Category Archives: AkASL News

Grantee Articles 2016 By Renee Foster

Oh Well! Just Weeded it…. Ann Morgester- Just Weed It! Weeding can be a daunting task but somehow it has to be done throughout the year. Its sound easy right? However don’t forget how much space those books are taking … Continue reading

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Comics – SCBWI – Teens Programming By Tamra Wear

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“Comics are a gateway drug to literacy.” Art Spiegelman Comics, comic books, graphic novels, and manga are all popular reading material for those that have experience with these genres. For other students, stories told in this format could provide the … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE re: Neva Reece

PRESS RELEASE April17, 2015 For Immediate Release The Alaska Association of School Librarians association@akasl.org Library of Congress Selects North Star Elementary Librarian to Participate in Prestigious Summer Institute on Science After a rigorous screening process, Neva Reece, North Star elementary … Continue reading

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Introducing the AkASL Peer Mentorship Program

Do you feel isolated at your school library? Join the AkASL Peer Mentorship Program and be paired with another librarian or library staff member in the state. Click for more information and an application.

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What I Never Knew About AASL but Wish I Had… or What I Learned at Affiliate Assembly

One of the great things about going to conference is learning more about your organization and how it functions on your behalf.  You also quickly learn why you need to keep paying your dues to your organization so you can … Continue reading

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Battle of the Books 13-14 Tentative List

Check out the final Tentative List for Battle of the Books 13-14!

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Dona Helmer Awarded School Librarian of the Year, 2013

The Alaska Association of School Librarians (AkASL) held their annual conference in Valdez from March 22-24 and announced Dona Helmer of College Gate Elementary School in Anchorage as the School Librarian of the Year.  The School Librarian of the Year … Continue reading

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Janet Madsen Awarded the Linda K. Barrett Service Award 2013

At their yearly conference in Valdez last weekend, the Alaska Association of School Librarians (AkASL) presented their 2013 Linda K. Barrett award to Janet Madsen of West Valley High School in Fairbanks.  The Linda K. Barrett award is given annually … Continue reading

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AkASL Elections

It’s time to vote for the members of the Alaska Association of School Librarians Board. Members of the Board are motivated professionals dedicated to school libraries and library/information programs in the schools of Alaska. Here are bios for each candidate. 

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News from AkASL

(Written by Nicole Roohi, AkASL President) The Alaska Association of School Librarian’s primary goal this year is to receive funding for the Public School Library Collection Development Grant.  The law was passed in 2008, but has never been funded.  If fully … Continue reading

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