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American Association of School Librarians, 2019
To aid school librarians in nurturing inclusive learning communities, AASL [American Association of School Librarians] tasked a 2019 ALA [American Library Association] Emerging Leaders team with developing a guide of reflection activities and resources based on the Include Shared Foundation in the National School Library Standards. The…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Inclusion, Learning Activities, Librarians
American Association of School Librarians, 2018
AASL's new integrated standards are designed to empower leaders to transform teaching and learning. The new "National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries" reflect an evolution of AASL Standards, building on philosophical foundations and familiar elements of previous standards while featuring the…
Descriptors: National Standards, School Libraries, Educational Environment, Best Practices
American Association of School Librarians, 2018
Stemming from an American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Chapters concern, the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leaders team was charged with creating a guide for AASL to support school librarians in addressing challenges related to censorship and patron privacy issues, particularly with LGBTQ+ materials. "Defending…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Library Materials, School Libraries, Librarians
American Association of School Librarians, 2014
On April 11 and 12, 2014, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) held "Causality: School Libraries and Student Success" (CLASS), an IMLS-funded national forum. Dr. Thomas Cook, one of the most influential methodologists in education research, and a five member panel of expert scholars and practitioners led 50 established…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Academic Achievement, Success
Kimmel, Sue C. – American Association of School Librarians, 2014
"Developing Collections to Empower Learners" examines collection development in the context of today's shifts toward digital resources while emphasizing the foundational beliefs of the school library profession. Writer Sue Kimmel includes practical advice about needs assessment, planning, selection, acquisitions, evaluation, and…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Needs Assessment, Planning, Media Selection
Sullivan, Margaret – American Association of School Librarians, 2013
"Library Spaces for 21st-Century Learners: A Planning Guide for Creating New School Library Concepts" focuses on planning contemporary school library spaces with user-based design strategies. The book walks school librarians and administrators through the process of gathering information from students and other stakeholders involved in…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Educational Facilities Planning, Data Collection, Needs Assessment
Leverkus, Cathy; Acedo, Shannon – American Association of School Librarians, 2013
Whether you have an interest in starting an ebook collection for your school library program or are working on enhancing an ebook collection you've already established, this handbook is for you. The world of ebooks is both vast and intricate. Exploring the many articles concerning ebook publication, vendors, devices, and copyright laws can be…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Library Materials, Publishing Industry, Handheld Devices
Martin, Ann M. – American Association of School Librarians, 2013
This book takes the mystery out of leadership by illustrating the visible and invisible components of leadership. Essential questions, reflective strategies, and practical tips within each chapter will bring school librarians to their next level in leadership while they recognize the hidden leadership opportunities in daily tasks that are already…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Leadership Qualities, School Libraries, Librarians
Moreillon, Judi, Ed.; Ballard, Susan, Ed. – American Association of School Librarians, 2013
In this Best of "Knowledge Quest" monograph, the editors have collected seminal articles to support pre-service and in-service school librarians in developing and strengthening the instructional partner role. "Instructional Partnerships: A Pathway to Leadership" provides readers with background knowledge, research-based…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
American Association of School Librarians (NJ1), 2012
AASL's School Libraries Count! annual longitudinal survey is an online survey that is open to all primary and secondary school library programs to participate. The 2012 survey was launched on January 24th and closed on March 20th. The survey was publicized through various professional organizations and events and through word of mouth. Data…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, School Libraries, Librarians, Computer Uses in Education
Montiel-Overall, Patricia, Ed.; Adcock, Donald C., Ed. – American Association of School Librarians (NJ3), 2009
According to the preface, "in light of the growing multicultural population in the United States, twenty-first-century library services will require culturally competent librarians." For years AASL has been addressing cultural issues in its official journal, "Knowledge Quest". This collection brings together articles that touch…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Gender Bias, Literacy, Library Services
American Association of School Librarians (NJ3), 2009
How are AASL's (American Association of School Librarians) new learning standards, the "Standards for the 21st-Century Learner," incorporated into the school library media program? This publication from AASL takes an in-depth look at the strands of the "Standards for the 21st-Century Learner" and the indicators within those strands. It also…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Media Specialists, Library Skills, Educational Strategies
American Association of School Librarians (NJ3), 2009
As we approach the second decade of the twenty-first century, school library media programs continue to undergo momentous changes that have heightened the importance of technology and evidence-based learning. The focus has moved from the library as a confined place to one with fluid boundaries that is layered by diverse needs and influenced by an…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Guidelines, Student Empowerment, Educational Technology
American Association of School Librarians (NJ3), 2009
As Gail Bush reports, "each section of this monograph includes articles that invite the reader to explore his or her own response to the authors' messages... The purpose here is not to set in stone principles and practices to be followed blindly but to present a disposition toward intellectual behaviors that seriously consider our responsibilities…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Library Research, Democracy, School Libraries
American Association of School Librarians (NJ1), 2009
In 2007, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) initiated an annual survey of school library media programs. The development of this longitudinal survey project was mandated by the AASL Board as part of the association's strategic plan with the goal to provide research and statistics to be used at the national, state and local levels…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, School Libraries, English (Second Language), Surveys
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