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Irene Kwidzinski
  • New Milford, CT
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AASL13 Gems
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Martha Djang Nov 18, 2013.

Share SLOs That Work
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Teresa Garceau Sep 30, 2015.

Information Literacy
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Irene Kwidzinski Nov 5, 2012.


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The Giver

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 9:31pm 0 Comments

Thanks to Randy Testa at Walden Media and Gerri Fegan of NESLA & MSLA, today I had the good fortune to watch a preview of The Giver which comes to theaters August 15, 2014. You will be happy to hear that the movie is true to the spirit of the Newbery award winning book written by Lois Lowry. Walden Media has put together some wonderful resources and a guide for educators. Check it out. There will definitely be a new demand for this book and the other three titles in the quartet.…



Posted on April 17, 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Congratulations to CASL vp intern Jane Martellino selected to be on the Connecticut Teach Dream Team !


CT's Common Core Implementation Task Force

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 5:23pm 0 Comments

Thank you to Barbara Johnson, teacher librarian at Colchester Elementary School, for advocating for school libraries on the CT CCTF. Their first meeting was on March 25, 2014; they will continue meeting bi-weekly until June 4, 2014.  You can watch the entire first meeting on the Connecticut Network and follow Barbara's…


Time Flies

Posted on October 27, 2013 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

The AASL annual conference in Hartford is almost upon us.  Where did the summer go? 

Even in retirement, managing your time well by doing what you want to do can be a challenge. Without focus, time can be wasted.

Peter Bregman’s book 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done, the one book/one conference read, is a big help.  I’ve been looking for a good time management book for years.  This book has…


2 Conferences last week---Priceless

Posted on March 11, 2013 at 3:48pm 0 Comments

I was at the Massachusetts School Library Association conference and the CASL/CLC mini conference last week.  They were great professional learning opportunities and a chance to network with fellow colleagues and administrators.

#MSLA13 notes:

Barbara Stripling, ALA president-elect, gave an inspiring talk "Whose Life Will You Change Today?"  

  • change in a positive way not through taking something…

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At 12:20pm on January 20, 2015, Amanda Kosky said…

Thank you Irene. I am actually going back to school to become a Library Media Specialist through Southern CT's program. I am excited!

At 9:07pm on November 27, 2013, Dr.Solomon Raju Basimalla said…
Thank you Irene.
At 10:24pm on October 3, 2013, Anne Flounders said…

Thank you for the welcome! I just started the program at SCSU this fall. I'm looking forward to exploring the CASL community boards and, hopefully, going to AASL.

At 9:53am on August 28, 2013, Jenny Lussier said…

Hi Irene! So glad to be part of it all! Definitely will be at AASL - presenting with Michelle Gohagon one of the days. Please let me know if I can help with ANYTHING. Have a great year!

At 2:30pm on July 21, 2013, Anne Porier said…

Thank you, Irene.  I look forward to being a part of the community! Anne

At 3:38pm on December 12, 2012, Maria A Jacovino said…

Thanks for the welcome, it was nice meeting you this morning at the CLC Round Table in Newington.

At 9:17am on December 7, 2012, Robin Lee Stiles said…

By any chance did you look at my request yesterday on your "kwidz" email.  We are trying to find CT info on not releasing library records/titles checked out to the parents of our students.  Can you help?  My memory tells me there were three CT librarians who brought this to trial in the late 90's, early 00's.  Looking for documentation on court rulings.  Was it just related to public library records or does it apply legally to school libraries as well.  I have been all through the ALA site and have found good info but looking for exact legislation related to school libraries.  Can you help?



At 7:43pm on June 20, 2012, Lizanne Johnson said…

Thanks for the warm welcome. I have just begun a fast track program to become certified as a media specialist. The cadre recommended this site for some PD.

At 1:08pm on March 25, 2011, Katrina Palazzolo gave Irene Kwidzinski a gift
Thank you for keeping us up-to-date! Just today, a colleague asked me for school library impact studies, and because of this site I was able to hook her up with the info without missing a beat!
At 9:04am on February 9, 2011, Julie Tracy said…

Hi, Irene:

Things are going well!  I haven't heard from Beth lately but I imagine she is traveling in Southeast Asia, as she had planned.  I'm sure she'll touch base once she gets home in the spring.


Hope all is well with you!




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