Lou Greco, S. Grove, Melissa Johnston

Region V (Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi) delegates met Friday evening to set the Concerns and Commendations for AASL to promote in the coming year.  There were 5 proposals approved by the Assembly on Sunday morning at the second meeting:

  • Establish a task force that will develop a response process for addressing media programs in jeopardy (e.g. Mesa, AZ)
  • Promoting the attainment of National Board Certification for library media specialists
  • Partnering with ASCD to strengthen relationship with admnistration
  • Explore AASL participation in library diversity organizations
  • Bridge AASL and ISTE information literacy efforts(standards, advocacy, conference presentations)

Some AASL Committee actions included:

  • SKILLS Act (HR bill 3021) promotion
  • $6.4 million approved for school renovations with specific mention of school libraries
  • Forthcoming toolkit of Best Practices for integrating information literacy
  • Website for help with censorship challenges at the family level  http://www.ala.org/aasl/parents

I’m off to hit the exhibitors’ hall!!!  Brought a suitcase just for books!!


Posted on June 29, 2008, in Conferences. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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