AASL webinar on Common Core State Standards encourages school librarians to 'seize the day!'

For Immediate Release
Tue, 05/22/2012

Contact:

Jennifer R Habley
Manager, Web Communications
American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
800-545-2433 ext.4383
jhabley@ala.org

CHICAGO — In a new webinar presented by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), facilitator Paige Jaeger will discuss the vital role school librarians play in assisting teachers with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  “Common Core Carpe Diem: Seize the Day on Information Integration!” will take place at 6 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, June 6, 2012. To register, visit www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming.  Registration for this webinar is required and is limited to the first 100 logins.

During the webinar, Jaeger will discuss the school librarian as an essential link between content delivery and achievement.  She will cover topics such as shifts in content and pedagogy when adopting the CCSS, analyzing the CCSS and inviting teacher collaboration and inquiry based learning and the school librarian.  Participants will also explore the use of non-fiction to meet the CCSS at both the elementary and secondary levels.

Paige Jaeger is the coordinator for school library services, WSWHE BOCES in N.Y. She describes herself as a “regular librarian in an irregular world. I believe in collaborative learning models that support the CCSS and strong library programs to make this possible.” Jaeger has authored many publications and articles and pens a blog, Libraries: Your Door to a Great Big World at www.librarydoor.blogspot.com.

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.