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ALA Press Release
For Immediate Release
September 24, 2012
Contact: Jennifer Habley
AASL Fall Forum advanced registration pricing extended to Sept. 28
CHICAGO — The deadline for advanced registration pricing for the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2012 Fall Forum has been extended to Sept 28. Transliteracy and the School Library Program will be held Oct. 12-13 in Greenville, S.C. In addition, the programming will be broadcast to satellite sites in the Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, California Bay and Dallas/Fort Worth areas, giving school librarians who may be unable to travel the opportunity to participate locally. Registration and program information can be found at www.ala.org/aasl/fallforum.
During the two-day institute, Kristin Fontichiaro and R. David Lankes will join media studies scholar Henry Jenkins in providing a comprehensive overview of the importance of participatory culture in education. Jenkins will share his extensive expertise on participatory culture and help school librarians establish themselves as leaders when collaborating with teachers to plan, while Fontichiaro will work with Fall Forum attendees to deconstruct the concept of transliteracy into smaller, more manageable facets. Lankes' portion of the institute will further elaborate on the collaborative nature of transliteracy. Attendees will leave with strategies that effectively integrate transliteracy skills into subject areas across the curriculum and outline how to best use online social networking tools to reinforce student learning.
The AASL Fall Forum is a multi-day national institute focused on one topic of importance to the profession. Transliteracy and the School Library Program will be held Oct. 12-13, 2012, in Greenville, S.C., with satellite sites near Pittsburgh; Philadelphia; Dallas/Fort Worth; and San Jose, Calif.
The American Association of School Librarians, www.aasl.org, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), promotes the improvement and extension of library services in elementary and secondary schools as a means of strengthening the total education program. Its mission is to advocate excellence, facilitate change and develop leaders in the school library field.
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