Using the Standards to Further Your Instructional Leadership

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. Central

Librarians are leaders. Join Jeanie Phillips and Ellen McNair, members of the AASL Standards implementation task force, as they unpack critical aspects of instructional leadership. We’ll talk about aligning your superpowers as a librarian with the new standards and the needs of your school community. We will collaborate to discover opportunities, strategies, and leverage points, so you can flex your instructional muscles to impact your entire school community. 


Learning Outcomes

  1. To familiarize yourself with leadership opportunities in the AASL standards.
  2. To consider instructional leadership strategies related to our role in implementing in the AASL standards.

  3. To identify important leverage points of instructional leadership in your library program.

Who Should Attend

School library professionals and those interested in the topic.


Ellen McNair

Ellen McNair is an Education Specialist for the Secondary Library Program in Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia. She provides professional development to one hundred curious and innovative middle and high school librarians and teachers throughout all content areas. Ellen has a special interest in disrupting pedagogy through inquiry and creating meaningful, personalized learning experiences for all students. 




Jeanie Phillips

Jeanie Phillips is a former (and always!) school librarian and a Professional Development Coordinator for The Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education. A 2014 Rowland Fellow and a Collaborative Practices Facilitator for the School Reform Initiative, she is passionate about student engagement, equity, collaboration, and questions. Jeanie likes to hike the woods of southern Vermont with her dog Charlie and is always in search of a well-brewed cup of tea and a good book.



Attendance during the live webinar is free and open to all. A seat in the webinar is reserved for the first 100 logins.

Access to the webinar archive is free and open to all.

How to Register

Register via AdobeConnect. At the time of the webinar, log in via the event login page.

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. email icon Certificates will be sent as PDFs via email within one week of the webinar.


Jennifer Habley email icon
AASL Manager, Web Communications