American Association of School Librarians

AASL seeks proposals for ALA 2014 Annual Conference programs

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites proposals for programs to be presented during the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. The conference will be held June 26 - July 1 in Las Vegas. The deadline for preconference submissions is 11:59 p.m. CDT on Monday, May 27, 2013. The deadline for concurrent session submissions is 11:59 p.m. CDT on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. More information is available at www.ala.org/aasl/aaslrfp.

Share coffee and conversation with graphic novel authors at AASL13

CHICAGO –   Five author/illustrators will share the creative process behind the exciting genre of graphic novels during the Author Breakfast at the AASL 16th National Conference & Exhibition.  Attendees of the event, taking place Nov. 17, will enjoy breakfast with Faith Erin Hicks, Jennifer and Matthew Holm, Jarrett Krosoczka and Raina Telgemeier before being treated to a rousing live demonstration of the art of creating graphic novels.

NCLE report reveals school librarians as highly involved leaders inside and outside of their schools

CHICAGO – A new report released by the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE) reveals that school librarians are highly involved leaders playing a critical role in their schools through consistent and sustained collaboration with other educators.

AASL webinar series makes the case for school library programs during School Library Month

CHICAGO – A new series of webinars, presented by members of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Advocacy Committee, will explore critical questions currently facing the school library profession. Presented in a new 20 minute format, these webinars will focus on a single topic and will cover the AASL advocacy tools attendees need to most effectively promote their program.

School Libraries Count! personalized reports available for AASL survey participants

CHICAGO – Personalized reports are now available for participants in the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) School Libraries Count! longitudinal survey. Participants in the 2012 survey can access their reports by visiting www.ala.org/aasl/slcsurvey.

AASL eCOLLAB just got better with two added webinars for AASL member access

CHICAGO - The archives of the recent webinars, “PBS LearningMedia™ Launches Blended Literacy Lessons” and “A School Librarian’s Role in Preventing Sexting & Cyberbullying” are now available online as a part of the American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) professional development repository, eCOLLABAASL members and eCOLLAB subscribers can view the archives at www.

Discover historic Hartford at AASL national conference

CHICAGO – Educational tours during the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 16th National Conference & Exhibition will give attendees a special look at the unique history of Hartford, Conn. and the surrounding area.  Tours offer attendees of “Rising to the Challenge,” taking place Nov. 14-17, 2013, an opportunity to explore the conference setting and network with their colleagues prior to the opening of national conference. More information is available at national.aasl.org/tours.

Innovative library programs on display during school tours at AASL national conference

CHICAGO – School tours planned during the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 16th National Conference & Exhibition will put on display the best and brightest school library programs in Hartford, Conn.  Tours to these educational facilities will take place prior the opening of “Rising to the Challenge,” taking place Nov. 14-17, 2013. More information is available at national.aasl.org/tours.

AASL seeks nominees for the NCATE Board of Examiners

CHICAGO - The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) seeks two individuals to recommend for service on the Board of Examiners (BOE) of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).  NCATE is an agency authorized by the federal government to accredit units within colleges and universities that prepare classroom teachers and other pre K-12 school personnel.  Full information on the requirements and responsibilities can be found on the NCATE website.

AASL seeks volunteer editor for online research journal

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is seeking a volunteer editor for its peer-reviewed online research journal, School Library Research (SLR). The responsibilities of the editor include setting the scope and tone of the journal, managing editorial activities and the refereeing process and soliciting high-quality articles.

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