New webinar demystifies student loan forgiveness programs available to school librarians

For Immediate Release
Tue, 03/04/2014


Jennifer Habley
Manager, Web Communications
American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

CHICAGO – A new webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office explores the financial aid forgiveness programs available to school librarians. Presented by staff members from the U.S. Department of Education, “Federal Student Loan Forgiveness and Cancellation Benefits for School Librarians” will take place at 3 p.m. Central on Thursday, March 6. For more information and to register, visit

The webinar will provide information on loan forgiveness and cancellation benefits for school librarians with federal student loans. Presenters Ian Foss, Federal Student Aid program specialist, and Brian Smith, Office of Postsecondary Education program specialist, will discuss Perkins Loan cancellations and Direct Loan Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Webinar attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.

“Federal Student Loan Forgiveness and Cancellation Benefits for School Librarians” is open to all. A seat in the webinar is guaranteed to the first 100 attendees. To register, visit The webinar will be archived and will be available for view on AASL‘s professional development repository, eCOLLAB. 

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 access to a read-only version of the latest issue of Knowledge Quest. To begin utilizing eCOLLAB or to subscribe, visit

The American Association of School Librarians,, 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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