Children’s Book Award Brochure —> 2013-2014 SCCBA Brochure
Picture Book Award —-> 1314SCPBAbrochurePDF
How many conference bags do you have already? Put one of those old bags to good use again by bringing it to conference.
This year’s SCASL Conference will not include a bag, participants will BYOB, Bring Your Own Bag!
Click to download the complete list of titles chosen as the 2013-14 SC Book Award Nominees!
AASL’s National Conference “Rising to the Challenge”, Hartford, CT November 14-17, 2013. http://national.aasl.
org/ Proposals will now have a common core strand.AASL @ ALA Annual Conference “Transforming Our Libraries, Ourselves”, Chicago, IL June 27 – July 2, 2013 – The AASL President’s Program will feature nationally awarded education writer Jonathan Kozol. It was shared that his normal fee is out of AASL’s price range, but Kozol was so excited and wanting to speak to us that he cut his fee to just 10% of his normal fee! In the exhibit hall will be a “model school library” – a 50×50 space that will showcase: a social space, global space, and versatile learning space. Don’t worry, I plan to take LOTS of pictures when Anne and I go!AASL Blog has a monthly feature of short synopsis of recent research efforts. Be sure to subscribe.Freedom to Read Foundation: new website (http://ftrf.org)ALA Digital Content Working Group: recently released the ebook Toolkit (mostly aimed at public libraries) http://www.ala.org/ transforminglibraries/ ebooktoolkit Christopher Harris also mentioned that schools that are using/circulating readers need to be aware that only the iPad is ADA compliant. Nook Color/tablet and Kindle Fire are iffie. There have been libraries that have been sued for using non ADA compliant eReaders!AASL Essential Links (http://aasl.ala.org/ essentiallinks) – wiki that includes resources on specific topics of interest for school librarians. There are links to books, journal articles, websites and more.On the table with the agenda were copies of How Do School Libraries Help Pennsylvania Students Achieve Academic Success?: What School Library Associates Need to Know and Creating 21st-Century Learners: A Report on Pennsylvania’s Public School Libraries. Both can be found here: http:// paschoollibraryproject.org/ home Definitely worth taking a look at along with the other excellent resources on the site.Copies of the January 2013 Issue of School Library Monthly were also provided. Inside is “A Matrix for School Librarians: Aligning Standards, Inquiry, Reading, and Instruction.” The matrix includes CCSS, AASL Standards, Inquiry Process, Reading Comprehension Strategies, and Learning Applications. I highly recommend you try to pick up a copy!Colorado Association of School Libraries: Strive and Thrive! An Advocacy Toolkit for School Libraries - https://sites.google.com/ site/caslsurvive/Concerns from last year: Genrefication Concerns: There was a midwinter panel and a working group is being formed; Communication concerns: revised Affiliate Handbook; Research Portal for AASL: wanted a one stop shop for research, but there ISN’T empirical research (scientifically based) to warrant it yet.Can*Teen - http://www.canteengirl.org/PA Library Model Curriculum - http://www.pdesas.org/ module/sas/ curriculumframework/ librarymodelcurriculum.aspxEmpire State Information Fluency Continuum: Benchmark Skills for Grades K-12 Assessments/Common Core Alignment - http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/ rdonlyres/AB2C57CF-180F-47B2- A337-84F761F0EDD6/134355/ EmpireStateIFC.pdfDuring the caucus portion of the meeting where our Region IV delegates discuss the dates for our conferences and share/raise concerns from our states, we spent the bulk of our time talking about membership. I mentioned that membership was one of the items shared at the discussion portion of ALA Midwinter in Dallas 2012 – (https://www.dropbox.com/s/ lc0tl95exy12llk/2012% 20Midwinter%20Discussion% 20Group%20Notes.pdfSome items shared from TN that Anne and I think we should explore for SCASL include:Flipsnack (http://www.flipsnack.com/) for publishing our MCM online.Guidebook (http://guidebook.com/) a mobile app for conference.
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