AASL posts new templates to help spread the L4L initiative

Contact: Melissa Jacobsen

AASL Communications Specialist

(312) 280-4381



For Immediate Release

September 15, 2009

CHICAGO – Just in time for back to school, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has posted new templates for Learning4Life (L4L), AASL's national plan to implement the learning standards and guidelines for the 21st Century. The templates can be downloaded on the Resources pages at

Templates include a brochure, letter frame, postcards, notecards, a PowerPoint template, bumper sticker, button and web banners. School library media specialists are encouraged to download these templates to help make L4L a schoolwide initiative. The templates can be used for presentations, general correspondence or to help advertise the importance of school library media specialists in a child's educational career.

L4L will play a vital role during the AASL 14th National Conference & Exhibition as AASL leaders and members host engaging sessions to help attendees better understand and implement the learning standards and guidelines. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to learn about how school library media specialists are currently implementing them, as well as share their ideas and best practices. The sessions will take place in a special L4L section of the exhibit hall floor on the Friday and Saturday of conference.

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.