For immediate release | September 23, 2014

Six programs commended for support of school libraries

CHICAGO — Moving on recommendations made by its Affiliate Assembly, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commended six programs based on the programs’ support of the school librarian profession. To be considered, programs must align with AASL’s learning standards and program guidelines as well as the principles expressed in the AASL mission and value statements.

"The AASL Affiliate Assembly, made up of two representatives from each state, brings exemplary programs to the attention of the AASL Board of Directors each year," said Terri Grief, AASL president. "We are so pleased to commend these excellent initiatives that encourage reading, promote college and career readiness and facilitate partnerships with schools, librarians and students."

The commended programs are as follows:

Indiana Pacers (and Foundation)

Nominated by: Association of Indiana School Library Educators

Homeport’s Bright Ideas Book Bank

Nominated by: Ohio Educational Library Media Association

Hoosier Family of Readers

Nominated by: Association of Indiana School Library Educators

Reading Rocks!

Nominated by: North Carolina School Library Media Association

School Librarians’ Day – University of NE Omaha

Nominated by: Nebraska School Librarians Association

College Readiness Dialogues: Together We Learn!

Nominated by: Affiliate Assembly Region IX

More information regarding the Commendation process and past recipients can be found on the AASL website.

The Affiliate Assembly provides a channel of communication for reporting concerns of the affiliated organizations and their membership to the AASL Board of Directors; facilitates discussion of activities and concerns of AASL as reported by the AASL president, executive director and Board of Directors; and reports the actions of AASL to the affiliates. Affiliates nominate outstanding programs and events for commendations which are then reviewed and approved by the AASL Board of Directors.

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Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)