November 22, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

From Definition to Implementation, Librarians Embrace Common Core | AASL 2013

Finding new and innovative ways to implement the Common Core was one of the hottest programming themes during the recent American Association of School Librarians conference. During the event, the nations’ media specialists showed they have the will and the knowledge to lead the conversation on academic rigor.

How to Create a “Culture of Reading” | AASL 2013

How do you get tweens and teens to be interested (and stay interested) in reading?

Ditching Dewey: Hot Topic in Hartford | AASL 2013

At the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 16th National Conference in Hartford, CT, common themes and hot topics of discussion emerged. One popped up numerous times—”genrefication,” the reorganizing of one’s collection away from Dewey Decimal Classification.

Project Connect Brings School Librarians, Superintendents to the Same Table | AASL 2013

Passionate school library advocacy takes many forms, though all too often these efforts don’t reach the district and state level. This can change once stakeholders start working together to improve student outcomes. That’s the goal of Project Connect, a national initiative bringing thought leaders to the same table to support the needs of 21st century schools.

Pictures of the Week: Graphic Novelists Entertain at Author Breakfast | AASL 2013

The American Association of School Librarians’s 16th National Conference closed with an author-led breakfast that featured bestselling children’s graphic novels creators Faith Erin Hicks, Jennifer and Matthew Holm, Jarrett Krosoczka, and Raina Telgemeier—dressed in pajamas.

School Librarians Explore Their Role as Education Leaders | AASL 2013

School library professionals converged in Hartford, CT, November 14–17 for the 16th National Conference of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). During the event, media specialists explored their evolving role as education and technology leaders through concurrent sessions; an intense, late-night unconference; and an elearning commons of continuous how-to learning.

Broadening Cultural Literacy with LGBTQ Content for YA | AASL 2013

Of the numerous concurrent sessions at the American Association of School Librarians’ National Conference focusing on strategies for creating culturally diverse collections and serving the needs of all kids, “Queer Library Alliance Goes to School,” was a memorable one.