2021 AASL National Conference

Oct 21, 2021 ‐ Oct 23, 2021


The AASL National Conference is the only national conference devoted solely to the needs of school librarians. In 2021, concurrent sessions focused on AASL's National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries, giving school librarians and other educator attendees an opportunity to dig deep into the guiding document of the profession.

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Standard: $199.00

Sessions

A Conversation with Administrators

Oct 22, 2021 8:00am ‐ Oct 22, 2021 9:30am

Credits: None available.

Join superintendents and principals from across the country for an engaging and frank conversation on what administrators need and expect from their school librarians and school libraries and how administrators can empower a school librarian’s leadership role to impact all learners.

The administrators participating in the general session have worked closely with AASL over the past two years as part of the AASL School Leader Collaborative, an OverDrive-sponsored initiative championing the school librarian’s integral role in teaching, learning, and school culture. They are eager to share their insights with school librarians and their fellow administrators during this conversation that will elevate and empower the voice of the school librarian.

Session sponsored by Sora, by OverDrive Education

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The AASL Standards-Based Learning Series Author Panel

Oct 22, 2021 10:30am ‐ Oct 22, 2021 11:30am

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Wondering how to implement the AASL Standards in your library? Looking for fresh ideas to engage learners? Learn how the AASL Standards-Based Learning Series helps support teaching and learning. Hear from the authors of four books on how to implement the standards using a variety of approaches and engage in collaboration at varying levels. Participants will leave with concrete ideas they can use in their library.

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#BetterTogether: Creating Content and Communities

Oct 22, 2021 10:30am ‐ Oct 22, 2021 11:30am

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Want to share ideas you are passionate about with fellow school librarians, but don’t know how to start? We all have something to contribute and are #BetterTogether. Join two librarians who will reveal how they use podcasts and webinars to create, collaborate, and curate relevant content, giving voice to ideas and concepts that should be shared. We showcase the best our profession has to offer and integrate it into our own school library programming. You can, too!

Speaker(s):
  • Amy Hermon, Information, Research and Technology Specialist, Royal Oak High School
  • Amanda Jones, Teacher-Librarian, Live Oak Middle School
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Creating a Library Community Through Fun and Engaging Programming

Oct 22, 2021 10:30am ‐ Oct 22, 2021 11:30am

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Have you considered trying out some new program ideas in your library but aren’t sure where to start? In this session, you will learn from a combined 30 years of experience with innovative, fun, and collaborative library programs. This session will be interactive and informative as participants learn about examples ranging from low to high tech and free to nominal in cost. Three areas of programming will be shared: community building, literature, and information literacy.

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Evolving Practices in Creating a Reading Culture

Oct 22, 2021 10:30am ‐ Oct 22, 2021 11:30am

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We’ve all heard there’s no “going back to normal” and that includes our schools’ reading cultures. Four panelists spanning the PreK-12 spectrum share best practices to nurture a culture of reading, whether in school or at home, its evolution during a pandemic in a variety of learning environments, and how it continues to evolve. Join the discussion of newly emerging best practices to nurture a culture of reading both in the school building and virtually.

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  • Melissa Thom, Teacher Librarian, Bristow Middle School
  • Erika Long, School Librarian, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Leslie Preddy, Library Media Specialist, Perry Meridian Middle School
  • Tom Bober, School Librarian; District Library Coordinator, School District of Clayton
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You Can't Read Them All - Resources for Readers Advisory

Oct 22, 2021 10:30am ‐ Oct 22, 2021 11:30am

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As much as we'd like to read every book ourselves, we just can't. Come and explore the why's and how's of reader advisory and go away with a wealth of resources for book recommendations and ways to curate your lists.

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The Classroom Copyright Conundrum: Situations in Education

Oct 22, 2021 10:30am ‐ Oct 22, 2021 11:30am

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What exactly is Copyright? Am I being the Copyright role model that my students and other teachers need me to be? These are questions that we all have been faced with. In this session we will look at Fair Use and how it can help us to legally use materials in our classrooms. The session will also look at common problems that we have all faced when it comes to Copyright. Participants will leave with resources to use at their own schools.

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Goal Setting in Your Program: Simplifying Goal Setting

Oct 22, 2021 10:30am ‐ Oct 22, 2021 11:30am

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Are you looking to standardize the goals you set for your media center and to have everything in one document to share with your administrative team? Are you looking for a way to have the information from past years readily available too? Wouldn't it be great if this information was also tied to your observation and evaluation framework? Come see how Frederick County Public Schools in Maryland solved this problem in an innovative way using Google Sheets.

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Inclusive Collections By Design

Oct 22, 2021 10:30am ‐ Oct 22, 2021 11:30am

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Learn how to boost authentic, equitable representation in your library collection through selection auditing, weeding, and marketing.

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Critical Conversations Through Read-Alouds of Paired Picture Books

Oct 22, 2021 10:30am ‐ Oct 22, 2021 11:30am

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In this session, participants will be introduced to the art of interactive read-alouds and 12 picturebook pairings they can use in order to create critical conversations with young readers during read-alouds. Participants will also engage in an interactive discussion to thoughtfully consider the ways single stories (i.e., stereotypes) can be productively dismantled or unproductively reified when sharing paired texts in elementary settings.

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