Tuesday, October 27, 2009

AASL conference

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) annual conference takes place in Charlotte, USA, November 5-8. Registration is on-site only at this point, but there are also some virtual options (see web addresses at the end). Information Literacy is always a key theme, especially as the Standards for the 21st-Century Learner put more emphasis on inquiry skills.
Some relevant sessions include:
Collaborating to Fuel Student Achievement (Joyce Needham, Springfield Public Schools)
Developing Discriminating Users of Information: 3 Unique Approaches to "The Real World" (Sheila Brennan, Library Media Specialist, Academy of Holy Angels, Richfield; Judith Roggow, Librarian, DeLaSalle High School, Minneapolis; Kathleen Roy, Library Media Specialist, Cretin-Derham Hall High School, St. Paul,)
Information Literacy: An Online Library Media Course for High School Students (Margaret Lincoln, School Library Media Specialist, Lakeview High School)
Learning Commons, Information Commons, Library Media Center - What's in a Name? (Alison Ernst, Northfield Mount Hermon School; David Loertscher, Professor, San Jose State University; Patt Moser, Sidwell Friends School)
Marketing Information Literacy (Paige Jaeger, Coordinator of School Library Services, WSWHE BOCES)
No Restrictor Plates: Speeding Toward Information Literacy (Marnie Utz, & Steven Yates, Librarians, Spain Park High School, Hoover)
Research Matters! Becoming the Key Component in Your School's Research Curriculum (Jana Brawner, Theresa Gosnell, Carrie Turner, Westside High School, Omaha)
The conference website is at

There are some virtual options to participate http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/
Photo by Sheila Webber: Beech tree, Western Park, October 2009

1 comment:

Paige Jaeger said...

Interesting that you too, in UK are on the "same page" as we say here in the states. For those who can't join us in USA, you are welcome to visit my blog, where I will be posting some ideas, after the sessions. Some are on there now. My session is all about Advertising to reach the minds of our youth! librarydoor.blogspot.com
Paige Jaeger