AASL Affiliate Assembly Community
Hello Affiliate Assembly,
This is a friendly reminder that concerns and commendations are due to your regional representatives no later than May 15th. Regional representatives will then pass your reports along to the Affiliate Assembly Chair who will prepare them for the approval process at ALA Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. All of the information that you need is available on the AASL website here:
If you are unsure of who your regional representative is, or how to contact them, please send your reports directly to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will make sure they get into the right hands.
AASL and the ALA Office for Library Advocacy (OLA) seek stories about parents and students who advocate for their school libraries. Stories shared will help AASL and OLA spread examples of parent and/or student advocacy to stakeholders nationally.
Stories should demonstrate how students and parents value their school library program and the essential place it holds in developing lifelong learning. Stories may feature parents and students who have gone to extraordinary measures to save their school library program and their certified school librarian. Stories may also portray parents and students engaging in small acts of everyday advocacy in support of their school library program.
Stories may be submitted on the AASL website at www.ala.org/aasl/stories. The deadline for submission is April 11. AASL/OLA staff may follow-up for further information.
Hello AASL Affiliate Assembly,
ALA recently put up a Legislative Action item that we would like for as many affiliates as possible to rally around. The item requests that you ask your Senators to support funding for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the Innovative Approaches to Literacy Act (IAL). While both measures are extremely important, we are particularly interested in gathering support for the IAL component. Please take a moment, before April 2nd, to take action of these important asks. Here is a link to our Legislative Action Center where you can sign both letters:
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) seeks to involve more members in the business of the Association. We need people who are interested in serving as committee members, committee chairs, regional directors, and as elected officers during 2015 and beyond.
Serving as a part of the AASL leadership will connect you with other school librarians and educators from across the United States and Canada who are focused on the needs of the school library community.
If you are interested and willing to serve in an elected leadership capacity in the near future, please fill out the nomination form in the link below.
If you are interested in serving on an AASL committee or as an AASL committee chair in the near future, please fill out the volunteer form in the link below. You will need to log in to the ALA website to access the form. Then you must choose AASL from the drop down box to proceed to the AASL Volunteer Form.