For immediate release | March 15, 2016

AASL bridges dues for student members

CHICAGO – Student members of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) can now apply for a scholarship to “bridge” the increase between student and regular membership dues. Applications for this competitive program, co-sponsored by the ALA Membership Development Office, are due May 2, 2016, and will cover renewals based on recipient’s current membership cycle. Information on how to apply can be found at

Twenty scholarships will be awarded annually to student members no longer eligible for student dues pricing. The scholarship will bridge the cost difference between student and regular membership dues for three years, allowing recipients to establish themselves both in their career and financially.

"AASL wants to encourage recent graduates in school librarianship to continue their ALA/AASL membership, stay connected with the profession, and get involved in the national association when they are beginning their careers in school libraries," said Judi Moreillon, scholarship committee chair. "With this program, AASL helps support school librarian leaders of tomorrow. If you are bridging from a student membership to full ALA/AASL membership, apply for this scholarship and make a commitment to your own continued growth and to the future of our profession."

The American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.

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Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)