Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the 2016 International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) conference in Tokyo, Japan, in August and found it most invigorating to learn about programs and discussions from around the world.  Thirty-three countries were represented at the conference and it was fascinating to be exposed to the diversity and different perspectives, as well as the challenges and endless enthusiasm for learning, found in all school libraries. This issue of the journal boasts two articles on new initiatives at IASL, an online PD library, and a collection of country profiles; perhaps they will encourage you to become more involved with the peak body of our profession internationally. Next year the conference will be in August at Long Beach State University of California and  the theme will be Learning Without Borders (IASL 2017) , a most relevant theme from many angles.