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2018 Missouri Association of School Librarians Annual Spring Conference will be held at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, MO on April 15-17, 2018.


School librarians from across the state came together to connect, collaborate, and celebrate:

it's #whatwedo



Make plans now to join your colleagues for 3 days of professional development and networking.  Spring Conference is always a great opportunity to connect with friends, share ideas, acknowledge accomplishments, recognize outstanding authors and books, and most importantly, celebrate #whatwedo!



Full Conference  (All Inclusive - ALL General Sessions/MEALS, Workshops & Exhibits)

Member:  $342

Non-Member:  $442

Itemized  (Workshops & Exhibits Only - NO meals)

3-Day (Member/Non-Member):  $242/$337

1-Day (Member/Non-Member):  $167/$220

Student Member

Full Conference:  $255

Itemized:  $155


Itemized:  $92



Full Conference registration includes ALL scheduled meals, and your nametag will serve as your meal ticket.  Meals tickets can be purchased ahead of time for Itemized Registrations or for guests.  These can be added to your cart during registration or purchased separately through the online store, under the 2018 Spring Conference Meals category.  *Please note there will not be a general session/meal on Sunday evening.



The 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.


Graduate Credit

Lindenwood will be offering two options for graduate credit for this year's conference - 1-credit hour or 2-credit hours. Please see the syllabus for each option linked below for more information, and note that additional fees will apply.  Please contact Jennifer Edler with any questions.

1-Credit Hour Syllabus

2-Credit Hours Syllabus



Registration for this event it closed.



They following award-winning authors were in attendance at this year's conference.

  • Amy Engel - The Book of Ivy, 2016-2017 Gateway Winner
  • Dianna Dorisi Winget - A Million Ways Home, 2016-2017 Mark Twain Winner
  • Emily Arnold McCully - Strongheart: The World's First Movie Star Dog, 2016-2017 Show Me Winner
  • April Henry - The Body in the Woods, 2016-2017 Truman Runner-Up



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

We offer a variety of sponsorship, advertising, and exhibiting options; all of which allow you to reach over 800 school librarians in one venue. Full descriptions, pricing and additional information are included in the downloadable Exhibitor Prospectus linked below.

2018 Exhibitor Prospectus

Registration is close.



The beautiful Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach will again be our host for the Spring Conference. Reservations may be made by calling Tan-Tar-A Resort directly at 573-348-3131. Ask for the MASL Conference rate when making your reservation to receive discounted rates.  If reserving a room online, use the code: LBRN.  "Run of the House" room rate is $99, plus tax and Main Resort rooms are $114, plus tax.



Two amazing Keynote Speakers, Carl A. Harvey, II and Jennifer Casa-Todd, will be joining us for the 2018 Spring Conference.

This year's conference will also feature two outstanding Featured Presenters.


Schedule of Events

As always, the three days of the conference included workshops, general sessions, exhibits and so much more.  View the full schedule of events here.



All MASL members are welcome to volunteer their time during Spring Conference.  Retired members who volunteer two hours can register for free!  Make sure to complete the volunteer registration to assist the committee with scheduling. Please note meals are not included in the free registration and that meal tickets must be purchased separately. 



Workshop Descriptions - check out in-depth descriptions for the more than 80 workshops being offered at this year's conference.

Workshop Grid- see all 80+ workshops in once spot with this one-page, at-a-glance grid.

Commercials - Would you like a preview of this year's workshops?  View presenter-created promotional commercials on the MASL YouTube Channel.

Handouts - Many of our conference presenters choose to share their presentations and/or session handouts for your reference.  These are added to the linked page as they are received.


Conference App

Make sure to download the conference app to your device prior to arriving at conference.  MASL will once again be using the Yapp App, which puts the schedule of events, workshop descriptions, exhibitor information, links to social media and so much more right at your fingertips. Scan the QR Code below or click here for more information and to download the app. The Yapp code is MASLSC18.


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