Deborah Giaconia wins a year of free AASL membership

For Immediate Release
Mon, 11/03/2014


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)


CHICAGO – By sharing the wealth of AASL membership with a colleague, Deborah Giaconia in turn won a free year of AASL membership for herself. Giaconia’s name was drawn as the October winner of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) new Share the Wealth Campaign. Giaconia referred colleague Diana Frese Marchese to AASL.

“I would strongly recommend that anyone who is new to the field of school librarianship become a member of AASL,” said Giaconia. “It is one of the most valuable resources available to the school library media specialist for current information and trends in teaching and learning in the school setting. The wealth of information available through contact and collaboration with colleagues in our field make it possible to comprehend and apply new educational guidelines. I found the information provided by AASL absolutely essential to implementation of Common Core State Standards in my library program. I am now retired and AASL membership is the best way to remain current in the field of teaching and learning in the library setting."

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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