Partner Sessions

Thursday, October 19
10:15 a.m. – 11:05 a.m., 11:15 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.

The listing provided below may differ from content presented at the AASL National Conference as presenters, sessions, etc., may have changed or cancelled since their original acceptance. AASL provides this listing as an example of the professional development school librarians can expect at the event.

Conference attendees may use the AASL2023 app for an up-to-date and comprehensive listing of all conference events. The app will launch in early October.

Identical content from each AASL partner will be presented in both timeslots.

Analyzing Propaganda and Teaching Media Literacy

The Holocaust as a Case Study Participants explore the events of the Holocaust through the lens of media, by examining propaganda deployed by the Nazis to discriminate against Jews and other minorities. Educators gain tools to facilitate classroom discussions and support students to analyze media in today’s world.

AASL Partner: Anti-Defamation League Education

Creating Safe, Inclusive Schools for LGBTQ+ Youth

LGBTQ+ youth are the first generation to grow up with the possibility to marry the person they love, raise children if they choose to, and succeed in nearly any career, from the arts to politics. At the same time, there is a surge of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in dozens of states, and a renewed culture war that is again challenging the rights of LGBTQ+ people, especially young people, to be out and proud in their lives.  Inside the walls of your schools, you can be sure that LGBTQ+ students, and their friends and allies, are increasingly worried about their futures, and about their everyday safety.  This workshop will feature some of the key findings from HRC’s recent survey of 12,000 LGBTQ+ teens, a brief overview of the legal and legislative landscape, and will provide concrete steps that you and your colleagues can take to create and sustain safe, welcoming schools for LGBTQ+ students, from written policies to professional development, in-school programs, and everyday interactions with students and faculty.

AASL Partner: Human Rights Campaign Foundation