American Association of School Librarians

AASL launches Knowledge Quest

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.

AASL webinar examines the effects of school libraries on students' test performance

CHICAGO – Participants will explore national education data sets and learn about major predictors of student performance during a new webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). Presented by Denice Adkins, “Rich Student, Poor Student, & the School Library: What the PISA Exam Tells Us about Our Value” will take place at 6 p.m. Central on Thursday, Feb. 5. For more information and to register, visit ecollab.aasl.org.

Chrissie Devinney wins a year of free AASL membership

CHICAGO – By sharing the wealth of AASL membership with a colleague, Chrissie Devinney, in turn, won a free year of AASL membership for herself. Devinney’s name was drawn as the December winner of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Share the Wealth Campaign. Devinney referred Diana Lynn Morris-Young to AASL.

Key ALA offices, all divisions, 'advocacy guru' to team at 2015 Midwinter Meeting to help all library lovers answer president’s call to 'Advocate. Today.'

CHICAGO—In her inaugural column for American Libraries magazine, titled "Advocate. Today.," American Library Association (ALA) President Courtney Young challenged librarians of all types, and friends of libraries, to commit to spending just an hour a week advocating for libraries.

AASL webinar invites school librarians to 'get thinking!'

CHICAGO  A new webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites school librarians to “get thinking!” to challenge and engage learners. Presented by Paige Jaeger and Mary Boyd Ratzer, “Get Thinking! Making the Most of Your Library Time” will take place at 6 p.m. Central on Tuesday, Jan. 13. For more information and to register, visit ecollab.aasl.org.

AASL offers new learning in the New Year with four online courses

CHICAGO – Registration is now open for four American Association of School Librarians (AASL) eAcademy online courses. These four-week, self-paced courses cover the topics of project-based learning, research and the Common Core State Standards, implementing an e-book collection and personalized professional development. Courses begin Feb. 16, 2015, and AASL members save $50 on registration. Registration and additional course information are available at www.ala.org/aasl/eacademy.

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Spring into 2015 with Bad Kitty, Jane Lynch, Tim Howard and more fantastic new products from ALA Graphics

CHICAGO – ALA Graphics’ new catalog is here, filled with new products to keep library patrons and students excited about reading and learning all year long.

AASL sponsors Emerging Leaders Shannon Harris and Melissa Iamonico

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will sponsor two participants in the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2015 Emerging Leaders program. The AASL-sponsored participants will join more than 50 of their peers as the program kicks off at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.

AASL seeks bloggers for Knowledge Quest

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) seeks bloggers for its newly expanded Knowledge Quest website: www.ala.org/aasl/kq. To apply, please visit www.ala.org/aasl/kq/bloggers.

Julianne Moore spokesperson for 2015 School Library Month

CHICAGO – Julianne Moore, award winning actress and bestselling author, will serve as the national spokesperson for the 2015 observance and 30th anniversary of School Library Month (SLM). Celebrated in April and sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), School Library Month honors the essential role that strong school library programs play in a student's educational career.

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