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Contact: Kathy Agarwal
Communications Specialist 
For Immmediate Release
March 27, 2007

New AASL e-Academy courses available in April


CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) e-Academy will offer three new continuing education programs starting on April 23, 2007.  The courses will be offered via a partnership with the University of North Texas (UNT) project LE@D.


These professional development opportunities are offered as either facilitated programs or self-paced courses.   AASL’s e-Academy spring 2007 offerings include:

  • “Create Compelling Programming in Your School Library”; April 23 – June 1, 2007; facilitated by Dawn P. Vaughn; registration fee is $49.95 for AASL members and $59.95 for non-members.
  • Reaching Reluctant Readers in the School Library Media Center”; April 23 – May 18, 2007; self-paced program; registration fee is $19.95.
  • Trends in Children’s Literature”; April 23 – May 18, 2007; self-paced program; registration fee is $19.95.          

The e-Academy facilitated programs will be accessible 24 hours a day for six weeks and will be facilitated by an expert who will guide the learning experience at key points within the program. The learner will be able to share and collaborate with other participants through discussion boards, activities and occasional scheduled live chats.  The AASL self-paced courses offer accessibility 24 hours a day for 4 weeks. These static tutorials offer the learner an independent learning environment, without interaction between other learners or discussion boards.


Registration for the AASL e-Academy will open March 27, 2007.   For more information and to register for the courses, go to


The American Association of School Librarians,, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), promotes the improvement and extension of library media services in elementary and secondary schools as a means of strengthening the total education program.  Its mission is to advocate excellence, facilitate change and develop leaders in the school library media field.