Lisa Kranz wins a year of free AASL membership

For Immediate Release
Fri, 02/02/2018


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)


CHICAGO – By sharing the wealth of AASL membership with a colleague, Lisa Kranz has won a free year of AASL membership. Kranz's name was drawn as a monthly winner of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Share the Wealth Campaign. By referring Gail Salameh to AASL, Kranz 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, Kranz, school librarian at Deer Valley High School, replied: “I have been a K-12 librarian for the last 11 years and although I had been a member of my state chapter for a few years I had never been a member of a national library association. I joined AASL for the first time in summer 2017 and was very excited to learn that AASL had a conference scheduled in my city in November 2017! My school district has been hard hit in the library in the last decade, but I informed all of the other teacher-librarians in my district early, including Gail Salameh, about joining AASL and securing support from their campus administrators in to be able to attend the conference.  I am happy to report we were all able to make it to a national conference, where we were inspired and renewed!”

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 Louisville, Kentucky, in November 2019. 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

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