For immediate release | March 6, 2012

School library leaders share keys to successful coteaching

CHICAGO – Now available on the AASL website is the newest installment of the American Association of School Librarians’ 30 Second Thought Leadership: Insights from Leaders in the School Library Community series. The series features school librarian experts delivering brief and practical advice based on the themes of Knowledge Quest issues. Questions, current videos and thought-leader bios can be viewed at

The just released 30 Second series focuses on the March/April issue of Knowledge Quest, “Coteaching” and explores the question, “What is the key to successful coteaching?” Those offering their insight include:

  • Susan Ballard, AASL president-elect, lecturer at the University of Vermont and adjunct professor at Simmons College/GSLIS.
  • Judith Kaplan, coordinator of school library media studies sequence at the University of Vermont.
  • Judi Moreillon, assistant professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman’s University.
  • Suzanna Panter, school librarian at Dumbarton Elementary School in Henrico County, Va. (AASL’s 2011 National School Library Program of the Year).
  • Christina Russo, STEM librarian at New Canaan (Conn.) High School (AASL’s 2010 National School Library Program of the Year award winner).

Published bimonthly September through June by the American Association of School Librarians, Knowledge Quest is devoted to offering substantive information to assist building-level school librarians, supervisors, library educators and other decision makers concerned with the development of school library programs and services. Articles address the integration of theory and practice in school librarianship and new developments in education, learning theory and relevant disciplines. Visit Knowledge Quest online at

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.