AASL launches Knowledge Quest

For Immediate Release
Mon, 01/26/2015


Jennifer Habley
Manager, Web Communications
American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announces the launch of a companion website for its professional journal, Knowledge Quest. A new vehicle to empower school librarians as they transform learning for their students, the new site offers breaking news, inspired blogs, and encourages conversations to inspire insightful professionals and stronger communities. Knowledge Quest can be viewed at knowledgequest.aasl.org.

 “The new Knowledge Quest makes it easy to bring helpful professional development resources into your weekly reading routine,” said Rebecca Morris, Knowledge Quest editorial board chair. “Explore a featured topic each day of the week -- Monday Means Leadership, Technology Tuesday, What to Read Wednesday, Let's Get Together Thursday, and Friday Finds – or just browse the most popular posts to engage with diverse themes and current news in school libraries.”

Focused on enhancing professional practice, the new site builds on the strong foundation provided by AASL’s bimonthly journal. Knowledge Quest articles focus on the integration of theory and practice in school librarianship and new developments in education, learning theory and relevant disciplines. The new site will continue this tradition and also offer informal opportunities for professional conversation.

“If you want a go-to site for news, blogs, technology tips and more, check out the new KQ site,” said Terri Grief, AASL president. “It has literally everything you need to start conversations about library issues. It is a great place to find your place in this community. Check it out! I think you will love it.”

“AASL is very excited to launch the new Knowledge Quest website,” said Meg Featheringham, editor. “It’s a great way for AASL members to blog and be involved in the only national professional membership organization focused on school librarians and the school library community.”

AASL members interested in blogging for the new Knowledge Quest can submit their application online at www.ala.org/aasl/kq/bloggers.

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