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Member NewsNancy Stenberg, Column Editor

Deborah Lang Froggatt, Director of the library shared between Fenway High School and Boston Arts Academy, has recently won a $5000 grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.  The federal IMLS/LSTA “Going Green” grant will be used for the Green Chem project, a project that helps Fenway chemistry students connect the relevance of chemistry and the impact of urban environment on their personal and community’s health. The grant will finance updated library collections to support this research. Funds will also be used for programming that provides active educational experiences and offers students opportunities to construct their own knowledge of urban Green issues that directly impact their future.

This interdisciplinary, year-long initiative began with a campus-wide assembly and a keynote speech by civil litigation environmental attorney, Jan Schlichtmann.  The federal funds will be used to add to the library’s eBook, DVD and online database chemistry resources, procure a data projector that can be used for the student science fair, and support a presentation from the Silent Spring Institute about their research on breast cancer, the environment and the use of personal health care products.

Congratulations to Debbie Froggatt on this wonderful achievement.

Jamison Hedin
from Ludlow High School writes “I am just about to wrap up a second term on the YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers selection committee.  I was appointed to Quick Picks in February 2010 and have worked on two lists.  I'll be attending meetings at ALA Midwinter in Dallas to put together the 2012 Quick Picks list and then I'll rotate off the committee.  It's been a great experience!  Prior to Quick Picks, I served on the YALSA Great Books Giveaway Award Jury and the Website Advisory Committee.  I'd be happy to talk to anyone who is considering a YALSA selection committee or jury volunteer position."

Jamison is running for a slot on the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award committee this year when the ALA elections are held in March/April.  This is the first elected office he has run for in a professional organization and confesses that he's a bit nervous! Let's rally the support of any MSLA YALSA members!

Rochelle Garfinkel started reviewing books for VOYA last spring.


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