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School Library Month

Description and History

School Library Month is the American Association of School Librarians' celebration of school librarians and school libraries. Every April school librarians are encouraged to host activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school libraries play in transforming learning.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. Their work came to fruition on April 1, 1985, when AASL officials, local and national dignitaries got the first School Library Month off to a rousing start with a ceremony on the west steps of the U.S. Capitol. .

Related Events

Promotional & Advocacy Tools

Administrator Toolkit

Use the materials below as conversation starters with your administrator.

  • Librarians not only craft their instruction to meet state standards and expectations, but also look to the National School Library Standards as a foundation for learning. This four page guide is an overview of the .
  • Want to hear from administrators on what they think of school libraries? AASL has an entire of videos like the one below:
  • about the positive impact of school librarians also indicates eight characteristics of libraries with high student achievement.Share with your administrator to discuss how administrator support of school librarians听greatens their听impact on student learning.
  • This from the Northeast Comprehensive Center takes a deep look at the four main roles of a school librarian and how they empower student learning and success.听
  • 听examines the impact increased technology responsibilities and 鈥渙ther duties as assigned鈥 have on student learning and library programs. 听is authored by the School Library Journal鈥檚 2021 Librarian of the Year, Amanda Jones.

Spread the Word

Proclamation Templates
Ask your school and elected officials and request they proclaim the month of April as School Library Month! The following samples are based on actual proclamations shared with AASL by its members. They are presented here as templates that can be downloaded and modified to fit your needs.

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Graphics and Presentation Templates
Click an image below to download a zip file containing graphics, a PowerPoint template, and a poster you can use to create your own School Library Month celebration! Graphics are freely available for use provided no alterations are made and that the posting is for education, noncommercial purposes only.听



Embed these videos from School Library Month Spokespeople on your library website or share across social media to spread the word on the importance of school libraries.

Professional Learning Resources


Archived听
Webinar
AASL and the Getting Better Foundation host a panel discussion on the importance of media literacy in education and the need for school librarians as the educators who teach this foundational skill.

"Trust Me" Guides: Student Notebook听 |听 Collegiate Guide听 |听 Guide for Educators听 |听 Guide for Parents



Archived听
Webinar
There is no better time than School Library Month to talk about providing equity for our students and providing student voice and choice in the library.听How do we equitably provide services to our students? How do we provide them choice in the library?听 How can we include their voice in our services? AASL President Kathy Lester and AASL member panelists discuss our amazing students and how to provide them equity, choice, and voice in our libraries.



Archived Webinar

Presented by the AASL Independent Schools Section, this webinar will explore how AI-enabled search and Open AI will change how school librarians craft library instruction and work with faculty and students.



Archived Webinar

There are many challenges facing the school library profession including equity of access to certified school librarians for students across the nation and an unprecedented number of book challenges and censorship efforts.听You鈥檙e invited to join 港澳台图库President Lessa Kanani'opua Pelayo-Lozada and AASL听President Kathy Lester to learn how everyone in the library ecosystem can support school librarians and their students as they face these challenges.



Archived听Webinar
AASL President Kathy Lester and members of the AASL School Library Event Promotion Committee to explore ways school librarians can celebrate the essential role they and their school libraries play in transforming learning.听



Archived听Webinar
Hear from six school librarians as they share ways to celebrate School Library Month for grades Pre-K to 12.

Learner Engagement Resources听

Be Creative!
Browse the resources curated to celebrate Crayola Creativity Week and let them inspire you and your learners.

Badges & Graphics

Drop your selfie into this and proclaim your school librarian pride during School Library Month!