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I dare you NOT to share! (So many AASL School Library Month goodies!)

It’s just the beginning of School Library Month.  Tweet it out!

If you happen to be struggling for a few new ways to celebrate, don’t worry.  AASL has been doing some seriously creative thinking about how we might use the month of April to celebrate the 2016 theme: the essential role that strong school library programs play in transforming learning.

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Plan your April advocacy with the official calendar of activities, filled with author/ambassador quotes, professional development links, an interactive calendar and suggested activities for each day and for various grades.

Share your best ideas and learn from others about how school librarians transform learning on the SLM Padlet.

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Download and print these lovely posters:

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Author Megan McDonald is this year’s national spokesperson. You will want to embed and share her PSA.

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Try to make these complimentary webinars:

snapshot thumbnailMy absolute favorite goodie this year is the personalized school library snapshot infographic designed to

help you demonstrate the many ways that you support learning in your school. It can be shared with administrators, school boards, local and state lawmakers, parent organizations and others. You can print copies to distribute or share it electronically and via social media. 

I know you can find fabulous pics to fill and refill this collage and I know you can use it well beyond April.  (Think annual report.  Think central office. Think the mall.)

But, there’s more.  Check out this free array of web graphics and graphic packs. for social media and websites and the graphic packs.


Graphic Packs

You may also want to share the Proclamation Templates that make impossible for your school officials or elected representatives to avoid individualizing and proclaiming their support for the impact of your powerful program:
Keep an eye on the Knowledge Quest blog for continual celebration updates.
Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza

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