AASL webinar provides framework for professional growth

For Immediate Release
Tue, 09/02/2014


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)



CHICAGO – An upcoming webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), will demonstrate how the use of A Planning Guide for Empowering Learners, AASL’s online program assessment and planning module, can drive a school librarian’s personalized learning plan.  Presented by Mary Keeling, “AASL Planning Guide: A Framework for Professional Growth” will take place at 6 p.m. Central on Thursday, Sept. 25. For more information and to register, visit ecollab.aasl.org.

During the webinar, participants will learn about the modules of the AASL Planning Guide, evidence that demonstrates the strengths and needs of their programs and ways that librarians can use the tool to drive their own professional development. Keeling will highlight strategies, such as data collection, peer coaching and reflective questions, that district leaders can use to support their librarians as they use the AASL Planning Guide. The webinar also serves as a preview of an upcoming AASL eAcademy course designed for school library supervisors.

Mary Keeling is supervisor of library media services in Newport News, Va. She is co-chair of the AASL/ACRL interdivisional committee on information literacy and chair of the AASL Supervisor's Section. She has presented webinars for AASL and her state association and will facilitate the AASL eAcademy course, “AASL Planning Guide: Empowering Infinite Options for Personalized Professional Growth.”

“AASL Planning Guide: A Framework for Professional Growth” is open to all. A seat during the live webinar is guaranteed to the first 100 attendees. To register, visit “Upcoming Webinars” at ecollab.aasl.org.

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 elearning 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 ecollab.aasl.org.

The American Association of School Librarians, www.aasl.org, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.