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Advocacy Brochures for Administrators, Policymakers, Parents, and Teachers may be downloaded on 11”x17” or 8.5”x11” paper. As an added bonus, school librarians can customize their brochure for maximum impact. Another option is to order the desired brochures from the ALA store.
As a part of School Library Month, the AASL brochure, “School Library Programs Improve School Learning” was mailed to administrators. Check in with your principal and use the brochure as a discussion catalyst for how school libraries are key to learning.
RESOURCES you Need: AASL Toolkits
Swiss Army Librarian: Gamify Your Library Fines
“Catch them being Good” is the idea behind this public librarian’s blog entry. Reward those who return library materials on time. Hmmmm….perhaps this would be an incentive for getting the books back as we near summer vacation - ?
EQUACC - ALA Task Force on Electronic Content This is a posting from ALA Connect by Chris Harris:
I know there is a lot of interest in the school library world about ebooks. There are also an awful lot of questions! I wish that I could say I come bearing answers, but really this issue is way too big and complicated for simple answers. There is, however, a new place for you to find resources and join in the ongoing discussion around the future of ebooks and other electronic content in our libraries. The ALA Presidential Task Force on Equitable Access to Electronic Content (EQUACC) is pleased to announce the launch of http://equacc.ala.org - your trusted resource for the latest news and developments from the EQUACC's ongoing work on electronic content and ebooks. I sit on the ALA Office of Information Technology Policy (OITP, part of ALA's Washington Office) Advisory Committee, and am representing them on the EQUACC task force as well as the OITP Ebook Task Force. Of course, I am also speaking to the needs and interests of school libraries on both of those groups. Current AASL Treasurer Floyd Pentlin is also representing AASL and school librarians on EQUACC. We invite you to stop by http://equacc.ala.org to see what the task force is working on and to join in the conversation. With the overwhelming attention given to the Harper Collins decision to limit ebook loans to 26 times, and all of the other issues focusing on the loaning of popular fiction ebooks in public libraries, it is critical
New School Library Action Figure?
Nancy Pearl Action Figure, roll over! Joyce Valenza has her own ideas of what the School Librarian Action Figure should look like!
Elementary: “Digital Educators @ Wilentz Library”
AASL Distinguished School Administrators Award
AASL Collaborative School Library Award
Improving literacy through school libraries: Our Authors, Our Advocates
AASL Advocacy Tip of the Day
|Last Updated ( Friday, 29 April 2011 )|