For immediate release | June 1, 2021

AASL opens call for Knowledge Quest and School Library Research Editorial Board members

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) seeks a dynamic group of school library professionals to serve on the Knowledge Quest and School Library Research (SLR) Editorial Boards. These publications move the profession forward by highlighting school library best practices and emergent research in the field. For more information and the application, visit www.ala.org/aasl/app.

The Knowledge Quest Editorial Board works under the direction of the chair and editor to ensure the journal’s features, articles, content experts, and authors are relevant, current, and meet the needs of AASL’s diverse membership and the school library profession. ,Members of the editorial board identify focus of feature articles and topics for related articles for each issue, along with potential content experts and authors. Members also serve as liaison to content expert(s) to help direct, shape, and review the editorial content for each issue.

The SLR Editorial Board works under the direction of the SLR Editor(s)and the AASL Editor to review manuscripts in a timely fashion and ensure the research journal is relevant, current, and meets the needs of AASL’s diverse membership. Members of the board will review manuscripts and encourage submission. They are also expected to offer insight and suggestions for additional research areas for coverage as well as promote the content and value of SLR.

“As professionals, we turn to our AASL publications to provide insight, inspiration, and education about matters that apply to our daily work lives,” said Jennisen Lucas, AASL President-Elect. “Who knows that work life better than our members? We are searching for dedicated volunteers to collaborate well with others to continue providing these insights to best practice, research, and professionalism.”

Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Central on June 15, 2021. Applicants will be notified by July 6.

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

Contact:

Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

jhabley@ala.org

312-280-4383