2015 is the 30th Anniversary of School Library Month (SLM)
The theme? “Where Learning Never Ends.” SLM is sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). AASL says that the annual celebration is an initiative where “school librarians are encouraged to create activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in transforming learning.”
Julianne Moore: 2015 National Spokesperson
Besides being known for her role in the final two ‘Hunger Games’ films, Moore is also a bestselling author. She wrote “My Mom is a Foreigner, But Not to Me,” which was inspired by her mother, a Scottish emigrant to the United States. Moore’s children’s books, the Freckleface Strawberry series, “share the message that ‘the things that make you different also make you, YOU’.” She has also created two apps based on the series. Terri Grief, president of AASL, is excited that “everyone who sees these will recognize this fabulous celebrity and her wonderful commitment to literacy.” In regards to why Moore is happy to be this year’s spokesperson, she said:
“School libraries make a difference. I moved around a lot as a young child, and the first place I would visit in a new place was the school library. The librarians guided me, encouraged me, and set the stage for my lifelong love of reading. As educators, school librarians have a tremendous impact on our students’ personal and intellectual growth. School libraries foster creativity, innovation, play, and experimentation and offer a nurturing, and safe place for children to learn. I have a lot of love for librarians.”
AASL will Present Free Weekly Webinars
Attendance at the live webinars below is open to all. Only AASL members and AASL eCOLLAB subscribers will have access to the webinar archive. A seat in the live webinar is guaranteed to the first 100 attendees. As a webinar registrant, you will receive follow up correspondence from AASL.
- Transform Teaching and Learning with Digital Tools (Melissa Jacobs Israel)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 6:00 PM
- The Best of the AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning (Heather Moorefield-Lang)
Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 6:00 PM
- Augmented Reality in the Classroom (Morgan Nickolai)
Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 6:00 PM
- Turn on a Dime: Changing Your Library on a Limited Budget (Jennifer Holt)
Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 6:00 PM
CMLE would like to thank all school library personnel for the important support they provide to administrators, teachers and students. The work is hard, and your efforts matter, so keep up the good work!
Happy School Library Month!