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From the Editors: “Now More than EVER – Schools Need SCHOOL LIBRARIANS!” PDF Print E-mail

by Patsy Divver and Jan Koleszar, MSLA Forum Editors

Such was the theme for MSLA Conference 2009 – and so we follow it with the MSLA Forum focus through 2010. The evidence is there – from Ross Todd to Donald Leu, the 21st Century learner needs certified school librarians.

Thus, our Winter issue offers articles about perseverance, prominence, and promise. Change, as in the “Learning Commons” prototype, is the pathway to successful growth. Collaboration, with fellow professional groups and leadership programs, secures our role in education. Continuity of our programs, as demonstrated in the bookmark submissions, proves that we are an integral part of lifelong learning. .

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YOU are the way to promote the effectiveness of our school libraries. Share your stories. Tell your tales. Be part of your school and MSLA. Do you enjoy writing? Are you collecting PDPs for the next round of Teacher Licensure? Here is an opportunity for you. MSLA offers PDPs for all articles published in the MSLA Forum. For each published article of 800-1000 words, MSLA awards 2.5 PDPs.

We consider any article that is of interest to MSLA members and that supports our mission. Tell us about/images/stories/LeadershipPhotos/koleszar2.jpg your library program, best practices, special projects, etc. Most of us are the only School Librarian at our school; by writing an article, you can share your successes with colleagues who understand and support the profession.

If you find you’d be interested in writing an article or a column, please get in touch. The deadline to submit articles for the Summer Forum 2010 is Friday, May 7.

Last Updated ( Friday, 19 February 2010 )
 

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