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In the Annual Election for Illinois School Library Media Association, Mary Morgan Ryan was Elected President Elect for the 2017-2018 year.
Mary Morgan Ryan is currently the Media Resource Center Director, Oak School, Hinsdale, IL.
Elected Secretary for the Association was Dawn Scuderi, Media Specialist for Homer Consolidated School District 33C, Hadley Middle School, Homer Glen, IL.
Newly elected board members include Mariela Siegert, IMC Director/School Librarian, Westfield Middle School, Bloomingdale, IL, and Eric Bodwell, Librarian, Neuqua Valley High School, Naperville, IL.
Congratulations to these officers and thanks to all who agreed to run for office.

Back by popular demand, Summer Getaway 2017 : Professional Development for School Librarians will be hosted by the iSchool at Illinois on June 12, 13 and 14, 2017.

This unique PD event held on-campus in Champaign will repeat the well-received format of a daily focus on a single, high-demand topic. Led by school library professionals, each in-depth session will offer a relaxed learning environment where authentic dialogue is encouraged. New this year, each day will conclude with a thought-provoking presentation by an iSchool speaker. Cost is $75 per day; participants may register for 1, 2 or 3 days. Invite an administrator to accompany you on Monday, June 12 for an additional $25! Registration will open online on April 15th. Watch ISLMA-Share for more details.

Monday, June 12: Communicate to Advocate

        Allan Davenport, Laura Nylen, Kristen Mattson, and Dawn Vieira,
        Indian Prairie School District 204

Tuesday, June 13: Facilitate Dynamic Teaching & Learning (Secondary level)

        Allison Bava, Hinsdale South High School, Darien

Tuesday, June 13: Facilitate Dynamic Teaching & Learning (Elementary level)

        Liz Delzell, Spencer Loomis Elementary, Hawthorn Woods

Wednesday, June 14: Extend Your Digital Outreach

        K.C. Boyd, East St. Louis School District 189

Click here for registration and more information.

Questions? Ann Ohms ( or Georgeann Burch (

ISLMA needs your help in promoting library media programs across Illinois

Check out the page on ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) to learn more.


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.

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