2016-2017 AASL president Audrey Church’s presidential initiative focused on furthering administrators’ understanding of the key role that strong school libraries and certified school librarians play in student learning. Members of the Presidential Initiative Task Force curated selected quality resources that demonstrate the important instructional role of librarians in 21st century schools. Please utilize these products created by the Task Force to inform principals and other stakeholders that school librarians are learning leaders.
- June 2017 AASL Advocacy & Legislation Coalition Call Archive
Audrey and Presidential Initiative Task Force Members Deb Levitov, Michelle Folk, and Priscille Dando introduce the initiative and resources.
School Librarians as Learning Leaders (Infographic)
Resources organized by topic—Teaching, Leadership, and Evidence
School Librarians as Learning Leaders (Annotated Resource Guide)
Resources organized by format—Infographics; Journal articles, position statements, reports; and Videos
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