AASL Town Halls

Community & Connection

AASL Town Halls are an opportunity for school library professionals to network and brainstorm around a central theme. During the town halls, participants share successes, solicit ideas, and strategize the best ways to meet the needs of school librarians and their learners. Join AASL leadership, special guests, and peers across the country in an open conversation focused on leading learning in your school and community. View archived town halls.

AASL Town Hall | Building Relationships / Partnerships between K-12 & Academic Librarians
April 24, 2024 | 6:00 p.m. Central

All school and academic librarians are invited to join this Town Hall discussion that will focus on building relationships between K-12 and post-secondary librarians. As educator librarians who serve the same population, just at different age levels, this conversation will provide an opportunity to grow connections between both types of libraries. Participants in the Town Hall will be encouraged to share their thoughts on how they currently support learners, what a dream partnership between K-12 and academic librarians would look like, and ideas on how to increase connections between K-12 and post-secondary.

AASL Town Hall | The Gift of Story
May 7, 2024 | 6:00 p.m. Central

During the AASL Town Hall at 6:00 p.m. Central on May 7, AASL President Courtney Pentland will be joined by John Schu, author of The Gift of Story: Exploring the Affective Side of the Reading Life. They will lead a conversation about his book which invites readers to consider literacy beyond its academic benefits, highlighting the ways story speaks to our hearts and brings us together. To learn more about the book and to download a copy of the study guide, visit www.johnschu.com/the-gift-of-story