Writing Articles for the Other Areas of Expertise We Love

As librarians, we wear many hats including reading specialist, makerspace instructor, technology teacher, information specialist and social justice adviser. Share your lessons and expertise in journals targeted  for educators, collaborators, makerspace mavens,  technology teachers, humanities instructors, or any other fields you enjoy teaching, or researching.  

Always read one or more issues before you start the application process. When you write for an audience other than school librarians, recognize that the more you can “speak” their language and reflect their goals, the better your communication will be. Don’t forget to list your AISL membership in your biographical information.

 If your favorite journals aren’t in this list, you can look on their websites. A link to the writing submission instructions can often be found on the homepage. 

Are you attending AISL Houston? Come visit the The Publication Group Table Talk.  Wednesday April 1, 2020 1:00pm – 2:45pm Herman Park & Houston Zoo. We will be available to help you with articles and conference applications. 

Open your favorite journal link below and read the guidelines for writers. Periodicals like Educational Leadership list upcoming themes. Others, like Literacy Today, want you to submit a proposal before you write.

Instructions for Submitting Articles

ACCESSPOINTS (ATLIS – Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools)

Educational Leadership  (ASCD – Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

Independent School (NAIS – National Association of Independent Schools)

Independent Ideas Blog (NAIS Blog)

ISTE Publications (International Society for Teaching Technology in Education)

Kappan Magazine (Journal for Educators, members of Phi Delta Kappa)

Literacy Today (International Literacy Association membership magazine)

Teaching Tolerance (social justice teaching and anti-bias topics)

The Publication Group members are available to help you write proposals, refine topics, observe, brainstorm, organize, synthesize, and edit your writing. We look forward to hearing from you.

Debbie Abilock: dabilock@gmail.com

Tasha Bergson-Michelson: tbergsonmichelson@castilleja.org

Christina Karvounis: KarvounisC@Bolles.org

Sara Kelley-Mudie: sara.kelleymudie@gmail.com

Cathy Leverkus: cathyl@thewillows.org

Alyssa Mandel: amandel@oda.edu

Nora Murphy: NMurphy@fsha.org