AASL offers Pre-Midwinter Institute on reading

Contact: Kathy Agarwal
Communications Specialist


For Immediate Release
October 3, 2006

AASL offers Pre-Midwinter Institute on reading

CHICAGO - The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will offer a Pre-Midwinter Institute, "Reading and the School Library Media Specialist," on January 19, 2007, during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.

This all day workshop will address critical topics in reading for P-12 library media specialists.
Session presenters will review current research on reading instruction, discuss how it informs classroom practice, explore reading strategies, and explain what the library media specialist can do to enhance them.
Using the program Web site and print guide, facilitators will help attendees gain the confidence to adopt and implement strategies to meet the reading needs of all their students.

"This workshop will provide essential training in reading instruction," said AASL President Cyndi Phillip.
"Literacy skills are indispensable to overall school success for every student and school library media specialists play a vital role in teaching students reading skills."

Online registration for the AASL Pre-Midwinter Institute is open now; go to
http://www.ala.org/aasl/midwinter for more information. Registration prices are as follows: AASL member: $169; ALA member: $209; Non-member: $259. Advance Registration will run until December 8, 2006.

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.