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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Sessions

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.

Speaker(s):
  • 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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#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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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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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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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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Transformative Inquiry: Librarian & Teacher Collaborations

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

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We talk about using inquiry daily, but how often is our instruction actually transformed by putting inquiry at the center? Hear the basics about Guided Inquiry Design and see how it transformed a collaborative unit into one where the students took total ownership of their learning. Learn strategies to increase collaboration with classroom teachers and have them coming back for more, all while improving student engagement and achievement.

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What's Next in Media Literacy?

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

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You know you need to teach Media Literacy but your students and staff are tired of hearing about it. How do you get them to hook into what you have to say or see that is more than just, dare we say, an English or maybe Social Studies thing? This session will provide you with tools to fill your Media Literacy toolbox so you can return to your schools will ideas on how to approach your colleagues to form collaborative partnerships across a variety of curriculums to connect with students and staff.

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The Power of Manga + Anime in our Libraries

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

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Manga or Japanese comics have worldwide appeal. Nowhere is this more evident than with learners of today! However, there is sometimes reluctance or uncertainty in school libraries to fully embrace the manga format, which is ultimately damaging to our learners and their interests in literacy. In this session, we’ll dive into various aspects of manga and anime - from basic definitions and genres to collection development and readers’ advisory to working with learners to start your own manga/anime club. Manga for different grade levels will be addressed. Learner voice will be included throughout -Anime Club members will be co-creating the presentation content! We’ll center why a strong and vibrant manga collection is essential to Shared Foundation Include and a pro-BIPOC, pro-Queer, disability-positive, mental health sensitive library.

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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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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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