American Association of School Librarians

Kirk elected 2014-2015 AASL president

CHICAGO — Terri Kirk, school librarian at Reidland High School in Paducah, Ky., has been elected as the 2014-2015 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) president.  Kirk will serve as president-elect during 2013-2014 under AASL President Gail Dickinson.

Peter Bregman helps school librarians get the ‘right things’ done at AASL’s national conference

 
CHICAGO – Author and leadership consultant Peter Bregman, will headline the closing general session at the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 16th National Conference and Exhibition. Bregman’s presentation, focusing on practical tips for making the most of the work day, will close out the conference taking place Nov. 14-17, 2013, in Hartford, Conn. More information can be found at national.aasl.org.  
 

AASL executive director, Julie Walker, to retire as of July 2013

CHICAGO – Julie Walker, executive director of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), will retire in July 2013 after 16 years with the association.

It has been gratifying to help lead the association and the field through an exciting period of challenge and change,” said Walker. “I will always stand in awe of the incredible work our member volunteers accomplish.”

Rosalind Dennis receives AASL Intellectual Freedom Award

CHICAGO – Rosalind Dennis, director of educational media and instructional materials for the DeKalb County (Ga.) School District, is the 2013 recipient of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Intellectual Freedom Award. Established in 1982 and sponsored by ProQuest, the AASLIntellectual Freedom Award is given for upholding the principles of intellectual freedom as set forth by AASL and ALA.

Jarrett Krosoczka to speak at AASL Awards Luncheon during the 2013 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - Author, illustrator and school library advocate Jarrett Krosoczka will speak during the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) annual Awards Luncheon.

North Carolina School Library Media Association fosters emerging leaders with AASL’s ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant

CHICAGO – The North Carolina School Library Media Association (NCSLMA) is the recipient of the 2013 American Association of School Librarians' (AASL

AASL announces winners of School Library Month video contest

CHICAGO - The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is proud to announce the winners of the "Communities matter @ your library" Student Video Contest.  Contestants were urged to let loose their creativity and use humor, drama, music and/or special effects to illustrate how the school library program fosters a sense of community in their school. Three ranked winners were selected based on scores awarded by a panel of judges. The winning entries are:

Joseph Landor and Judy Russell receive AASL Information Technology Pathfinder Award

CHICAGO – School librarians Joseph Landor and Judy Russell are the recipients of the 2013 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Information Technology Pathfinder Award. Sponsored by Follett Software Company, the $1,500 award recognizes and honors two school librarians – one elementary and one secondary – for demonstrating vision and leadership through the use of information technology to build lifelong learners.

Two school library research projects awarded AASL Research Grants

CHICAGO — Two school library-related research projects, “The Principals’ Perspectives on the Value of School Librarians in Teaching and Learning Case Study” and "Bark If You R.E.A.D. in School Libraries: Can School Librarians with Therapy Dogs and Reading Support Skills Be an Effective Part of a School's Literacy Intervention Team?" are the 2013 recipients of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Research Grant sponsored by Capstone.

Scott Bacon receives AASL Distinguished School Administrators Award

CHICAGO – Scott Bacon, principal of Blue Valley high school in Stilwell, Kan., is the 2013 recipient of the American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) Distinguished School Administrators Award. Sponsored by ProQuest, the $2,000 award honors a school administrator who has made worthy contributions to the operations of an exemplary school library and to advancing the role of the school library in the educational program.

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