AASL Induction Program


Monetary Amount:
Complimentary 2019 AASL National Conference
Registration and $500 Stipend

Deadline: Application closed.

The AASL Induction Program, which launched at the 2017 AASL National Conference, offers a systematic structure to assist future school library leaders in recognizing and developing their leadership abilities. This comprehensive program ensures that members are prepared to actively shape the future of the K-12 education landscape as leaders within their schools and the association.


In order to complete the program and receive a complimentary registration (and a $500 travel stipend) to the 2019 AASL National Conference, participants must:

  1. Be, or become, a member of both ALA and AASL as well as their state affiliate organization.
  2. Complete all 12 educational and leadership modules between February 2018 and May 2019.

  3. Volunteer for AASL in the capacity of their choice (i.e. committee member, KQ blogger, etc).

  4. Agree to attend the 2019 AASL National Conference, November 14-16 in Louisville, KY.


  • Kelsey Barker, Longfellow Middle School, Oklahoma
  • Lisa Beal, West Liberty Elementary, Iowa
  • Sharon Frank, Cane Run Elementary School, Kentucky
  • Wendy Garland, Avery Elementary School, Massachusetts
  • Jen Gilbert, Eminence Independent Schools, Kentucky
  • Gretchen Hazlin, Kilmer Middle School, Virginia
  • Katie LaFever, North Tonawanda City School District, New York
  • Peter Langella, Champlain Valley Union High School, Vermont
  • Emily Ratica, Arroyo Valley High School, California
  • Suzanne Sannwald, West Hills High School, California


Allison Cline email icon
Deputy Executive Director