Public librarians and the CCSS webinar now archived in AASL professional development repository

For Immediate Release
Fri, 05/09/2014


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)


CHICAGO The archive of the webinar “The Common Core and the Public Librarian: Reaching Patrons and Students” is now available to view as part of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) professional development repository, eCOLLAB. The webinar explores the ways public librarians can become involved in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and support their school librarian colleagues. To view, visit and click on “Complimentary Content.”

During the webinar, attendees explore how public and school librarians can work together to implement the CCSS in their school community. Presenters Margaux DelGuidice and Kathryn Roots Lewis provide an overview of the Common Core State Standards, share resources to help public librarians understand and use the CCSS and identify ways public librarians can support school librarians and patrons in navigating these standards.

The webinar complements a recently completed toolkit created by a task force comprised of members of AASL, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The toolkit, “Common Core 101: A Guide to Learning and Action for Librarians” serves as a primer for public librarians. It provides an overview of the CCSS and outlines how public librarians can support their patrons and fellow librarians during the switch to national standards. The toolkit can be downloaded in PDF format at

While content on eCOLLAB is intended for AASL members and subscribers, access to the “The Common Core and the Public Librarian: Reaching Patrons and Students” archive is complimentary to all.

eCOLLAB | Your eLearning Laboratory: Content Collaboration Community, a repository of AASL professional development, provides members and subscribers with a central location to find and manage their e-learning as well as to connect with others in the learning community. eCOLLAB contains webcasts, podcasts and resources from various AASL professional development events, as well as access to a read-only version of the latest issue of Knowledge Quest. To begin utilizing eCOLLAB or to subscribe, visit

The American Association of School Librarians,, 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.