Making Global Connections at Your School Library

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. Central

Ready to make global connections at your library? Not sure how to get started? In our ready for the future libraries, it has never been easier to allow students to escape our traditional four walls and experience a new level of learning. Join Michelle Cooper as she shares how to implement a library program that incorporates global collaboration with educators and students around the world.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Learn how to make global connections,
  2. Learn how to empower students to collaborate, learn, and share with international peers.

  3. Learn how to harness technology resources to enhance your global connections.

Who Should Attend

School library professionals and those interested in the topic.


Michelle Cooper

Teacher librarian Michelle Cooper is a passionate educator and enthusiastic proponent of school libraries, technology integration, collaboration with educational professionals and helping young people succeed. As an educator with nineteen years experience, she seeks opportunities to partner with teachers on projects that encourage increased student engagement and learning achievement.

Michelle is constantly striving to improve her educational practices and create innovative learning opportunities for students and colleagues. She is committed to sharing and modeling the importance of digital citizenship with students. She serves on the TCEA Board of Directors as the Area 7 representative.  She is a co-founder of #TXLchat on Twitter which provides a forum for Texas librarians (but not limited to Texas librarians) to create collaborative connections, share educational resources, and foster lifelong learning. 

Michelle is the 2016 TCEA Library Media Specialist of the Year, 2017 AASL Advocacy Ambassador Finalist, a Wonderopolis Wonder Lead Ambassador, a Makey Makey Ambassador, a Common Sense Media Ambassador, 2016 TASL MVP Honorable Award for Excellence, 2016 TLA Branding Iron Award for Social Media for #TXLchat, and she serves on several committees for ALA, AASL and TLA. In addition, she provides professional development through local, state and national educational conferences. 

Michelle currently serves as the library media specialist at White Oak Middle School.



Attendance during the live webinar is complimentary and open to all.

Access to the webinar archive is reserved for AASL members and subscribers of AASL eCOLLAB.

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