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


Credits: None available.

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:

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AASL Town Hall | May 28, 2020AASL Town Hall | May 28, 2020

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AASL Town Hall | May 28, 2020


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School library professionals discuss the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on schools, educators, and learners.

The discussion during this session focuses on the question:

  • How will you use what you have learned during this shutdown when school reopens in the fall?

Speaker(s):
  • Mary Keeling, Supervisor, Library Media Services, Newport News Public Schools
  • Sylvia K. Norton, Executive Director, American Association of School Librarians
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How to Use StoryCorps Connect as a School Librarian


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In this time of social distancing, we need connection more than ever. StoryCorps Connect is a free, online interview tool that allows people to record interviews with loved ones remotely, then share these interviews with the Library of Congress. Join StoryCorps Founder and President Dave Isay for an informative and inspiring webinar that will provide you with the tools to introduce StoryCorps Connect to students and patrons.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how to effectively record a StoryCorps Connect interview.
  • Learn how to use StoryCorps Connect to engage your community.
  • Identify potential stakeholders who would benefit from use of StoryCorps Connect.
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AASL Town Hall | May 21, 2020AASL Town Hall | May 21, 2020

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AASL Town Hall | May 21, 2020


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School library professionals discuss the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on schools, educators, and learners.

The discussion during this session focuses on the questions:

  • How did your distance learning practice embody the National School Library Standards? How could we better meet our standards through distance learning in the future?
  • How did you attempt to build inclusivity through distance learning? How can distance learning honor diversity and support equity?

Speaker(s):
  • Kathryn R. Lewis, Director of Libraries & Instructional Technology, Norman Public Schools
  • Sylvia K. Norton, Executive Director, American Association of School Librarians
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AASL EDI Office Hours | May 14, 2020


Credits: None available.

As part of her presidential initiative, AASL President Mary Keeling hosted open forums to answer questions about Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). No questions were off limits and attendees discussed topics like how to grow a diverse collection,how to engage all students, and how to offer library programming that meets the needs of all students.

This session also contains a special presentation by speaker K.C. Boyd: "My Experience with Micro-aggressions in the K-12 Public School Library."

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  • K.C. Boyd, School Librarian, Washington D.C. Public School System
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AASL Town Hall | May 14, 2020AASL Town Hall | May 14, 2020

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AASL Town Hall | May 14, 2020


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School library professionals discuss the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on schools, educators, and learners.

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AASL Town Hall | May 7, 2020AASL Town Hall | May 7, 2020

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AASL Town Hall | May 7, 2020


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School library professionals discuss the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on schools, educators, and learners.

The discussion during this session focuses on the questions:

  • What shifts in collaborative practice have you observed during this time?
  • How have you used this time to focus on your own professional learning?

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AASL Town Hall | April 30, 2020


Credits: None available.

School library professionals discuss the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on schools, educators, and learners.

The discussion during this session focuses on the questions:

  • What strategies have you used so far that most engaged your learners?
  • What are you doing personally to take care of yourself

Speaker(s):
  • Kathryn R. Lewis, Director of Libraries & Instructional Technology, Norman Public Schools
  • Sylvia K. Norton, Executive Director, American Association of School Librarians
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AASL’s Best Tips and Practices for Remote Learning


Credits: None available.

School librarians and other educators are adapting to teaching and learning in remote learning environments by curating digital resources for instruction and operating new educational platforms. AASL leaders and school librarians share their strategies on how they’re working to implement their school’s curriculum and engage learners some of the areas hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Join NYC Department of Education/NYC School Library System Director Melissa Jacobs, Tacoma Public School Libraries Program Manager Suzanna Panter, AASL Executive Director Sylvia Knight Norton, and OverDrive Education General Manager Angela Arnold for an hour-long presentation sure to benefit all school librarians and other educators. Discover concrete teaching examples and remote learning tips, and hear about their best practices during this challenging time.

Presented in collaboration with Booklist. Sponsored by OverDrive Education.

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AASL Town Hall | April 23, 2020


Credits: None available.

School library professionals discuss the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on schools, educators, and learners.

The discussion during this session focuses on the questions:

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