American Association of School Librarians

AASL shares the 'state of the association' during new virtual membership meeting

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) held its first virtual membership meeting on Sunday, June 8. This annual meeting, formerly a face-to-face event presented during the ALA Annual Conference, provided AASL members with a “state of the association” update via reports from AASL leadership. Topics included AASL initiatives, programs, recognitions and financial standing. The meeting was recorded, and all are invited to view the archive at www.ala.org/aasl/vmm.

Expert panel connects educators to the digital education transformation

CHICAGO – Prestigious members of the Project Connect team will discuss how information professionals can reimagine the ways they support student learning during a panel presentation at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Hosted by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), this dynamic discussion will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, in room N259/261 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. This event is included in conference registration, and all are invited to attend.

AASL debuts new virtual membership meeting

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will hold its first virtual membership meeting at 5 p.m. Central (6 p.m. Eastern, 4 p.m. Mountain, 3 p.m. Pacific) on Sunday, June 8. The annual membership meeting provides AASL members with a “state of the association” update via reports from AASL leadership. As the membership meeting requires no official vote of AASL membership, all members of the school library profession are invited to attend.

AASL webinar provides the recipe for connecting research and the CCSS

CHICAGO – An upcoming webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will demonstrate how research - done correctly - will touch almost every one of AASL's “Standards for the 21st-Century Learner” and the "anchor standards" in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Presented by Paige Jaeger, “Repackaging Research - Recipe for the Common Core” will take place at 6 p.m. Central on Tuesday, May 20. For more information and to register, visit www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming.

Public librarians and the CCSS webinar now archived in AASL professional development repository

CHICAGO The archive of the webinar “The Common Core and the Public Librarian: Reaching Patrons and Students” is now available to view as part of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) professional development repository, eCOLLAB. The webinar explores the ways public librarians can become involved in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and support their school librarian colleagues. To view, visit ecollab.aasl.org and click on “Complimentary Content.”

New AASL publication develops school library collections for the 22nd century

CHICAGO – The newest publication from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), “Developing Collections to Empower Learners,” examines collection development in the context of today’s shift toward digital resources, while emphasizing the foundational beliefs of the school library profession.

AASL invites program proposals for its 17th National Conference & Exhibition

CHICAGO The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites proposals for preconference workshops and concurrent sessions to be presented during its 17th National Conference & Exhibition taking place Nov. 5-8, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. The preconference workshop deadline is Friday, Aug.  15, 2014, and the concurrent session deadline is Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. More information is available at www.ala.org/aasl/rfp.

Preddy elected 2015-2016 AASL president

CHICAGO – Leslie Preddy, school librarian at Perry Meridian Middle School in Indianapolis, Ind., has been elected as the 2015-2016 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) president. Preddy will serve as president-elect during 2014-2015 under AASL President Terri Grief.

ALA President Barbara Stripling's free webinar series continues with 'STEAM in Libraries'

CHICAGO — STEAM Learning, a framework for teaching across the multiple disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, is the focus for the next webinar in Barbara Stripling’s “Libraries Change Lives” series.  This free webinar will concentrate on introducing the STEAM philosophy into school and public libraries; highlighting its project-based learning and collaborative qualities.  Please mark your calendar for 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Central time on Monday, May 19, 2014.

New AASL webinar promotes CCSS collaboration between school and public librarians

CHICAGO A new webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will explore the ways public librarians can become involved in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and support their school librarian colleagues. Presented by Margaux DelGuidice and Kathryn Roots Lewis, “The Common Core and the Public Librarian: Reaching Patrons and Students” takes place at 5 p.m. Central on Thursday, May 8. For more information and to register, visit www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming.

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