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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 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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Managing Library Teams in Complex Times

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During this ISS Webchat, we will discuss ways to craft a robust library plan for our new hyflex learning environment. We will explore practical ways to set goals and priorities, and manage library teams to best provide essential services during this time. You will come away from this session with ideas and projects for your library workers, as well as ways to advocate for library staff needs.

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Accessibility in School Library Makerspaces

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Makerspaces are learning spaces for collaboration, open-ended exploration, and creation for all. These spaces have grown in popularity in school libraries. When looking at open-ended exploration and creation for all, are we truly including all students and patrons in our communities when we integrate makerspaces? This study investigates the level of accessibility offered in school library makerspaces across the United States. In this presentation, engage with makerspace accessibility, universal design, and work through real-world scenarios. Presenters will also offer information and findings on school library makerspaces and accessibility in the US.

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AASL Town Hall | October 22, 2020

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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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Everyone nowadays seems to feel a little stuck in the day to day. School librarians have a unique chance to rise up and lead the learning by providing solutions to work beyond today. Where would we like to go? Let's dream a little--the how doesn't matter right now. Let's focus on our why and create a where.

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Reimagining Research: Integrating Real World Challenges With Your School Library Program

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Tired of uninspired students slogging through research projects, filled with rote note-taking and questionable connection to students' interests? Let's reimagine the research process! Integrating collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and yes, even creativity, into the research process helps to prepare students for the challenges of today's world. Building on the strengths of your program, identify opportunities to increase student engagement and excitement through renewed focus on questioning strategies, resource curation, and information evaluation.

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Personalize Your PD with Podcasts

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Want to impress your colleagues? Avoid embarrassment when tackling challenges? Serve ALL your patrons with confidence? Then podcasts are the solution. Customize your own personal development that is always free, convenient and best of all, private. Podcasts offer users the ultimate flexibility to curate a playlist of episodes. Expand your familiarity of literature, deepen your expertise with technology, and broaden you understanding best teaching practices and programming both in school and public libraries. Participants' own favorite podcast apps and programs will be compiled and added to a shared resource.

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  • Amy Hermon, Information, Research and Technology Specialist, Royal Oak High School
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The School Librarian as a Game Changer: Innovative Strategies and Technology to Inspire Teachers and Learners

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Discover how school librarians can become the “head coach” within their school community while serving a diverse community of learners and cultivating a team of teacher leaders. Explore creative strategies to be your best cheerleader and demonstrate your value while growing your fan base, resulting in additional support and growth of resources for your school library. Actively participate in crafting strategic plays that correlate with core content areas using a variety of innovative equipment suitable for every budget. Learn advocacy strategies for your position, inspire teacher and administrator support, and develop a culture of innovation. Be the ultimate game changer!

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  • Stacy Brown, 21st Century Learning Coord., The Davis Academy
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A Conversation on Self-Care

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Where are balance and rejuvenation in 2020 and beyond? Join Independent Schools Section Chair-Elect Jenna Nemec-Loise and her colleague Terri Webb, LCSW, for a timely dialogue about personal wellness. As pandemic learning continues, Jenna and Terri speak authentically about school librarianship and self-care when it's never been more challenging to do both. This web chat consists of a live 30-minute conversation followed by a question-and-answer session for all attendees.

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AASL Town Hall | September 16, 2020

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AASL Town Halls return as educators prepare to return to school – in whatever format the learning environment may take. Join AASL leadership and your colleagues to talk about how you're updating your practice based on lessons learned from the spring.

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AASL Town Hall | August 5, 2020

Credits: None available.

AASL Town Halls return as educators prepare to return to school – in whatever format the learning environment may take. Join AASL leadership and your colleagues to talk about how you're updating your practice based on lessons learned from the spring.

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