I campaigned for AASL President with the theme of vision. I vowed to visit an outstanding school library in every state in the U.S. in order to bring to the general public visual models of what good school libraries offer students and communities.

My program is aligned with the AASL Initiative, Learning 4 Life, particularly these two objectives:

Objective 14: Identify exemplary models for implementation and transferable visual products for support for implementation at the local, district, state and national levels.

Objective 17: Develop a n
ational roster of celebrity, well-known educators and organizations, and public figures as advocates for school library media specialists and programs.

What does an outstanding school library look like?

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Indiana - South Central Schools (Union Mills)

Hawaii - Kailua Elementary (Kailua)

Alabama - Paul W. Bryant High School (Tuscaloosa)

Ohio- Shaker Heights Middle (Shaker Heights)

Michigan - Portage Northern High School (Portage)

Oregon -West Orient Middle School (Gresham)

New Jersey - Seneca High School (Tabernacle)

Pennsylvania - Springfield Township High School (Erdenheim)

Delaware - Central Middle School (Dover)

District of Columbia - Ballou High School

Virginia - Byrd Middle School (Richmond)

California - Bernardo Heights Middle School (Poway)

North Carolina - Walkertown Middle School (Walkertown)

Tennessee - West High School (Knoxville)

Georgia - Coralwood Center (Decatur)

Illinois - Robert Clow Elementary (Naperville)

Florida - Twin Lakes Academy Elementary (Jacksonville)

Texas- Carroll Elementary School

Minnesota - North View Jr. High School (Brooklyn Park)

Iowa - Jefferson High School (Cedar Rapids)

Wisconsin - Luther Elementary School (Fort Atkinson)

Oklahoma - Beaver Public Schools (Beaver)

Nebraska - Lincoln High School (Lincoln)

South Dakota - Washington High School (Sioux Falls)

Colorado - Cherry Creek High School (Cherry Creek)

New Mexico - Eldorado High School (Albuquerque)

Arizona - Utterback Magnet Middle School (Tucson)

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Why does this Eldorado HS student like new books?

Nebraska school librarians’ party boat!

We all relax at Pam Gannon’s after a fulfilling day at Lincoln High School.

Vermont - a Newbery award winner AND the governor!

Katharine Paterson, Newbery award-winner

Governor of Vermont, Peter Shumlin

Vermont - U-32 Middle and High School (Montpelier)