School library professionals invited to attend AASL’s virtual membership meeting

For Immediate Release
Thu, 05/18/2017


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)


CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will hold its annual virtual membership meeting at 5 p.m. Central (6 p.m. Eastern, 4 p.m. Mountain, 3 p.m. Pacific) on Sunday, June 4, 2017. The annual membership meeting provides AASL members with a “state of the association” update via reports from AASL leadership.

As the membership meeting requires no official vote of AASL membership, all members of the school library profession are invited to attend. RSVP at to receive an email with a link to the online meeting space. AASL leadership encourages active participation in the meeting and will be available for questions via the chatbox during the presentation.

In appreciation of their attendance at the meeting, three AASL members will be drawn at random from the attendee's names and gifted with either a tour during the AASL National Conference & Exhibition, a year of AASL membership, or a copy of the new "National Standards for School Libraries" when it launches in November.

During the event, the AASL executive committee will report out on AASL initiatives, programs, recognitions and financial standing. Speakers include:

  • Audrey Church, AASL President
  • Steven Yates, AASL President-Elect
  • Leslie Preddy, AASL Immediate Past President
  • Robbie Nickel, AASL Treasurer
  • Diane Chen, AASL Representative to ALA Council
  • Jody Howard, Member-at-Large AASL Executive Committee
  • Sylvia Knight Norton, AASL Executive Director

As AASL will be purchasing the number of webinar seats needed to accommodate those members of the profession who wish to attend, AASL requests that only those who will attend during the live presentation register in advance. For those unable to attend during the live presentation, the meeting will be recorded and posted on the AASL website for view. AASL members will receive an email and AASL will publicize the recording’s availability through a press release and on its social media channels.

The American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.