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Discussion Send AASL Your Updates!

by Jonna Ashley (staff) on Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 02:51 pm

Does your state have a conference in 2015? Have you recently had any changes in your association leadership?

Does your state have a conference in 2015? Have you recently had any changes in your association leadership?

If so, please let us know so that we may keep the AASL website and calendar up to date. To send us information about your association’s conference, please fill out the form found here: http://www.ala.org/aasl/about/affils/conf-form.  To update your leadership information please fill out the form found at the bottom of each Regions online listing here: http://www.ala.org/aasl/about/affils/update.

Also, if you have a conference coming up this spring or summer, AASL would love to send you a box of materials to pass out and display. We have brochures and flyers on AASL Membership, Publications, Awards, National Conference and much more! We also have a limited quantity of the “Ask Me How School Librarians are Transforming Learning” buttons and message cards available.

If you are interested in receiving AASL materials for your conference please fill out the attached form and send it back to me (jashley@ala.org). For the buttons and cards, please include a note in your email to me with your requirements.  I am also attaching a quick overview of the cards and buttons for anyone who was not in attendance at Midwinter.

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Online Doc School Library Month

by Susan Hess on Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 10:19 am

Hello Everyone,

As Chair of the 2014-2015 School Library Month Committee, I am asking for your help in spreading the word about planned activities for SLM. This, being the 30th annual celebration of School Library Month, we wanted to honor school librarians for the amazing job that they do everyday. We are thrilled to announce that Julianne Moore, the Academy Award winning actress and children's author, is our Spokesperson and will be promoting the theme, Your School Library: Where Learning Never Ends, throughout April.

Hello Everyone,

As Chair of the 2014-2015 School Library Month Committee, I am asking for your help in spreading the word about planned activities for SLM. This, being the 30th annual celebration of School Library Month, we wanted to honor school librarians for the amazing job that they do everyday. We are thrilled to announce that Julianne Moore, the Academy Award winning actress and children's author, is our Spokesperson and will be promoting the theme, Your School Library: Where Learning Never Ends, throughout April.

To celebrate this 30th anniversary, we have planned the following activities:

*The Student Digital Storytelling Festival – see Website for details. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Midnight on March 20th.

*The School Librarian Showcase – see Website for details. Please encourage your constituents to participate in this activity and share their wonderful school librarian stories.

The School Library Ambassador Initiative – look for this on social media throughout April and later on Pinterest.

The Author Gallery and Tip of the Day Calendar –look for this on social media throughout April and later on Pinterest.

Send us your Best Shot – this will be a Twitter and Instagram activity announced at the end of March.

Professional Development Sessions – see Website for details.

*These activities are important to share ASAP.

This is the link to the 2015 AASL School Library Month Website:
http://www.ala.org/aasl/slm/

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,
Susan Hess
Chair – School Library Month Committee

 

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Discussion Minutes- Midwinter 2015

by Jonna Ashley (staff) on Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 01:16 pm

Here are your minutes from the February 1, 2015 Affiliate Assembly meeting at ALA Midwinter in Chicago, IL. As always, they are marked as "draft" until they officially approved by the Affiliate Assembly Coordinating Team (AACT) at Annual Conference. 

Event Affiliate Assembly (AASL)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 02:44 pm

Meeting for the Delegates of the AASL Affiliate Assembly

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Event Affiliate Assembly Discussion Group (AASL)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 02:44 pm

AASL Affiliate Assembly Discussion Group

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Discussion 2014-2015 Affiliate Assembly Handbook

by Jonna Ashley (staff) on Tue, Oct 21, 2014 at 10:49 am

Attached here you will find the 2014-2015 Affiliate Assembly Handbook. I encourage all affiliates to take the time to read over handbook and reach out to me with any questions. 

Discussion Intellectual Freedom Web Meeting- January 21st

by Jonna Ashley (staff) on Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 01:59 pm

The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom has scheduled a web meeting, in hopes that school librarians will be available to share their experiences and raise issues that are specific to their institutes.

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 21, 3:30pm CST (4:30pm EST, 1:30pm PST, 2:30 MST)

All State IFC Chairs and/or Representatives are welcome to attend. There is plenty of virtual meeting room space so if you know of a school librarian interested in IF issues or has struggled with a challenge, please invite them.

Agenda: 

The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom has scheduled a web meeting, in hopes that school librarians will be available to share their experiences and raise issues that are specific to their institutes.

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 21, 3:30pm CST (4:30pm EST, 1:30pm PST, 2:30 MST)

All State IFC Chairs and/or Representatives are welcome to attend. There is plenty of virtual meeting room space so if you know of a school librarian interested in IF issues or has struggled with a challenge, please invite them.

Agenda: 

What are the specific needs and challenges of school librarians in the context of IF issues? 

Do you feel school librarians can reach out for support?

Curriculum vs Library Material Challenges? 

How do your AASL IF associations work?

You can join the online meeting by visiting http://ala.adobeconnect.com/stateifc .  You’ll need a stable internet connection and working headphones/speakers.  Microphones and webcams are not required but they do make the meeting more engaging. 

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Discussion Deadline Approaching: Speak Up National Survey

by Jonna Ashley (staff) on Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 04:15 pm

Dear Affiliates,

Speak Up a national initiative of Project Tomorrow, is currently collecting data for their annual survey, which includes specific data from school librarians.  To view a current “snapshot” of data already collected visit http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/speakupamerica_snapshot_librarians2014.html.  The deadline to participate is Friday, December 19th. 

Dear Affiliates,

Speak Up a national initiative of Project Tomorrow, is currently collecting data for their annual survey, which includes specific data from school librarians.  To view a current “snapshot” of data already collected visit http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/speakupamerica_snapshot_librarians2014.html.  The deadline to participate is Friday, December 19th. 

The Speak Up data represents the largest collection of authentic, unfiltered stakeholder input on education, technology, 21st century skills, schools of the future and science instruction. Education, business and policy leaders report use the data regularly to inform federal, state and local education programs.

Go to http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2014/ to take the survey and pass it on.

Thank you!

Jonna

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Discussion 2015 Midwinter Schedule

by Jonna Ashley (staff) on Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 02:54 pm

 Hi AASL Affiliates,

The room assignments for AASL meetings during ALA’s Midwinter have been announced.  For a complete list visit AASL’s website at http://www.ala.org/aasl/conferences/midwinter/schedule.

Hope to see you in Chicago!

Jonna

Discussion Do you need AASL materials for an upcoming state conference?

by Jonna Ashley (staff) on Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 04:19 pm

I have started receiving requests for AASL promotional flyers, and the membership booth, for affiliate state meetings. If you would also like to request AASL materials to display at your state conference this fall you may use the attached form. You can request specific items, or just let AASL put together a variety of flyers on membership, professional development, publications etc. For larger meetings, you can also request that the AASL membership display and sign be sent to you.

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