AASL seeks proposals for webinars during School Library Media Month

Contact: Melissa Jacobsen

AASL Communications Specialist

(312) 280-4381



For Immediate Release

December 1, 2009

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is currently seeking 60-minute webinar proposals for a Learning4Life (L4L) webinar series to be held on Wednesdays in April 2010. The webinars will be offered as professional development during School Library Media Month. To download the application, visit

AASL invites interested presenters to submit proposals that focus on one of the four chapters in AASL's "Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs:"

  1. Developing Visions for Learning
  2. Teaching for Learning
  3. Building the Learning Environment
  4. Empowering Learning through Leadership

The target audience for each of the webinars will be Pre-K-12 library media specialists, program officers, district supervisors, coordinators, educators and directors. Accepted proposals should be available to virtually present their webinar on a Wednesday evening during April 2010.

The deadline for proposals is Jan. 4, 2010. Proposals can be submitted electronically to Jennifer Habley, manager, programs and affiliate relations, at
jhabley@ala.org, or by fax to (312) 280-5276. They can also be submitted in writing to Jennifer Habley, Manager, Programs and Affiliate Relations, AASL, American Library Association, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60611.Â

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.