

Don't Hate the Hashtag: A Social Media Revolution for School LibrariansGwyneth Jones

Having a web presence, keeping hip with cultural literacy, transliteracy, and building strong personal learning networks is not just an extra burden, but a necessity for the modern teacher librarian. It’s never too late to start...and it’s easier than you might think! Advocate for our profession by embracing change: Don't Hate - Appreciate! Viva la Revolucion!

Gwyneth is also presenting 2 concurrent sessions in addition to her keynote.

Gwyneth A. Jones, aka The Daring Librarian, is a blogger, a tweeter, a plurker, a goofball, a citizen of Nings and a resident of Second Life. Gwyneth is a teacher librarian at Murray Hill Middle School in Laurel, Maryland, a member of the ISTE Board of Directors, and the author of the award winning Daring Librarian blog.

One Book, One Conference

CASL has selected Readicide: How Schools are Killing Reading and What You Can do About It by Kelly Gallagher as our One Book, One Conference selection. Join us for a breakfast discussion about this book on Monday morning. (Note: This book is not part of our special book order.)

Author Luncheon




Our guest author/illustrator is Charles R. Smith, Jr. Charles is the 2010 recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration.






Luncheon Choices: Lunch is included in the registration fee. All lunches include a Mixed Field Greens Salad. The three choices are:

  • Italian Herb Chicken: Marinated Breast of Chicken, Tomatoes, Fresh Basil, Mozzarella Cheese, Sherry Tomato Cream Sauce, Roasted Red Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetable
  • Grilled Atlantic Salmon: Baked Herv Crusted fillet of Salmon, Whole Grain Mustard Sauce, Whild Rice & Seasonal Vegetable
  • Vegetarian's Choice: A Grilled Vegetable Platter

Concurrent Sessions

Sessions include presentations on the following topics:

AASL Standards | Advocacy | Storytelling | Summer Reading | Using Primary Sources | First Impressions | Book Talking | Screencasting | Book Trailers | One Book Programs | MUVEs | Web 2.0 | 21st Century Skills | Author Jake Halpern

Conference Book Order

CASL is pleased to offer attendees a special rate on the following titles. See the Conference Book Order Form for more details. Book orders and payments must be submitted by September 25, 2010. Offered Titles:

  • Standards for the 21st-Century Learner, an AASL publication
  • Standards for the 21st-Century Learner IN ACTION, an AASL publication
  • Empowering Learners, an AASL publication
  • 21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times, by Bernie Trilling & Charles Fadel
  • Librarians As Learning Specialists, by Allison Zmuda and Violet H. Harada
  • Libraries Got Game: Aligned Learning through Modern Board Games, by Brian Meyer & Christopher Harris


  • 7:00- 8:00 AM: Registration
  • 7:00 -8:00 AM: One Book/One Conference Breakfast - Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It by Kelly Gallagher
  • 7:30 AM: Vendor Hall Opens
  • 8:15- 9:15 AM: Concurrent Session 1
  • 9:30- 10:30 AM: Keynote
  • 10:45-11:15 AM: No Conflict Vendor Time
  • 11:30-1: Lunch with Charles Smith
  • 1:15-2:15 PM: Concurrent Session 2
  • 2:30 PM-3:30 PM: Concurrent Session 3
  • 3:45- 4:15 PM: Ice Cream Social/Vendor Giveaway