For immediate release | October 2, 2012

Information session on AASL grant to be held at Fall Forum

CHICAGO — Attendees of the 2012 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Fall Forum at the Greenville, S.C., location are invited to an information session immediately prior to the start of the forum on Oct. 12. The information session will introduce a new AASL mini-grant available to create materials for a personal learning network on the Fall Forum topic – transliteracy. Fall Forum attendees interested in attending are asked to review the participant expectations and complete a statement of interest. Lunch will be provided.

AASL has received a grant from the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE) to create a Transmedia & Digital Literacy Learning practice exchange. A practice exchange gathers together a group of educators to share their learning, questions and insights about a problem of practice for the purpose of learning from and with one another. To create this network, school librarians and their teaching partners will have the opportunity to apply for mini-grants to support their development of materials to be hosted in the exchange.

As a stakeholder group in NCLE, AASL anticipates being a major contributor to the Literacy in Learning Exchange website through the Transmedia & Digital Literacy Learning practice exchange and future projects.

A project of the National Council of Teachers of English and the Ball Foundation in alliance with over 30 stakeholder groups representing educators and school/community leaders, the National Center for Literacy Education is a project to celebrate the work of successful school teams across the country that are achieving remarkable results in advancing literacy learning.

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