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AASL, in collaboration with the ALA Office for Library Advocacy and the ALA Washington Office, is offering a complimentary, comprehensive workshop on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to each AASL-affiliated state association. The workshops build off…
AASL, in collaboration with the ALA Office for Library Advocacy and the ALA Washington Office, is offering a complimentary, comprehensive workshop on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to each AASL-affiliated state association. The workshops build off of two well-received... Read More ›
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I was just thinking about all of the things that I would do to prepare myself for the beginning of the school year. I was terrified my first year as a school librarian because I wanted to do my best. I had excellent training. Yet, everyone knows there is…
I was just thinking about all of the things that I would do to prepare myself for the beginning of the school year. I was terrified my first year as a school librarian because I wanted to do my best.... Read More ›
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When we set up our libraries and classrooms, we create procedures to help keep things running smoothly. In the same way, we need to create makerspace procedures that help our students understand how to utilize and participate in our spaces. It can be…
Finding the best way to get your students to learn procedures can be tricky. Check out these tips on how to create makerspace procedures that will work.
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DEADLINE TODAY - Please fill out this very brief survey for the US Department of Education about your priorities and educational needs. Be sure to remind them to support effective school library programs in your region! 
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AASL President Audrey Church was recently interviewed for the Education Week blog Time & Learning:
Keeping school libraries open after the final bell would help students who lack Internet access, but a leading expert says there are several barriers that prevent schools from offering this service.
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Recently, I was having a discussion with my brother, a sixth-grade social studies teacher. He mentioned that his school’s library media specialist left, and his principal wasn’t planning on replacing her. This principal believes that the position is…
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Did you miss last night's webinar on the 2016 AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning? Or maybe you just want to watch it again? The archive is now available on AASL eCOLLAB! 
In this webinar, participants will learn about the 2016 list of AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning in the categories of Content Creation, Organization & Management, STEM, Humanities & Arts, and Books. The presenters provide tips for how the apps may be used in classrooms and libraries. Discover how students and educators may use apps to create, organize information, learn new content and connect with others outside the walls of school.In this...
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AASL is taking a comprehensive approach in supporting work to access the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) funding to enhance school library services and resources, while continuing to respond to the immediate needs of school librarians in a thoughtful…
AASL is taking a comprehensive approach in supporting work to access the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) funding to enhance school library services and resources, while continuing to respond to the immediate needs of school librarians in a thoughtful way.... Read More ›
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  An excellent panel on Mental Illness in YA at the 5th Annual SLJTeen Live! online conference this August 10 served as a reminder to continue to expand our collections to reflect a wide range of diverse experiences. These thoughtful authors called…
An excellent panel on Mental Illness in YA at the 5th Annual SLJTeen Live! online conference this August 10 served as a reminder to continue to expand our collections to reflect a wide range of diverse experiences. These thoughtful... Read More ›
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Every choice I made led to my death at the hands of the space vampire. Despite this spate of savage endings, I kept frustration in check as I read, re-read, and re-read Choose Your Own Adventure #71. I was 10. I was hooked. Space Vampire consumed…
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Please fill out this very brief survey for the US Department of Education about your priorities and educational needs. Be sure to remind them to support effective school library programs in your region! The deadline is August 18th. Please share widely! 
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What exciting times we live in! As librarians we have the perfect opportunity to provide resources, encourage thoughtful research, and teach the skills to explore deeply. In my last blog post, I shared some election resources. As we approach the fall, and…
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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.