Journals, 1952-
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Brief Description: Journals of AASL contains bound and unbound volumes of publications and reprinted articles on school libraries, school librarianship, news notes, reviews of media, and journal articles for AASL members, includes School Libraries (1952-1972), School Media Quarterly (1972-83), School Library Media Quarterly (1983-97), Knowledge Quest (1997-). See record series 20/3/10 for the AASL Newsletter (1951-52), the predecessor of SMQ.
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Record Series Number: 20/3/11
Created by: American Association of School Librarians (AASL) (1915-)
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Biographical Note for American Association of School Librarians (AASL) (1915-) :

The first annual meeting of the School Libraries Section was held in East Hall, University of California, at 9:30 Saturday morning, June 5, 1915, with an attendance of 250. In the opening meeting, the purpose of the section was outlined. "The school library being one of the great problems of library endeavor, it is fitting that there should be a section in the American Library Association devoted to the discussion of work with all classes of schools" (1).

The American Association of School Librarians (ASSL) is interested in "the general improvement and extension of library services for children and young people."

The American Association of School Libraries became a division of ALA on January 1, 1951. Formerly it was a section of the Division of Libraries for Children and Young People; and before 1941 it was the School Libraries Section of ALA organized in 1915 (2).

Subject Index
Afghanistan - School Libraries
American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
High School Libraries
Knapp School Library Project
School Librarians
School Librarians, Workshops for
School Librarianship, Standards in
Languages of Materials
English [eng]