American Association of School Librarians

AASL seeks school librarians for standards and guidelines implementation task force

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is seeking school librarians to serve on an implementation task force for a new iteration of the association’s learning standards and program guidelines slated to launch in the fall of 2017. The task force will be responsible for developing a plan to support states, school systems and individual schools preparing to implement the new publication. More information can be found at www.ala.org/aasl/rfp.
 

Tech tools on display during AASL preconferences

CHICAGO — Preconferences offered by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference are designed to further empower school librarians as technology leaders in their schools. These half-day workshops will be offered Friday, June 26 in San Francisco. For more information, visit www.ala.org/aasl/annual.

AASL seeks manuscripts for Knowledge Quest

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is seeking original, unpublished manuscripts for publication in its professional journal, Knowledge Quest. Potential topics, requirements for consideration and deadlines can be found at knowledgequest.aasl.org/manuscripts.

New AASL pins mark member milestones

CHICAGO – New and continuing members of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) can now wear their AASL membership proudly with the distribution of new AASL member pins.

AASL opens registration for its 17th National Conference & Exhibition

CHICAGO – Registration is now open for the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) 17th National Conference & Exhibition. The conference, themed “Experience Education Evolution,” will be held Nov. 5-8, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio, and is the only national conference dedicated solely to the needs of school librarians and their roles as educational leaders. A full list of rates and deadlines can be found at national.aasl.org/registration.

Paula LaRue wins a year of free AASL membership

CHICAGO – By sharing the wealth of AASL membership with a colleague, Paula LaRue, in turn, won a free year of AASL membership for herself. LaRue’s name was drawn as the March winner of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Share the Wealth Campaign. LaRue referred Ellen Williams to AASL.

Bound To Stay Bound Books continues support of school library advocacy

CHICAGO – Bound To Stay Bound Books (BTSB) continues its support of school libraries and the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) through its sponsorship of school library advocacy packs containing tools to spread the word about the many ways school librarians are transforming teaching and learning.

“Bound to Stay Bound Books is pleased to be able to help AASL inform people about the critical role school libraries and librarians play in the process of educating children, our country’s future,” said Bob Sibert, BTSB president.

Julianne Moore speaks for school libraries in new PSA

CHICAGO – A new PSA featuring Academy Award® winning actress and bestselling author Julianne Moore is now available from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) as part of the 30th anniversary of School Library Month. In the PSA, Moore speaks to how school librarians empower students to succeed in school and beyond. The PSA and instructions on how to embed the video on school library websites can be viewed at www.ala.org/aasl/slm/2015/psa.

Travel grants available for first-time AASL national conference attendees

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is offering 30 grants for travel to its 17th National Conference & Exhibition. The conference, themed “Experience Education Evolution,” will be held Nov. 5-8, in Columbus, Ohio. Full conference details can be found at national.aasl.org.

Online submission process now open for AASL best practice showcase proposals

CHICAGO – Attendees of the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) 17th National Conference & Exhibition will once again get a taste of current programs that are leading the way in school library program development during the conference's best practice showcase. The IdeaLab, formerly known as the IDEAxCHANGE, will be held Thursday afternoon of the conference taking place Nov. 5-8, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. To submit a proposal via the online RFP, visit national.aasl.org/idea.

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