For immediate release | June 7, 2016

Kristi Green wins a year of free AASL membership

CHICAGO – By sharing the wealth of AASL membership with a colleague, Kristi Green has won a free year of AASL membership for herself. Green's name was drawn as a monthly winner of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Share the Wealth Campaign. Green referred Megan Greene to AASL.

When asked why she recommended AASL membership, Green replied: “My coworker, Megan, is transferring from the classroom to the library while pursuing her degree in library science. We work at Korea International School near Seoul, South Korea, and our chances for meaningful collaboration and professional development can be limited due to language barriers, geography and time zones. I knew she would need to find a one-stop destination for the best ideas, perspectives, trends and practices the library world has to offer. Being a member of AASL is imperative for any expat school librarian. My membership makes me feel connected to my Western roots while I'm living abroad in Southeast Asia.”

Using the “Share the Wealth” membership acceptance form located on the AASL website, all current, personal AASL members are encouraged to reach out to their colleagues and invite them to join the only national professional organization focused on school librarians and the school library community.

For each member recruited, the referring AASL member will receive an entry in a monthly drawing for a complimentary year of ALA and AASL membership. Their name will also be entered into a final grand prize drawing for an AASL 18th National Conference & Exhibition package, which includes registration, three nights lodging and round trip airfare to Phoenix, Arizona, in November 2017. Multiple referrals will be accepted and will increase their chances to win.

To participate and earn entry into prize drawings, membership acceptance forms must be returned with payment directly to AASL. Memberships processed by ALA – either online or on paper – will not be included in the “Share the Wealth” campaign. For complete program rules and regulations, visit

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Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)