For immediate release | March 17, 2014

Student loan forgiveness webinar now archived on AASL eCOLLAB

CHICAGO – The archive of the webinar “Federal Student Loan Forgiveness and Cancellation Benefits for School Librarians” is now available to view as part of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) professional development repository, eCOLLAB. Presented in collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office, the webinar archive features staff members from the U.S. Department of Education and a discussion of financial aid forgiveness programs available to school librarians. To view, visit

During the webinar, presenters Ian Foss, Federal Student Aid program specialist, and Brian Smith, Office of Postsecondary Education program specialist, discuss loan forgiveness and cancellation benefits for school librarians with federal student loans. Foss and Smith provide tips, resources and links to help alleviate the complexity of applying for Perkins Loan cancellations and Direct Loan Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

While content on eCOLLAB is intended for AASL members and subscribers, access to the “Federal Student Loan Forgiveness and Cancellation Benefits for School Librarians” archive is complimentary to all.

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)