For immediate release | February 28, 2012

Additional online courses added to AASL's eAcademy lineup

CHICAGO – Register now for one or more of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) e-Academy courses scheduled through the end of summer. The four-week self-paced courses are designed to give participants 12 hours of learning led by experts in the school library field. Registration and course information are available at

The upcoming course schedule includes:

Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Infusing Literacy Skills into the Inquiry Process

Running: Mar. 19 – Apr. 13

Facilitator: Liz Deskins

The Path to Collaboration: Making it Happen

Running: Mar. 19 – Apr. 13.

Facilitator: Marilyn Heath

Design for Understanding Meets the 21st Century School Librarian

Running: Jul. 9 – Aug. 3.

Facilitator: Mary Keeling

From 0 to 60: Implement eBooks in Your Library Program in 4 Weeks

Running: Jul. 16 – Aug. 10

Facilitator: Richard Hasenyager

Making a Place, Making a Case for Read-Alouds: A Powerful Teaching Tool for Literacy

Running: Jul. 16 – Aug. 10

Facilitator: Christina Dorr

AASL e-Academy courses are led in Moodle, a Web-based online learning system that students access from their browser. Each course is designed with the busy school librarian in mind - participants can complete coursework at a time that is most convenient for them.

Detailed descriptions of each course and registration information are available on the AASL e-Academy pages at Fees are $99 for AASL members; $149 for ALA members; $225 for nonmembers; $99 for retired AASL members; and $75 for student AASL members.

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.