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

Riveting Research and Other Library Lessons

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

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Teaching research and other library skills can be a challenge because students often considered these topics “boring.” We have curated available resources (and even made some of our own) to make engaging lessons students WANT to participate in! You will leave this session with fun, hands on, and gamified ways to teach research and other important library skills!

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Research Empowering Practice: Standards & Literacy

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

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Does It Really Count as A Book? The Attitudes of Teachers and School Librarians Toward Graphic Novels - This session presents the findings of a study related to the equitable access to graphic novels. The debate over the viability of graphic novel use in the classroom continues. The researchers of this study questioned not only the attitudes of school librarians and classroom teachers towards the use of graphic novels but also, equitable access to graphic novels. Enabling School Librarians to Serve as Instructional Leaders of Multiple Literacies - This session will present research that was conducted to explore how school district leaders can foster the development of an effective school library in which school librarians serve as instructional leaders in multiple literacies. Implications for practice will be shared regarding the specific types of support needed by building-level school librarians and district leaders to establish effective school libraries. Strategies for advocating for this support will be discussed. Secondary Student Information Literacy Self-Efficacy Vs. Performance - Although students have grown up as digital natives, they are often weak when it comes to implementing information literacy (IL) skills. School librarians know this anecdotally, but other school stakeholders may not. In this session, you will arm yourself with data that shows evidence of these discrepancies and participate in a discussion on ways to present these data to multiple stakeholders as well as how to increase instructional teacher-librarian collaborative partnerships in the area of IL.

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Increased Access Through Open Educational Resources (OER)

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

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Come learn how you can leverage Open Educational Resources (OER) and your professional expertise to increase access to resources for teachers and students. This interactive session will focus on locating, evaluating, and curating OER, along with strategies to use with teachers to revise and remix OER to create engaging learning experiences for all learners.

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Building Alliances with Black Community Service Organizations

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

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In this interactive panel-led session, attendees will gain an awareness of historically Black community service organizations, including the Divine Nine sororities and fraternities, and other notable groups, which support student achievement. Learn about their histories and their ongoing community involvement. AASL members, who are members of these various organizations, will give contact information and share ideas for strategic partnerships.

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Step-by-Step Digital Citizenship: Creating a Culture of Change

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

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Is digital citizenship more than a buzzword? Does access to digital spaces automatically promote digital skill growth? Recent #digcit research unites with digital pedagogy and library best-practices in an informative session designed to lead efforts in instructional growth. This session serves to inform participants how to prepare, implement and review current digcit curricula for faculty growth in instructional leadership.

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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! icon15 Ways to Spark Reading Love!

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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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Bigger is Not Always Better iconBigger is Not Always Better

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Bigger is Not Always Better

Oct 23, 2021 9:00am ‐ Oct 23, 2021 10:00am

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Is your library's average age older than you? Are your shelves too crowded to add new materials? Are afraid to remove materials because you cannot afford to replace them? Join Laura Mann as she discusses techniques used in her five libraries to determine when weeding needs to happen, what to do with discarded materials, and how to get it all done with faculty, staff, and administration on your side.

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NASA in the Library iconNASA in the Library

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NASA in the Library

Oct 23, 2021 9:00am ‐ Oct 23, 2021 10:00am

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Consider your performance evaluation rubric as an advocacy tool. Researchers share their findings of state level School Librarian specific rubrics that show how student inquiry moves (SIMS), as Inquiry Researchers, Library Users, Readers, and Accomplished Learners, can inform customization and clarity of a performance evaluation. Participants will review a performance evaluation rubric with SIMs and discuss ways their own rubrics can be adapted in order raise awareness of their unique role.

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