Alaska Association of School Librarians

Advancing high standards for the school library profession in Alaska

Alaska Association of School Librarians - Advancing high standards for the school library profession in Alaska

American Association of School Librarians Schools Count Tracking Survey

American Association of School Librarians Schools Count Tracking Survey.

Take time to complete this important survey this week.  We all know that data is key to giving evidence in support of libraries.

The survey will close on March 15th.

Remember, the data collected is used by AASL for national, state and local advocacy efforts.  More importantly, by participating you will be able to access your individualized reports which compares your school to like schools (size and grade level) within your state and nationally- a free library advocacy tool just for participating.  Don?t miss this opportunity- www.aaslsurvey.org<http://www.aaslsurvey.org/>.

Grant Increase for AASL 15th National Conference & Exhibition

AASL 15th National Conference & Exhibition « AASL 15th National Conference & Exhibition.

Advance Registration must be postmarked on or before September 29, 2011. All forms postmarked after September 29, 2011 will be processed at the Late/Onsite rate.

AkASL is increasing the PD Grant funding for travel to Minneapolis for this great professional opportunity to collaborate and learn from many wonderful school librarians.

The PD Grant is now available for $1400.  Get your application in today to attend an incredible national conference.  The AkASL eBoard wants to be sure that librarians across the state can afford to participate in invigorating professional development such as the AASL National Conference.

Complete the Grant Application today!

AASL One Book, One Conference

ALA | ALA Press Releases.

As part of the countdown to the 15th National Conference and Exhibition Oct. 27-30 in Minneapolis, the  American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will host a 10-week book discussion group on the One Book, One Conference read, “The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains” by Nicholas Carr.  Led by AASL President-Elect Carl Harvey, the discussion, which begins Aug. 10, will cover one chapter each week and take place on the conference’s Ning at aasl11.ning.com.  It will culminate in an opportunity for attendees to share their thoughts with Nicholas Carr as he joins the One Book, One Conference event onsite in Minneapolis on Friday, October 28, 2011.

Reviews by NY Times, Wired, and NPR.

AASL 15th National Conference & Exhibition « AASL 15th National Conference & Exhibition

AASL 15th National Conference & Exhibition « AASL 15th National Conference & Exhibition.AASL Info

Don’t miss this great conference just for school librarians! October 27 -  30 in Minneapolis.  Not too far for Alaskans to travel to, and you can apply for a Proffesional Development Grant from AkASL to help cover up to $1000 in travel and registration expenses.

Apply for an AkASL Professional Development Grant today!