For immediate release | April 9, 2013

AASL webinar series makes the case for school library programs during School Library Month

CHICAGO – A new series of webinars, presented by members of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Advocacy Committee, will explore critical questions currently facing the school library profession. Presented in a new 20 minute format, these webinars will focus on a single topic and will cover the AASL advocacy tools attendees need to most effectively promote their program. For more information and to register, visit

Presented as part of School Library Month, a national celebration and promotion of school librarians and their programs, the webinars are designed to be a concise overview of available tools and resources. Registration is now open for:

  • “Quantity vs. Quality” taking place at 6 p.m. Central on Tuesday, April 16, and presented by Judi Repman. The webinar will assist school librarians in helping stakeholders understand the difference between internet access and information skills.

  • “A Space vs. A LEARNING Space,” presented by Rebecca Morris, will take place at 6 p.m. Central on Wednesday, April 24. The webinar is focused on helping school librarians justify the space their school library program needs.

  • “Strong School Library Programs Build Strong Communities,” taking place at 6 p.m. Central on Tuesday, April 30, will explore tools AASL offers to demonstrate why a school librarian is essential to empowering the community leaders of tomorrow. Andrea Ange and LeeAnna Mills will present.

"AASL member volunteers have created some terrific resources for school librarians to use," said Judi Repman, advocacy committee chair. "Why not take a just a few minutes out of your day to learn more about what resources are available and how you can use them?"

Webinars are open to all attendees. Registrations will be accepted until 6 p.m. on the day preceding, and a seat in the webinar is guaranteed to the first 100 attendees. To register, visit

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 R Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

800-545-2433 ext.4383