Alabama School Library Association
Who we are.
Alabama School Library Association is a professional organization dedicated to the improvement of instruction through the utilization of media and technology. It provides a forum for school library media specialists, administrators, curriculum specialists, teachers, library media educators, graduate students, professional association leaders, and retired library media professionals to promote excellence in education in Alabama through effective school library media programs.
ASLA is the affiliate of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, the American Association of School Librarians, and the Alabama Education Association.
If you are interested in joining ASLA as a member, please visit the "JOIN ASLA" link at the top
School Librarians & ESSA
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is at the forefront of federal education legislation. ASLA is partnering with AASL to bring you information about funding and language in ESSA that can help library programs in Alabama receive support and funding. BUT without a united voice of our membership through constant contact with legislators, our voices will not be heard and our students will be greatly impacted.
Start the ESSA conversation today using the helpful tools and information found at the AASL website dedicated to ESSA at http://essa.aasl.org.
As election season is upon us, please do not forget to be in contact with state and U.S. legislators. Please visit our Legislative Advocacy area for information, talking points, and the best ways to make impactful communication.
Recent forum updates
As a member of ASLA, you will have access to relevant professional development for school library media specialists.
ASLA collaborates with the Alabama State Department of Education, Alabama Library Association (ALLA), and other professional organizations to bring webinars and other professional development for school librarians across the state.
ASLA hosts the following professional development opportunties: