AASL @ ALA Annual Conference

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Time Meeting/Event

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Conversations About Library Leadership: Looking Ahead to the New School Year! (AASL SPVS) 

Join the supervisor section for a lively conversation about leadership! Our conversation will be centered around the aspects of leading a school library program. Additionally, the program will serve an inaugural event for a SPVS section book study on Judi Morellion’s library leadership book. Following our kickoff conversation at ALA, we will have a 3 week asynchronous book study on Morellion’s book Maximizing School Librarian Leadership. You do not need to participate in the book study to attend this session - but we would love for you to! Everyone is welcome.

Friday, June 25, 2021

Time Meeting/Event

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

AASL President's Program "Words Have Power: Exploring the School Library's Role in Promoting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Through Resources and Diverse Narratives"

Today’s students are bombarded with “fake news,” polarizing ideology, and revised curriculum legislation. School libraries can provide students with resources and perspectives they may never otherwise encounter to help them navigate the world around them. Today's school library collections are charged with being microcosms of our society and incorporating equity, diversity, and inclusion. Join AASL President Kathy Carroll for a lively and candid conversation with Nic Stone, best-selling author of Dear Martin and Odd One Out, and Cicely Lewis, school librarian and founder of the Read Woke Challenge and Read Woke podcast, as they explore the necessity for diverse collections and authentic student inquiry in school libraries. 

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Independent Schools Section Meeting

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Time Meeting/Event

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Educators of School Librarians Section Meeting

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Dual Enrollment and Beyond: Strategies and Research to Support Students Transitioning to College (AASL ESLS) 

Preparing students for college is a role that is extremely important for school librarians. College coursework often starts with dual enrollment. Where should school librarians begin if they want to excel in this role? What competencies can school librarian educators teach to prepare school librarians for this role? Join this discussion to learn about competencies, research, and experiences pertaining to preparing students for college and the best practices for assisting students.