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The American Association of School Librarians empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.
The American Association of School Librarians empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.

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School safety seems to be at the top of everyone’s list for back to school. With this in mind, a strong “Safety and Security Plan” can help school librarians navigate the confusing dialog, procedures, and processes that might be utilized in an emergency…
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“Library media specialists are teachers. They instruct students in research. They guide them to resources to learn with our literacy coaches. If we’re going to tell students that they need to read to succeed, then they need to have libraries with professionally trained library media specialists,” a retired teacher said. “You can’t just put anybody in the room.”
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The What and Why Back in 2006, a man named Michael Rohde had the idea to harness the power of doodling and use it to create more memorable notes. Rohde found this rewarding for several reasons. First, it helped him concentrate on the topic at hand;…
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AASL is looking for webinar presenters! Do you have knowledge of the following subjects? Why not share that knowledge with your colleagues?

Integrating the new AASL Standards into practice; digital equity; cultural awareness and diversity; socio-emotional learning; serving preschoolers in the school library; library service to incarcerated juveniles; student data privacy and digital citizenship - and more! http://bit.ly/2OjbvAk
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Are print magazines still in school libraries? We have them in our middle school library, but where there were two stands this time last year, we are down to only one. Several magazines we used to carry are currently unavailable through our magazine…
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Many decades ago, at the age of five, I arrived in this country with my parents, who came to America to pursue the immigrants’ dream in the promised land-of-opportunity. My first day of kindergarten in Houston, I didn’t speak a word of English, but I…
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Did you see the cover of The New Yorker published on July 2, 2018? The illustration is quite remarkable. In it, we see terrified children peeking through the cloak of the Statue of Liberty. This powerful image brings attention to family separation at the…
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Did your all time favorite book make it in the top 40 list of The Great American Read? If so, tell us what it is!~MS https://to.pbs.org/2Mq2jN3
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What’s on your school library back-to-school checklist? Do you have a learner-ready school library? I’m kind of like a second-grader when it comes to a new school year. I love new school supplies and the excitement of seeing all the people I’ve missed…
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