AASL seeks school librarians for standards and guidelines implementation task force

For Immediate Release
Mon, 04/27/2015


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)



CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is seeking school librarians to serve on an implementation task force for a new iteration of the association’s learning standards and program guidelines slated to launch in the fall of 2017. The task force will be responsible for developing a plan to support states, school systems and individual schools preparing to implement the new publication. More information can be found at www.ala.org/aasl/rfp.
The development of a new implementation plan to support the revision of AASL’s learning standards and program guidelines is a critically important project to both the association and the profession. The plan developed will reflect the association’s strategic goals and propose new ventures that take advantage of the current climate in education and society. Objectives should address, but are not limited to, professional development (virtual and face-to-face), marketing communications, branding and advocacy initiatives.
Service on the standards and guidelines implementation task force is a significant commitment to be considered. The task force will officially begin meeting in September 2015 and conclude their work in February 2018. In order to be considered, applicants are asked to submit the following to AASL:
  1. Cover letter explaining interest in participation and qualities brought to the task force 
  2. Current vita or resume
  3. Two to three professional development samples (eg. webinars, session proposals, course outlines, lesson plans, marketing or advocacy plans)
  4. Letter of support from immediate supervisor. Optional: up to two letters of recommendation. 
To apply, send all required materials as a single document to AASL at aasl@ala.org, no later than June 5, 2015. Applicants for first round interviews will be notified by or before July 10, 2015. All interviews will be conducted via phone. All candidates will be notified of final selection by Sept. 1, 2015.
The American Association of School Librarians, www.aasl.org, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.