Gihan Mohamad Wins a Year of Free AASL Membership

For Immediate Release
Wed, 01/08/2020


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)


CHICAGO – By sharing the wealth of AASL membership with a colleague, Gihan "Gigi" Mohamad has won a free year of AASL membership. Mohamad's name was drawn as a monthly winner of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Share the Wealth Campaign. By referring Charlene Taveras to AASL, Mohamad has been entered to win an AASL National Conference grand prize package, which includes registration, airfare, and hotel accommodations.

When asked why she recommended AASL membership to her colleague, Mohamad, assistant professor at William Paterson University, replied: "Charlene was my student as a preservice librarian, and she was hired as a librarian under emergency certification. The first advice I gave her was to join ALA and AASL for networking and the rich library of resources the organizations provide for librarians and, in particular, the newly hired ones."

All current, personal AASL members are encouraged to invite their colleagues 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. The referring AASL member will also be entered into a final grand prize drawing for an AASL National Conference grand prize package, which includes registration, three nights lodging, and roundtrip airfare to Salt Lake City, Utah, in October 2021. Multiple referrals will be accepted and will increase the member's chances to win.

To participate and earn entry into prize drawings, download the Share the Wealth membership form located on the AASL website. Share the Wealth membership 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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