School Library Month 2010 Video Contest

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AASL thanks all members who submitted to the SLM 2010 video contest, and all school librarians helping to promote the 25th anniversary of School Library Month! View the winning video and runners up below from the AASL video contest for School Library Month 2010. See official contest rules

First Place

“We Thrive”

Ali Schilpp of Sudbrook Magnet Middle Library in Baltimore, MD


Second Place

“A Typical Day”

Melissa Moore of Banyan Elementary School in Sunrise, FL


Third Place

“Brockport Librarians”

Kathleen Jaccarino of Brockport High School Library in Brockport, NY


Fourth Place

“Community Thrives @ the Pine Grove Library”

Sue Kowalski of Pine Grove Middle School in East Syracuse, NY


SLM Official Video Contest Rules   

School librarians are encouraged to submit videos to the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) detailing how they help their school community "thrive." This is an opportunity for school librarians to be creative and share why they are essential to their school community. The winning video will be featured on the AASL Web site, AASL social networking platforms, and possible feature and recognition at AASL conferences. Entries will be vetted by AASL and the top videos be judged by the entire AASL member community.

Suggested focus
AASL encourages creativity. Entries may include an interview with members of a school community, a typical day in the life of a school librarian, or a short skit on why school librarians are essential to a school community.

Submission process
Entries should be submitted by email to AASL by March 18, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. CDT. Please include your AASL membership ID with your submission. All videos must be accompanied by a signed video/photo release form from each person featured in the video. Videos should be no more than 3 minutes. Only WMV, RealVideo and QuickTime formatted files will be accepted.

Additional Rules
This contest is open to AASL members only. All entries over 3 minutes will be disqualified.

The winner will receive district access to all L4L webinars and an AASL prize package including Standards for the 21st-Century Learner in Action, Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs; and the forthcoming Planning Guide for Empowering Learners.