For immediate release | September 5, 2017

Standards excitement builds with AASL Twitter chat

CHICAGO – Anticipating the launch of its new “National School Library Standards,” the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will conduct its first standards-related Twitter chat at 6:00 p.m. Central on Mon., Sept. 18. The chat will be facilitated by members of the standards implementation task force and social media editorial board. Those wishing to participate can follow the hashtag #AASLstandards.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to lead a very first national conversation about our new AASL standards in the format of a live Twitter chat,” said Joyce Valenza, member of the implementation task force. “As we begin to unpack our common beliefs and shared foundations, prior to the official standards release in Phoenix, we hope to engage many members of our community, as well as our stakeholder friends, in informal conversation and sharing. We’ll archive your brainstorming, your best ideas, your resources and your links from this first social media event. Please help spread the word.”

The new “National School Library Standards” will officially launch at the AASL National Conference & Exhibition taking place this fall in Phoenix, Arizona. Events celebrating the launch include preconferences, a dedicated general session, the Unconference and multiple opportunities to attend concurrent sessions. Conference attendees can pre-order their copy of the publication through Oct.12 and pick-up onsite.

Additional Twitter chats will be scheduled to build community around the new standards and to assist with implementation.

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Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)