AASL opens nominations for 2019 Social Media Superstars

For Immediate Release
Mon, 01/07/2019

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) has opened nominations for its Social Media Superstars, which recognize outstanding social media users within the school library profession. These superstars enrich the profession and its work on behalf of students and school communities by sharing information, expertise, ideas, encouragement, dialog, and inspiration widely with stakeholders via a variety of social media channels.

In 2019, recognition will be awarded in eight categories: Advocacy Ambassador, Curriculum Champion, Leadership Luminary, Program Pioneer, Reader Leader, Sensational Student Voice, Social Justice Defender, and Tech Troubadour. Details about each category and recognition eligibility are available at www.ala.org/aasl/awards/superstar.

Any member of the school library community can nominate their peers for recognition. Nominations must be received by 11:59 p.m. Pacific on Fri., February 1, 2019. The Social Media Recognition Committee will review the nominations and announce finalists in each category on February 22. From February 22 through March 15, the public will be invited to post endorsements.

Superstars will be announced April 1, 2019, during a special School Library Month presentation. Recipients will also be recognized during the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

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