AASL launches permanent blog

Kathy Agarwal
AASL Communications Specialist


For Immediate Release
June 13, 2006

AASL launches permanent blog

CHICAGO - Building on the success of its national conference blog, American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has established a permanent weblog -
AASLblog - to provide a focused and flexible format for providing information about programs, conferences, projects, resources and activities of interest to AASL members and others in the K-12 library media community.

AASLblog is designed to provide a new, accessible format for web-based publication of association news, programs and resources," said AASL President J. Linda Williams.
"The intent is to supplement AASL's other publication venues, while providing an open forum for discussion."

AASL President J. Linda Williams appointed the Blog Editorial Board, responsible for overall blog administration, posting relevant discussion items and moderating comments.
Alice Yucht, the national conference blog administrator, a retired school librarian and school library consultant from Highland Park, N.J., has been appointed as the blog editor.
The editorial board members include Laura Pearle, Hackley School, Tarrytown, N.Y.; Shonda Brisco, Fort Worth (Texas) Country Day School; Christopher Harris, Genesee Valley BOCES, Le Roy, N.Y.; and Michelle Kowalsky, Whippany (N.J.) Park High School.

The American Association of School Librarians,
www.aasl.org, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), promotes the improvement and extension of library media services in elementary and secondary schools as a means of strengthening the total education program.
Its mission is to advocate excellence, facilitate change and develop leaders in the school library media field.