AASL's School Library Month Webpage. School Library Month is the American Association of School Librarians' celebration of school librarians and their programs.
Every April school librarians are encouraged to host activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in transforming learning. More about the history of School Library Month. Theme The 2017 theme is Because School Libraries Empower Students. SLM17 Calendar of Events. SLM17 Twibbon for Facebook & Twitter Accounts. SLM17 Poster (11x17) SLM2017 Facebook Cover Photo. SLM17 Facebook Profile Photo. SLM17 Twitter Banner. SLM17 Google Banner. SLM17 Instagram Profile Photo Hack. SLM17 Vertical Banner. SLM17 Email/Horizontal Banner. SLM17 Square Image. SLM17 Horizontal Banner. SLM17 PowerPoint Template.
School Library Month History. The following is excerpted and adapted from "AASL Celebrates First National School Library Media Month," which appeared in the Spring 1985 issue of School Library Media Quarterly (p. 83-84).
Click on the cover image (right), which shows photos from the first national observance, to view full size. The AASL efforts for a national School Library Month were spearheaded by Lucille Thomas, chair of the School Library Media Month Committee. Thomas was appointed by President Judy King in 1983. Thomas and her committee gather ideas from previous state and local celebrations for school libraries, and compiled a fifty-two-page handbook for the first national observance. In April 1985, members of the committee were Edna Bayliss, Elsie Brainard, Winona Jones, Elizabeth Kenneson, Elinor McCloskey, and Virginia Moore.
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