Filtering webinar now available in AASL professional development repository

For Immediate Release
Tue, 10/23/2012

Contact:

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

CHICAGO — The archive of the recent webinar, How to be a Ninja Warrior Filter Fighter!, is now available online as a part of the American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) professional development repository, eCOLLAB.  Presented by Gwyneth Jones, aka The Daring Librarian, the webinar focuses on how overly restrictive filtering of legitimate, educational websites and academically useful social networking tools affects student learning. Jones also shares what school librarians can do to fight this type of restrictive filtering in their schools. The webinar was presented in conjunction with Banned Websites Awareness Day.

AASL members can access the webinar via eCOLLAB by logging into the AASL website using their ALA-provided website login.  Nonmembers who wish to view the webinar and other archived professional development can receive access to eCOLLAB resources with an annual subscription of $199 per year.

eCOLLAB –Your eLearning Laboratory: Content Collaboration Community, a repository of AASL professional development, provides members and subscribers with a central location to find and manage their e-learning as well as to connect with others in the learning community. eCOLLAB contains webcasts, podcasts and resources from various AASL professional development events, as well as  the latest issue Knowledge Quest in an interactive PDF format. To begin utilizing eCOLLAB or to subscribe, visit www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab.

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.