Volunteer for AASL
As I prepare to leave on my trip to Anaheim to attend the ALA Annual Conference, I thought this would be a good time to ask all of you to volunteer for AASL. If you are a member of AASL, but not actively participating you are really missing out. This is a wonderful opportunity to get involved in your profession, meet colleagues, give input, have a voice and make a difference!
Appointments are currently being made for the 2008-2009 committee year. If you have ever considered volunteering for your national organization, now is the time to fill out a volunteer form at http://www.ala.org/ala/aasl/aboutaasl/aaslgovernance/aaslcommittees/volunteer.cfm
Descriptions of all AASL committees can be found at the AASL website at: http://www.ala.org/ala/aasl/aboutaasl/aaslgovernance/aaslcommittees/committees.cfm
The volunteer form will ask you for three AASL committee preferences, but it is also extremely important to be specific when you list your major areas of interest in school library media services. This information will help as new task forces and special committees are formed. If a short term assignment is something that interests you, please be sure to check the box at the bottom form.
I cannot even begin to describe what a wonderful experience being involved in AASL has been for me; so take the leap and volunteer – you will be surprised how much you benefit!
Melissa P. Johnston Media Specialist Silver City Elementary Cumming, GA AASL School Library Media Month Chair AASL Indicators and Assessments for the 21st-Century Learner Committee