Amanda McCoy wins a year of free AASL membership

For Immediate Release
Mon, 10/06/2014


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)


CHICAGO – By sharing the wealth of AASL membership with a colleague, Amanda McCoy in turn won a free year of AASL membership for herself. McCoy’s name was drawn as the first monthly winner of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) new Share the Wealth Campaign.

"To me, belonging to AASL means that I'm joining forces with folks around the country that believe in the importance of school libraries the way that I do," said McCoy. "I love knowing that I belong to an organization that will stand up and fight for our profession and our students' right to libraries and librarians."

McCoy referred Lindsay Pence Kufahl to AASL. "My colleague, Lindsay, is a recent library school graduate," explained McCoy. "I recommended she join AASL not only to glean knowledge from AASL resources and other members, but also because she has a wealth of new ideas and a fresh perspective to share. I'm very impressed at the direction in which she's taking her school's library.

Using the “Share the Wealth” membership acceptance form located on the AASL website, all current, personal AASL members are encouraged to reach out to their colleagues and invite them to join the only national professional organization focused on school librarians and the school library community.

For each member recruited, the referring AASL member will receive an entry in a monthly drawing for a complimentary year of AASL membership. Their name will also be entered into a final grand prize drawing for an AASL 17th National Conference & Exhibition package, which includes registration, three nights lodging and round trip airfare to Columbus, Ohio. Multiple referrals will be accepted and will increase their chances to win.

To participate and earn entry into prize drawings, membership acceptance forms must be returned with payment directly to AASL. Memberships processed by ALA – either online or on paper – will not be included in the “Share the Wealth” campaign. For complete program rules and regulations, visit

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