Investing in the Future

By Carl A. Harvey II

School librarians are always looking to the future.  We’re focused on 21st-century skills to prepare our students for their future. It’s the heart of what we do each and every day in school libraries all over this country.

As we celebrate the 65th Anniversary of AASL – the only national organization focused solely on school libraries and school librarians – we take time to reflect on the successes in those 65 years and we plan for the future of our organization.

At the AASL National Conference & Exhibition in Columbus, Ohio, in 2015, we launched the 65th Anniversary Fund-Raising Campaign, titled “It’s in Our Hands: Celebrating the Past and Transforming the Future.” The campaign is focused on raising funds to help AASL transform future school librarians.  This is your chance to join our roll call of individuals who have donated to the campaign.

The 65th Anniversary campaign is all about our future–It’s about the next generation of school librarians; it’s about the next generation of AASL members; it’s about our future as a field. The dollars from this campaign have been designated for two specific projects: Bridge Scholarships and for an Induction Program for new members/new school librarians.

Consider donating and helping to be a part of preparing the next generation of school librarians for the job ahead! To donate, just got to

Author: Jen Habley

Jen Habley is the AASL Manager 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.

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