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  1. 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)

  2. 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)

  3. Plan for Success—Or Plan to Fail: Small-Scale Strategic Planning

      When school librarians are not operating from a plan, they are planning to fail. However, overwhelmed by daily demands, librarians sometimes function without direction and don’t move their programs to the next level. This session was designed to help pa ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 16:51 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  4. Be a PD Leader—Develop a Team Approach to 21st-Century Learning and Teaching

      School librarians can be powerful leaders in professional development (PD)! Participants learn how school librarians joined university partners in planning and implementing a statewide PD program to help instructional teams support high school and middl ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 16:47 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  5. The Leadership Potential of School Librarians

      The role of the school librarian...What does that have to do with leadership? This session reviews the findings of a research study, conducted in 2012, that explored the role of the school librarian as perceived by administrators, lead teachers, and sch ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 16:23 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  6. Give the Kids the Keys: Students Drive the Independent Project

      An independent project lets students drive their own learning. Sometimes the teacher provides a curricular roadmap; other times the student alone determines the direction and pace. This session provides inspiration, examples of student projects, as well ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 16:05 - 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. Go for the Grant! Creativity, Collaboration, and Professional Development

      Learn grant-writing tips and strategies that will energize staff and develop a shared vision. Participants learn steps for successful grant-writing and ways to tap into their staff’s good ideas through collaborative grant-writing. Presenters facilitate  ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 15:41 - 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)