Marian Royal Vigil wins a year of free AASL membership

For Immediate Release
Tue, 02/10/2015


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)


CHICAGO – By sharing the wealth of AASL membership with a colleague, Marian Royal Vigil in turn won a free year of AASL membership for herself. Vigil’s name was drawn as the January winner of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Share the Wealth Campaign. Vigil referred Rachel Altobelli to AASL.

“I encouraged Rachel to renew her membership, which had lapsed,” said Vigil. “The resources available through AASL are so valuable to school librarians. I felt that, as district librarians, we needed to tap into those resources to enrich our own practices and strengthen our arsenal of information to share with the librarians we serve.  Personally, I wish all school librarians would join AASL because I believe that would bolster our profession significantly and help us all become better at what we do.”

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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