Thank you for your continued interest and support of AASL’s Advocacy Tip on the Day. Recently AASL has updated its online community structure and it has been determined that much of the content distributed through the Tip of the Day is now being published through AASL’s new online community at knowledgequest.aasl.org.
In AASL’s new strategic plan, the membership goal includes building “the school librarian’s professional community,” which translated into the creation of an online community that is dynamic, responsive and is the hub of activity for AASL membership and the school library audience.
To that end, AASL has launched a companion website for its professional journal, Knowledge Quest. A new vehicle to empower school librarians as they transform learning for their students, the new site offers breaking news, inspired blogs, and encourages conversations to inspire insightful professionals and stronger communities.
Knowledge Quest contains daily blogs on a variety of topics including Monday Means Leadership, Technology Tuesday, What to Read Wednesday, Let’s Get Together Thursday, and Friday Finds written by school librarians with practical applications for school librarians.
Thank you for your interest in AASL’s Tip of the Day. We hope you will join us at knowledgequest.aasl.org!
Students are eligible to win a $1,000 scholarship by simply posting a photo, illustration or other image to social media. That’s how easy it is to enter Picture Freedom, a national contest from Feb. 22 to 28 that calls on students 13 and older to celebrate the First Amendment and free speech in America. http://1forall.us
Is your school district Future Ready? Check out tech.ed.gov/FutureReady and
www.futurereadyschools.org/about to learn more – and have your superintendent take the pledge!
School Library Month is about YOU – the school librarian! Share your accomplishments and you could be featured in our school librarian showcase during the month of April – and you can proudly share the link with your school administrator! http://www.ala.org/aasl/slm/2015/showcase
This video produced by the New Jersey Association of School Librarians demonstrates how School Librarians Transform Learning! Share widely! http://youtu.be/KTslgjLEzLw
Have you checked out the new Knowledge Quest? It is the vehicle for school librarians to transform learning. On your quest to enhance your professional practice KQ offers breaking news, inspired blogs, and passionate conversations developing insightful professionals and stronger communities. knowledgequest.aasl.org
In Mind/Shift, Paige Jaeger and Mary Ratzer (the presenters of the recent AASL webinar Get Thinking! Making the Most of Your Library Time) discuss how school librarians can help students and teachers in the transition back to an inquiry-based approach to instruction: http://bit.ly/1Dq84fg