AASL Policies

The AASL Policies is currently under review and revision. Completed policies will be posted as they are finalized and approved. The AASL policies have been developed over an extended period of time and formatting is inconsistent. The content of the policies will not change but all policies will be reviewed and re-formatted to ensure consistency at a later date.

Table of Contents

Section A: Administration

A-1: Policy Formulation and/or Revision *

A-2: Board Meetings/Reports of Action

A-3: AASL Logo

A-4: AASL Endorsements

A-5: Testimony by AASL Members

A-6: Limitations of Executive Committee (Sunsetted)

A-7: Executive Director’s Authority to Sign Contracts

A-8: Advertising and Sponsorships *

A-9: Voting Between AASL Board Meetings *

A-10: Guidelines for Writing Position Statements *

A-11: Official AASL Correspondence *

A-12: Conflict of Interest

A-13: Code of Conduct

A-14: Publication of Educational Events (Sunsetted)

A-15: Strategic Plan

A-16: Solicitation of Funds

A-17: AASL Partnerships & Collaborations *

A-18: AASL Communities *

A-19: Annual Performance Evaluation of AASL Executive Director

Section B: Board of Directors

B-1: Position Descriptions

B-2: Representation by AASL

B-3: Committee/Task Force Summary Reports

B-4: Contracted Services/Personnel (Sunsetted)

B-5: Evaluation of Contracted Personnel (Sunsetted)

B-6: Installation of AASL President (Sunsetted)

B-7: Removal of Committee Members (Sunsetted)

Section C: Awards, Grants and Scholarships

C-1: Policy and Procedure for Creation/Dissolution of Award, Grant or Scholarship

C-2: Collaborative School Library Award

C-3: Distinguished School Administrator Award

C-4: Distinguished Service Award

C-5: Frances Henne Award

C-6: National School Library of the Year Award

C-7: Roald Dahl’s Miss Honey Social Justice Award

C-8: ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant

C-10: Innovative Reading Grant

C-11: AASL President’s Crystal Apple

Section D: Finances

D-1: Financial Procedures

D-2: Investment Policies

D-3: Reimbursement Eligibility

D-4: Expense Reimbursement Guidelines for Volunteers

D-5: Presidential Initiative

D-6: Accounts Payable

D-7: AASL Financial Controls

D-8: Expense Reimbursement for Technology

Section E: Nominations and Elections

E-1: Nominations Process

E-2: Office Qualifications

E-3: Campaigning for Elected Office

E-4: Vacancies

Section F: Government

F-1: Legislative Platform

F-2: Protocol for Writing Position Statements for Education Policy Issues

Section G: Professional Development

G-1: Course Registration

G-2: Speaker Selection

G-3: Continuing Education/Clock Hours

G-4: Program Cancellation

G-5: Fee Waivers

G-6: Speaker Honorarium

G-7: Vendor Affiliated Presenters

G-8: Certificates of Completion

G-9: Sale of Books/Merchandise at AASL Events

G-10: Speakers Bureau

G-11: Complimentary Booth Space

G-12: Presidential Housing

G-13: Site Selection

G-14: Approval of Non-AASL Material for Distribution

G-15: Press Passes

G-16: Space Rental

Section H: AASL Chapters

H-1: AASL Chapter Affiliation Process and Maintenance

H-3: Chapter Assembly

H-4: AASL State Chapter Communication

H-5: State Leadership Visits

H-6: AASL Chapter of the Year Award

Section I: Editorial

I-1: Role of Knowledge Quest Editor

I-2: Knowledge Quest Editorial Board

I-3: Role of Content Experts

I-4: Review of Article Submissions

I-5: Role of School Library Research Editors

I-6: School Library Research Article Submission Process

I-7: Role of Newsletter Editor

I-8: School Library Research Editorial Board

Section J: Committee Commissions

J-1: All Committees: Omnibus Section

J-2: Bylaws & Organization Committee

J-3: Budget & Finance Committee

J-4: Leadership Development Committee

J-5: Award/Sub-Award Committees

J-6: Annual Conference Panel

J-7: National Conference

J-8: Best Digital Tools for Teaching & Learning

J-11: School Library Event Promotion

J-12: Practice Committee

J-14: Association of American University Presses Book Selection

J-15: CAEP Coordinating (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)

J-18: Standards

J-19: Legacy

J-20: Professional Learning

J-21: Member Engagement

Section K: AASL Chapter Assembly

K-1: AASL Chapters Coordinating Team Election Process

K-2: AASL Chapters Resolution Process

Section L: Sections

L-1: Sections- Omnibus

L-2: ESLS Section

L-3: ESLS Officers

L-4: ESLS Committees

L-5: ESLS Community of Scholars

Section M: Special Interest Groups (Retired)

M-1: Special Interest Group - Omnibus

Section N: Social Media

N-1: Social Media Policies and Guidelines

N-2: Social Media Editorial Board

Section O: Website

O-1: Non-AASL/ALA Information and Resources

Section P: Task Forces

P-1: Task Force - Omnibus

Section Q: Communities of Practice

Q-1: Communities of Practice - Omnibus

Sunsetted Policies - The following are retired/inactive policies and are intended for historical reference only.

A-6: Limitations of Executive Committee

A-14: Publication of Educational Events

B-4: Contracted Services/Personnel

B-5: Evaluation of Contracted Personnel

B-6: Installation of AASL President

B-7: Removal of Committee Members

* Policy Name Changes

A-1: Policy and Procedure Formulation and/or Revision (policy subject title change 11/17/22)

A-8: Advertising by Outside Vendors (policy subject title change 3/16/23)

A-9: Guidelines for Conducting an Electronic Vote (policy subject title change 3/16/23)

A-10: Guidelines for Writing Position Statements, Standards and Guidelines (policy subject title change [date])

A-11: Use of AASL Letterhead (policy subject title change 3/16/23)

A-17: Partnerships & Collaborative Agreements (policy subject title change [date])

A-18: Commercial Use of AASL Communities (policy subject title change [date])