Journey through school librarianship using AASL’s Shared Foundation of Explore
For Immediate Release
ALA Publishing & Media
American Library Association
CHICAGO — Published by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and ALA Editions, Sarah Culp Searles’s book “Explore” takes readers on a journey through the broad and varied territory of school librarianship, sharing resources, ideas, and trends to help along the way. This guide is designed so that readers can explore their practice on their own or with colleagues—so grab your compass, backpack, and boots and hit the trails. This book offers:
- a deeper understanding of the Explore Shared Foundation, including how to connect to traditional practices while moving the school library profession forward;
- an examination of how the Competencies in the Explore Shared Foundation relate to other major ideas and concepts in school librarianship and the wider field of education; and
- ready-to-implement professional development programming for school librarians and those who support school librarians, including administrators, supervisors, and university educators.
Searles is supervisor of library media services for the Knox County Schools in Knoxville, Tennessee. She has served in multiple leadership roles for professional associations, including on the AASL Board of Directors and as chair of the Knowledge Quest editorial board. She is a Lilead Fellow and in 2018 was named a distinguished administrator by the Tennessee Association of School Librarians. A frequent speaker and professional development facilitator at the local, state, and national levels, she has published articles in Knowledge Quest and School Library Connection.
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association, empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.
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