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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 | The Rules Still Apply: Information Literacy During a Pandemic


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Presenters discuss how school librarians can help manage academic dishonesty during virtual, in-person, and hybrid learning. 

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Break Barriers: Get Kids Thinking Critically About Bias


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Of the many challenges educators have had to face this past year, guiding students on overcoming biases ranks high on the list. Kathy Carroll, 2020-2021 AASL President, moderates a roundtable discussion on the subject in this one-hour webinar presented by AASL and sponsored by Gale, a Cengage company. Four experts in the field share ideas on how school librarians and other educators can rely on credible sources to support diverse perspectives and help students assess and navigate bias.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand how to educate administrators, school leaders, and students about privileges, biases, and inequities in schools.
  • Learn ways to facilitate productive conversations and improve intergroup relations.
  • See how credible sources can help students to think critically and push past media (and social media) biases.
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The "What If?" Scenario: What Your Library Needs to Run Without You


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Particularly relevant during a pandemic, this session, originally presented at ALA Annual in 2018, presents the documents, systems, and fail safes every librarian needs to have in place for someone else to step in and do their job to keep the library running. Whether you are a new librarian planning good systems or an experienced librarian thinking about succession planning as you approach retirement, every participant should come away with a host of ideas as well as templates and shared resources to guide their work.

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AASL Town Hall | Pathways to Leadership


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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 | Black History Month Reimagined


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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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