2021 AASL National Conference

Oct 20, 2021 ‐ Oct 22, 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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Middle Schoolers Make Great Book Reviewers

Oct 23, 2021 8:00am ‐ Oct 23, 2021 9:00am

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Demystify the book review process for your students. Middle schoolers have definite opinions about what they read. Book reviewing teaches them to articulate their views and share them with their peers. Book reviews are authentic writing practice and an opportunity for students to consider purpose and audience. This program provides a flexible plan for teaching students to review books over 3-6 meetings, tips for implementation, and a graphic organizer to help students map their reviews.

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  • Katie Klein, School Librarian, Rising Tide Charter Public School

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Clearing Out Our Digital Closets

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

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Think back on all the things you have posted, created, & built online. If your digital/online life were a closet how packed would it be? Now think about your students & their digital lives. How can we aid students in understanding their online behavior while also protecting the legacies & lives they build online? In this session, attendees will engage with the idea of digital lives as well as discuss how the topic of digital legacies/lives can be shared within our learning communities. Attendees will leave with engaging topics to share with students and peer educators.

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Running a Makerfair - YES YOU CAN!

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

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Does the idea of hosting a Makefair excite you, but you just don't know where to start? This session will take you through the step-by-step process of hosting a Makefair as well as what pitfalls to avoid. Lake Orion High School has utilized high school students as well as teachers and media specialists from across the district to host stations intended to ignite passions for STEAM in students grades 3-8. You really can do it - this session will show you how.

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Dual Language Libraries: Philosophy, Collection & Instruction

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

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Dual language librarians face unique challenges when creating and maintaining collections that serve their staff and students. This session will give librarians a chance to connect with other dual language colleagues, provide them with resources for collection development, and generate ideas for integrating language, literacy and library instruction. The session would also be appropriate for librarians seeking resources to develop or maintain world language collections in their libraries.

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Books that are LIT! iconBooks that are LIT!

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Books that are LIT!

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

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We've curated a list of 100 diverse books across all genres to get your students excited about readings and stories. Based on research, reviews, and personal experience we build a list of books that appeal to the widest range of students and offer amply opportunities for librarians and teacher to collaborate. Synopsis of each book are given as well as activities to garner student interest and tips for utilizing social media to promote the library and meet students where they are.

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Current Trends from the Field iconCurrent Trends from the Field

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Current Trends from the Field

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

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As writers of School Library Connection's 1 Question Survey, we have all kinds of current data coming from school librarians in the field. Join us to compare your experience to others' across the country. We'll be unpacking why trends are what they are and how we can learn from them to grow professionally. This session will focus on practical, actionable takeaways grounded in multiple standards.

Speaker(s):
  • Jen Gilbert, School Librarian, Eminence Independent Schools
  • James Allen, Statewide School Library Lead/Digital Coach, Kentucky Department of Education

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School Librarians Lead: Spearheading Collaboration Among School Specialists

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

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School librarians are in the perfect position to lead collaborations with all professionals in the school. In this session, participants will be presented with an overview of the many specialists in the schools (PK-12) and suggestions for collaborative lessons and activities that will highlight the knowledge and strengths of each professional. Time will be given for participants to share collaborative ideas and to build a list of potential lessons and collaborative partners.

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Embedded Librarianship: Infusing Your Library Program within Your Entire School and Community

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

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Looking for ways to embed into all subject areas as well as integrate your school library program into the community at large? Join us as we showcase the benefits school librarians can reap by embedding into all classrooms and working as a team with teachers, parents, your public library, and local organizations. Participants will receive examples of collaborative lessons and resources to get started on the road to building a program that includes all stakeholders.

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Promoting Reading during COVID and Beyond…

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

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2020 was a year of change across the world. In-person learning was cancelled. Remote learning was born. With this new development librarians were besieged with questions. One question that plagued many was how do you promote and engage students in literacy during a pandemic? Come find out how librarians in NYC tackled this question and learn the ways they used technology to create digital displays, booktalks, and vlogs to promote, encourage, and interact with students to get them to read!

Speaker(s):
  • Marie Southwell, Librarian, NYCDOE, Graphic Arts Campus
  • Arlene Laverde, School Librarian, Adjunct Professor, Past President NYCSLA, NYC DOE, Townsend Harris High School

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Digital Literacy Through Digital Wellness: Collaborative Curriculum Development

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

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Learn about digital literacy education, research, and curriculum design. Engage in a collaborative process to design digital literacy curricula and tactics for teaching digital literacy and digital wellness. Discover strategies, including mindfulness techniques, to lessen the effects of mental fatigue, visual fatigue, and distraction caused by prolonged digital reading. Create a model of collaboration between administration, faculty, and librarian that fosters Information Literacy.

Speaker(s):
  • Terri Baird, Director of Teaching and Learning, The Willows Community School
  • Andrea Passarella, Dean of Social and Emotional Learning, The Willows Community School
  • Cathy Leverkus, Director of Library Services, The Willows Community School

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