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AASL Online Continuing Education

Facilitated Programs

The e-Academy facilitated programs are accessible 24 hours a day for six weeks. These static tutorials are facilitated by an expert who will guide the learning experience at key points within the program. The learner will be able to share and collaborate with other participants through discussion boards, activities and occasional scheduled live chats.

  • Requirements: Pre-test, Completion of all activities (live chats optional), Post-test
  • Read technical requirements before registering for this course. 
  • Credits: Certificate of Completion
  • Cost: AASL member $49.95 non-member $59.95
  • Capacity: 30

Facilitated Program Offered in Spring 2007:

bullet point Create Compelling Programming in Your School Library
April 23 – June 1, 2007

Facilitator: Dawn P. Vaughn


School libraries present special opportunities for developing successful programs. This course discusses programming in the school environment, and provides support for programs that meet the needs and goals of the school library.

Thematic programming can be the basis for an energized, dynamic school library. Effective programming is more than an occasional add-on activity; it is the key to accomplishing the disparate roles and goals of a school librarian. Well designed programming can strengthen curriculum and provide a means of communication with students, parents, teachers and administrators. Themes can be large or small, simple or complex. They can be tailored to your preferences and strengths as a librarian, or determined by the age level of your school or the needs of your curriculum.

Planning an effective program is a matter of matching themes and activities to needs and goals. Whether highlighting the collection to encourage circulation, collaborating with classroom teachers, or jump starting information literacy skills, programming can provide a connection to the larger school community.

Facilitator Information:

Dawn Vaughn photoDawn Vaughn is Past-President of the American Association of School Librarians. She has been involved with AASL for her 22 years as a school librarian. Dawn has worked at all levels of librarianship, from elementary school to middle school to high school as well as a district professional librarian. She has written numerous articles and co-authored the book "Write It! A Guide for Research."

While Dawn was library coordinator at Cherry Creek High School, a suburban high school near Denver, CO, the library was awarded the National School Library Media Program of the Year award for the second time. Currently, Dawn is an assistant to the principal at Cherry Creek High School in Denver Colorado where she is the administrator responsible for the library.

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