Archived AASL Standards Webinars

It All Fits Together: The New National Standards for Learners, School Librarians, & School Libraries

Meet your new National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries! Join AASL Standards editorial board and implementation task force chairs Marcia A. Mardis and Mary Keeling on a guided tour of the standards development process as well as in-depth introductions to the National School Library Standards (NSLS) integrated content designed to support and enhance learners’ experiences, school librarians’ practice, and the alignment between school libraries and learning goals. Marcia and Mary will take you through the main components of the document; provide an overview of the implementation plan; and highlight opportunities for you to engage with the new standards while thinking, creating, sharing, and growing!


Mary Keeling        Marcia Mardis

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Webinar date: Nov 16, 2017

The AASL Standards Web Portal: Accessing Standards and Support Resources

AASL’s web portal for national school library standards has everything you need to access the new standards and the wealth of support resources available! Join Standards editorial board member Kathy Mansfield on a guided tour of the website, and discover infographics, videos, links to articles and many more supports for the new standards.


Kathy Mansfield

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Webinar date: Dec 6, 2017

Using the Standards to Further Your Instructional Leadership

Librarians are leaders. Join Jeanie Phillips and Ellen McNair, members of the AASL Standards implementation task force, as they unpack critical aspects of instructional leadership. Jeannie and Ellen talk about aligning your superpowers as a librarian with the new standards and the needs of your school community. Participants collaborate to discover opportunities, strategies, and leverage points, so you can flex your instructional muscles to impact your entire school community.


Ellen McNair          Jeanie Phillips

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Webinar date: Jan 9, 2018

Connecting the Dots: A Look at the National School Library Standards for Policymakers

Participants will examine the National School Library Standards to mine shareable concepts for discussions with local school and/or state policymakers in order to inform them about the National School Library Standards and to advocate for standards adoption in their district or state. Use the AASL Message Box and learn how to frame conversations that will garner support for standards adoption.


Mary Keeling        Kathryn Roots Lewis

Kathy Mansfield

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Webinar date: Jan 31, 2018

Connecting Competencies: Learner, School Librarian and School Library

Participants will be introduced to the language of competencies as part of the structure of the National School Library Standards (NSLS). The intentional shift from outcomes to competencies in the standards is designed to better align the AASL framework with other education standards and provide increased opportunities for learners, school librarians, and school libraries to thrive in a more personalized learning environment.


Susan D. Ballard   Sara Kelly Johns

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Webinar date: Feb 22, 2018

AASL Standards and Advocacy Go Together Like Peanut Butter and Jelly

Presenters Megan Cusick and Judy Deichman highlight the National School Library Standards as a platform for strategic advocacy in your learning communities. This webinar provides concrete steps and actions to advocate for your learners and school library utilizing resources from ALA’s Office for Library Advocacy, the AASL Standards Portal, and the National School Library Standards publication.


Judy Deichman    Megan Cusick

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Webinar date: Mar 7, 2018

Your State Association Supporting AASL Standards for Your Local Context

How are AASL’s Affiliate state organizations supporting school librarians as they implement the National School Library Standards? The standards require school librarians to reflect on local conditions, practice, and student learning. While the document requires a great deal of self-reflection and a growth mindset, no one has to do this alone. What are state affiliates already doing or planning to do to help their state’s school librarians make a difference for learners using the new AASL Standards? Presenters feature several affiliates’ plans and on-going activities.


Mary Keeling        Sara Kelly Johns


Cassandra Barnett, Becky Calzada, Judy Deichman, Allison Mackley, Cathy Jo Nelson, and Courtney Pentland

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Webinar date: Mar 20, 2018

Making & Assessing Learner Connections through the AASL Standards

Elizabeth Burns, member of the AASL Standards editorial board, leads a guided tour into the AASL Standards Framework for Learners. This highly informative session investigates the application of the framework in library lessons. She discusses designing and enhancing learner experiences using the Shared Foundations and learner Competencies in the National School Library Standards. Participants are also introduced to student assessment opportunities provided through the AASL Standards.


Elizabeth Burns

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Webinar date: Apr 4, 2018

Making & Amplifying Educator Connections through the AASL Standards

Why are connections with educators so essential to school librarians? Participants delve into the National School Library Standards and available resources to make authentic and purposeful connections with educators. Participants are also empowered to create action plans to help plan, record, and amplify the results of their connections.


Kathleen Riopelle Roberts

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Webinar date: Apr 10, 2018

Using the Standards to Foster a Culture of Deep Learning

School librarians guide learners as they develop the habits of lifelong learning. In this webinar, Kate Lechtenberg and Jeanie Phillips, members of the AASL Standards implementation task force, consider opportunities for deep learning through the AASL Standards Framework for Learners. Kate and Jeanie explore the possibilities for engaging learners of all ages in authentic, meaningful work that sparks curiosity and builds real world skills.


Kate Lechtenberg  Jeanie Phillips

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Webinar date: May 8, 2018

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