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.
Recognizes an individual who effectively uses one or more social media channels to advocate for strong school libraries for all students.
Recognizes an individual who effectively uses one or more social media channels to empower leadership among school librarians.
Recognizes an individual who effectively uses one or more social media channels to promote exemplary school library programming.
Recognizes an individual who effectively uses one or more social media channels to empower student voice.
Recognizes an individual who effectively uses one or more social media channels to promote social justice for students and the community.
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.
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