Alabama School Library Association

Best Fiction Books for Young Adults

We are looking for teen readers to present at ASLA Summer Conference!  Modeled after a similar session at ALA Midwinter, teens would read at least 3 books from YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults list and share their opinions in a concurrent session. Interested students should click on the link below, fill out the Google Form, and choose at least 3 books from the YALSA list of Best Fiction for Young Adults to talk about in the session. Any high school student from Alabama is welcome to apply as long as he or she can attend the ASLA conference on June 12 at Vestavia Hills High School in Birmingham.

Who we are.

Alabama School Library Association is a professional organization dedicated to the improvement of instruction through the utilization of media and technology. It provides a forum for school library media specialists, administrators, curriculum specialists, teachers, library media educators, graduate students, professional association leaders, and retired library media professionals to promote excellence in education in Alabama through effective school library media programs.

ASLA is the affiliate of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, the American Association of School Librarians, and the Alabama Education Association.

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Professional Development

As a member of ASLA, you will have access to relevant professional development for school library media specialists. 

ASLA collaborates with the Alabama State Department of Education, Alabama Library Association (ALLA), and other professional organizations to bring webinars and other professional development for school librarians across the state.

ASLA hosts the following professional development opportunties:
  • Annual Summer Conference
  • New Librarians Conference (every three years)
  • EdCamp ASLA
  • Webinars in conjunction with other organizations

School Librarians & ESSA

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is at the forefront of federal education legislation. ASLA is partnering with the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) to bring you information about the language in ESSA that can help library programs in Alabama receive support and funding. But without a united voice of our membership in constant contact with legislators, our voices will not be heard and our students will not be served.

Start the ESSA conversation today using the helpful tools and information found at the AASL website dedicated to ESSA at

Do not forget to showcase your school library programs in your communities and to your state and U.S. legislators. Please visit our Legislative Advocacy area for helpful information, talking points, and strategies around crafting communications demonstrating library impact.

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