This session, dedicated to the AASL Standards Mobile App, defines some of the most appropriate uses for school library educators. We will clarify and explain the content of the app and its use as a companion tool to the print publication of the National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries. To demonstrate how the app is both distinct from and complements the National School Library Standards text, we will share examples for use in three categories: working with school librarian candidates on lesson planning and reflections; professional development planning; and writing and presenting research as a university faculty member. Our session will conclude with opportunities for participants to engage in discussion about the use of the app as school library educators and possible advocacy connections afforded by the app.
- Identify and explain features of the app for use as school library educators
- Apply tools in the app across three areas:
- for educator and pre-service student lesson planning and instructional activities,
- planning professional development for conferences, workshops, etc., and
- for writing and research activities
- Discuss use of the app to strengthen and simplify the work of school library educators
- Share advocacy opportunities pertaining to the app, such as communication with stakeholders
Elizabeth Burns is an Assistant Professor in the Darden College of Education at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. A longtime member of AASL, Elizabeth served as an editorial board member on the AASL Standards and Guidelines Editorial Board and is chair-elect of the ESLS Section of AASL. Her primary research area is school library education. She has published in a variety of education and library journals.
Pamela R. Moore is an assistant professor of Educational Media at the University of South Alabama. She received a BA degree in History and Spanish from the University of Mobile; MEd. degrees from Alabama State University in Library Media Education and Educational Leadership; and Ed.S. and Ed.D. degrees from The University of West Florida in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Instructional Technology. She has presented a numerous international, national, state, and local conferences. She is always looking for a new idea and the ways to bring it to fruition. Follow her on twitter @pammooretech.
Rebecca Morris, PhD is an adjunct professor in school librarianship and instructional technology and a former LIS faculty member at University of North Carolina-Greensboro and Simmons College. She is Library in Context Editor at School Library Connection, published by ABC-CLIO. Publications include the book, School Libraries and Student Learning: A Guide for School Leaders (Harvard Education Publishing Group, 2015); chapters in Global Action on School Library Education and Training (IFLA/DeGruyter Saur, 2018) and Engaging Teens with Story (Libraries Unlimited, 2017); and articles in School Library Research, Knowledge Quest, School Libraries Worldwide, Teacher Librarian, and the Journal of Research on Young Adults in Libraries. Rebecca earned her MLIS and PhD at the University of Pittsburgh and a BS in elementary education at the Pennsylvania State University. Previous professional experiences include first grade teacher and middle school librarian. Current service includes AASL Induction Implementation Task Force and School Library Research Review Board.
Joan Bessman Taylor, PhD is an associate professor of school library studies at the University of Northern Iowa and a former SLIS faculty member at the University of Iowa. Publications include chapters in Libraries and the Reading Public in Twentieth Century America (University of Wisconsin Press, 2013), From Codex to Hypertext: Reading at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century (University of Massachusetts Press, 2012) and Research-Based Readers’ Advisory (ALA, 2009) and articles in the Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Reference and User Services Quarterly and Teacher Librarian. She earned her BA in English from Spring Hill College, MEd in Secondary Education from the University of South Alabama, her MLIS from the University of Southern Mississippi and her PhD in LIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she co-ran the School Librarian Licensure Program. Previous professional experiences include teaching middle school in Alabama and living and working with teens at the Alabama School of Mathematics and Science. Current service includes working with the Iowa Department of Education’s Standards Implementation Team to embed the AASL National Standards into the process of Continuous Improvement followed by K-12 schools throughout the state.
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