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AASL offers online learning opportunities to meet the needs of busy school library professional. This collection contains archives of AASL webinars, recorded concurrent sessions from AASL national conferences, and national institute presentations. Online professional development available through ALL is designed to make school librarians leaders in their school community.

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Read and Reflect on "This Book is Anti-Racist" by Tiffany Jewell


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Do you want to read "This Book is Anti-Racist" by Tiffany Jewell with your class or staff? Are you looking for more books and ideas to keep the robust conversation going? Join Neha during this ISS Webchat and receive resources to use in your book club around anti-racist texts and discussion.

Attendance during the live webinar is complimentary and open to all. The archive will be shared on the ALL | AASL Learning Library (all.aasl.org). The archive is typically available within 1–3 business days of the live event.

As a webinar registrant, you will receive follow-up correspondence from AASL specifically related to this webinar (including, but not limited to, instructions for accessing both the live webinar and its archived recording) as well as information about other upcoming AASL eLearning.

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Programs Aplenty: Virtual Edition!


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Eager to stay connected with your students and need new ideas for virtual or passive programming? This ISS Webchat will provide activity ideas and relevant resources to do just that! Programs were developed for a high school library audience, but most can easily be adapted for younger students. The session will conclude with a Q&A and time for attendees to share any virtual programming hits of their own

Attendance during the live webinar is complimentary and open to all. The archive will be shared on the ALL | AASL Learning Library (all.aasl.org). The archive is typically available within 1–3 business days of the live event.

As a webinar registrant, you will receive follow-up correspondence from AASL specifically related to this webinar (including, but not limited to, instructions for accessing both the live webinar and its archived recording) as well as information about other upcoming AASL eLearning.

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Managing Library Teams in Complex Times


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During this ISS Webchat, we will discuss ways to craft a robust library plan for our new hyflex learning environment. We will explore practical ways to set goals and priorities, and manage library teams to best provide essential services during this time. You will come away from this session with ideas and projects for your library workers, as well as ways to advocate for library staff needs.

Attendance during the live webinar is complimentary and open to all. The archive will be shared on the ALL | AASL Learning Library (all.aasl.org). The archive is typically available within 1–3 business days of the live event.

As a webinar registrant, you will receive follow-up correspondence from AASL specifically related to this webinar (including, but not limited to, instructions for accessing both the live webinar and its archived recording) as well as information about other upcoming AASL eLearning.

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AASL Town Hall | October 22, 2020


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Developing Inclusive Learners & Citizens: A Call to Action


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Addressing diversity and inclusion is necessary. It starts with self reflection followed by action. The “Developing Inclusive Learners and Citizens Activity Guide,” created by the 2019 AASL Emerging Leaders, provides resources and activities to help drive discussions with learners, colleagues, and community members. Learn how to start ongoing conversations about identifying biases and prejudices as well as raising awareness in the school community. Using the toolkit, the webinar will empower attendees to develop an equity action plan and move forward with creating change.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will recognize how bias impacts their library program.
  • Participants will be empowered to challenge traditional diversity themes and tokenism.
  • Participants will leave with tools and resources to facilitate necessary conversations.
Speaker(s):
  • Matt King, School Librarian, Discovery Elementary School
  • Beth Raff, School Librarian, Mt. Tabor Elementary School
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The School Librarian as a Game Changer: Innovative Strategies and Technology to Inspire Teachers and Learners


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Discover how school librarians can become the “head coach” within their school community while serving a diverse community of learners and cultivating a team of teacher leaders. Explore creative strategies to be your best cheerleader and demonstrate your value while growing your fan base, resulting in additional support and growth of resources for your school library. Actively participate in crafting strategic plays that correlate with core content areas using a variety of innovative equipment suitable for every budget. Learn advocacy strategies for your position, inspire teacher and administrator support, and develop a culture of innovation. Be the ultimate game changer!

Speaker(s):
  • Stacy Brown, Librarian & 21st Century Learning Coordinator, The Davis Academy
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A Conversation on Self-Care


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Where are balance and rejuvenation in 2020 and beyond? Join Independent Schools Section Chair-Elect Jenna Nemec-Loise and her colleague Terri Webb, LCSW, for a timely dialogue about personal wellness. As pandemic learning continues, Jenna and Terri speak authentically about school librarianship and self-care when it's never been more challenging to do both. This web chat consists of a live 30-minute conversation followed by a question-and-answer session for all attendees.

Speaker(s):
  • Jenna Nemec-Loise, Director of Library and Information Literacy, North Shore Country Day
  • Terri Webb, Director of Counseling, North Shore Country Day
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AASL Town Hall | September 16, 2020


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AASL Town Halls return as educators prepare to return to school – in whatever format the learning environment may take. Join AASL leadership and your colleagues to talk about how you're updating your practice based on lessons learned from the spring.

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AASL Town Hall | August 5, 2020


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AASL Town Halls return as educators prepare to return to school – in whatever format the learning environment may take. Join AASL leadership and your colleagues to talk about how you're updating your practice based on lessons learned from the spring.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The School Library and Me in the Global Learning Community


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In this session, presenters introduce definitions of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Presenters provide an overview of the consequences of implicit bias and the impact of microaggressions and outline strategies for addressing specific actions that may create uncomfortable spaces for black, indigenous, and people of color. They conclude the session by considering how collections, instructional plans, summer reading, policies, and other programming decisions can be used to create inclusive and joyful learning spaces for all learners.

Resources for the #AASLAntiRacismChallenge can be found at the links below:

Speaker(s):
  • Mary Keeling, Supervisor, Library Media Services, Newport News Public Schools
  • Michelle Easley, Media Services, Fulton County Schools
  • Klaudia Janek, School Librarian, International Academy
  • Maegen Rose, Middle School Librarian, Rye Country Day School
  • Rachel Altobelli, Director of Library Services & Instructional Materials, Albuquerque (N.Mex.) Public Schools
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