AASL is seeking school librarians to serve on an implementation task force for a new iteration of the association’s learning standards and program guidelines slated to launch in the fall of 2017. The task force will be responsible for developing a plan to support states, school systems, and individual schools preparing to implement the new publication. More information can be found at www.ala.org/aasl/rfp.
The development of a new implementation plan to support the revision of AASL’s learning standards and program guidelines is a critically important project to both the association and the profession. The plan developed will reflect the association’s strategic goals, and propose new ventures that take advantage of the current climate in education and society. Objectives should address, but are not limited to, professional development (virtual and face-to-face), marketing communications, branding, and advocacy initiatives.
Service on the standards and guidelines implementation task force is a significant commitment to be considered. The task force will officially begin meeting in September 2015 and conclude their work in February 2018. In order to be considered, applicants are asked to submit the following to AASL:
- Cover letter explaining interest in participation and qualities brought to the task force
- Current vita or resume
- 2-3 professional development samples (eg. webinars, session proposals, course outlines, lesson plans, marketing or advocacy plans)
- Letter of support from immediate supervisor. Optional: up to 2 letters of recommendation.
To apply, send all required materials as a single document to AASL at email@example.com, no later than June 5, 2015. Applicants for first round interviews will be notified by or before July 10, 2015. All interviews will be conducted via phone. All candidates will be notified of final selection by Sept. 1, 2015.
Author: Jen Habley
Jen Habley is the AASL Manger of Web Communications. She manages the AASL websites, writes press releases, coordinates AASL’s online learning opportunities, and oversees AASL’s web 2.0 tools. When not working, Jen spends time researching her family tree, reading, and watching hockey.