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AASL announced its 2016 list of Best Apps for Teaching & Learning at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Orlando. The list of 25 apps provides technology resources for school librarians and their teacher collaborators. Now in its…
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Through a collaboration between AASL and NASBE, I attended the Student Privacy Training Bootcamp sponsored by the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) on Friday, June 10, at the Google headquarters in Washington, DC. I have to say I…
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Like many educators, I’ve got a summer of learning ahead of me. I’ll be attending and presenting at ISTE, attending webinars, getting Microsoft Innovative Educator Certification, and more. I’m also spending a lot of time researching as I work on the book…
Most educators tend to look to conferences, books and formal trainings for their summer professional development. Here are three other places to look.
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I was fortunate to be in attendance at a high school athletic awards banquet where a relative of mine was being inducted into a sports hall of fame. He had been a great track and field coach who was well loved and greatly admired by his colleagues and…
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Tech expos are inspiring, especially when students are running the program. Last April, the Connecticut Legislative Office Building was lined with students of all ages passing out flyers, giving demonstrations, and answering questions about digital…
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While school librarians are busy winding down and wrapping up before they head out on vacation, public children’s and teen librarians are ramping up their summer reading programs. We all know research has demonstrated the importance of reading over the…
While school librarians are busy winding down and wrapping up before they head out on vacation, public children’s and teen librarians are ramping up their summer reading programs. We all know research has demonstrated the importance of reading over the... Read More ›
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AASL announced its 2016 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Orlando. The annual list honors 25 websites that provide enhanced learning and curriculum development for school librarians and…
AASL announced its 2016 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Orlando. The annual list honors 25 websites that provide enhanced learning and curriculum development for school librarians and their teacher collaborators.... Read More ›
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  Here is a little known fact about me. I grew up in a school district with a diverse population. Because the population was so diverse, the school district invested in its students by teaching us to speak Spanish and French in elementary school. When I…
Here is a little known fact about me. I grew up in a school district with a diverse population. Because the population was so diverse, the school district invested in its students by teaching us to speak Spanish and... Read More ›
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School is out and summer is here…time for a vacation, right? Not for your AASL Standards and Guidelines Editorial Board! We’re busily working to refine your professional and student-learning standards to support all aspects of school librarians’…
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ESSA’s framers intended that states make education decisions rather than Washington. AASL members who want to weigh in on policy decisions can now focus more on their state capital and less on the nation’s capital.

The following is a guest blog from the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). NASBE exists to serve and strengthen State Boards of Education in their pursuit of high levels of academic achievement for all students. For more…
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On Saturday, June 25, the AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning Committee will present their 2016 list of sites in the areas of instruction and education. There will actually be two different sessions to interact with these great sites. This year…
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Each and every year, school librarians engage in daunting task of weeding. Not cleaning out the flowerbeds, but cleaning off the library shelves. Most school librarians weed either before the school year starts or just as the school year ends. I, however,…
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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.