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

School Librarianship: Evolving or Declining? Findings from an IMLS Project

Oct 22, 2021 2:00pm ‐ Oct 22, 2021 3:00pm

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What factors impact school librarian staffing and how might roles be changing to meet district decision makers’ expectations? An analysis of national data, state requirements for school librarians, and perspectives from school administrator interviews are presented as gathered for an IMLS grant project, SLIDE: The School Librarian Investigation—Decline or Evolution? Attendees can share how school librarian staffing is impacting equitable learning opportunities for K-12 students in their regions.

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Facilitating Student-Directed Research through National History Day

Oct 22, 2021 2:00pm ‐ Oct 22, 2021 3:00pm

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The presenters will share an overview of what History Day is and what students think about it as well as examples of projects created by students of several different levels. Attendees will participate in a primary source analysis much like an experience students would have. We will share our successes from the past six years of promoting this event in our district, and we will share any tips and tricks that we have learned along the way. We are certain that others will see the value in this opportunity to help students engage in authentic hands-on research.

Twitter- https://twitter.com/nationalhistory

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/UtahHistoryDay/

Speaker(s):
  • Wendy Rex-Atzet, State Coordinator, NHD Utah, Utah Division of State History
  • Amy Jamison, District Library Specialist, Ogden School District
  • Lisa Pockrus, District Library Specialist, Ogden School District
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The School Librarian as a Game Changer: Innovative Strategies to Inspire Teachers and Learners

Oct 22, 2021 2:00pm ‐ Oct 22, 2021 3:00pm

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Discover how school librarians can become the “head coach” 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 library. Actively participate in crafting strategic plays that correlate with core content areas using a variety of innovative equipment suitable for every budget.

Speaker(s):
  • Stacy Brown, 21st Century Learning Coord., The Davis Academy
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Reaching Out: Professional Development for Rural School Librarians

Oct 22, 2021 2:00pm ‐ Oct 22, 2021 3:00pm

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How do you advocate for your library? Integrate more technology? Become an instructional leader in your district? Join us to learn how a cohort of school librarians from South Dakota, North Dakota and Wyoming have been successfully implementing a professional development process through the Reaching Out: Meeting the Needs of Rural School Librarians project. View the IMLS Grant project’s how-to guidebook and hear first-hand accounts from participants at all K-12 levels.

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School and Public Library Collaboration: A Phenomenology of Working Together

Oct 22, 2021 2:00pm ‐ Oct 22, 2021 3:00pm

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How do our shared or differing cultural backgrounds affect the relationships and influence we have with our students? Two white, award-winning authors and former educators discuss how unpacking the racial and class biases of our identities better enable us to foster more positive and authentic relationships with the young people in our lives.

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Secondary Librarians Use Standards to Collaborate

Oct 22, 2021 2:00pm ‐ Oct 22, 2021 3:00pm

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Our national standards are designed to give us the means to collaborate with our content-area teachers. This session will share ways to approach, connect, and collaborate with your teachers and your administrators. There will be a brief overview of domains and indicators, strategies to collaborate successfully, ways to connect with administrators as well as a wealth of resources. There will be a Q & A and a chance to win my book.

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Put on *Your* Oxygen Mask First

Oct 22, 2021 2:00pm ‐ Oct 22, 2021 3:00pm

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"Please place the mask over your own mouth and nose before assisting others."

This session will review the research related to teacher and school librarian burnout. We will share tried-and-true methods to respond to the challenge of teacher burnout and help arm school librarians with the knowledge and skills to grow and thrive in the current work environment and beyond.

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What's Missing from your Makerspace? Digital Ethics!

Oct 22, 2021 4:30pm ‐ Oct 22, 2021 5:30pm

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Your makerspace is an amazing place for students to explore, learn, create, ideate and problem solve, but have we missed an important component? Digital ethics lands at the intersection of technology and humanity. It helps us decide what our own relationships with technology look like, but can also help tech developers create innovations that forward societal goals like equity, sustainability, health and wellbeing. Let's help our young people look at technology through an ethical lens.

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Graphic Novels are For Everyone!

Oct 22, 2021 4:30pm ‐ Oct 22, 2021 5:30pm

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Come join me as we go on a tour of the best graphic novels you can add to your collections. We will explore fiction and non-fiction graphic novels and ways you can incorporate them in your libraries and classrooms. We will combine the best graphic novels along with the best tech tools to really make engaging lessons for all students.

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15 Ways to Spark Reading Love!

Oct 22, 2021 4:30pm ‐ Oct 22, 2021 5:30pm

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Inspire your students to enjoy reading with these 15 creative ideas you can use for years to come in your classroom, library, or school! Reading for pleasure leads to improved reading comprehension, writing skills, vocabulary, spelling, and grammatical development. Most importantly, reading for pleasure is crucial for developing life-long, avid readers.

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