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February 2010 Blog Posts (4)

Leadership & the School Library Media Specialist

CASL in collaboration with Fairfield University had a great workshop on leadership yesterday. Thirty-one people had the privilege of listening to three experts talking about how to be a good leader.

The morning started off with Sara Kelly Johns who is currently running for ALA president-elect. Sara is a wonderful role model. She is a practicing school librarian in Lake Placid, has been AASL president, teaches at the university, is associate editor…

Added by Irene Kwidzinski on February 21, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Are Books Toast and Are We Next?

Cushing Academy MA created quite a stir in the region and the nation when they removed books from their school library. Today's New York Times article "Do School Libraries Need Books? - Room for Debate Blog" has five people respond.

Boston University had a conference on the future of the book last October. A…

Added by Irene Kwidzinski on February 11, 2010 at 8:45pm — No Comments

School Libraries as Kitchens ? You Have to Read This!

Alan November was the featured speaker at the Florida Education Technology Conference in mid-January. eSchool News had an article about it "Four things every student should learn . . . but not every school is teaching." The four things are: global empathy, social and ethical responsibility, the… Continue

Added by Irene Kwidzinski on February 10, 2010 at 6:24pm — No Comments

Response to President Obama's FY2011 budget that removed support for libraries

President Obama released his FY2011 budget proposal to Congress removing the Improving Literacy Through School Libraries grant program. The above link is a response from the Unquiet Librarian.

Please read.

Added by Lucia Rafala on February 3, 2010 at 4:47pm — No Comments

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