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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Wanted: Information Literacy Skills in a World of Google & Wikipedia


Credits: None available.

Two years ago, it was estimated that over 500,000,000 GB of data is created online every 48 hours. To put that into perspective, it is the same amount of information we created from the dawn of civilization until 2003. Undoubtedly, this is a mind-bending number, but also totally believable, living in a world of Tweets, Pinning, Tumbling, status updates and instantaneous sharing. The amount of information that has already been indexed online and the amount that is being added everyday is enough to overwhelm even the sharpest of researchers. It is apparent that students do not have the research skills they need to tackle this issue, and many are lacking in basic information literacy skills. Join Emily Gover of EasyBib as she shares recent findings on the status of plagiarism, research methods and citation practices and cross-reference these results with data pulled and analyzed directly from EasyBib.

Speaker(s):
  • Emily Gover, In-house Librarian and Professional Development Coordinator, Imagine Easy Solutions
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The Transformative Power of Care


Credits: None available.

Care is central to the improvement of all school library endeavors. Interactions, inquiry instruction, readers’ advisory, collection development and the library’s physical environment are all positively transformed by the consistent demonstration and application of care.

Speaker(s):
  • Olga M. Nesi, Library Coordinator, New York City School Library System
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Common Core Carpe Diem: Seize the Day on Information Integration!


Credits: None available.

With the adoption of the Common Core Learning Standards comes a paradigm shift in both content and pedagogy. The librarian, or cybrarian, can play a vital role to assist teachers in implementing the CCSS. Technology will no longer save your job-it will certainly help, but it is no longer being the focus for star performance. To survive budget cuts, we need to become an essential link in content delivery and achievement.

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Members: $0.00
Standard: $6.99

Tech Flex: A No-Cost Staff Technology Training Program Organized and Guided by the Librarian


Credits: None available.

In the age of the 21st-century learner, a school needs a guide to lead teachers to the best new online tools and resources. The librarian can be that indispensable guide, as is the case with the Tech Flex technology professional development program at Peters Township High School. Come to this presentation to learn how administration and the librarian can work together to facilitate teacher-led professional development opportunities for staff without violating the terms of a teacher contract. You’ll come away knowing how to create a similar program of no-cost professional development seminars using a free online tool such as Google Apps, as well as how to get your own administration on board with such a program. A big bonus for you is that this method of creating professional development opportunities encourages faculty to view the librarian as a resource for new technology.

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Credits: None available.

In this Knowledge Quest webinar, Judi Moreillon and Susan Ballard discuss the exciting ways in which school librarians and teachers work together, and what effect teaching collaboration has on school library programs and students.

Speaker(s):
  • Susan Ballard, Vice President, National Collaborative for Digital Equity
  • Judi Moreillon, Literacies and Libraries Consultant, Story Power
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School Library Programming: Connecting to What Makes Them Tick


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Presenter Susan Kowalski discusses how to create a schedule of programs to support personal interests, talents, and expertise.

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School Library Programming: Powerful Connections through Content


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Presenter Susan Kowalski discusses how to use curriculum, content, and standards to get stakeholders connected to the library program.

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School Library Programming: Powerful Connections to Promote Thinking


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Presenter Susan Kowalski discusses how to create a schedule of programs to support personal interests, talents, and expertise.

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School Library Programming: Preparing for Career and College


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Presenter Susan Kowalski discusses how to prepare students for college/career via programs in the library and leadership opportunities.

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Social Networking, Technology, and Safety: Engaging your Community


Credits: None available.

Participants will leave the webinar with a set of materials and resources on social networking and cybersafety that can be adapted to fit the needs of their school communities. The webinar will cover the importance of cultivating administrative and district office support by building a network of experts along with a familiarity of online resources. Attendees will also be guided through targeting needs of the community and creating successful parent information nights.

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Standard: $6.99
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