For immediate release | February 21, 2012

AASL offers webinar on social networking and cybersafety

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will offer a webinar, Social Networking, Technology, and Safety: Engaging Your Community, at 6 p.m. CDT on March 21, 2012. This one-hour webinar is designed for K-8 librarians who are interested in creating presentations that help parents keep their children safe when using technology. AASL members can register by visiting

Participants will leave the webinar, facilitated by Lisa Talbert, Mary Ann Curran and Amanda Kuzminski, with a set of materials and resources on social networking and cybersafety that can be adapted to fit the needs of their school communities. The webinar will cover the importance of cultivating administrative and district office support by building a network of experts along with a familiarity of online resources. Attendees will also be guided through targeting needs of the community and creating successful parent information nights.

Live AASL webinars are complimentary and are available only to current, personal members of AASL. To register, 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.