American Association of School Librarians

Building partnerships and passing legislation the focus of new ALA and AASL webinar

CHICAGO – A new webinar from the ALA Chapter Relations Office (CRO), Office of Library Advocacy and the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will facilitate a conversation about building partnerships and identifying library champions in order to pass school library legislation at the state level.

CCSS, OER, and more in new AASL webinar

CHICAGO – During a new webinar taking place Thurs., Sept. 28, at 6:00 p.m. Central, presenter Krista Welz will demonstrate a variety of Common Core State Standards (CCSS)-aligned Open Educational Resources (OER) and how they can be applied in Google Classroom. Registration for “Common Core Open Educational Resources and Websites & Google Classroom” is now open at

Amy Aldridge-Ritchey wins free AASL national conference registration, hotel and travel

CHICAGO – Amy Aldridge-Ritchey from Upper Sandusky, Ohio, recommended American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) membership to a colleague and in return has won complimentary AASL National Conference registration, round-trip airfare, and a three-night hotel stay as the grand prize winner of the Share the Wealth campaign.

AASL web portal offers first peek at new standards resources and content

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is excited to announce the release of several early materials addressing elements of the new “National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries” which will launch in November at the AASL National Conference & Exhibition in Phoenix, Arizona. The early materials are featured on the AASL Standards web portal at

Learning, networking and fun continue at AASL17 after dark

CHICAGO – The opening day of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference & Exhibition promises to continue the learning, networking and fun well into the evening with several special events. The conference, themed “Beyond the Horizon,” will be held Nov. 9-11, in Phoenix, Arizona. Full conference details can be found at

The after-hours events taking place Nov. 9 include:

New AASL webinar builds STEAM skills hands-on

CHICAGO – Building a learner’s science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) skills will be the focus of an upcoming webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). Taking place on Tues., Sept. 12, at 6:00 p.m. Central, “Beyond Book Readings: Building Science Literacy with Hands-On Activities” will highlight best practices for engaging diverse learners in science education through narrative nonfiction books and outdoor/hands-on activities.

Standards excitement builds with AASL Twitter chat

CHICAGO – Anticipating the launch of its new “National School Library Standards,” the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will conduct its first standards-related Twitter chat at 6:00 p.m. Central on Mon., Sept. 18. The chat will be facilitated by members of the standards implementation task force and social media editorial board. Those wishing to participate can follow the hashtag #AASLstandards.

AASL commends six programs aligned with its values and mission

CHICAGO — Moving on recommendations made by its Affiliate Assembly, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commended six programs due to the programs’ support of the school librarian profession. To be considered, programs must align with AASL’s learning standards and program guidelines as well as the principles expressed in the AASL mission and value statements.

Only the “Best” in an all new AASL webinar

CHICAGO – The 2017 list of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Best Websites for Teaching & Learning will be explored during a live webinar on Tues., Aug. 29, at 6:00 p.m. Central. One of the most anticipated releases of educational resources each year, AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning provide school librarians and other educators with web-based tools of exceptional value for inquiry-based teaching and learning.

New School Library Research article examines the development of reading lists

CHICAGO – A new article detailing the results of a small-scale study exploring the design and use of reading lists by UK school librarians and teachers is now available in volume 20 of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research (SLR).