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Steven Yates, instructor and acting coordinator of the school library media certification program at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, has been elected as the 2017-2018 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) president. Yates will serve as…
Steven Yates has been elected as the 2017-2018 AASL president.
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Celebrate all month—or pick a day or a week—whatever your schedule allows. This calendar of activity ideas, author and ambassador quotes, and professional development links will help you along the way. Suggested Daily Activity Reflect on the past month.…
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How far would you go to inspire your students to read? Would you cover the school restroom walls with lists of new books? Would you take your students’ favorite book character on vacation with you? Would you use Skype to connect them with schools around…
How far would you go to inspire your students to read? Would you cover the school restroom walls with lists of new books? Would you take your students’ favorite book character on vacation with you? Would you use Skype to... Read More ›
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On April 16, we three school librarians came together for a presentation about the importance of the school librarian at the NPE Conference.

By Susan Polos, School Librarian, Mt. Kisco Elementary School, Mt. Kisco, NY; Sara Sayigh, School Librarian, DuSable Campus, Chicago, IL; and Sara Stevenson, School Librarian, O. Henry Middle School, Austin, TX “It’s an awfully sad misconception that…
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Author: Len Bryan, School Program Coordinator, Texas State Library and Archives Commission School librarians and those of us who support them must take full advantage of a tremendous opportunity with the recent passing of federal legislation that…
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A free webinar, “School Librarian’s Workshop: Federal Government Resources for K-12 / Taller para maestros de español: Recursos de gobierno federal para niveles K-12,” will be presented on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. The webinar will provide useful information for grades K-12, including Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government and Kids.gov. 
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From the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP): A live training webinar, “School Librarian’s Workshop: Federal Government Resources for K-12 / Taller para maestros de español: Recursos de gobierno federal para niveles K-12,” will be presented on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Click here to register! Start time: 2:00 p.m. (Eastern) Duration: 60 minutes Speaker: Jane Canfield, Coordinator ...
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From makerspace creation and related activities, to coordination of “STEM Talks” from experts in the field, the school libraries in my district continue to take on an increasingly expanded role in STEM/STEAM programming and instruction. I’ve been excited…
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by Dorcas Hand, with help from AASL presenters Mary K. Biagini and Debra Kachel Looking at our current school library world with ESSA on the horizon, I find myself thinking how to put the library in the category of essential programs and the librarian in…
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Celebrate all month—or pick a day or a week—whatever your schedule allows. This calendar of activity ideas, author and ambassador quotes, and professional development links will help you along the way. Suggested Daily Activity April is also National…
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Figuring out the Design Problems in Your Space Many of us are rethinking and redesigning our library spaces. We have visions of flexible, mobile furnishings on wheels, beautiful charging stations, tools to support technology.  And these are all great and…
We often know that something is wrong in our library spaces but it can be hard to articulate it. Here's how to identify design problems and explain them.
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Celebrate all month—or pick a day or a week—whatever your schedule allows. This calendar of activity ideas, author and ambassador quotes, and professional development links will help you along the way. Suggested Daily Activity Host a teacher luncheon…
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Congratulations to the five programs receiving AASL/CAEP National Recognition!
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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.