Three Marshalltown Community School District teacher librarians are currently serving in leadership roles with the Iowa Association of School Librarians.
Valerie Ehlers, teacher librarian at Woodbury Elementary School, has been elected as the 2018 president of IASL. Erin Faas, teacher librarian at Rogers Elementary School, was recently elected vice president and will become president in 2019. Alicia Patten, teacher librarian at Fisher Elementary School, is the awards chair for IASL.
The Iowa Association of School Librarians advocates for strong school library programs in all Iowa schools and provides leadership, education and support for its Iowan members. Ehlers recently represented Iowa at the American Association of School Librarians conference in Phoenix, Arizona, while learning about the new National School Library Standards.
“I feel like I have first hand knowledge (on the standards) so I can impact our students right away,” Ehlers said.