AASL offers graduate credit for L4L webinar series

Contact: Stephanie Book

AASL Manager, Communication

(312) 280-4389



For Immediate Release

March 30, 2010

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is offering graduate credit from the University of Colorado, Denver for the new Learning4Life (L4L) webinar series focusing on “Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs.”

During School Library Month, AASL will offer a new series of webinars that will help school library programs  meet the needs of the changing school library environment by focusing on the four chapters of the association’s program guidelines: Developing Visions for Learning, Teaching for Learning, Building the Learning Environment and Empowering Learning through Leadership. The webinars are part of the (L4L) initiative to nationally implement the AASL learning standards and program guidelines. The webinars will be held at 4:30 p.m. CDT on Wednesdays during the month of April. To earn 0.5 grad credits for AASL’s L4L webinar series all four webinars must be attended.

For more information about the L4L webinar series, graduate credits, individual and district pricing options, visit the AASL Web site at
www.ala.org/aasl/l4lwebinars. More information on the L4L initiative, the learning standards and program guidelines can be found at

The American Association of School Librarians,
www.aasl.org, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), promotes the improvement and extension of library 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 field.