Kimberly McFall Wins a Year of Free AASL Membership

For Immediate Release
Thu, 09/10/2020

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CHICAGO – By sharing the wealth of AASL membership with a colleague, Kimberly McFall, assistant professor at Marshall University, has won a free year of AASL membership. McFall's name was drawn as the monthly winner of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Share the Wealth Campaign. By referring Nellie Johnson to AASL, McFall 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 Johnson, McFall replied: “I recommended membership to Nellie Johnson – along with all of the students in the school library media program at Marshall University – because it is imperative that folks (especially new to the profession) have a strong foundation by being aware of best practices along with current trends and issues in our field. We have amazing people doing brilliant work in school libraries all over the country, but it is so easy to feel isolated or that you just aren’t doing enough. Having the opportunity to gauge how you operate your program in relation to others is a lifeline that is essential for survival of the school library and the outstanding professionals who run them.”

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 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 a 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 at 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.