Corey Hall selected as 2019 AASL Emerging Leader

For Immediate Release
Mon, 11/19/2018


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)


CHICAGO – Corey Hall has been selected as one of two participants sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) in the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2019 Emerging Leaders program. The Emerging Leaders program enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. Hall and Bianca Spurlock will join 48 of their peers as the program kicks off at the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.

Hall, of Palmyra, Pennsylvania, earned her master of library and information science, focusing on focus in school librarianship and emerging technologies, from San Jose (California) State University in 2018. Prior to earning her MLIS, Hall earned a Master of Science in educational technology and a PhD in education concentrated on technology management.

Hall is currently the middle/high school librarian at Manheim (Pennsylvania) Central Middle School, where she provides leadership and expertise in technology integration to meet the missions and goals of the school’s curriculum. She is also currently a co-chair of the communications committee and a member of the AASL Standards implementation committee for the Pennsylvania School Library Association.

When asked what she hoped to gain through participation in the Emerging Leaders program, Hall replied: “I am so excited to be a part of this profession and want to use my leadership skills to give back and serve other librarians and our community at large. I look forward to the opportunity to serve on ALA committees and work with other service-minded librarians who wish to help shape the future of our profession. I cannot wait to get started on our project and attend both conferences!”

Following the kickoff session in Seattle, the Emerging Leaders will collaborate with their peers in an online learning and networking environment. Their work culminates with a poster session during the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC. With its sponsorship of Hall and Spurlock, AASL will defray the cost of attending both the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting and the 2019 ALA Annual Conference.

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