2018 AASL Social Media Superstar Finalists Announced!

Back again this year, AASL showcases its members who are making a difference in school libraries.  The Social Media Superstars is a program that highlights school library professionals who enrich the profession and its work on behalf of students by sharing in social media circles. Their shared information, expertise, ideas, encouragement, dialog, and inspiration through a variety of social media channels have positively impacted many librarians. With the closing of our nomination period, the Social Media Recognition Committee is proud to announce the following finalists.

Through Saturday, April 14, members of the school library community and the public are invited to post endorsements of their personal superstar. Endorsements will only be visible to the committee reviewing them. After April 14, the Social Media Recognition Committee will consider the endorsements and the original nominations and select an overall Superstar for each category. As a way to culminate the month-long celebration of School Library Month, Superstars will be announced Monday, April 30th at 6 p.m. Central Time.

Be sure to visit each of the hyperlinked category postings to read information about all the finalists and get links to their social media platforms. It is our hope that you will visit their social media platforms and follow them, cultivating an even more robust and inspiring PLN.

We want to hear from you! Share how these Superstar finalists have helped you improve and enhance your practice! Convince us to select your favorite as a Social Media Superstar.

Advocacy Ambassador

Recognizes an individual who effectively uses one or more social media channels to advocate for strong school libraries for all students.

Doreen Bergman

Doreen Bergman

Ashley Cooksey

Ashley Cooksey

Barbara Johnson

Barbara Johnson

Leadership Luminary

Recognizes an individual who effectively uses one or more social media channels to empower leadership among school librarians.

Becky Calzada

Becky Calzada

Carolyn Foote

Carolyn Foote

Shannon McClintock Miller

Shannon McClintock Miller

Program Pioneer

Recognizes an individual who effectively uses one or more social media channels to promote exemplary school library programming.

Denise Brewer

Denise Brewer

Tressie Fowler

Tressie Fowler

Nikki Robertson

Nikki Robertson

Sensational Student Voice

Recognizes an individual who effectively uses one or more social media channels to empower student voice.

Dulce Gonzalez

Dulce Gonzalez

Chelsea Sims

Chelsea Sims

Social Justice Defender

Recognizes an individual who effectively uses one or more social media channels to promote social justice for students and the community.

Anita Cellucci

Anita Cellucci

Jennifer LaGarde

Jennifer LaGarde

Elissa Malespina

Elissa Malespina

Tech Troubadour

Recognizes an individual who effectively uses one or more social media channels to share technology expertise of benefit to school libraries and school librarians and their work.

James Allen

James Allen

Katie McNamara

Katie McNamara

Heather Moorefield-Lang

Heather Moorefield-Lang

The Committee thanks all the nominators for their nominations. All the nominees were outstanding and all were seriously considered for these recognitions. Some may notice the absence of a “Curriculum Champion” for this year, as well as the newest category, “Reader Leader.” While there were some wonderful nominations for these categories, sadly none of the nominees were current AASL Members. We hope to have nominations in these categories next year.

Social Media Recognition Committee
Cathy Jo Nelson, Chair
Marifran DeMaine                        Liz Dodds
Laura Hartley                                Connie Hollin
Michelle Luhtala                           Andy Plemmons
Pam Harland, Board Liaison        Jen Habley, Staff Liaison

 

Author: Cathy Jo Nelson, Social Media Recognition Chair



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