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.
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.
Supervisor, Library Media Services,
Newport News Public Schools
Online Instructor, Syracuse University iSchool,
Consultant and Speaker, School Library Programs
Program Advisor for School Libraries,
Arkansas Department of Education