Task Forces

65th Celebration

Chair: Carl Harvey email icon

Staff liaisons: Sylvia Norton email icon and Allison Cline email icon

Board liaison: Steven Yates email icon

ALA Connect Community ALA Connect Icon

Charge

To plan, coordinate and execute the 65th Anniversary Celebration endowment campaign.

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AASL Vision for Implementing ESSA

Chair: Eileen Kern email icon

Staff liaison: Sylvia Knight Norton email icon and Allison Cline email icon

Board liaison: Devona Pendergrass email icon

ALA Connect Community ALA Connect Icon

Charge

To work with AASL staff to operationalize and implement the AASL Vision for Implementing ESSA (as included in 2016 ALA Annual Board documents).

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Induction Task Force

Chair: Robyn Young email icon

Staff liaison: Shannon Carter email icon

Board liaison: Audrey Church email icon

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Charge

To develop a systematic structure to assist future school library leaders in recognizing and developing their leadership abilities. 

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Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL)

Chair: Judi Moreillon email icon

Staff liaison: Allison Cline email icon

Board liaison: Ann Morgester email icon

ALA Connect Community ALA Connect Icon

Charge

To write an Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) grant in which AASL serves as a partner.

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K-12 Regional Accrediting Agency

Chair: Becky Johnson email icon

Staff liaison: Meg Featheringham email icon

Board liaison: Laura Hicks email icon

ALA Connect Community ALA Connect Icon

Charge

To examine the stance of K-12 regional accrediting agencies on school libraries and school librarians.

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Libraries in Public Charter Schools

Chair: Kathy Lester email icon

Staff liaison: Shannon Carter email icon

Board liaison: Kathryn Lewis email icon

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Charge

To conduct an environmental scan of public charter schools in US in relation to school libraries. 

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Position on School and Public Library Cooperation

Chair: Sedley Abercrombie email icon

Staff liaison: Sylvia Knight Norton email icon

Board liaison: Katie Williams email icon

ALA Connect Community ALA Connect Icon

Charge

To conduct an environmental scan of public charter schools in US in relation to school libraries. 

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Presidential Initiative

Co-Chair: Terri Grief email icon

Staff liaison: Allison Cline email icon

Board liaison: Steven Yates email icon

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Charge

To implement Presidential Initiatives.

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School Librarians as Leaders Position Statement

Co-Chair: Michelle Wilson email icon

Staff liaisons: Meg Featheringham email icon

Board liaison: Lisa Brakel email icon

ALA Connect Community connect icon

Charge

To develop a statement of best practice or position statement on school/public library cooperation while maintaining independent programs and facilities.

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Transform & Crisis Toolkit Revision

Chair: Elizabeth Burns email icon

Staff liaison: Allison Cline email icon

Board liaison: Susi Parks Grissom email icon

ALA Connect Community ALA Connect Icon

Charge

To revise the Health & Wellness/Transform and Crisis toolkits as appropriate.