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AASL updates for YCC ALA Midwinter 2017

Youth Council Caucus  Division Updates from AASL

1.  New learning standards and program guidelines to be launched  at the November 2017 National Conference in Phoenix

2.  37 state ESSA workshops conducted  through Affiliates between July 2016 and January 2017, focused on building advocacy skills as state and local implementation plans move forward. Five more are planned.

3.  Follow-up on Equity Resolutions passed in Orlando

4.  Emphasis on intellectual freedom as challenges arise at both the state and local levels, working closely with the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom, Office for Library Advocacy, and Public Awareness Office

5.  Emphasis on the need for a certified school librarian in every school to teach critical information, digital, media, and news literacy skills


Respectfully submitted by AASL Representative to Council

Diane R. Chen