AASL Policies & Procedures Manual

The AASL Policies & Procedures Manual is currently under review and revision. Completed policies and procedures will be posted as they are finalized and approved. The AASL policies have been developed over an extended period of time and formatting is inconsistent. The content of the policies will not change but all policies will be reviewed and re-formatted to ensure consistency at a later date.

Table of Contents

Section A: Administration
A-1: Policy and Procedure Formulation and/or Revision
A-2: Board Meetings/Reports of Action
A-3: AASL Logo
A-4: AASL Endorsements
A-5: Testimony by AASL Members
A-6: Limitations of Executive Committee
A-7: Executive Director’s Authority to Sign Contracts
A-8: Advertising by Outside Vendors
A-9: Guidelines for Conducting an Electronic Vote
A-10: Guidelines for Writing Position Statements, Standards and Guidelines
A-11: Use of AASL Letterhead
A-12: Conflict of Interest
A-13: Code of Conduct
A-14: Publication of Educational Events
A-15: Strategic Plan
A-16: Solicitation of Funds
A-17: Partnerships & Collaborative Agreements
A-18: Commercial Use of AASL Communities
 
Section B: Board of Directors
B-1: Position Descriptions
B-2: Representation by AASL
B-3: Committee/Task Force Summary Reports
B-4: Contracted Services/Personnel
B-5: Evaluation of Contracted Personnel
B-6: Installation of AASL President
B-7: Removal of Committee Members
B-8: Executive Committee Appointment Process
 
Section C: Awards, Grants and Scholarships
C-1: Policy and Procedure for Creation/Dissolution of Award, Grant or Scholarship
C-2: Collaborative School Library Award
C-3: Distinguished School Administrator Award
C-4: Distinguished Service Award
C-5: Frances Henne Award
C-6: National School Library Program of the Year Award
C-7: Roald Dahl’s Miss Honey Social Justice Award
C-8: ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant
C-9: Beyond Words: Dollar General School Library Relief Fund
C-10: Innovative Reading Grant
C-11: AASL President’s Crystal Apple
 
Section D: Finances
D-1: Financial Procedures
D-2: Investment Policies
D-3: Reimbursement Eligibility
D-4: Expense Reimbursement Guidelines for Volunteers
D-5: Presidential Initiative
D-6: Accounts Payable
D-7: AASL Financial Controls
D-8: Expense Reimbursement for Technology
 
Section E: Nominations and Elections
E-1: Nominations Process
E-2: Office Qualifications
E-3: Campaigning for Elected Office
E-4: Vacancies
 
Section F: Government
F-1: Legislative Platform
F-2: Protocol for Writing Position Statements for Education Policy Issues
 
Section G: Professional Development
G-1: Course Registration
G-2: Speaker Selection
G-3: Continuing Education/Clock Hours
G-4: Program Cancellation
G-5: Fee Waivers
G-6: Speaker Honorarium
G-7: Vender Affiliated Speakers
G-8: Certificates of Completion
G-9: Sale of Books
G-10: Speakers Bureau
G-11: Complimentary Booth Space
G-12: Presidential Housing
G-13: Site Selection
G-14: Approval of Non-AASL Material for Distribution
G-15: Press Passes
G-16: Space Rental
 
Section H: State Affiliates
H-1: Affiliation Process and Requirements
H-2: Re-affiliation Process and Requirements
H-3: Affiliate Assembly
H-4: AASL-Affiliate Assembly Communications
H-5: Travel to State Affiliates
H-6: Affiliate of the Year Award
 
Section I: Editorial
I-1: Role of Knowledge Quest Editor
I-2: Knowledge Quest Editorial Board
I-3: Role of Guest Editors
I-4: Review of Article Submissions
I-5: Role of School Library Research Editors
I-6: School Library Research Article Submission Process
I-7: Role of Newsletter Editor
 
Section J: Committee Commissions
J-1: All Committees: Omnibus Section
J-2: Bylaws Committee
J-3: Budget & Finance Committee
J-4: Leadership Development Committee
J-5: Award/Sub-Award Committees
J-6: Annual Conference
J-7: National Conference
J-8: Best Websites for Teaching and Learning
J-9: Best Apps for Teaching and Learning
J-10:Beyond Words Grant Jury
J-11: School Library Month Committee
J-12: Practice Committee
J-13: Alliance for Association Excellence
J-14: Association of American University Presses Book Selection
J-15: CAEP Coordinating (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
 
Section K: Affiliate Assembly
K-1: Election Process
K-2: Concerns Process
K-3: Commendations Process
K-4: Board of Directors Response to Affiliate Assembly
K-5: Role of Regional Directors
 
Section L: Sections
L-1: Sections- Omnibus
 
Section M: Special Interest Groups
M-1: Special Interest Group - Omnibus
 
Section N: Social Media
N-1: Social Media Policies and Guidelines
 
Section O: Website
O-1: Non-AASL/ALA Information and Resources