American Association of School Librarians

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.

AASL seeks program reviewers for the AASL 2015 National Conference

CHICAGO - The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is currently accepting applications for volunteers to participate in a blind review and scoring of concurrent session proposals for the AASL 17th National Conference & Exhibition, “Experience Education Evolution.”  To apply, please use the application form located at national.aasl.org/volunteers. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, Dec. 30.

Call for AASL standards and guidelines editorial board members

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) seeks a dynamic group of school librarians to serve on an editorial board responsible for the evaluation and revision of the association’s learning standards and program guidelines. Members of all facets and levels of the profession are invited to apply, ensuring the voices of all school librarians are reflected in the document. Complete details, including responsibilities, qualifications and application procedure can be found on the AASL website.

Seventeen AASL members counted among Lilead Fellows

CHICAGO – The Lilead Project recently announced the participating fellows in its 2015-2016 Lilead Fellows Program. Seventeen members of the American Association of School Librarian (AASL) were included in the list of 25 participants.

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