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AASL Webinars

Your State Association Supporting AASL Standards for Your Local Context

Mar 20, 2018 6:00pm



How are AASL’s Affiliate state organizations supporting school librarians as they implement the National School Library Standards? The standards require school librarians to reflect on local conditions, practice, and student learning. While the document requires a great deal of self-reflection and a growth mindset, no one has to do this alone. What are state affiliates already doing or planning to do to help their state’s school librarians make a difference for learners using the new AASL Standards? Presenters feature several affiliates’ plans and on-going activities.

Learning Outcomes

  • The participant will be informed how the AASL Affiliate Structure supports implementation of the AASL Standards.
  • The participant will examine several PD plans developed for different conditions, such as summer institutes, annual conferences, and other state initiatives.
  • The participant will learn the value of collaborative learning and will commit to reaching out beyond the school to partner with other school librarians.
  • The participant will identify available opportunities to make a personal learning plan.


  • Mary Keeling, Supervisor, Library Media Services, Newport News Public Schools
  • Sara Kelly Johns, Online Instructor, Syracuse University iSchool, Consultant and Speaker, School Library Programs
  • Cassandra Barnett, Program Advisor for School Libraries, Arkansas Department of Education
  • Becky Calzada, District Library Coordinator, Leander ISD
  • Judy Deichman, Librarian, Nottoway Middle School
  • Allison Mackley, Librarian & Instructional Technology Coach, Hershey High School
  • Cathy Jo Nelson, School Librarian, Dorman High School
  • Courtney Pentland, Teacher and Research Librarian , Omaha Public Schools

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