New AASL webinar promotes CCSS collaboration between school and public librarians

For Immediate Release
Tue, 04/29/2014

Contact:

Jennifer Habley
Manager, Web Communications
American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
312-280-4383
jhabley@ala.org

CHICAGO A new webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will explore the ways public librarians can become involved in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and support their school librarian colleagues. Presented by Margaux DelGuidice and Kathryn Roots Lewis, “The Common Core and the Public Librarian: Reaching Patrons and Students” takes place at 5 p.m. Central on Thursday, May 8. For more information and to register, visit www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming.

In this webinar, attendees will discover how public and school librarians can work together to implement the CCSS in their school community. The presenters will provide an overview of the standards, share resources to help public librarians understand and use the CCSS and identify ways public librarians can support school librarians and patrons in navigating these standards.

“The Common Core and the Public Librarian: Reaching Patrons and Students” is open to all. A seat in the webinar is guaranteed to the first 100 attendees. To register, visit www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming. The webinar will be archived and will be available for view on AASL‘s professional development repository, eCOLLAB, three to five days after the event. 

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 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.