For immediate release | May 11, 2010

L4L Webinars available in AASL archives

CHICAGO – The 2010 Learning4Life (L4L) webinars hosted by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) are now available for purchase in archived format. The webinars are part of the L4L initiative to nationally implement "Standards for the 21st-Century Learner" and "Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs." For more information or to purchase the archived webinars, visit

This series was developed to help advance school library programs in meeting the needs of the changing school library environment by focusing on the four chapters of "Empowering Learners." Graduate credit is available from the University of Colorado, Denver.

"These webinars are designed to ensure that AASL members, and other school librarians, are aware of and actively implementing the program guidelines," said Susan Ballard, chair of the Standards and Guidelines Implementation Task Force. "Each one of the webinars provides the perfect venue to evaluate the strength of our programs and further the process to implement and integrate these critical elements into our schools."

AASL Member pricing is $39 per webinar, or $140 for the entire series. ALA Member pricing is $69 per webinar, or $248 for the entire series. Non-members can also take advantage of the webinars at $99 per webinar, or $356 for the entire series. AASL also offers district pricing at $199 for three three-five individuals, at $399 for six-nine individuals, and $699 for 10 or more individuals. District pricing packages are available for the entire series only, and must be purchased by an AASL member.

The American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), promotes the improvement and extension of library services in elementary and secondary schools as a means of strengthening the total education program. Its mission is to advocate excellence, facilitate change and develop leaders in the school library field.


Melissa Jacobsen