AASL Commends the Palmetto State Teachers Association Hill Day Program
For Immediate Release
Manager, Members & Chapters
American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
CHICAGO – Acting upon a resolution submitted by the South Carolina Association of School Librarians (SCASL) the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commended the Palmetto State Teachers Association (PSTA) Hill Day Program. The program is one of eleven outstanding programs, events, and products nominated by AASL Chapters for their support of the school librarian profession and the learners the profession serves.
“The Palmetto State Teachers Association Hill Day Program collaborated with the South Carolina Association of School Librarians (SCASL) to plan a Hill Day for school librarian leaders across the state connecting them with state legislators. This successful event aligned with AASL’s vision that “Every school librarian is a leader, and every learner has a school librarian,” said Kathy Lester, AASL President. “Congratulations to the Palmetto State Teachers Association Hill Day Program for their successful collaboration with SCASL.”
Said SCASL President Tamara Cox, “SCASL is proud to recognize the efforts of the Palmetto State Teachers Association. The PSTA Hill Day program helps teachers all over South Carolina understand complicated legislation, advocate for the profession, and connect with legislators in order to share our concerns. PSTA helps us lead from the library!”
To be considered for an AASL commendation, programs must align with the principles expressed in the national association's mission and value statements. The full list can be found at www.ala.org/aasl/commendations.
The AASL Chapters provide a channel of communication between AASL-affiliated school library organizations and the AASL Board of Directors. An AASL Chapter nominates outstanding programs, events, and products for official AASL commendations, which are then reviewed and approved by the AASL Board of Directors for national recognition.
The American Association of School Librarians, www.aasl.org, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.