***After the deadline of November 12,

all questions about registration should be sent to***


Conference Schedule


The New Jersey Association of School Librarians is pleased to announce that registration for the NJASL 2022 Conference, Unleash Your Librarian Superpowers, is now open. The event will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel in Atlantic City from December 4-6, 2022. Our featured keynote speakers include author/illustrator Jarrett Lerner and Printz award winning author Malinda Lo and Josh Funk, children's author. There will be a multitude of professional development sessions, opportunities to connect with authors and illustrators, and an exhibitor hall to meet our vendors. Join us to make new connections and learn with your school library colleagues.

To register and pay via Paypal, click here- Register & Pay via PayPal

To register and pay via check or P.O., click here - Register & Pay via Check or Purchase Order (P.O.)

For the overnight stay waiver form, click here - NJ Travel Waiver

RESERVE HOTEL ROOMS NOW!  Overnight Hotel rooms are now available, NJASL group rates are subject to space availability or must be booked by November 14, 2022, whichever comes first. 




Note:  Hotel reservations are separate from registration fees. 


UPDTATE: FULL Saturday, 12/03/2022 $ 129.00* Single/Double Occupancy   LIMITED ROOMS AVAILABLE FOR $249

Sunday, 12/04/2022 $ 79.00* Single/Double Occupancy

Monday, 12/05/2022 $ 79.00* Single/Double Occupancy


Budgeting Note:  Rates with Taxes and Fees:  

Saturday, 12/03 $170.58 * Single/Double Occupancy 

Sunday, 12/04 $113.77* Single/Double Occupancy

Monday, 12/05 $113.77* Single/Double Occupancy


*Rates above include Applicable taxes: (taxes subject to change) $2.00 Atlantic City Tourism Promotional Fee Per Night, Casino Room Occupancy Fee (USD 2.00 per night)USD 2.00, $3.00 New Jersey State Occupancy Fee Per Night, AC City Tourism Promotional Fee, PLUS 13.63% Room Tax Per Night.


Note: Above rates include a $17 Resort Fee per night for (High-speed Wi-Fi for up to 2 devices, access to Body Rock fitness center, unlimited entry and exit into self-parking areas after check-in, and access to the indoor pool.)  The rate quoted to the group applies only for the above dates.  Arriving early or extending stays can be requested and will be honored on a space available basis at the group rate. 



NJASL 2022 Group Hotel Reservations - GSL1222  (credit card required)

DIRECT PHONE RESERVATIONS1 (609) 449-6860   Group Code Mention: GSL1222



Cancellations must be made within 72 hours prior to your arrival date or it will forfeit one night’s room and tax.


Children Under 17 Stay for Free. Must be Accompanied by Adult. 4 Occupant Maximum per Room


Credit cards presented Upon Check-In.  Credit cards will be authorized for $100 for incidental charges.                       

(Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover)

 HOTEL CHECK IN 4:00 P.M.  / CHECK OUT 11:00 A.M.  

Please Review the 2022 Conference Covid Statement.

NJASL Fall Conference 2022

December 4-6 

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

Atlantic City, NJ

Beth Raff, Conference Chair


To reserve exhibit space and become a sponsor click HERE 

Any questions?  Contact Leslie Blatt

Community Service Project for NJASL 2022

Use your superpowers to help the homeless youth of Atlantic City.

At the 2022 Fall Conference, NJASL is sponsoring a community service project by partnering with Covenant House, an organization that provides shelter and care to young men and women impacted by homelessness and human trafficking. We will be running a donation drive of travel size toiletries and other small items to aid the youth in crisis.

Unleash Your School Librarian Superpowers!

Announcing our Keynote Speaker

Q & A with Malinda Lo

Author Malinda Lo

Malinda Lo is the New York Times bestselling author of Last Night at the Telegraph Club, winner of the National Book Award, the Stonewall Book Award, and the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, as well as Michael L. Printz and Walter Dean Myers honors. Her debut novel Ash, a Sapphic retelling of Cinderella, was a finalist for the William C. Morris YA Debut Award, the Andre Norton Award for YA Science Fiction and Fantasy, and the Lambda Literary Award. Follow her onTwitterInstagram, or visit her website at

Jared Lerner

Author Jarrett Lerner

NJASL is pleased to announce that one of the keynote speakers for our Annual Conference on December 4th at the Hard Rock in Atlantic City will be author and illustrator Jarrett Lerner. Author-illustrator Jarrett Lerner is the award-winning creator of the EngiNerds series of Middle Grade novels, the Geeger the Robot series of early chapter books, the activity books Give This Book a Title and Give This Book a Cover, and The Hunger Heroes series of graphic novel chapter books. Jarrett is also the creator of the forthcoming illustrated novel in verse A Work in Progress, a forthcoming set of early readers, and more. All of Jarrett’s books are published by Simon & Schuster. In addition to writing, drawing, and visiting schools and libraries across the country, Jarrett co-founded and co-organizes the #KidsNeedBooks and #KidsNeedMentors projects. He is also the founder and operator of Jarrett Lerner’s Creator Club. He can be found at and on Twitter and Instagram at @Jarrett_Lerner. He lives with his wife and daughters in Massachusetts.

Author Josh Funk

Josh Funk writes silly stories such as the Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series (including The Case of the Stinky Stench, Mission Defrostable, Short & Sweet, and the forthcoming The Great Caper Caper), the How to Code with Pearl and Pascal series (including How to Code a Sandcastle and How to Code a Rollercoaster), the It's Not a Fairy Tale series (including ​It's Not Jack and the Beanstalk, It's Not Hansel and Gretel, It's Not Little Red Riding Hood, and the forthcoming It's Not the Three Little Pigs in the fall of 2022), the A Story of Patience & Fortitude series in conjunction with the New York Public Library (including Lost in the Library and Where Is Our Library?), Dear Dragon, Albie Newton, Pirasaurs!, A Night at the Bookstore: A Barnsie & Noble Adventure,My Pet Feet, and Dear Unicorn coming in the fall of 2023!

Since the fall of 2015, Josh has visited (or virtually visited) over 500 schools, classrooms, and libraries and he is a board member of The Writers' Loft in Hudson, MA.

Josh grew up in New England and studied Computer Science in school. Today, he still lives in New England and when not writing Java code or Python scripts, he drinks Java coffee and writes manuscripts.

For more information about Josh Funk, visit him at and on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at @joshfunkbooks.

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