Office Correspondence File, 1994-1999
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Brief Description: Correspondence of AASL officers during their terms of office concerning AASL and ALA conferences, awards, grants, programs (including Information Power and ICONnect), executive committee and membership meetings, performance reports, budget statesments, and AASL 9th National Conference (1999). Correspondents include Blanche Wools (AASL President), Pamela Kramer (AASL Deputy Executive Director), Ann Carlson Weeks (AASL Executive Director), Jacqueline Mancall (AASL President), David Loertscher (AASL President), Sharon Coatney (AASL president), Julie A. Walker (AASL Executive Director), Barbara Herrin (Director of Professional Development), Don Adcoc (Coordinator for Prorgam Support), Dean Bryan (Program Development Director), and Steven Hofman (AASL Coordinator of Communications).
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Record Series Number: 20/2/1
Created by: American Association of School Librarians (AASL) (1915-)
Volume: 0.6 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 9/11/02
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Arrangement: Alphabetical and chronological thereunder
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
Conference Arrangements
School Librarianship, Standards in
Young Adult Library Services Association
Young Adult Services Division (YASD)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]