American Association of School Librarians

AASL welcomes new Knowledge Quest bloggers

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is proud to welcome an additional cast of bloggers for its Knowledge Quest website.Knowledge Quest offers breaking news, inspired blogs and encourages conversations to inspire insightful professionals and stronger communities. It is the ultimate vehicle to empower school librarians as they transform learning for their students.

Melissa Johnston named School Library Research co-editor

CHICAGO — Melissa Johnston, assistant professor at the University of West Georgia, has been appointed as co-editor of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed, online journal School Library Research. Johnston joins continuing co-editor Mega Subramaniam.

AASL announces recipients of Inspire Grants

CHICAGO – At the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced the inaugural recipients of two new grants made possible by the generosity of AASL member Marina “Marney” Welmers. The additions to the organization’s prestigious awards program provide funds for public middle or high school libraries to update their existing collections or plan a special event in order to enhance student learning.

New research articles examine audiobooks, effective learners and digital learning

CHICAGO - Three new articles are now available in the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research (SLR). SLR promotes and publishes high quality original research concerning the management, implementation and evaluation of school library programs. Articles can be accessed at www.ala.org/aasl/slr.

Sherry Gick wins a year of free AASL membership

CHICAGO – By sharing the wealth of AASL membership with a colleague, Sherry Gick has won a free year of AASL membership for herself. Gick's name was drawn as a monthly winner of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Share the Wealth Campaign. Gick referred Erin Preder to AASL.

Quaker day school library wins ALA’s 2016 Jaffarian Award for Greensboro sit-in program

CHICAGO — The library at Friends Seminary, a private Quaker day school in New York City, has been recognized by the American Library Association (ALA) for creating an exceptional program for eighth-graders about the Greensboro sit-ins of 1960.

As the recipient of ALA’s 2016 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming, the Friends Seminary library will receive $5,000 and a plaque recognizing their achievements.

AASL announces 2016 Best Apps for Teaching & Learning

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced its 2016 list of Best Apps for Teaching & Learning at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Orlando. The list of 25 apps provides technology resources for school librarians and their teacher collaborators. Now in its fourth year, the list is considered the "best of the best" by AASL.

AASL announces 2016 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning

CHICAGO  – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced its 2016 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Orlando. The annual list honors 25 websites that provide enhanced learning and curriculum development for school librarians and their teacher collaborators. Now in its eighth year, with 200 recognized sites, the list is considered the "best of the best" by AASL.

AASL holds ESSA listening session with U.S. Department of Education

CHICAGO – On Friday, June 3, American Association of School Librarians (AASL) leaders met virtually with Dr. Monique Chism, deputy assistant secretary from the U.S. Department of Education (USED), Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. This one-hour “listening session” was devoted to the relationship between school librarians and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The USED will take this information into account as it provides guidance on Title IV, Part A - Student Support and Academic Enrichments Grants.

Kristi Green wins a year of free AASL membership

CHICAGO – By sharing the wealth of AASL membership with a colleague, Kristi Green has won a free year of AASL membership for herself. Green's name was drawn as a monthly winner of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Share the Wealth Campaign. Green referred Megan Greene to AASL.

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