AASL Region 9 Community
As more and more school districts in our state deny school librarians' request to attend a conference during school days, the NE School Librarian Association is sponsoring a day and a half conference, August 2 & 3, at the University of NE Omaha. The topic is Common Core and Inquiry.
The featured keynote speakers are ALA President and Inquiry expert Barbara Stripling and Marc Aronson author on Common Core.
Go to the following webpage for more information: http://www.heartland2013.com/
**Please share this information with your state listserv and help us advertise this great conference!
Region 9: Ken can probably still work with Concerns and Commendations this week. Last I knew, we had one commendation and two concerns from Kansas and need to hear from our other Region 9 states. We MUST have them turned in by May 30 to Pam!
Statement of Commendations and Concerns forms are on the website at http://www.ala.org/aasl/working-with#affils.
Jonna Ashley is the new liaison to the Affiliate Assembly – Jonna's email is email@example.com
Concerns and commendations are first due to the regional director-elects, they go over them for clarity and goes back to the Affiliate if needed. Then the complete forms are due to Pam on the 30th. J
Region 9! I need to fill out a Region report before our Chicago meeting. Please send me your ideas so our region can look good! Please send me your region news by May 31, so that I can have my report in on time!
Also, Ken and I haven't got any Concerns or Commendations from Colorado, Nebraska, or any other state except Kansas! Please get them in this week. We can help polish them if you need help!
In preparation for the 2013 ALA Annual Meeting in Chicago, the AASL Board of Directors asks you to take a moment fill out a quick report for your Region. The Pre-Annual Conference Region Report form can be found at:
I would like to have all reports submitted by Monday June 3, 2013. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
AASL knows you may have missed some important deadlines while taking your well deserved summer break. Be sure to mark these deadlines on your calendar, and feel free to post to your state membership. We don't want anyone to miss a thing!
September 12, 2012 - Deadline for AASL 2012 Fall Forum advance registration rates.
September 14, 2012 - Deadline to secure the reduced rate for AASL 2012 Fall Forum hotels.
November 9, 2012 - Concurrent session proposals due for AASL's 16th National Conference & Exhibition in Hartford, Connecticut.
January 1, 2013 - Application deadline for the National School Library Program of the Year Award.
February 1, 2013 - AASL Award & Grant applications due.