2016 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

On behalf of the AASL American University Presses Book Selection Committee, I am pleased to present the 26th edition of the University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries. Since 1967, AASL and the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) have worked in partnership to give school librarians an invaluable tool for use in selecting resources to aid in teaching and learning, collaboration, and instructional leadership. A special thank you goes to the members of the AASL American University Presses Book Selection Committee for their hard work and dedication to the publication of the 2016 bibliography.

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is the only national organization as well as the largest and oldest organization dedicated to the school library field. It is AASL's mission to "empower leaders to transform teaching and learning". Likewise, on behalf of its member institutions, AAUP serves scholarly communications through professional education, cooperative services, and public advocacy. Both AASL and AAUP can be justifiably proud of their longstanding collaboration which helps each organization to fulfill its mission and benefits school librarians in their effort to ensure that students and teachers have the best resources. These lists are especially valuable in the selection of materials to support the achievement of local, state, and national education standards.

It is the strategic goal of AASL to support the transformative work of school libraries and the intellectual and emotional growth of young people by connecting learners to ideas and information, participating actively in teaching and learning, and preparing students to become informed, active, and engaged adults in a technologically active world. AASL advocates for the highest quality profession through learning standards, program guidelines, and standards for professional preparation. Having supported the profession for 65 years, 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.

Carrying on this ambitious work requires the support of the profession we serve. School librarians have never been a more vital piece to the education puzzle and being an AASL member is more important than ever to your profession, your library program, and the children and community you serve. For more information on the personal and professional benefits of AASL membership, visit www.aasl.org.

Again, thank you to AAUP and the AASL American University Presses Book Selection Committee. We are grateful for their commitment to the creation of this exceptional publication. Take advantage of their efforts and utilize this valuable resource offered to you through AAUP. Engage with your education colleagues and students while leading the growth and development of your school library collection.

—Leslie Preddy
AASL President, 2015-2016

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