Archived Webinars


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 eCOLLAB is designed to make school librarians leaders in their school community.

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Comics Librarianship: Essential Tools for the School Librarian


Credits: None available.

Comics are increasingly taught in schools, and included in academic libraries, and school librarianship presents its own unique challenges and requirements. In this discussion teachers, creators, book distributors, and library experts offer details on where to find quality reviews, collection development assistance, programming tools and ideas, and more!

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Addressing the Gatekeepers: How to Turn Comic and Graphic Novel Skeptics into Believers


Credits: None available.

While many librarians and educators understand the value of comics and graphic novels, there are still those who need convincing. How do we get these resistant gatekeepers to open the doors and let comics in? This webinar will give you tools to address concerns, dispel myths, and show the benefits that comics and graphic novels bring to classrooms and libraries. Learn how creators, publishers, and librarians have dealt with these issues. Panelists include Betsy Gomez from the Banned Books Coalition and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, John Jennings a Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California at Riversideand Chloe Ramos Peterson from Image Comics. Emily Ratica, a high school Teacher Librarian in San Bernardino, CA and member of AASL’s Induction Program will moderate.

Moderator(s):
  • Emily Ratica, Teacher Librarian, Arroyo Valley High School
Panelist(s):
  • Betsy Gomez, Educational Content Developer, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
  • John Jennings, Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, University of California at Riverside
  • Chloe Ramos-Peterson, Library Market Sales Representative, Image Comics
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The Power of Manga, Comics, & Graphic Novels through the Lens of the AASL Standards Frameworks for Learners


Credits: None available.

Using the lens of the AASL Standards Frameworks for Learners, we will examine the role of manga, comics, and graphic novels to promote literacy and learning. Participants will not only learn about the power of these genres but they will also be exposed to the language of the AASL Shared Foundations.

Learning Goals

  • Participants will gain the knowledge and tools required to foster a culture of reading and advocate for the acceptance of manga, comics, and graphic novels in their collections.
  • Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the connections manga, comics, and graphic novels have to learning and critical thinking.
  • Participants will be empowered to support learner growth and personalize learning experiences. 

Speaker(s):
  • Jillian Ehlers, School Librarian, Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School
  • Juan Rivera, Librarian, A. Philip Randolph Campus High School
Standard: $6.99
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Standards at Your Fingertips: Using the AASL Standards Mobile App in Your Building-Level Practice


Credits: None available.

The AASL Standards Mobile App is a powerful tool allowing you to have the National School Library Standards at your fingertips. The app allows you to search the standards framework and to take and share notes. During this session, five school librarians will share how they use the AASL Standards Mobile App in their building-level practice for creating or aligning lessons, collaborating with teachers and other librarians, putting together professional development, and more!

Learning Goals

  • Participants will have an understanding of the AASL Standards Mobile App and how it works.
  • Participants will see several examples of the use of the AASL Standards Mobile App by building-level librarians.
  • Participants will understand some possible applications for use of the AASL Standards Mobile App in their own practice.

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Standards at Your Fingertips: AASL Standards Mobile App for Supervisors to Learn, Advise, and Evaluate


Credits: None available.

Supervisors of school librarians will learn about the features of the new AASL Standards Mobile App and its use as a valuable tool in learning the new AASL Standards. School library supervisors can utilize the app to adopt the new terminology and in turn, present goals and objectives of a 21st century school library to stakeholders, advise their school librarians in goal setting and development of a school library that facilitates delivery of the AASL Standards, and evaluate school libraries objectively and communicate findings in consistent and defined terms.

Learning Goals

Supervisors will be able to utilize the mobile app to:

  • Learn the new AASL Standards
  • Advise school librarians
  • Evaluate school libraries

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Using Makerspaces to Build Teacher/Librarian Collaboration


Credits: None available.

This session will demonstrate to participants how use of 3D printing can help teachers augment their lessons, develop higher order thinking and research, and give students exposure to 21st century technology. School librarian Harry Ostlund and social studies specialist Ryan Fontanella will share how their campus/district worked to create “archival boxes” - boxes of premade lessons incorporating various elements of the library’s digital and print resources available for checkout by teachers for use in the classroom.

Learning Goals

  • Teacher/Librarian collaboration best practices
  • Creative and engaging use of Makerspaces found in most libraries
  • Modeling of excellent integration of 3D printing and pedagogy

Speaker(s):
  • Harry Ostlund, School Librarian, William J. Brennan High School
  • Ryan Fontanella, Social Studies Specialist, William J. Brennan High School
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Standard: $6.99
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Standards at Your Fingertips: AASL Standards Mobile App for School Library Educators


Credits: None available.

This session, dedicated to the AASL Standards Mobile App, defines some of the most appropriate uses for school library educators. We will clarify and explain the content of the app and its use as a companion tool to the print publication of the National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries. To demonstrate how the app is both distinct from and complements the National School Library Standards text, we will share examples for use in three categories: working with school librarian candidates on lesson planning and reflections; professional development planning; and writing and presenting research as a university faculty member. Our session will conclude with opportunities for participants to engage in discussion about the use of the app as school library educators and possible advocacy connections afforded by the app.

Learning Goals

  • Identify and explain features of the app for use as school library educators
  • Apply tools in the app across three areas:
    1. for educator and pre-service student lesson planning and instructional activities,
    2. planning professional development for conferences, workshops, etc., and
    3. for writing and research activities
  • Discuss use of the app to strengthen and simplify the work of school library educators
  • Share advocacy opportunities pertaining to the app, such as communication with stakeholders

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Free

Gamify Your School LibraryGamify Your School Library

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Gamify Your School Library


Credits: None available.

You have seen gamification in a variety of settings: completing a punch card to earn a free sandwich or receiving a badge for taking a certain number of steps. The idea is to encourage brand loyalty, so how does gamification impact your school library? Games, in any form, increase motivation through engagement. This webinar demonstrates how to gamify aspects of your school library. We will explore the design process, teaching strategies, and digital tools for taking library services and instruction to the next level.

Learning Goals

  1. Participants will understand the design process for gamifying school library activities.
  2. Participants will explore teaching strategies and digital tools for enhancing school library instruction.

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Standard: $6.99
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Moving Diversity Forward: Using Embedded Diversity Practices to Enhance Learning Opportunities for Youth


Credits: None available.

This session introduces participants to best practices for implementing multicultural literature into curriculums. The goal of the session is to engage participants in a meaningful, reflective discussion about the importance of diversity and inclusion as a strategic imperative for creating a sense of equality for all students. 

Learning Goals

  • Participants will develop a deeper understanding about the meaning of diversity in children’s books.  
  • Participants will learn useful strategies for incorporating diversity into library programs on a consistent basis. 
  • Participants will understand the role of librarians in selecting authentic, multicultural books that reflect a myriad of cultures and experiences.


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Standard: $6.99
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Google and Paperpile as the Basis for Effective Research


Credits: None available.

Harness the power of Google Search and Google Scholar to work your way through the research process. From a broad topic, to question, to keywords, evaluation and results conduct efficient searches and get better results without paying for databases.

Learning Goals

  • To apply a research method while leveraging the power of Google Search
  • To demonstrate the use of Google Search to investigate what the ‘world is saying’ about a topic
  • To demonstrate the use of Google Search to create keyword lists and hone research questions
  • To use Google Scholar to identify seminal papers in a given field
  • To use PaperPile with Google integration to create a ‘one stop shop’ for students and teachers which includes, research collection, organization, citation and research access

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Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00
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