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Click here if you want to skip to the professional development opportunities.    Preparation is the Key When I was in librarianship school, one of the most important pieces of advice that I received was to be prepared. I learned that I should have a…
Click here if you want to skip to the professional development opportunities. Preparation is the Key When I was in librarianship school, one of the most important pieces of advice that I received was to be prepared. I learned... Read More ›
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3 Ways a MakerFair Can Be an Awesome Advocacy Tool We just recently held our 3rd Annual Stewart MakerFair. It’s become a favorite event of mine during the school year, and my students always look forward to it. Our very first MakerFair was a small but…
A MakerFair is a fantastic way to share your makerspace with your community, and it can be a fantastic advocacy tool for your space.
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18 Size isn’t everything, it’s what you do with it that counts. The library at Town School for Boys is not tiny by any stretch of the imagination, yet Town’s recent renovation actually left the library with less space than it had before the remodel. Read…
18 Size isn’t everything, it’s what you do with it that counts. The library at Town School for Boys is not tiny by any stretch of the imagination, yet Town’s recent renovation actually left the library with less space than... Read More ›
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Ever wonder what it would be like to find the golden ticket in a Wonka candy bar? Let me tell you, it is a moment of Everlasting Gobstoppers and Fizzy Lifting Drinks! On Monday, April 11, 2016, I received an invitation from the President to attend a…
Ever wonder what it would be like to find the golden ticket in a Wonka candy bar? Let me tell you, it is a moment of Everlasting Gobstoppers and Fizzy Lifting Drinks! On Monday, April 11, 2016, I received an... Read More ›
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When our library delegation (made up of all kind of librarians) met with staffers representing Senators Mikulski (D, MD) and Cardin (D, MD) in Washington DC last week for National Library Legislative Day, I made a point of thanking them for their support…
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The middle school curriculum at my school includes one period that we refer to as “Specials.” During this period, the 5th, 6th, and 8th grade students have two days of visual arts, two days of information skills (our fancy term for library class), and one…
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This month’s blog post on an AASL Best Website for Teaching and Learning is focused on a favorite that won in 2015, Hstry (https://www.hstry.co/). This site is a multimedia timeline creation tool that will work on your laptop, Chromebook, iPad, or tablet.…
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  Many school librarians dread the research design course in library school, and they avoid the research studies that are presented by library scholars at AASL and ALA. But this Guest Teen Blogger, Sophia, shares the importance of school librarians…
Many school librarians dread the research design course in library school, and they avoid the research studies that are presented by library scholars at AASL and ALA. But this Guest Teen Blogger, Sophia, shares the importance of school librarians... Read More ›
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Larra Clark, ALA’s Deputy Director of the Office for Information Technology Policy [OITP], recently shared information about the new “Grow2Gig+” initiative and the release of a document called “Connecting Anchor Institutions: A Vision of Our Future,”…
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If your library is a flexible learning space, you may be wondering how students can document and share their learning. The first- and second-grade students at Colchester Elementary School have fallen in love with two apps, Book Creator and Seesaw, and…
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Let’s be honest: You buy what you yourself like to read. Those big fat fantasy books about courageous females rather than the less well-written football stories or street “drama.” Or you collect those precious picture books with the gossamer fairy…
Let's be honest. You buy what you yourself like to read. But it’s not right - this comfort zone of yours. It doesn’t serve the students well and ...
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In December, my End-of-semester-itis post consisted of a few ideas to keep your students active in the library in the last few weeks leading up to Winter Break. Now, we are in that final stretch of the spring semester that seems to drag by like a herd of…
In December, my End-of-semester-itis post consisted of a few ideas to keep your students active in the library in the last few weeks leading up to Winter Break. Now, we are in that final stretch of the spring semester that... Read More ›
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The American Association of School Librarians empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.
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The American Association of School Librarians is:

  • A proactive organization that addresses issues, anticipates trends, and sets the future agenda for the profession;

  • An advocate for the indispensable role of school library programs with school librarians, for best practices in school librarianship, and for the core values and ethics of the library profession;

  • An open, friendly, welcoming organization that embraces cultural and ethnic diversity;

  • An inclusive professional home for all school librarians and a partner in mutual interests with educators, technologists, researchers, vendors, and other librarians;

  • An essential resource for school librarians seeking professional development, leadership opportunities, communication with peers, and the most current information, research, and theory in the field; and

  • A flexible, responsive organization that models effective management practices.