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

Secondary Librarians Use Standards to Collaborate

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

Credits: None available.

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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Engaging Families in Digital Citizenship Initiatives

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

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Don't just talk at families - engage them! Do you avoid digcit conversations because you feel like you must know the right answers? The good news is, you don't! Digcit is not black & white. There is no playbook. So let's invite families to a conversation instead of a presentation. In this session you will experience a condensed version of a digcit family event that puts participants at the center of the action & the school as the guide on the side. Leave with great ideas you can easily implement.

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Poverty and Privilege: Intersectionality of Race and Class in Young People's Literature

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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#LitFix, Monument Makers & other collaboration projects

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

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Out of the pandemic came several new initiatives. Come learn about #LitFix, a digital book recommendation service with practical tips and resources to design & sustain your unique program back home. Learn how a teacher’s questions about GoogleSlides turned into a year long collaboration in Physics, First Line Fridays led to weekly contact with ELA teachers, and moving a signature math project all online was accomplished. You can equip your teachers with these tools and activities too.

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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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Beyond the Echo Chamber: School Librarians Advocate

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

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School librarians are amazing! Obviously, we all know that, but how do we go beyond the echo chamber and ensure everyone else knows how essential we are? Join members of New York City School Librarians’ Association as we travel our path from social gatherings to library advocates and everything in between. Learn why and how we leveraged librarian collaboration to become school librarian advocates. This session will help every school librarian find their voice.

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  • Amber Fink, HS Librarian, NYCSLA Treasurer, NYC DOE, Murry Bergtraum Campus
  • Arlene Laverde, School Librarian, Adjunct Professor, Past President NYCSLA, NYC DOE, Townsend Harris High School
  • Juan Rivera, School Librarian, Past VP of Membership NYCSLA, NYC DOE, A. Philip Randolph High School
  • Jillian Rudes, School Librarian, NYCSLA President, NYC DOE, Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School
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Young Game Designers Challenge

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

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Inspired by the Chicago Toy and Game’s “Young Inventor Challenge (CC),” school librarians created a camp where learners imagined, designed, and created board games. Explore ways to use the ideas of the Young Inventors Challenge to generate opportunities for learners to become the next Hasbro™ inventor! Whether adding to an existing makerspace, coteaching game design within classroom curriculum, spawning a club, or designing a camp, use the seeds of inspiration for your next Grand Plan!

Speaker(s):
  • Kym Kramer, Lecturer, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
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Radical Inclusion in Every School Library

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

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Radical Inclusion means welcoming and affirming the voices of all library stakeholders in a way that shares power. It means that libraries are not neutral or apolitical spaces.

In our session, we'll share strategies and experiences that will help those in attendance learn to disrupt the fallacy of providing equal access by centering historically marginalized voices in our schools, which is the only way we can truly support and strive for justice.

Inclusion must be Radical, or it will fail.

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The Social-Emotional Learning Commons

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

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Remote learning and pandemic-induced stress have focused attention on the necessity of meeting our students’ social-emotional learning needs in culturally responsive ways. The four panelists, all regular contributors to School Library Connection on the topics of Collaboration, Inquiry, Reading Culture, and Information Literacy, will explore ways in which a school’s library program can empower all young people to recognize their own strengths and grow cognitively, emotionally, and socially.

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