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  1. Using Data to Improve Your School Library Program

      Participants use state and national data to assess local library programs by analyzing national data sets, relating them to local library programs, and using benchmarks to identify best practices and trends. Ways to use data to advocate for school libra ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 12:55 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  2. Using Wordle for Survey Analysis

      Often researchers ask open-ended questions in surveys and, as a result, can receive valuable feedback from constituents about the library program. The challenge can be identifying and organizing the themes and threads if the comment set is large. If tho ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 12:57 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  3. Virtual Mentoring: Building Active Online Communities That Strengthen School Library Programs

      Blogs, forums, chat events, and webinars: These are just a few of the tools used in robust, online communities to engage and educate members. School librarians are rising to the challenge of advancing student achievement through the virtual world, seeki ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 12:58 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  4. Triple A: Advanced, Accomplished Advocate

      Why become a National Board Certified school librarian? Presenters answer this and other questions. Participants learn about the National Board process, timelines, local and national resources, tips for writing and videotaping, the computer-based test, ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 12:52 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  5. Proactive Strategies for Saving School Libraries

      During these economically challenging times, no school library is safe from budget or staffing cuts. This session provides participants with strategies to facilitate appraising the library program, embedding it within the school’s academic goals, and co ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 10:53 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  6. The Power of Pinning: Using Pinterest in Your School Library

      This session is aimed at school librarians who are thinking about using Pinterest as an educational resource and who want to explore how Pinterest can be used beyond crafting, cooking, and decorating. In this session, participants rise to the challenge ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 10:51 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  7. Shed Your Invisibility Cloak! The L4L Planning Guide In Action

      Through the development of a long-term strategic plan using the AASL: Learning4Life (L4L) Strategic Planning Tool, a group of school librarians in Westport, Connecticut, are working to make the district's school library program more visible and emp ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 16:02 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  8. The PA School Library Impact Research Study: How to Use Research to Build Support

      Results from an IMLS National Leadership collaborative research project about Pennsylvania school library programs can help all school librarians build support for their school libraries. Participants learn what infrastructure components (funding, staff ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 15:54 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  9. Everybody Has a Laptop, So Why Do We Need a School Librarian?

      The presenters, fearing they might become an endangered species when their school implemented a 1:1 laptop initiative, looked for new ways to remain integral to the academic program. Collaboration with teachers and professional development would be even ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 15:27 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  10. Be Essential—And Convince Others that You Are

      The information and technology needs of today's teachers and students are increasing in the digital world, and school librarians play an essential role in meeting those needs. Although the impact of today's school librarians on student learnin ...

    admin - 02/25/2016 - 15:26 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)