ALA Annual in June, AASL in November, ALA /ALA Midwinter
MSLA eBoard representatives attended Affiliate Assembly and committee meetings
ALA Annual in Orlando and ALA Midwinter in Atlanta
Board members: President: Anita Cellucci; President Elect: Carrie Tucker and Affiliate Assembly Representative: Reba Tierney and Jennifer Dimmick
* AASL has new learning standards and program guidelines. Look for a release of these in Fall 2017 at the AASL conference and info on the MSLA website.
* The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the replacement for ESEA, contains funding language that includes "effective school library programs." AASL has been working to unpack ESSA provisions for school libraries, to define "effective school library programs". See the work that MSLA has done in Massachusetts on our Advocacy page, linked here.
* Commission - Preliminary information from the study was presented at the Mass. School Library Association annual conference in Hyannis in May. Currently the Commission is finalizing reports and letters from the Commissioners along with a summary of the Commision. The finalized reports will be submitted to the Legislative Committee on Education.