CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has partnered with the Carnegie Science Center: Girls Math & Science Partnership (GMSP) to inspire girls to see themselves in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers through gaming and online activities. More information on the Can*TEEN Career Exploration initiative can be found at www.canteengirl.org/library.
CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) again joins the Alliance for Excellent Education and other national educational associations and organizations in celebrating the second annual Digital Learning Day on Feb. 6, 2013. Digital Learning Day is a nationwide celebration of teaching and learning through digital media and technology that engages students and provides them with a rich, personalized, education experience.
CHICAGO – School library professionals are encouraged to register for Dr. Sandra Andrews’ upcoming webinar, “The Power of Data” at 6 p.m. Central on Nov. 15, 2012. Hosted by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), the webinar will explore the types of data available to school librarians and how this data can be used to support school library programs. To register, visit www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming.
CHICAGO — Moving on recommendations made by its Affiliate Assembly, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has formally commended 11 programs based on their support of the school librarian profession. The following commended programs align with AASL’s learning standards and program guidelines as well as the principles expressed in AASL mission and value statements:
Kansas Summer Institute: Nominated by the Kansas Association of School Librarians for their work in developing leaders in the school library community.
CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is currently accepting applications for one group of 20-30 volunteers to participate in a blind review and scoring of two sets of proposals for the AASL 16th National Conference and Exhibition, “Rising to the Challenge.” This volunteer position is essential to conference planning. To apply, please use the application form located at national.aasl.org/volunteers. The deadline for applications is Friday, Nov. 9.
CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites proposals for concurrent sessions to be presented during the AASL 16th National Conference & Exhibition. Concurrent sessions will be held on Friday, Nov.15 and Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. The submission deadline has been extended until 11:59 p.m. Central time on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. More information is available at www.ala.org/aasl/aaslrfp.
CHICAGO — The archive of the recent webinar, How to be a Ninja Warrior Filter Fighter!, is now available online as a part of the American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) professional development repository, eCOLLAB. Presented by Gwyneth Jones, aka The Daring Librarian, the webinar focuses on how overly restrictive filtering of legitimate, educational websites and academically useful social networking tools affects student learning.
CHICAGO — The archive of the recent webinar, Opening the Space: Libraries as a Site of Participatory Culture, is now available online as a part of the American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) professional development repository, eCOLLAB. Presented by Andy Plemmons, the webinar explores participatory culture and how the library can be a space of participation.
CHICAGO — Transliteracy and participatory culture were the topics of conversation for school librarian professionals across the country as they met face-to-face and virtually for the AASL 2012 Fall Forum, Transliteracy and the School Library Program, Oct. 12-13, 2012. More than 250 attendees participated in the forum either at the Greenville, S.C., location or at participating satellite sites in Doylestown, Pa.; Homestead, Pa.; Richardson, Texas; and San Jose, Calif.
CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will celebrate the picture book during the month of November as a partner of the second annual Picture Book Month. Founded by author and storyteller Dianne de Las Casas, Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book in an increasingly digital age. More information can be found on the initiative’s website at www.picturebookmonth.com.