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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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Your Databases Are Next: The Digital Redlining Movement and How Your Databases Might Not Work the Way You Think

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While school librarians continue to reel from the unprecedented assault on books in libraries across the country, a new threat has sought expression as the same astroturf political groups seek to demonize database content in legislation in a variety of states. Depicting database content as potentially dangerous to children (and in many cases stripping away legal protections that would prevent librarians and educators from being sued), these groups have been working against database companies for years. While librarians can empathize with the pressures these companies have felt from parent groups, the discovery that some databases oriented to middle and elementary school audiences have encoded stopwords that do not return results despite age-appropriate content being present has come as a shock to many librarians. Learn how to protect your electronic materials, to initiate conversations with vendors and consortia, to combat legislation in your state, and how to reframe how you present databases to students and faculty.

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AASL Town Hall: Happily in the Year Just Past – AASL Reflects on Time Too Fast

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Sit down with your AASL community for the epilogue that wraps up a year of telling school librarian stories. Narrated by AASL President Jennisen Lucas and other members of the AASL Board of Directors, this town hall provides a look back on AASL’s 2021-2022 initiatives, programs, and recognitions.

AASL Town Halls are a monthly opportunity for school library professionals to network and brainstorm around a central theme. During the town halls, participants share successes, solicit ideas, and strategize the best ways to meet the needs of school librarians and their learners. Join AASL leadership, special guests, 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 | Sharing Winning Stories: How to Develop Sustained Stakeholder Support

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How are you engaging with your educational community for lasting advocacy? During this AASL Town Hall, AASL President Jennisen Lucas hosts three recent AASL award winners who share how they built and sustain stakeholder support for school librarians and school librarians. Be inspired by peers who have connected with pre-service teachers and administrator associations, taken their place at their state department of education, and mobilized community support. You’ll want to replicate their successes in your own school community!

AASL Town Halls are a monthly opportunity for school library professionals to network and brainstorm around a central theme. During the town halls, participants share successes, solicit ideas, and strategize the best ways to meet the needs of school librarians and their learners. Join AASL leadership, special guests, and peers across the country in an open conversation focused on leading learning in your school and community.

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Summer Reading Book Recommendations

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During this webinar presented by the AASL Independent Schools Section, panelists share their book recommendations for prekindergarten through grade 12.

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  • Elisa Gall, Early Childhood Librarian, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
  • Jamila Felton, Librarian, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School
  • Katie Ryan, Middle School Librarian, Brooklyn Friends School
  • Kit Ballenger, Children’s Literary Consultant, Help Your Shelf
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Summer Reading Implementation iconSummer Reading Implementation

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Summer Reading Implementation

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During this webinar presented by the AASL Independent Schools Section, panelists from lower school through high school share their summer reading activities, from book circles to book challenges to postcard reviews and beyond.

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AASL Town Hall: What's Your Wheelhouse? Finding Your Fit Within School Librarianship

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What’s Your Wheelhouse? Finding Your Fit Within School Librarianship encourages participants to lead from the school library. The AASL Practice Committee proposed the topic in a recognition of the need to encourage and develop leaders and influencers in school libraries. Hear from AASL President Jennisen Lucas, members of the AASL Practice Committee, and peers for a discussion on leadership that encompasses more opportunities than the traditional assumptions.

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Celebrate School Library Month iconCelebrate School Library Month

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Celebrate School Library Month

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Hear from 6 school librarians as they share ways to celebrate School Library Month for grades Pre-K to 12. They provide examples of past celebrations, along with resources to help you celebrate in your library.

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For more resources for School Library Month, visit www.ala.org/aasl/slm.

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Copyright & Creativity (ISS Webinar)

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Voted one of AASL's Best Digital Tool for Teaching & Learning 2021, Copyright & Creativity offers a full suite of FREE K-12 resources for teaching copyright and fair use. During this webinar, attendees learn how to teach their students about these topics to encourage creativity. 

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AASL Town Hall: Love Your Profession! Get Involved

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It's all about love – love of our learners, love of the profession, and love for the association. This Valentine’s week AASL Town Hall is a tribute to the dedicated school library professionals who show their devotion by volunteering for their national association. The AASL Presidential trio – President Jennisen Lucas, President-Elect Kathy Lester, and Immediate Past President Kathy Carroll – and a panel of AASL member volunteers share how getting involved and sharing their passion for the profession brings benefits to all. You’ll love this conversation.

AASL Town Halls are a monthly opportunity for school library professionals to network and brainstorm around a central theme. During the town halls, participants share successes, solicit ideas, and strategize the best ways to meet the needs of school librarians and their learners. Join AASL leadership, special guests, and peers across the country in an open conversation focused on leading learning in your school and community.

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Conversations on Censorship, Book Challenges and the FReadom to Read (SPVS Webinar)

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As part of the Supervisors Section (SPVS) Winter Meeting & Learning Event, a panel of school librarians including Becky Calzada, Miranda Doyle, Carolyn Foote, and Nancy Jo Lambert held a thoughtful around censorship, book challenges, and the FReadom to read.

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