I’m very proud of AASL’s work on the reintroduction of The Right to Read Act by Senator Reed and Representative Grijalva and the endorsement of the bills by ALA, AASL,the National Education Association (NEA), American Federation of Teachers (AFT), National… Read More ›
Invite: AASL Annual Membership Meeting on May 10th
From AASL’s collaborative work with ALA and AASL partners to new AASL publications to AASL Committee, Section, and Chapter Assembly work to AASL Leadership State Chapter visits to preparing for the 2023 AASL National Conference and to the reintroduction of… Read More ›
Every Day is Right to Read Day!
Monday, April 24 was “Right to Read Day”- the first day of National Library Week and a national day of action to defend, protest, and celebrate the right to read in the United States. The issues of having access to… Read More ›
Equity of Access to Certified School Librarians
Happy National School Librarian Day (April 4th) and School Library Month (April) ! I am so honored to be a part of the school library profession and want to acknowledge the great work of school librarians across the nation working… Read More ›
The Kids Are Alright: Highlighting Children’s Books with Characters Who Stand Up to Censorship
It has been a rather long while since I’ve been in this space, since I’ve put pen to paper or fingertips to keyboard. You may be wondering: “Well, where have you been?” Since truly and completely answering such a query… Read More ›
School Library Month, ALA Elections, & More!
I love School Library Month! School Library Month is a wonderful opportunity to focus on all the great things going on in my school library and all the school libraries across the nation and CELEBRATE! Including stakeholders in this celebration… Read More ›
Holding Out for a Hero Who Can Bring The Noise
“Welcome to the Jungle” We all know that school librarianship has come into some dark times. Small but vocal national groups are making a lot of noise about titles they have personal objections to. Their playbook includes personal attacks vilifying… Read More ›
3 Reasons to Love Passive Programming
In August, I attended #BossLibrarianPD put on by K.C. Boyd. This was a free virtual two-day professional development for school librarians featuring presenters from across the country. One such presenter was Holly Brown (@MsBrownsLibrary). She shared a session called Easy… Read More ›
WE NEED YOU! Get Involved Today!
This is your friendly nudge to fill out the AASL Get Involved form! One of the best professional decisions I have made is to get involved at both state and national level in professional associations. After a decade working as… Read More ›
NJ Information Literacy Standard: The Journey From Bill to Law
New Jersey is the first state in the nation to require K-12 instruction in information literacy. NJASL lobbied for the bill to specifically reference school librarians and the final version contains the following statement: “The school library media specialist shall… Read More ›