School librarian’s role in Senior/Capstone Projects examined in new AASL webinar

For Immediate Release
Mon, 10/06/2014


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)


CHICAGO A new webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will demonstrate the school librarian’s integral role in Senior/Capstone Projects - research-oriented courses driven by student interest rather than curricular mandates.  Presented by a panel of high school educators, “Senior/Capstone Project: The Role of the School Librarian” will take place at 7 p.m. Central Time on Wednesday, Oct. 29. For more information and to register, visit

The webinar will be hosted by Gail March, chair of the Senior/Capstone Project task force, and Susan Yutzey, a member of the same. Presenters include school librarians and classroom teachers, Brenda Boyer, Lindsay Downs, Michelle Fossum, Jeff Hooper and Kay Wejrowski. During the webinar, the presenters will address potential roadblocks or challenges, opportunities to raise the rigor of an existing project, practical tips for creating a Senior/Capstone Project and how to become more involved in the planning process. 

The webinar complements the “Position Statement on the Role of the School Librarian in Senior/Capstone Projects” one of the products created to address a concern submitted by members of the AASL Affiliate Assembly. In response to the concern, AASL formed a task force charged with gathering examples of exemplary implementation of student-centered Senior/Capstone Projects that involve school librarians as integral to the information literacy and inquiry process.

“Senior/Capstone Project: The Role of the School Librarian” is open to all. A seat during the live webinar is guaranteed to the first 100 attendees. To register, visit “Upcoming Webinars” at

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