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


Posted on June 22, 2008, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Melissa Johnston

    Hi Shanna!
    Oh yes! There are plenty of virtual committees. Actually all of the ones I am on do most of their work online-emails, listservs, wikis. If you make it to the conference meetings that is great, but not a big deal if you miss.–Melissa

  2. Hi Melissa,
    I was wondering what would be required of volunteers. I live in Atlanta. Would I be able to really contribute from the semi-comfort of my own home?

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