Task Forces

Policy Statement

The AASL Board of Directors is empowered to establish a task force as needed. See the AASL Policies & Procedures Manual, Policy P-1 for the more information on task forces.

Current AASL Task Forces

CS First Crosswalk Task Force

Chair: Cynthia Zervos  |  Staff liaisons:  Sylvia Knight Norton  |  Board liaison: Becky Calzada

ALA Connect  |  Task Force End Date: Midwinter Meeting 2020

Charge: To develop a crosswalk between the National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries and the CS First Standards..


Instructional Role of the School Librarian Position Statement Task Force

Chair: Rachel Kilmer  |  Staff liaisons:  Sylvia Knight Norton & Meg Featheringham  |  Board liaison: TBD

ALA Connect  |  Task Force End Date: Annual Conference 2019

Charge: To revise the Instructional Role of the School Librarian to align with the National School Library Standards.


Presidential Initiative

Co-chairs: Erika Long  |  Staff liaison: Allison Cline  |  Board liaison: Mary Keeling

ALA Connect  |  Task Force End Date: Annual Conference 2020

Charge: To implement Presidential Initiatives.


Public Charter Infographic

Chair: Hannah Byrd Little  |  Staff liaison: Sylvia Knight Norton  |  Board liaison: Diane Chen

ALA Connect  |  Task Force End Date: Annual Conference 2019

Charge: To curate pertinent information and data for the creation of an infographic that will be used as a key communication tool for stakeholders  to convey the value of a school library and school librarian in public charter schools


Reading Position Statements

Chair: Judi Moreillon  |  Staff liaison: Jen Habley   |  Board liaison: Becky Calzada

ALA Connect  |  Task Force End Date: Midwinter Meeting 2020

Charge: To revise and align AASL’s reading position statements with the National School Library Standards.


School Librarian Job Description

Chair: Cherity Pennington  |  Staff liaison: Meg Featheringham   |  Board liaison: Anita Cellucci

ALA Connect  |  Task Force End Date: Annual Conference 2019

Charge: Review the school librarian job description and update language, roles and responsibilities to align with the National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries.