AASL webinar looks at making the most of professional learning communities

For Immediate Release
Tue, 11/27/2012

Contact:

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

CHICAGO — School library professionals are encouraged to register for the new Knowledge Quest webinar, “Making the Most of Professional Learning Communities” taking place at 6 p.m. Central time on Dec. 12, 2012. Hosted by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), the webinar will examine the variety of roles school librarians play as members of professional learning communities (PLCs). To register, visit www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming.

Presented by Sandra Hughes-Hassell, Amanda Brasfield and Debbie Dupree and based on their November/December 2012 Knowledge Quest feature of the same name, “Making the Most of Professional Learning Communities,” will look in depth at the eight roles school librarians can assume while participating in PLCs. The roles, defined in AASL’s Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs include that of information specialist, staff developer, teacher and collaborator, critical friend, leader, researcher, learner and student advocate.

 “Making the Most of Professional Learning Communities” is open to AASL members and subscribers of eCOLLAB, AASL’s professional development repository. Registrations will be accepted until 10 a.m. on Wed., Dec. 12, and a seat in the webinar is guaranteed to the first 100 attendees. To register, visit www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming.

Published bimonthly September through June by the American Association of School Librarians, Knowledge Quest is devoted to offering substantive information to assist building-level school librarians, supervisors, library educators and other decision makers concerned with the development of school library programs and services. Articles address the integration of theory and practice in school librarianship and new developments in education, learning theory and relevant disciplines. The Knowledge Quest webinar series explores topics related to the editorial theme of the most recent issue. 

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.