American Association of School Librarians

AASL seeks proposals for ALA 2015 Annual Conference programs

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites proposals for programs to be presented during the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. The conference will be held June 25-30 in San Francisco. The deadline for preconference submissions is 11:59 p.m. CDT on Thursday, May 29, 2014. The deadline for concurrent session submissions is 11:59 p.m. CDT on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. More information is available at www.ala.org/aasl/rfp.

AASL introduces the Roald Dahl’s Miss Honey Social Justice Award

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites members to apply for the Roald Dahl’s Miss Honey Social Justice Award, a new addition to the organization’s prestigious awards program. 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. More information is available on the AASL website at www.ala.org/aasl/awards.

AASL and OLA want to hear school library stories

CHICAGO - The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Library Advocacy (OLA) seek stories about parents and students who advocate for their school libraries. Stories shared will help AASL and OLA spread examples of parent and/or student advocacy to stakeholders nationally.

The Book Whisperer headlines AASL President’s Program

CHICAGO – Donalyn Miller, author of “The Book Whisperer,” will headline the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) President’s Program taking place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, as part of the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Educator collaboration key to successful CCSS implementation

CHICAGO - A new report released by the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE) reveals educators across the United States feel ill prepared to help their students achieve the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in literacy. The report, Remodeling Literacy Learning Together: Paths to Standards Implementation, investigates the extent to which the professional expertise of educators working together is driving Common Core State Standards (CCSS) implementation.

Student loan forgiveness webinar now archived on AASL eCOLLAB

CHICAGO – The archive of the webinar “Federal Student Loan Forgiveness and Cancellation Benefits for School Librarians” is now available to view as part of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) professional development repository, eCOLLAB. Presented in collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office, the webinar archive features staff members from the U.S. Department of Education and a discussion of financial aid forgiveness programs available to school librarians.

New webinar demystifies student loan forgiveness programs available to school librarians

CHICAGO – A new webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office explores the financial aid forgiveness programs available to school librarians. Presented by staff members from the U.S. Department of Education, “Federal Student Loan Forgiveness and Cancellation Benefits for School Librarians” will take place at 3 p.m. Central on Thursday, March 6. For more information and to register, visit www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming.

Video contest asks students how school libraries change lives

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), in collaboration with ProQuestAbrams, and SchoolTube, announces the launch of the School Library Month 2014 student video contest “Lives Change @ your library.” Contestants are urged to let loose their creativity and use humor, drama, music and/or special effects to illustrate how the school library program changes a student’s life.

School Library Research opens volume 17 with three new studies

CHICAGO – The newest volume of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research, opens with studies on college readiness, information literacy during the high school to college transition and educational stakeholders’ perceptions of school library programs. The purpose of School Library Research is to promote and publish high quality original research concerning the management, implementation and evaluation of school library programs.

Spring into learning with an AASL e-Academy online course

CHICAGO — Registration is now open for two of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) e-Academy online courses. The self-paced courses Design for Understanding Meets the 21st Century School Librarian and BYOL: Bring Your Own Lessons into the 21st Century!  begin March 17, 2014. Registration and additional course information are available at www.ala.org/aasl/eacademy.

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