Beyond the Horizon AASL 18th National Conference LogoDear Colleagues:
Approaching the annual conference in Phoenix, AZ on November 9-11, the American Association of School Libraries (AASL) is celebrating its 65th anniversary as a division of the American Library Association by promoting programs designed to transform the school library profession, and your assistance is needed.

 School librarians nationwide benefit greatly from the programs and collective effort of AASL membership. The current campaign offers an opportunity for both members and non-members to bolster the strength of the organization and is aptly named It’s in Our Hands: Celebrating the Past and Transforming the Future. Donations will support two programs that will impact the school library profession:

  1. The AASL bridge scholarship helps student members transition to the full membership rate by covering the cost difference for three consecutive years.
  2. A newly created induction program will build a mentor network for school librarians entering the profession.

By contributing to the campaign, you will enable more librarians to join AASL, help build a stronger network, and provide support to emerging leaders in our profession. Please visit http://transformaasl.org and click “Give Now” to donate any amount online or download a PDF form to mail to AASL. Thank you for your consideration of this effort to build on the transformative efforts of our national organization of school librarians.

Sincerely,

Cathy Jo Nelson
2017-2018 SCASL President