Magazine article American Libraries

The Association's Associations: AASL

Magazine article American Libraries

The Association's Associations: AASL

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EQUIPPING STUDENTS WITH 21ST-CENTURY SKILLS

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is the only national association for school library media specialists. Its mission is to advocate excellence, facilitate change, and develop leaders in the school library media field.

In January 2008, AASL launched the second year of the longitudinal study called "School Libraries Count!" Data from the study will be used to develop toots to help school library media specialists advocate at the local, state, and national levels. As part of AASL's efforts to address the needs of students in the 21st century, the latest survey included a section on the current use of social networking tools in school library media programs. Visit www.ala.org/aasl for more information.

Learning 4 Life

AASL has launched Learning 4 Life (L4L), an initiative to support the implementation of the division's Standards for the 21st-century Learner. L4L is a way for anyone to get involved in efforts to create educational environments that equip students with the skills they need for success in today's world. …

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