2016-2017 Election Slate of Officers
Voting is open April 1 - April 30th. To vote click here.
To learn more about each candidate, click on the candidate's name for their CV and statement of professional concerns.
ISLMA-Share is the new ISLMA discussion list replacing the previous islmanet-l listserv. It is an electronic discussion list for anyone who is interested in school library media programs and who has an e-mail address for sending and receiving electronic mail.
ISLMA-Share is hosted by the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS). This is the place where school library media specialists and others interested in what's happening in school library media programs in Illinois can come together over the Internet to share ideas, resources, problems, and solutions - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
Please have patience as we make the transition from the old to the new list. There could be some unexpected issues come up. We will take care of those as soon as possible.
If you are currently subscribed to the listserv your new subscription should be automatic.
If you are not currently subscribed please click here for instructions on joining.
Save The Date!
The 2016 ISLMA Conference “School Librarians LEAD, Learners, Educators, Administrators and Dreamers” is going to be a blast, but we need awesome presenters to share their innovative programs, their best teaching practices, their ideas on how to support the teaching staff, and much more. We want you to share these ideas by presenting at the conference. RFP’s need to be submitted by March 31st.
Presenters must register for the conference. In recognition of their contribution to ISLMA, presenters at the 2016 conference (up to 3 presenters per session) will have $35 waived off the cost of registration. The RFP can be found at https://www.islma.org/rfp2016.php. The deadline for submitting an RFP is April 30, 2016. If you have questions or need assistance, please direct your inquiries to email@example.com.
Readers Choice Awards
Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Readers Choice Awards: Monarch winner Breaking News Bear Alert by David Biedrzycki, Bluestem winner The 13-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths, Lincoln winner We Were Liars by E. Lockhart and the Caudill winner Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans. To see the results of the voting, go to the appropriate page link on the left and find the 2016 vote tallies link there. To see the live announcement archived, go to https://vimeo.com/157730944
School Library Journal Day of Dialog 2016
Wednesday, May 11, 2016, from 9 AM-6 PM
Be informed, inspired, and entertained by the best authors, editors, and publishers in the industry. Spend the day discussing the latest trends and get the inside scoop on the hottest books in the world of children’s and young adult literature. Includes a full day of panels and speaker presentations by celebrated authors as well as breakfast, lunch, and a closing reception along with author signings, free ARCs and an opportunity to network with colleagues from around the country in an intimate library-centric setting. Get a first look at exciting titles due out this fall and walk away with bags filled with books and inspiring ideas for your libraries and classrooms. Go to http://www.eventbrite.com/e/school-library-journal-day-of-dialog-2016-tickets-19100517161?aff=SLJlanding to register. Cost is $58.96 per person or $95.93 with a one-year subscription to School Library Journal.
The most current version of I-SAIL! If you are interested in a framework to teach the needed skills in all content areas you will want to click here.
Remember these standards, benchmarks, and objectives are aligned to the new Illinois Common Core Standards, AASL and NGSS as well as the ISTE standards.
Common Core Standards
The new Illinois Learning Standards incorporate the Common Core Standards.
It is important that school librarians become informed about these standards. The state board has made a commitment to the concept and thus it is important for all to be involved and gives librarians the opportunity to take a leadership role. Read more