AASL Affiliate Assembly Community
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.
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.
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.
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.