AASL Retiree Special Interest Group Community
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
“Summer Slide,” the loss of academic skills, motivation, and knowledge that happens over the summer, can set students back a full month. Keeping students reading and engaged in learning activities year round can be a challenge, which is why the AASL/ALSC/YALSA Interdivisional Committee on Joint School/Public Library Cooperation would love to hear from you!
Have you created a program to help combat “Summer Slide” in your school or library? Has your organization found a way to bridge the gap between school years by working with other organizations to support kids over the summer? Do you have ideas for programs, resources, or best practices that might successfully slow the “Summer Slide” for youth of all ages?
If so, please contribute to our resource list!
The AASL/ALSC/YALSA Interdivisional Committee on Joint School/Public Library Cooperation is a unique committee that includes members from all three ALA divisions. Each year the committee is charged with compiling resources around a theme and making those resources available in a variety of ways including print and electronic publications.
If you would like to contribute your program or idea (or have questions about the committee or our projects) please send an email to committee chair Julie Bartel at firstname.lastname@example.org (note the middle “t”!) with answers to the questions below. You can also send your contribution in any format (links, articles, blog posts, podcasts, etc.) to the same address. Contributions will be included in our resources list, and may be included in one of our print or electronic publications. Please make sure to include contact info so the committee can get in touch with follow up questions and publication details.
Thank you so much for your ingenuity, dedication, and support!
YOUR NAME, TITLE, & ORGANIZATION
(as you would like it displayed for attribution)
PROGRAM, RESOURCE, OR IDEA DESCRIPTION
(please be as specific as possible)
(lessons learned, outcomes, feedback received etc.)
CONTACT INFO & PREFERENCE
(email, phone, postal address)
MAY WE INCLUDE YOUR CONTACT INFO ON THE WEBSITE? Y/N
We’re official. Welcome. Please invite others to join a new AASL Special Interest Group: Retiree.
If you are retired, anticipating retirement or want to advocate for retiree activities in AASL, join us.
The RetireeSIG is a community for passionate school librarians to gather, connect, and continue to be actively engaged in a profession they love and value.
A school librarian is a learner4life. Maintain and improve your skills. Participate in lively discussions. Discuss the latest books. Get involved in research opportunities. The possibilities are endless and member driven.
Pay it forward. Mentor or advise school librarians. Discuss what works or what you have discovered. You have expertise to share.
Advocate for what matters. The school library community needs your voice.
Continue to participate in what matters to you and to AASL, a win-win for everyone.
See you on ALA Connect and at annual in Anaheim to celebrate this new, vibrant SIG!
AASL Retiree Task Force Chair