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The 23rd Annual International Association of School Librarianship
Conference will be held July 17-22, 1994 at the University of
Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA.

The theme is Literacy: Traditional, Cultural, and Technological.

Keynote Speakers Include:

Sunday, Lillian Gerhardt, Editor, School Library Journal
Monday, Dr. Stephen Krashen, Author of Power of Reading
Tuesday, Dr. Celeste DiCarlo Nalwasky, Intermediate Unit I (PA)
Wednesday, Dr. Ann E. Barron, University of South Florida, author,
New Technologies for Education
Thursday, Dr. Pauletta Bracy, North Carolina Central University
Dr. Loriene Roy, University of Texas Austin, and Dr. Elizabeth
Howard, Author of many childrens' books.


Pittsburgh, a metropolitan area of 2.5 million people, is a major
cultural, corporate, health care and education center located at the
junction of three rivers in western Pennsylvania.  Pittsburgh is
served by major airlines, Greyhound Bus Lines, and Amtrak, and is
convenient to interstate highways.

The University of Pittsburgh, now more than 200 years old, is the
site of the 1994 Conference of the International Association of
School Librarianship.  The campus, situated on 125 acres near the
Carnegie museums and public library, is dominated by the landmark
42-story Cathedral of Learning.  The University, one of the major
research institutions in America, has 34,000 students, 8,500 faculty
and staff, and hundreds of degree programs.

The School of Library and Information Science is the largest school
of its kind in North America and among the most diversified, with
760 students from nearly 30 countries. Between the two departments,
Library Science and Information Science, ten degrees and programs
are offered:  Master of Library Science, Master of Information
Science, Master of Telecommunications, Ph.D. in Library Science,
Ph.D. in Information Science, Bachelor of Science in Information
Science, and certificates of advanced study.  The Department of
Library Science offers two certificate programs for school library
media specialists as part of its degree programs and sponsors the
"Summer Institute for Librarians and Teachers Who Serve Youth," a
series of professional development workshops offered annually.

                         UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

The University of Pittsburgh, as an educational institution and as
an employer, values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and
racial/ethnic and cultural diversity.  Accordingly, the University
prohibits and will not engage in discrimination or harassment on the
basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age,
marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, disability, or
status as a disabled veteran or a veteran of the Vietnam era.
Further, the University will continue to take affirmative steps to
support and advance these values consistent with the University's
mission.  This policy applies to admissions, employment, access to
and treatment in University programs and activities.  This is a
commitment made by the University and is in accordance with federal,
state, and/or local laws and regulations.

For information on University equal opportunity and affirmative
action programs and complaint/grievance procedures, please contact:
William A. Savage, Assistant to the Chancellor and Director of
Affirmative Action (and Title IX and 504 Coordinator), Office of
Affirmative Action, 901 William Pitt Union, University of
Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, (412) 648-7860.

Housing will be available in University dorms or in nearby hotels.


Mary K. Biagini
University of Pittsburgh
School of Library and Information Science
135 N. Bellefield Ave.
Pittsburgh PA 15260
voice: 412-624-5230
fax: 412-624-5231
email: joyce@lis.pitt.edu

If you use email, please include a postal address.

Deadline for early bird registration is May 15, 1994.

Mary K. Biagini
Associate Dean and Editor, School Library Media Quarterly
School of Library and Information Science
University of Pittsburgh
135 N. Bellefield Ave.
Pittsburgh  PA  15260
Voice:  412-624-5230    Fax:  412-624-5231    e-mail mkb@lis.pitt.edu

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