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  1. Breathing New Life into Book Programming with Technology

      Through the use of free technology tools, school librarians can get students and patrons excited about reading and sharing what they read. Participants learn how to promote library materials, encourage book discussions, and teach kids and teens how to t ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 16:42 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  2. The Goldie Socks Strategy—Creating a "Just Right" Library Program

      Award-winning author and librarian Jackie Mims Hopkins shares her book Goldie Socks and the Three Libearians. This program provides strategies to encourage enthusiasm and fun in the library. Through a PowerPoint presentation and storytelling, Jackie off ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 15:43 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  3. Henry Jenkins at the AASL 2012 Fall Forum (Closing Presentation)

      Henry Jenkins returns to the stage to bring together the presentations and to offer his final thoughts. ...

    JHABLEY - 02/26/2016 - 15:34 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  4. Barbara Jansen at the AASL 2012 Fall Forum

      Barbara shares practices that she has used to promote a participatory school library program. She also shares strategies that start conversations with teachers about using new media tools and resources in rigorous and meaningful ways to build subject ar ...

    JHABLEY - 02/26/2016 - 15:33 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  5. Kristin Fontichiaro at the AASL 2012 Fall Forum

      Kristin Fontichiaro worked with Fall Forum attendees to deconstruct the concept of transliteracy into smaller, more manageable facets. With Fontichiaro’s guidance, attendees built a definition of transliteracy and a supporting vocabulary that will help ...

    JHABLEY - 02/26/2016 - 15:33 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  6. Henry Jenkins at the AASL 2012 Fall Forum (Opening Presentation)

      Henry Jenkins shares his extensive expertise on participatory culture and help school librarians establish themselves as leaders when collaborating with teachers to plan and teach new media literacies to students. Jenkins directly engaged with attendees ...

    JHABLEY - 02/26/2016 - 15:34 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  7. 1958

    The first National Library Week occurred in 1958. Read more about National Library Week at National Library Week History which includes lists of both the National Library Week Honorary Chairpersons and the National Library Week Themes, from 1958 to the pr ...

    HDAVIES - 04/10/2015 - 18:43 - About ALA

  8. 1995

    Children's Day/Book Day, also known as El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día), is a celebration of children, families, and reading and held annually on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for every child ...

    HDAVIES - 03/08/2013 - 11:06 - About ALA

  9. 2011

    The American Library Association (ALA) joined in a partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to make Money Smart Week® @ your library a national initiative, which was first held April 2-9, 2011. Celebrating its 12th year in 2013 (and its third ...

    HDAVIES - 03/08/2013 - 13:34 - About ALA

  10. 2007

    First celebrated in 2007 by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA, a division of ALA) under its original name, Support Teen Literature Day. The purpose of the renamed (starting in 2013) Celebrate Teen Literature Day is to raise awareness amo ...

    HDAVIES - 03/08/2013 - 10:11 - About ALA