AASL's 2008 Fall Forum endnote speaker named


For Immediate Release

April 1, 2008

Contact: Melissa B. Jones

AASL Communications Specialist


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AASL's 2008 Fall Forum endnote speaker named

<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to announce the endnote speaker for AASL’s 2008 Fall Forum will be Everett Kline. The Fall Forum, Assessment, Part II: Constructing and Interpreting Viable Tools for Effective Student Learning in the Library Media Center, will be held October 17 - 19 in Oak Brook, Ill. (Chicago area), at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort. Kline's speech is entitled Our Beliefs, Our Practice: Ensuring That They Match.

Kline has been a classroom teacher, building program leader and assistant superintendent for instruction and learning for the South Orange-Maplewood School District in New Jersey. Over the last 10 years, Kline has been a consultant for public and private schools, school districts, colleges and universities and state departments of education in more than 45 states and seven foreign countries. Transforming Schools: Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement, which Kline co-authored, was chosen by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) as the member book in spring 2004. Kline holds an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Ford Fellow, and a B.A. from the University of Chicago. Kline also studied at Princeton University, where he was designated Master Teacher.

AASL's Fall Forum is a biennial event, occurring during years when there is no AASL National Conference. For more information about the Fall Forum, including registration information, sessions and presenters, visit the AASL Web site at http://www.ala.org/aasl/fallforum.

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.