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The delay in the accountability rules, which would seem to last until late March, could throw a monkey wrench into states' efforts to submit accountability plans by April 3.
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Will we see you at the AASL 18th National Conference & Exhibition?
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Guy Roz, NPR host of the NPR TED Radio Hour, mashes up interviews with TED Talk speakers under one single theme. On the episode “From Curiosity to Discovery” he interviews Adam Savage of “Mythbusters.” If you never saw “Mythbusters,” the premise was that…
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The Wall Street Journal recently published an opinion piece about running a school library without a certified school librarian. A group of stakeholders whose children attend A. N. Pritzker Elementary believe that parent volunteers are qualified to do the…
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Access is definitely a universal priority among teacher librarians. Technology has definitely made meeting patrons’ needs quicker in some ways, but there are many other things that school librarians do to make patrons’ library experiences better. Creating…
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Petition candidates include AASL members Mary Biblo, Jody Howard, Dennis LeLoup, Stephen Matthews, and Robbie Nickel.
Chicago - The American Library Association (ALA) announces the following individuals have filed petitions for positions on the ALA Council for the 2017 ALA Election: Mary Biblo, Librarian Emeritus, Rowley Library, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Emily E Clasper, System Operations and Training Manager, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, New York Peter D. Coyl, Senior Librarian/Special Events, Dallas Public Library, Dallas, Texa...
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After my post last month on Why a Makerspace Isn’t a Magic Cure-all For Your Problems, the conversation in social media took off. I noticed that some in the conversation felt that they couldn’t coordinate literacy programs and makerspace programs. Others…
Starting a makerspace in a school library doesn't mean abandoning literacy. Here's three ways that making supports literacy in a school library
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My library has a hidden talent. Its acoustics make it a perfect recording and performance space. Abbey Road, Hansa Studios, and The Power Station (now Avatar Studios) boast their own legends—call it hubris, but I believe my library has similar potential.…
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January is the season for resolutions and reading challenges. I resolve to answer emails this year instead of thinking really hard about answering them, getting distracted, and never giving them another thought, and I’ve chosen a reading challenge…
January is the season for resolutions and reading challenges. I resolve to answer emails this year instead of thinking really hard about answering them, getting distracted, and never giving them another thought, and I’ve chosen a reading challenge focusing on... Read More ›
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Even though this blog won’t be posted until January, I wanted to write an end-of-the-year thank you to the people in my world who have inspired and supported the Napa Valley USD library program. Some have shared knowledge and vision, some have partnered…
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My favorite childhood movie is “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Though every bit of that movie is magical, fun, and chock full of wisdom, one of the scenes that especially replays in my mind as I think about media literacy education is the “good…
My favorite childhood movie is “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Though every bit of that movie is magical, fun, and chock full of wisdom, one of the scenes that especially replays in my mind as I think about media... Read More ›
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As chair of the AASL/ALSC/YALSA Interdivisional Committee on School-Public Library Cooperation, I am so pleased to introduce the first, but certainly not last, of our blog contributions to Knowledge Quest. We currently blog monthly for ALSC on the topic…
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The American Association of School Librarians empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.
Introduction

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.

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800-545-2433 x 4382, 312-280-4382
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