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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What's Next in Media Literacy? iconWhat's Next in Media Literacy?

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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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The Boldness of Collaboration: A Librarians' Guide to Connections, Creativity, and Community

Oct 22, 2021 11:40am ‐ Oct 22, 2021 12:40am

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Collaboration via the school library program is key to building and sustaining a thriving learning community within a school, where students problem-solve, interact with diverse perspectives, and excel as learners. Collaboration requires planning, engagement -- and a bit of boldness. Attendees of this lively session will view examples of successful large and small collaborations, model collaboration through hands-on activities, and develop strategies for collaborative work in their own school.

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  • Annie Ruefle, Lower School Librarian, Columbus School for Girls
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How Genrefying Made My Life Easy

Oct 22, 2021 11:40am ‐ Oct 22, 2021 12:40pm

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A 12th grade English teacher wanted to promote reading as a lifelong habit. A new (solo) librarian wanted to shake things up a little bit. Together they created an environment that is impacting the entire school. This program will explain the process of genre-fying a fiction collection on your own, and how it has drastically enhanced how students choose their books.

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Innovative Library Programming! Advocate and Market your Library!

Oct 22, 2021 11:40am ‐ Oct 22, 2021 12:40pm

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Are you a school librarian looking for some new, innovative and creative programming to pique the interest of your students, faculty and staff? Look no further! Learn how you can both connect with your pubic librarian and empower yourself to build upon existing programming in your library. You'll learn about some amazing programs to take back to your library and easily implement. You'll be given a detailed road map to successful library programming! You will not go away disappointed.

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The Path to Personalized Learning: How eBooks & Audiobooks Meet Student Needs

Oct 22, 2021 11:40am ‐ Oct 22, 2021 12:40pm

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Building an inclusive, district-wide digital collection that serves your entire school community can seem challenging - but sometimes all it takes are small steps that lead to big success! Join Monica Flint, Library Supervisor at Davis School District (UT), to learn how a collaborative approach to digital collection management - including a shared district collection, customizable school accounts, staff trainings and more - helps address students’ reading and learning needs, no matter where they are.

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Core Values Lighting Our Way: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Intellectual Freedom

Oct 22, 2021 11:40am ‐ Oct 22, 2021 12:40pm

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How do school librarians transform library policies, programs, and practices to create equitable, diverse, and inclusive spaces that support K-12 students in exercising their right to thrive? The presenters, all practicing school librarians, will share ways they have implemented change in their library spaces and will engage participants in critical discussions and reflection about how we can further improve our practices to achieve social justice within our sphere of influence.

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Collaboration between Librarians and Principals

Oct 22, 2021 11:40am ‐ Oct 22, 2021 12:40pm

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A key to a successful school library program is having a collaborative relationship between the school librarian and their principal(s). This session will provide attendees with tools on how librarians can approach their principal and create a collaborative working environment that will support their school’s diverse learning environment. And how library science programs and educational leadership programs can help support a collaborative environment between school librarians and ed leadership.

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Copyright Connections: Be Future Ready with the 5th C!

Oct 22, 2021 11:40am ‐ Oct 22, 2021 12:40pm

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Creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication are the 4 C's of learning, but what about the 5th C? COPYRIGHT! It's critical that we teach students how copyright applies to them as creators and publishers in the digital world. Learn how to incorporate a free K-12 copyright curriculum into what you already teach with innovative, digital project ideas. Attend this session to learn practical, authentic ways to teach about copyright while having your students be ethical creators!

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  • Julie Jamieson, Librarian/District Coordinator, East High School/Fort Zumwalt
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