New poster and bookmark showcase AASL “Standards for 21st-Century Learner”

Contact: Katharine Fronk

ALA Graphics Coordinator

ALA Graphics


For Immediate Release

August 26, 2009

CHICAGO—ALA Graphics announces the launch of a
21st-Century Learner Poster and Bookmark in the new fall 2009 catalog. ALA Graphics produced the set in collaboration with the
American Association of School Librarians (AASL) to reinforce to students, teachers, administrators, elected officials, parents and the community the importance of school library media programs in facilitating teaching and learning.

“AASL is happy to have partnered with ALA Graphics to capture the essence of the ‘Standards for the 21st-Century Learner’ on this poster and bookmark that can be used with all grade levels,” said Julie Walker, executive director of AASL.

As part of the Learning4Life initiative, the poster and bookmark emphasize the vital roles of critical thinking, decision making, ethical participation in society and personal growth in fostering life-long learning.

Learning4Life is an implementation plan created to support states, school systems and individual schools preparing to implement AASL’s “Standards for the 21st-Century Learner”.

The plan also increases awareness of learning standards and guidelines to create a committed group of stakeholders with a shared voice.

Find the poster and bookmark at the
ALA Store where your purchases fund advocacy, awareness, and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide.

ALA Graphics supports the ALA mission through the creation and distribution of quality products promoting libraries, literacy, lifelong learning, and reading. ALA Graphics develops products based on customer need, including products that support the key action areas of the Association: diversity, education and continued learning, equity of access, intellectual freedom, and 21st -century literacy.