Be proactive and start asking for the gift of your administrator’s support now! The SCASL conference can help re-energize you and provide the inspiration you need to keep doing the important work you do EVERY DAY.
Here is a justification letter that you can edit and personalize to help yourself get the days and maybe even the funding to attend conference. Click here for letter.
Attend the SCASL Conference: for YOURSELF, YOUR STUDENTS and YOUR FACULTY! Everyone wins!
(Photo WES Library)
Several SCASL members and South Carolinian librarians (and yes, even students) attended the big Young Adult book/Author extravaganza held recently in Charleston. Charleston’s YALLFest is an annual event in Charleston. Some shared comments and experiences have been streaming through the listserv recently.
Kathy Corbiere, LMS from Oakridge Middle School, Clover School District:
4 of my 17 “McReaders” attended YALLFest with me last weekend. We loved it and have planned to go again next year. The festival was set up very similarly to conf with 3 simultaneous author panel discussions each hour as well as schedule of author signings at another 3 locations. It was very easy to navigate as all locations were within a 2 block area of downtown. We’d often walk by a group of authors on their way to their next session and my kids would then elbow each other and exclaim…”did you see him/her?” like we’d just seen a rock star!
Jen Chesney, Powdersville High School, Anderson District 1:
(Shared via facebook) Thankful for the opportunity to come to Charleston with students and meet some of the lovely authors that make my job easier – Ellen Hopkins, Simone Elkeles, Gayle Forman, Jess Rothenberg, and seen here in her fantabulous glory, Stephanie Perkins. THESE are my rock stars. ♥ 44 Y.A. authors, 15 students, and 1 school librarian enjoying an awesomely nerdy day at YALLFest in Charleston.
If you went, we’d love to hear about your experience. Sharing pictures would be awesome too!
The South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism and the South Carolina Film Commission is holding a short film contest for high school students in South Carolina. Films should be :30 seconds to 2:00 minutes in length.
The communication goal is to inspire and inform people in South Carolina about the physical and mental benefits of spending time outdoors in a natural setting.
Deadline for entries is Friday, March 22, 2013. Winners will be announced in May 2013. The Top-Ten films will be screened at the Charleston International Film Festival April 24-28, 2013. Those Top-Ten young filmmakers will be invited to participate in a Q & A session with the audience following the screening of their films. Winning selections may be broadcast locally or statewide as Public Service Announcements.
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