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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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AASL Town Hall | February 11, 2021


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What began as an event to build community during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved into a monthly opportunity for school library professionals to network and brainstorm around a central theme. During the town halls, participants will share successes, solicit ideas, and strategize the best ways to meet the needs of you and your learners. Join AASL Leadership and peers across the country in an open conversation focused on leading learning in your school and community.

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AASL Town Hall | Collaborating for School and Public Library Partnerships


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What began as an event to build community during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved into a monthly opportunity for school library professionals to network and brainstorm around a central theme. During the town halls, participants will share successes, solicit ideas, and strategize the best ways to meet the needs of you and your learners. Join AASL Leadership and peers across the country in an open conversation focused on leading learning in your school and community. The theme of the January 12, 2021 Town Hall is Collaborating for School and Public Library Partnerships.

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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? Neha Thakkar shares resources to use in your book club around anti-racist texts and discussion.

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AASL Town Hall | A Conversation With the AASL School Leader Collaborative


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What began as an event to build community during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved into a monthly opportunity for school library professionals to network and brainstorm around a central theme. 

In this Town Hall, superintendents and principals in the AASL School Leader Collaborative share their perspectives about the leadership of school librarians in these pandemic learning conditions and answer questions about how to best approach your administrator as we go through this school year and plan for the next one.

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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 provides 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 concludes with a Q&A and attendees share virtual programming hits of their own

Please note: There is some sound interference in some parts of the recoding. Anna encourages the use of her email as shared in the presentation for any questions.

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  • Anna Brannin, Library Director, St. Mary’s Dominican High School
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Your State School Librarian Association Matters: A Conversation about Cultivating, Engaging, and Retaining Members


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State school library associations play many roles in the professional lives of their members who, in a time of unrest and uncertainty, need support now more than ever. State associations who continue business as usual will struggle to maintain the attention, commitment, and loyalty of their members. Professional organizations need to find new and innovative ways to address the needs of not only their members, but of all school librarians in their state and to the profession at large. How can state professional associations continue to be relevant and necessary to current and potential members? By focusing on engagement through new approaches to member benefits, associations can revitalize and reinvigorate their organization and the membership they serve.

In this session, participants will hear and respond to the process one state organization used to acknowledge the voice of its membership by gathering data that supported strategic planning and meaningful organizational change.

School library professional organizations have a responsibility to meet the needs of not only their members but of all school librarians in their state by offering benefits and resources that provide advocacy, professional learning, and opportunities for growth. Participants will engage in discussions about challenges to attracting, engaging, and retaining members to ensure association relevance and longevity of the organization and the profession, and ultimately impact on students.

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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.

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Accessibility in School Library Makerspaces


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Makerspaces are learning spaces for collaboration, open-ended exploration, and creation for all. These spaces have grown in popularity in school libraries. When looking at open-ended exploration and creation for all, are we truly including all students and patrons in our communities when we integrate makerspaces? This study investigates the level of accessibility offered in school library makerspaces across the United States. In this presentation, engage with makerspace accessibility, universal design, and work through real-world scenarios. Presenters will also offer information and findings on school library makerspaces and accessibility in the US.

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AASL Town Hall | October 22, 2020


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What began as an event to build community during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved into a monthly opportunity for school library professionals to network and brainstorm around a central theme. During the town halls, participants will share successes, solicit ideas, and strategize the best ways to meet the needs of you and your learners. Join AASL Leadership and peers across the country in an open conversation focused on leading learning in your school and community.

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Everyone nowadays seems to feel a little stuck in the day to day. School librarians have a unique chance to rise up and lead the learning by providing solutions to work beyond today. Where would we like to go? Let's dream a little--the how doesn't matter right now. Let's focus on our why and create a where.

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Reimagining Research: Integrating Real World Challenges With Your School Library Program


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Tired of uninspired students slogging through research projects, filled with rote note-taking and questionable connection to students' interests? Let's reimagine the research process! Integrating collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and yes, even creativity, into the research process helps to prepare students for the challenges of today's world. Building on the strengths of your program, identify opportunities to increase student engagement and excitement through renewed focus on questioning strategies, resource curation, and information evaluation.

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