CHICAGO – By sharing the wealth of AASL membership with a colleague, Anna Bolognani has won a free year of AASL membership. Bolognani's name was drawn as a monthly winner of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Share the Wealth Campaign. By referring Marilee McNeil Attley to AASL, Bolognani has also been entered to win an AASL National Conference & Exhibition grand prize package, which includes registration, airfare, and hotel accommodations.
When asked why she recommended AASL membership to her colleague, Bolognani, a library media and technology integration specialist, replied: “I recommended membership because I value my AASL membership; it keeps me current with school library issues. The association is a strong voice for advocacy and also offers reliable resources and information on how to work with administration, collaborate with teachers, how to be better communicators and best practices for student learning and engagement. But the best part of belonging to AASL is that it has given me a professional community to learn from and share ideas with and an opportunity to meet and make friends with school librarians from every state.”
Using the “Share the Wealth” membership acceptance form located on the AASL website, all current, personal AASL members are encouraged to reach out to their colleagues and invite them to join the only national professional organization focused on school librarians and the school library community.
For each member recruited, the referring AASL member will receive an entry in a monthly drawing for a complimentary year of ALA and AASL membership. Their name will also be entered into a final grand prize drawing for an AASL National Conference & Exhibition package, which includes registration, three nights lodging and round-trip airfare to Phoenix, Arizona, in November 2017. Multiple referrals will be accepted and will increase their chances to win.
To participate and earn entry into prize drawings, membership acceptance forms must be returned with payment directly to AASL. Memberships processed by ALA – either online or on paper – will not be included in the “Share the Wealth” campaign. For complete program rules and regulations, visit www.ala.org/aasl/STW.
The American Association of School Librarians www.aasl.org, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.