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The Association of Architecture School Librarians (AASL) was founded in 1979. Its membership is open to any person or institution interested in the advancement of academic architectural librarianship and architecture education.

Mission

AASL was established to advance academic architectural librarianship, to develop and enhance the role of architecture school librarians in the advancement of architectural education, and to promote a spirit of cooperation among members of the profession.

History

AASL was established in January 1979 at the annual meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.[1]

Organizational structure

The officers of AASL consist of a president, vice-president/president-elect, secretary, treasurer, webmaster, column editors, and the immediate past president. Past officers are listed on the association's website.

Annual conferences

AASL meets annually with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Topics of conference sessions include collection development, user education, image retrieval, internet resources, special collections, electronic databases, the library's role in architecture school accreditation, and the acquisition of local architectural information.

The association introduced an open-access Conference Content Portal in 2016 that provides access to content produced for and/or sponsored by the AASL annual conference.[2]

Awards and honors

AASL offers two travel awards to its annual conference and two service awards.[3]

The travel awards are the Francis Chen Travel Award and the Student Travel Award, both established in 2007.

The service awards are the Distinguished Service Award (established in 2012) and the Professional Service Award (established in 2015).

Past recipients are listed on the association's website.

Affiliated organizations

See also

References

  1. ^ "About". Association of Architecture School Librarians. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Conference Content Portal". Association of Architecture School Librarians. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Awards". Association of Architecture School Librarians. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  4. ^ ARCHLIB
  5. ^ ARLIS/NA
  6. ^ ACSA
  7. ^ SAH
  8. ^ VRA