Standards at Your Fingertips: Using the AASL Standards Mobile App in Your Building-Level Practice

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. Central

The AASL Standards Mobile App is a powerful tool allowing you to have the National School Library Standards at your fingertips. The app allows you to search the standards framework and to take and share notes. During this session, four school librarians will share how they use the AASL Standards Mobile App in their building-level practice for creating or aligning lessons, collaborating with teachers and other librarians, putting together professional development, and more!

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will have an understanding of the AASL Standards Mobile App and how it works.
  • Participants will see several examples of the use of the AASL Standards Mobile App by building-level librarians.

  • Participants will understand some possible applications for use of the AASL Standards Mobile App in their own practice.

Who Should Attend

School library professionals and those interested in the topic.


Caitlin Bennett

Caitlin Bennett is a creative and dynamic school librarian with a passion for information literacy and innovative instruction.  She is one of two school librarians at Londonderry Middle School in Londonderry, New Hampshire. She serves as the President of the NH School Library Media Association (NHSLMA).  She is the co-creator of the Collaboratory Makerspace at the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference. Recently, she was the keynote speaker at the New Hampshire Google Summit. Also, she presents about source evaluation, Genius Hour, and Maker Ed.  Currently, her expertise surrounds the academic research process, technology integration, Google Apps for Education, STEM education, and maker education. You can follow Caitlin on Twitter: @cait_ben.

Kristina Graves

Kristina Graves is a teacher librarian currently working at Mont Pleasant Middle School in Schenectady City School District, Schenectady, NY. She received her Masters of Library and Information Science Degree from SUNY Albany in 2008. Kristina started her career in Salt Lake City, Utah where she obtained her International Baccalaureate Librarian Certificate while working at an IB High School and is currently working towards National Board Certification.  Kristina is a passionate advocate for progressive school library programs with flexible learning environments and schedules. She’s well versed in a variety of tools that help guide all learners toward becoming competent users of information and informed decision makers. She integrates the AASL Standard and instruction into content areas across the curriculum to create a powerful learning experience. In addition, she’s involved in other professional affiliations which include the Capital Region Chamber Young Professionals Network Program: Steering Committee, Schenectady Federation of Teachers: Executive Committee, and the Junior League of Schenectady & Saratoga County: Board Member. You can follow her on twitter @KristiZ23.

Madelyn Haussner

Madelyn Haussner is a school librarian at Sachem High School North in Lake Ronkonkoma, NY, with nineteen years experience at Sachem CSD. She received the 2018 Suffolk School Library Media Association (SSLMA) Outstanding Contribution to the School Library Profession Award for her efforts in leading SSLMA at both the local and state level. Madelyn served as the president of SSLMA for the past four years and previously held positions as the vice president and treasurer. In addition, she is on the executive board for the New York Library Association – Section of School Librarians (NYLA - SSL), representing approximately 600 Suffolk County and Nassau County school librarians as Region 1 Coordinator. Her accomplishments include initiating the NY statewide conference with the Long Island School Media Association, the New York Library Association - Section of School Librarians and SSLMA, held in 2018 on Long Island. Madelyn held an instrumental role in determining the need to establish a Subject Area Committee for School Librarians under New York State United Teachers (NYSUT). She participates in many professional organizations, including AASL/ALA, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), NYSUT and SSLMA. She continually mentors school librarians and advocates for the school librarian profession. Through her professional affiliations, she brings new teaching ideas to enhance the school library program at Sachem High School North. She is a Certified Level 1 Educator for Google for Education and part-time public librarian for fun. Her motto, “Everyone’s a teacher, everyone’s a learner.” She is on Twitter at @MadelynHaussner.

Kathy Lester

Kathy Lester, MA, MLIS, is a school librarian at East Middle School in Plymouth, Michigan and has been teaching and supporting reading, digital citizenship, technology integration, & information literacy for 18 years.  She is American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Region 3 Director, a past-president and current advocacy chairperson for the Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME), and the Communications Director for the Michigan Association for Computers Users in Learning (MACUL) SIGLIB.  She is a Certified Educator for Google for Education, BrainPOP, and Ozobot. Her library was the Michigan SL21 Model Library and the MAME School Library Program of the Year for 2017-2018. Kathy frequently presents at state and local conferences on effective school libraries, collaboration, advocacy, digital citizenship, information literacy, digital reading, and making/makerspaces. You can follow Kathy on twitter @LibraryL.



The webinar and access to the archive is complimentary and open to all. The archive is typically available within 1–3 business days of the live event.

How to Register

Register via Zoom. To join the webinar, use the personalized access link included in your registration confirmation or webinar reminders. (Review ALA’s personal data notification [PDN] before proceeding.)

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Tech Requirements

Internet connection and web browser.


A certificate of participation will be provided to attendees of the live webinar by request. To request a certificate of participation after the webinar, please email Jennifer Habley. Certificates will be sent as PDFs via email within one week of the webinar.


Jennifer Habley
AASL Manager, Web Communications