CASL

Connecticut Association of School Librarians

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…
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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…
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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

http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/an-indecent-proposal/


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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