A Library State of Mind October 22-24, 2015 will be at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria. Have your voice heard. The All for One Conference committee is seeking program proposals that demonstrate collaboration with different types of libraries or other community organizations, that showcase creative, innovative solutions and provide leadership in serving Illinois communities of all types, and that explore strategic, forward-thinking ways that libraries can strengthen communities through services and programs. Proposals are due February 28, 2015. http://libraries.illinois.org
Proposals for participation in poster sessions will be accepted at a later date.
Are you ready for a Book Awards party?
Would your school like to host the announcement of the 2015 ISLMA Book Award winners? If so, fill out the following application and return it to Peggy Burton, firstname.lastname@example.org, by January 9, 2015. One school library will be chosen to host the announcement on March 20, 2015. The event has been very successful for the past two years, and we look forward to another great event in 2015.
"Leading Change" 2014 ISLMA Annual Conference
Many of the presenters have posted their materials on the ISLMA wiki -
While you are visiting the wiki, check out the Professional Development calendar with upcoming events for library learning - both face-to-face and virtual - on the bottom of wiki's home page.
The new version of I-SAIL is here! 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 NETS-S standards as well.
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