American Association of School Librarians

AASL announces 2014 list of Best Apps for Teaching & Learning

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced its 2014 list of Best Apps for Teaching & Learning at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas. The list of 25 apps provides new technology resources for school librarians and their teacher collaborators. Now in its second year, the list is considered the "best of the best" by AASL.

Indianapolis middle school wins 2014 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award

CHICAGO — An Indiana middle school library has been recognized by the American Library Association (ALA) for its work in creating an innovative genealogy program for eighth-graders.

Perry Meridian Middle School in Indianapolis won the 2014 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming for its “R.O.A.D. (Research, Observe, Analyze, Discover) I Travel” unit, created in 2013 in partnership with the Indiana State Library and Indiana Historical Society.

Betsy Lobmeyer receives inaugural Roald Dahl Miss Honey Social Justice Award

CHICAGO Betsy Lobmeyer and her project “Charlie’s Ever Warming Blankets” Children in Poverty, is the inaugural recipient of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Roald Dahl Miss Honey Social Justice Award. Sponsored by Penguin Random House, the Roald Dahl Award recognizes collaboration between school librarians and teachers in the instruction of social justice using school library resources.

Ann M. Martin and Kathleen R. Roberts to join David Warlick at AASL Fall Forum

CHICAGO – Ann M. Martin and Kathleen R. Roberts, leaders in the school library profession, will join David Warlick as presenters at the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2014 Fall Forum.  Taking place Oct. 17-18, School Librarians in the Anytime Anywhere Learning Landscape, will convene in St. Louis and be broadcast to nine satellite sites across the country. For more information and to register, visit fallforum.aasl.org.

AASL releases Senior/Capstone Project survey results and executive summary

CHICAGO – Results of a survey undertaken by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Senior Project/Capstone Project Task Force are now available as part of an executive summary detailing the completion of the group’s work. The results and summary are available on the AASL website at: www.ala.org/aasl/advocacy/resources.

Two School Library Research articles recognized by LIRT

CHICAGO – Two articles from the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) online research journal, School Library Research, have been named 2013 Top Twenty articles by the Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) of the American Library Association (ALA). The full list of articles recognized can be found at www.ala.org/lirt/top-twenty-archives.

The SLR articles included in the 2013 list are:

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.

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