AASL's winter tour of online courses

Contact: Melissa Jacobsen

AASL Communications Specialist

(312) 280-4381



For Immediate Release

December 8, 2009

CHICAGO – School library media specialists are encouraged to sign up for the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) 2010 winter tour of online courses. Designed to isolate problem areas, the four 4-week courses will help develop the skills and techniques to help school library media specialists bring their programs into the 21st century. Registration and course information are available at

The following courses will run Jan. 11 to Feb. 8:

  • Design for Understanding Meets the 21st Century Library Media Specialist
  • Making a Place, Making a Case for Read-Alouds: A Powerful Teaching Tool for Literacy K-6

The following courses will run Feb. 1 to Mar. 1:

  • The Path to Collaboration: Making it Happen
  • Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Infusing Literacy Skills into the Inquiry Process

Led by experts in the school library media field, these courses will arm attendees with the tools and resources necessary to get results in their programs. Just for signing up, AASL is offering a free archived Learning4Life (L4L) webinar with every course registration.

Detailed descriptions of each course and registration information are available on the AASL e-Academy pages at
www.ala.org/aasl/eacademy. Fees are $99 for personal AASL members; $149 for personal ALA members; $225 for non-members; $99 for retired AASL members; and $75 for student AASL members.

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.