School Library Month

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School Library Month is the American Association of School Librarians' celebration of school librarians and their programs. Every April school librarians are encouraged to host activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in transforming learning. More about the history of School Library Month.

The 2016 theme is School Libraries Transform Learning

Spokesperson

Megan McDonald, author of the popular Judy Moody series, the Stink books, and the Sisters Club trilogy, is the national spokesperson for the 2016 celebration.

aasl school library spokesperson megan mcdonald"Before I was a writer, I was a reader, thanks to my school librarian. She saw something in me, and put the Little House books in my hand. She first introduced me to Ramona and Charlotte the Spider and Homer Price and Caddie Woodlawn. And she let me check out a biography of Virginia Dare so many times, (I got to stamp the due date myself!), that she finally had to ask me to share with other readers.

I would not be who I am without the early impact of my school library and librarian. I grew up to become a librarian. I grew up to become a storyteller. I grew up to become a writer. School librarians not only foster a lifelong love of reading and story, they encourage thinking and creativity. They support curious minds. They inspire young imaginations.

School librarians shape lives." 

Resources

Complimentary Web Graphics

Printable Posters

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Professional Development

Online Course

Learn2Tweet: Build Your Twitter Talent 140 Characters at a Time
This-four week, self-paced online Twitter course will help you come up to speed on using Twitter effectively as part of your personal learning network, for school library advocacy, and for promotion. It is designed to help attendees become active tweeters during the upcoming School Library Month in April - and beyond! Course runs Monday, 2/29/2016 - Friday, 3/25/2016 | Cost: $25

Complimentary Webinars

Wed, April 6  |  6:00 p.m. - TV on a Dime: Creating a Library TV Studio

Wed, April 13  |  6:00 p.m. - Personalized Learning with Gooru

Wed, April 20  |  6:00 p.m. - Creating Digital Portfolios Using Google Sites

Wed, April 27  |  6:00 p.m. - TBA