Mary Marks wins a year of free AASL membership

For Immediate Release
Thu, 09/03/2015


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)


CHICAGO – By sharing the wealth of AASL membership with a colleague, Mary Marks, in turn, won a free year of AASL membership for herself. Marks’ name was drawn as the August winner of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Share the Wealth Campaign. Marks referred Nancy Wadin to AASL.

When asked why she referred Wadin to AASL, Marks replied: “None of us works very effectively in isolation for any long period of time. I am convinced that being actively involved with a network of other school librarians is a source of strength that each of us needs. Professional library associations such as AASL play an integral role in the development of library leadership by providing a platform for advocacy, a network of support and continuing education. In light of our evolving role, changes in technology, declining budgets, and a shrinking job market, every school librarian should be a member of AASL.”

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 ALA and AASL membership. Their name will also be entered into a final grand prize drawing for an AASL 18th National Conference & Exhibition package, which includes registration, three nights lodging and round trip airfare to Phoenix, Arizona, in November 2017. 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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