The New Jersey Association of School Librarians was established in 1915 to support school librarianship across New Jersey's public school districts, private schools and universities. NJASL offers to its membership professional mentoring, advice on how to employ and turnkey both cutting edge and established educational technology and applications, best practice library management pedagogy as well as teaching of skills, and cogent collaboration techniques. NJASL is an active State Affiliate to AECT.

In keeping with this year’s theme of Inspired Professional Learning. Inspired Learning Professionals., NJASL requests that proposals on example topics listed keep the overall theme in mind in the submission:

  1. The teaching of information literacy. There has been discussion of how information literacy is perceived in the K-12 environments. Where does technology fit in?
  2. Changing role of Library Media Centers and Library Media Specialists in K-12 environments
  3. Collaboration techniques between School Librarians and Teachers
  4. Best Practices - information literacy and/or instructional technology, Digital Storytelling, coding, etc.
  5. Could Library Media Specialists or Technology Teachers be considered Instructional Designers?

Also, submissions that are interactive to encourage audience participation will be of great value.

For more information on submitting proposals to NJASL contact:
Leslie Blatt, NJASL Liaison to AECT at