AASL Congratulates All Ready Access/Schlow to School Program

CHICAGO — Following a resolution submitted by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association (PSLA), the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has officially commended the All Ready Access/Schlow to School program. The program is one of eleven outstanding programs, events, and products nominated by AASL chapters for their support of the school librarianship profession and the learners the profession serves. To be considered, programs must align with the principles expressed in the national association’s mission and values ​​statements. The full list is available at www.ala.org/aasl/commendations.

“As part of this program, all students in the State College Area School District automatically receive a Schlow/Central County Public Library Card,” said Laura Ward, outgoing president of the PSLA. “What makes it unique is that students and school staff can reserve print materials at the public library and have their reservations sent to their school building. Thanks to the work of Schlow Public Library staff who process book requests and prepare them for pickup, and State College Area School District staff who pick up and drop off requests to ensure books arrive between hands of students and staff – access is provided without barriers.

“This collaboration between the public library and the school district aligns with the AASL’s shared belief that information resources should be equitably available,” said AASL President Kathy Lester. “Congratulations to the Schlow Center Area Library and the State College Area School District (SCASD) for their partnership in ensuring public library resources are available to the entire school community.”

“The PSLA is proud that the Schlow to School program is recognized by the AASL,” said Ward. “It’s truly an incredible collaboration between the school and public library programs where the students and staff of the State College Area School District are the winners.”

The AASL Chapters to provide a channel of communication between AASL-affiliated school library organizations and the AASL Board of Directors. An AASL Chapter nominates outstanding programs, events, and products for official AASL endorsements, which are then reviewed and approved by the AASL Board of Directors for national recognition.

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