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AASL has many opportunities for members of the profession to participate in the work of the association. Your colleagues value the unique perspective you bring to the profession.

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AASL maintains three member sections that represent a special field of activity within the profession.

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Communities of Practice are AASL member groups driven by a shared learning need and convening to advance their practice.

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As a member of the American Association of School Librarians, the only national association for school library professionals since 1951, you are a part of a diverse and engaged community of educators transforming teaching and learning.

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AASL Events

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AASL will hold its annual virtual membership meeting on Wednesday, June 12, at 6:00 p.m. Central. The membership meeting

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Celebration

In an extension of the observance of Banned Books Week, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) designated

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Celebration

Every April school librarians are encouraged to host activities to help their school and local community celebrate the

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Find Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) resources to share with learners in your school library.

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Celebration

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in your school library.

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Conference

The AASL National Conference is the only national conference devoted solely to the needs of school librarians.

Recent Publications

Moving the school library profession far beyond traditional collection development, Curate helps to connect learners to resources in more thoughtful, meaningful ways.

Assessing Learners unpacks a complex and critical area of school library instruction aligned to AASL Standards. Readers will be able to appropriately select or design assessment tools to measure learner understanding and growth.

This book will help school librarians improve their practice and strengthen their influence within their learning communities, increasing positive perceptions of school libraries through developing a brand in alignment with the AASL Standards.

This book translates complex concepts into accessible and practical school library strategies while challenging readers to embrace and nurture their personal and professional growth.