American Association of School Librarians

'Socialize' AASL’s 2012 Fall Forum and win!

CHICAGO —  Attendees of the American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) 2012 Fall Forum are invited to pin, tweet and post their way into a drawing for an autographed copy of keynote speaker Henry Jenkins’ book “Convergence Culture.” To enter, attendees are asked to share their excitement over attending the Fall Forum across social networking platforms and complete an entry form located on the AASL website.

AASL Fall Forum Ning opens the transliteracy conversation

CHICAGO — All are invited to become a part of the conversation on the range of skills comprising the concept of transliteracy, the focus of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2012 Fall Forum, by joining the new AASL 2012 Fall Forum Ning.  Fall Forum attendees and those unable to join their colleagues at the live event Oct. 12-13 are invited to join the Ning and start the discussion on the range of skills students need in order to navigate the current information landscape.

AASL joins nearly 3,000 organizations to make voice of nondefense discretionary programs heard

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and others from the nondefense discretionary (NDD) community have delivered a letter to Congress urging leaders to avert sequestration by adopting a “balanced approach to deficit reduction that does not include further cuts to NDD programs.” Joining AASL in this effort are nearly 3,000 national, state and local organizations from all 50 states representing the education, public safety and health communities.

Nominations sought for the best curriculum based apps

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is now accepting nominations for its new Best Apps for Teaching and Learning recognition. Nominations are being solicited for apps that encourage student engagement in learning and reinforce innovative teaching.  Apps nominated should also strengthen instruction, critical thinking skills and inquiry. Apps can be nominated via the online form on the AASL website.

AASL awards season opens with more than $50,000 in opportunities

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) prestigious awards program will offer more than $50,000 in awards in 2013 to AASL members. AASL’s 10 awards recognize excellence and showcase best practices in the school library field in categories that include research, collaboration, leadership and innovation. AASL personal members are required to fill out applications using AASL’s online awards database.

Collaboration, leadership and Response to Intervention examined in new School Library Research articles

CHICAGO — Three new research articles covering the topics of the process of teacher/school librarian collaboration, the role of the school librarian as a leader in technology integration and the function of school librarians in Response to Intervention (RtI) are now available online as part of the American Association of School Librarian’s online journal, School Library Research.

AASL seeks proposals for concurrent sessions at the AASL 16th National Conference in Hartford, Conn.

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites proposals for concurrent sessions to be presented during the American Association of School Librarians 16th National Conference and Exhibition. Concurrent sessions will be held on Friday, Nov.15 and Saturday, Nov. 16. The submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. Central time on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. More information is available at www.ala.org/aasl/aaslrfp.

Be calm, cool and collected when implementing the common core with an online course from AASL

CHICAGO – Register now for the new American Association of School Librarians (AASL) e-Academy course, Common Core: Moving from Complex to Calm, Cool, and Collected. This four-week, self-paced course facilitated by Paige Jaeger will run from Aug. 6 - Aug. 31, 2012. Registration and course information are available on the AASL e-Academy page.

AASL announces 2012 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning

CHICAGO — At the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2012 Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif., the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced the 2012 Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning. In its fourth year, the list of websites honors the top 25 Internet sites for enhancing learning and curriculum development for school librarians and their teacher collaborators. The list is considered the "best of the best" by AASL.

Thought leaders examine school libraries and the whole child in new AASL podcasts

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) presents the newest set of podcasts in its 30 Second Thought Leadership: Insights from Leaders in the School Library Community series.

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