American Association of School Librarians

VMM15: Your historic opportunity to vote on a VMM resolution

CHICAGO — Be one of more than 500 members who will have the first-time ever opportunity to vote on a resolution submitted via the Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM15). American Library Association (ALA) members can make their voices heard regarding the organization’s strategic direction and budget priorities by sharing their ideas and experiences and offering their suggestions during the annual Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM).

AASL’s Educators of School Librarians Section opens call for papers

CHICAGO — The Educators of School Librarians Section (ESLS) of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites submissions for papers on original research focusing on school library practice or school librarianship. Selected papers will be presented in a concurrent session at the AASL 17th National Conference & Exhibition to be held from Nov. 5-8, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. More information about the conference can be found at national.aasl.org.

School Library Month Storytelling Contest winners announced

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) along with ABRAMS are excited to announce the winners of the 2015 School Library Month Digital Storytelling Contest. Students were urged to let loose their creativity and illustrate the 2015 School Library Month theme, “Your School Library: Where Learning Never Ends, ” using a variety of online mediums. The winning entries are:

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.

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