For immediate release | January 21, 2014

'Powerful' on-demand learning offered on AASL eCOLLAB

CHICAGO – With the addition of the newly archived webinar “Powerful Partnerships: Libraries, Technology, and the Common Core,” the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) eCOLLAB continues its tradition of offering relevant on-demand professional development for school librarians. While content on eCOLLAB is intended for AASL members and subscribers, AASL is offering all members of the profession complimentary access to the “Powerful Partnerships” webinar archive by visiting

In “Powerful Partnerships,” AASL members Kathryn Lewis and David Loertscher lead an idea swap complementing the newly released action brief "Implementing the Common Core State Standards: The Role of the School Librarian." Published by AASL and Achieve and written by Lewis and Loertscher, the brief links school libraries and librarians to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The presenters demonstrate a similar idea swap activity that participants can lead within their schools or districts.

School library professionals are encouraged to not only view the webinar and lead similar idea swap activities with their teaching teams, but to also share the webinar archive with other educational stakeholders. Paired with the action brief, the webinar can be used to illustrate to school decision makers how the school library program is the center of teaching and learning in the era of the CCSS.

eCOLLAB | Your eLearning Laboratory: Content Collaboration Community, a repository of AASL professional development, provides members and subscribers with a central location to find and manage their e-learning as well as to connect with others in the learning community. eCOLLAB contains webcasts, podcasts and resources from various AASL professional development events, as well as access to a read-only version of the latest issue of Knowledge Quest. To begin utilizing eCOLLAB or to subscribe, visit

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.


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)