AASL's summer tour of online courses

Contact: Melissa Jacobsen

AASL Communications Specialist

(312) 280-4381



For Immediate Release

May 11, 2010

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

The following courses will run May 31 to June 25:

  • Making a Place, Making a Case for Read-Alouds: A Powerful Teaching Tool for Literacy K-6

The following courses will run July 12 to Aug. 6:

  • The Path to Collaboration: Making it Happen

Led by experts in the field, these courses will arm attendees with the tools and resources necessary to get results in their programs.

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 AASL members; $149 for 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 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.