Save the Date: AASL Membership Meeting

For Immediate Release
Wed, 04/11/2018

Contact:

Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

312-280-4383

jhabley@ala.org

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will hold its annual membership meeting at 6 p.m. Central (7 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. Mountain, 4 p.m. Pacific) on Thursday, May 31. Held virtually, the membership meeting will be the second quarterly meeting of AASL Connection (#aaslcxn), a new conversation point for the school library profession. More information can be found at www.ala.org/aasl/advocacy/AASLcxn.

"The AASL Board is excited to continue our quarterly live #aaslcxn webinars with the annual membership meeting next month," said AASL President Steven Yates. "Follow the hashtag throughout May for speaker previews and prize announcements for webinar attendees and archive viewers!"

The annual membership meeting provides AASL members with a “state of the association” update via reports from leadership. As the membership meeting requires no official vote of AASL membership, all school library professionals are invited to attend. During the event, AASL leadership will report out on initiatives, programs, recognitions and financial standing. Speakers include:

  • Steven Yates, AASL President
  • Kathryn Roots Lewis, AASL President-Elect
  • Audrey Church, AASL Past President
  • Judy Deichman, AASL Treasurer
  • Diane Chen, AASL Division Councilor
  • Rob Hilliker, ISS Representative to the Board
  • Sylvia Knight Norton, AASL Executive Director

After a vote by AASL membership in 2014, the association transitioned from a face-to-face meeting at the ALA Annual Conference to a virtual format. Meeting virtually allows a greater number of AASL members to attend, participate and stay up-to-date with their association. The online format also allows all members of the profession to be informed on the work AASL undertakes as the only national professional membership organization focused solely on the needs of school librarians and the school library community.

As an incentive for attending, AASL will be awarding AASL Standards sets to attendees via a random drawing. The set includes 6 foundations clings, 4 domain clings, the AASL Standards poster, and an AASL Standards bookmark pack (100 bookmarks.

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