2010 University Press Books

 

for Public and Secondary School Libraries

In Cooperation with The Association of American University Presses

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American Association of School Librarians (AASL), Letter from the President

Having supported the profession for more than 50 years, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) understands the current realities and evolving dynamics of the professional environment, and is positioned to help members redefine themselves and the profession as leaders in education. Since 1967, AASL and the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) have worked in partnership to give school librarians an invaluable resource to use in collaborating with other educators and administrators while planning for your collection development. It is with great pleasure that the 20th edition of the University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries is presented. A special thanks goes to the members of the AASL American University Presses Book Selection Committee for their hard work and dedication to the publication of the 2010 bibliography.

AASL welcomes member participation, adding to the rich history of inspired, innovative leadership in the school library community. The only national professional membership organization focused on the needs of school librarians and the school library community, it is AASL's strategic goal to achieve universal recognition of school librarians as indispensable educational leaders. AASL invests in the professional development of its membership through:

  • Advocacy and Action. Supported by the ALA Washington Office, the ALA Public Information Office and an active AASL legislative committee, AASL identifies the key legislative issues, provides materials for appealing to decision-makers in a unified voice, and brings strength and influence in numbers. Through the development of advocacy tools and resources, AASL helps you develop your voice in the profession, hone your advocacy skills and gain confidence in communicating with your school and local communities and officials.

  • Standards and Guidelines. AASL keeps you connected to the most current developments in national educational standards, while providing tools and resources to help with implementation, and to set apart the profession as leaders in education.

  • Leadership Practice. Leadership only begins with access to first-class educational tools and resources. To develop effective leaders in the school library and education community, AASL connects its membership with opportunities to engage in leadership practice. AASL is committed to supporting your growth in the continually changing academic environment as you lead education within your program, your district, your state, your region and the school library profession.

More information about AASL membership, benefits and much more can be found at
www.aasl.org.

Please use this valuable resource offered to you through AAUP to engage your education colleagues while leading the development of your school library collection. Again, thank you to AAUP and the AASL American University Press Book Selection Committee.

Cassandra Barnett
AASL President, 2009-2010

National Plan for Implementation of Standards for the 21st-Century Learner and Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs

This implementation plan was created to support states, school systems, and individual schools preparing to implement the Standards for the 21st-Century Learner and Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs. The plan will also increase awareness and understanding of the learning standards and guidelines and create a committed group of stakeholders with a shared voice.

For more information visit AASL at http://www.ala.org/aasl/learning4life


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