For immediate release | September 20, 2010

Graduate credits available for attending AASL institute

CHICAGO – Attendees of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) 2010 Fall Forum can now receive graduate credit through Portland State University. IN FOCUS: The Essentials for 21st-Century Learning will be held November 5-6 in Portland, Ore.
Individuals will receive one graduate credit hour if they attend the Fall Forum in its entirety and submit a short paper to be graded. Registration will only be available in person. Please sign up at the on-site registration desk at the Fall Forum. All attendees will receive a "Certificate of Completion" that can be used to submit for CEUs to an accredited organization. The cost is $65. Please contact Ruth Murray with Portland State University with questions.
The two-day institute's three breakout sessions will focus on essential questions, enduring understanding and evidence-based practice and how these three theories align with AASL's learning standards and program guidelines. With special time to focus on implementation and a networking session, attendees will leave the institute prepared to implement their action plan within their schools and/or districts.
The Fall Forum occurs in the years that ALA does not host a National Conference. For more information about the 2010 Fall Forum and to register, visit the AASL website at Attendees will receive a price break for registering before October 4.
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