Keeling and Moreillon seek 2019-2020 AASL presidency

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For Immediate Release

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Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

312-280-4383

CHICAGO – AASL members Mary Keeling and Judi Moreillon will seek the 2019-2020 AASL presidential term during the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) election. A full slate of AASL candidates can be found at www.ala.org/aasl/elections.

Mary Keeling is the supervisor of library services for Newport News Public Schools in Newport News, Virginia. She is a Lilead Fellow and currently serves as chair of the AASL standards and guidelines implementation task force.

“It is a great honor to stand as a candidate for President-Elect of AASL,” said Keeling. “As chair of the standards and guidelines implementation task force, I have been inspired by the creativity and passion of school librarians who serve our youth in so many ways. If elected, it would be pure pleasure to lead as we dig into the National School Library Standards, develop new competencies and deepen our service to our school communities.”

Judi Moreillon is a literacies and libraries consultant in Tucson, Arizona. A former school librarian and preservice librarian educator, Moreillon currently serves as chair of AASL’s Innovative Approaches to Literacy Task Force and as a Lilead Project mentor.

“I am honored to be invited to run for the position of AASL President-Elect,” said Moreillon. “If elected, I will conscientiously facilitate the work of our professional organization and serve with passion and purpose to ensure a leadership role for school librarians and libraries in the literacy ecosystem of today and tomorrow.

Ballot mailing for the 2018 election will begin on March 12 and will run through April 4. To vote, AASL membership must be current as of January 31, 2018. For questions regarding membership status, contact ALA’s Member and Customer Service (MACS) at 1-800-545-2433, press 5 (International members should call +1-312-944-6780) or customerservice@ala.org.

The American Association of School Librarians, www.aasl.org, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning. 

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