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AASL needs your help! Please complete two surveys on the branding of school librarianship by December 2ndby Jonna Ashley (staff) on Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 03:10 pm
AASL recently launched two national surveys on the branding of school librarianship. We would like to know what the brands “school librarian,” “L4L” and “@your library” mean to current and future school library professionals and educational stakeholders. With your input and your help, AASL can create and promote a refreshing and inspiring image of school librarians and school library programs.
To do this, first we would like your opinion. The first of our two surveys is specifically aimed at members of the profession. Please complete the survey located at www.surveymonkey.com/s/M6BD8K2 and share it with other school library professionals. The survey should take you no longer than five minutes to complete.
The second of our two surveys, located at www.surveymonkey.com/s/LM3Q7DF, is aimed at our stakeholders - classroom teachers, administrators, parents, and students. Please share it widely and encourage these groups to participate. As a school librarian, your relationship to your stakeholders is essential to our profession. Comparing your feedback with stakeholder feedback will help us to determine how we can best increase the value of our profession’s brands, images and perceptions.
The surveys are open until December 2, 2013. Please share your input and these links widely. Your help is essential to our success.
Hi AASL Affiliate Assembly,
Attached here is a list of all AASL events at Midwinter for your review. Please note, this is the programming that we submitted to ALA, we are still waiting for locations and a final confirmation.
The Affiliate Assembly Discussion Group will be held on Saturday, January 25th from 1:00-3:00 pm. The Affiliate Assembly Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 26th, from 9:00 am-1:00 pm. The AASL Candidates Forum will be held prior to this meeting in the same room. Breakfast will be served that day at 7:30 am.
I hope this helps with your planning!
With the beginning of a new school year, now is the perfect time to encourage your library users to nominate you or a fellow school librarian for the 2013 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award.
The nomination period, open through Sept. 27, provides students, parents, teachers and school administrators the opportunity to nominate a school librarian for the difference he or she makes in the school. The nomination form is available at ilovelibraries.org/ilovemylibrarian.
The award invites library users to recognize the accomplishments of librarians in public, school, college, community college and university libraries for their efforts to improve the lives of people in their community.
Up to 10 librarians will be selected as winners. Each will receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a travel stipend to attend an award ceremony and reception in December in New York.
Each nominee must be a librarian with a master’s degree from a program accredited by ALA in library and information studies or a master’s degree with a specialty in school library media from an educational unit accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. Nominees must be currently working in the United States in a public library, a library at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or at an accredited K-12 school.
A total of 50 librarians have won the award since 2008. In the award’s first five years, library supporters nationwide sent in more than 11,000 nominations for their librarians.