Chapters

Welcome!

Join an AISLE Chapter! Learn from and collaborate with peers, find professional support, best practices, and participate in professional development on subjects specific to school libraries.

 

AISLE Chapters

CASLN - Chicago Area School Library Network
Website: https://sites.google.com/aisled.org/casln
Email: caslnchapter@aisled.org
Counties: Cook & Chicago Suburbs

CTLA - Chicago Teacher-Librarians Association
Website: https://sites.google.com/aisled.org/ctla
Email: ctlachapter@aisled.org
County: Cook - Chicago - CPS

Due North
Website: https://sites.google.com/aisled.org/duenorth
Email: duenochapter@aisled.org
County: Lake County

FOX-E - Fox River Valley School Librarians-Elementary
Website: coming soon
Email: foxechapter@aisled.org
Counties: DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Will
Chapter also includes public librarians

MILE - Mid Illinois Library Educators
Website: https://sites.google.com/aisled.org/mile
Email: milechapter@aisled.org
Counties: Fulton, Knox, Logan, Marshall, Mason, McLean,
Peoria, Stark, Tazewell, Woodford

REAL - Retired Energetic Active Librarians
Website: https://sites.google.com/aisled.org/real
Email: realchapter@aisled.org
Counties: Open to All Retired Librarians State-Wide

SILT - Southern Illinois Librarians Together
Website: https://sites.google.com/aisled.org/silt
Email: siltchapter@aisled.org
Counties: St. Clair & Southern Illinois Counties

SLOWS - School Librarians of the Western Suburbs
Currently Inactive - Help revive this Chapter!
Counties: Cook, DuPage, Kane

SMSLN - Sangamon/Menard School Librarians Network
Website: https://sites.google.com/aisled.org/smsln
Email: smslnchapter@aisled.org
Counties: Menard, Sangamon

 

 

If you are interested in joining one of the Chapters, visit their webpage or connect by email to learn more.

 

Benefits of AISLE Chapters

Collaboration:
Connect with fellow librarians to share ideas and learn from one another.

Local Networking:
Local connections provide opportunities for discussions of best practices in school libraries and for action on local issues.

Professional Learning Opportunities:
AISLE Chapters host at least 2 Professional Development and 2 Social Events annually.

Advocacy & Support:
Join together with fellow librarians to strengthen advocacy efforts for certified school librarians and school libraries in your building, district, and state-wide.

 

Start an AISLE Chapter

If you work or live in a county not listed above and are interested in forming a new AISLE Chapter, please contact the Chapter Function Representative at chapters@aisled.org or click HERE.

 

 

Chapter Requirements

  • Fill out the Chapter Application Form (contact chapters@aisled.org)
  • Minimum of 10 members and represent more than one school district
  • At least 50% of the members must be AISLE members or, in the case of a neighboring state, member of their home state school library association
  • Chapter leadership positions: Director, Secretary/Treasurer, PD Coordinator, and AISLE Board Representative
  • Submit a brief annual report in May to the Chapter Function Representative
  • Follow financial guidelines and social media best practices as outlined by AISLE

Contact the Chapter Function Representative at chapters@aisled.org with any questions.

 

AISLE Benefits to Chapters

  • ZOOM software for virtual meeting options
  • Google accounts for communication
  • Chapter website for promotion
  • Shared AISLE calendar for event promotion
  • PDH available for Chapter professional development events
  • $100 budget for events, by request
  • Insurance for meetings

 

 

AISLE Chapter Events Calendar

 

Connect with AISLE Chapters on Social Media
#CASLN, #CTLA, #DueNorth, #FOXE, #MILE, #REAL, #SILT, #SLOWS, #SMSLN

 

If you have any questions about AISLE Chapters, please email chapters@aisled.org.

Date Modified: 7/9/20