Join the March #AASLchat on March 29th!

The AASL School Library Event Promotion Committee will host March’s #AASLchat on March 29, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. EST.

Each month the AASL Twitter chat is a way to connect librarians across the country for a short brainstorming session and the sharing of ideas. Join us as we discuss how school librarians can promote celebrations in the library. Chats are a short 30-minute timeframe and will be framed around 3 questions. If you cannot participate live, consider scheduling responses using a tool such as Tweet Deck. This month’s chat will focus on Women’s History Month celebrations, Freedom of Information Day, and how school libraries will be celebrating School Library Month in April. A preview of this month’s questions is below:

Q1: {7:35PM} March is Women’s History Month. What is your library’s role in commemorating this event and encouraging students to learn about the role women have played in American history? #AASLchat

Q2: {7:45PM} Freedom of Information Day was on March 16th. This day celebrates public access to government information and the public’s right to know. How do you share the importance of access of information to students? #AASLchat

Q3: {7:55PM} Every April school librarians are encouraged to host activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school libraries play in transforming learning. How do you plan to celebrate School Library Month? #AASLchat

We encourage all librarians to follow the hashtag #AASLchat, participate in the chat, and invite your colleagues to join us! We will be curating the chat in Wakelet for future reference and we look forward to chatting with everyone March 29!


This chat is brought to you by the School Library Event Promotion Committee. Committee members include Lisa Brakel, district school librarian at Airport Community Schools; Chelsea Brantley, librarian at Nags Head Elementary School; Jennifer Habley, web communications manager at AASL; Eboni Henry, school media specialist at District of Columbia Public Schools; Amanda Hurley, library media specialist at Henry Clay High School; Amanda Jones, librarian at Live Oak Middle School; and Cathy Pope-Gotschall, teacher librarian at Tracy Unified School District.

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Author: Amanda Jones

Amanda is the 2021 School Library Journal Co-Librarian of the Year, the 2020 Louisiana School Librarian of the Year and a 20 year educator from Watson, LA. She’s a teacher-librarian and reading specialist at a 5-6 grade middle school. She co-hosts the My Two Cents edtech webinar series and is the 2019 AASL Social Media Superstar Program Pioneer. Amanda is an active member of several committees for both AASL and the Louisiana Association of School Librarians. She loves connecting students with “homerun” books and loves networking with librarians from around the world. Visit her library website at lomlibrary.org and/or find out more about her at http://librarianjones.com/.



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