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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Collaboration between school librarians and their local public library creates a partnership of community advocates. These partnerships lead students to explore diverse perspectives, and engage with multiple community contacts. Together these school and public librarians give students the opportunity to think flexibly and develop critical thinking skills that will be utilized throughout their lifetime. Attendees of this session will witness successful collaborative programs created in 3 different districts with one goal in mind…. Student success! This session will include practical ideas for collaboration between public libraries and school librarians. Technology is what we make it. With access to future ready tools and the age of COVID, the variety of communication options are limitless. Attendees will draft a plan to contact and connect with their local public library, with a take-away of great resources and ideas.Speaker(s):