Tag Archives: Advocacy

Some Notes about Library Legislation and Advocacy

(submitted by Dona Helmer) The wonderful thing about a national conference is that there are so many sessions to choose from that you do not have to limit yourself to just AASL sessions. The bad thing about national conference is … Continue reading

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Teacher Librarian Finds Her Voice at the Summit

 (submitted by Julie Doepken) Thanks to a lucky ticket draw at the School Librarian Leadership Academy last summer, I won a full registration to the Northwest Council for Computer Education EdTech conference in Portland March 18-20. The first day of … Continue reading

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Step Up: Or Why You Should Get Involved in YOUR State Association!

(submitted by Suzanne Metcalfe) Day 3 of the AkLA Conference reminded me of the fact that our organizations are only as good as the membership (that’s us folks, you and me!). I started the day very early at the Intellectual … Continue reading

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Insights on a Superhero

(written by Martha Tomeo) I attended two sessions at the 2014 AkLA Conference in Anchorage led by Jennifer LaGarde, aka Library Girl: a preconference workshop, School Libraries 2.0: Using Technology to Take Your Library to the Next Level; and a … Continue reading

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Library Girl and her Cape Optional! Leading from the Library session

(written by Ann Marie Marble) Jennifer LaGarde, aka Library Girl, was truly inspiring during her session, Cape Optional! Leading from the Library. Her presentation slides are available at tinyurl.com/LeadAKLA.  This URL also has a long list of other URL’s relevant … Continue reading

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Book Buddies Make a Big Difference to Military Kids

(written by Beth Massengale, Mt. Spurr Library, Anchorage) It all started with an idea and a donation of several bags of gently used animal plush toys to Mt. Spurr library. The Book Buddy Program was launched when I matched some … Continue reading

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Visiting the Rockville Public Library

(written by Gilberte Bachiochi) During the Hartford Conference, I went off site to visit the Rockville Library in Rockville Connecticut. This library is very special to me and to my husband’s family as well. Built in 1904,  the Rockville Library was founded and … Continue reading

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Nominate a Deserving Librarian for an Award

(written by Sheryl Wittig) Alaska Association of School Librarians announces nomination opportunities for the Linda K. Barrett Service Award and the School Librarian of the Year. Nominations close on Jan 15th, 2014. Recognize one of the amazing librarians you know!

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2013 AASL Closing General Session with Peter Bregman

(written by Lynn McNamara, Scenic Park Library) At the Closing General Session, Peter Bregman spoke of his new book, 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done and the events that gave him the ideas … Continue reading

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2013 AASL Opening General Session with Tony Wagner

(written by Lynn McNamara, Scenic Park Library) Tony Wagner, an Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard, opened the AASL Conference in Hartford with a thought-provoking presentation on why innovation is today’s most essential real world skill.  His … Continue reading

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