Congratulations to the newest members of the ISLMA board.
President-elect: Stephanie Stieglitz
Secretary: Christy Semande
Board Members: Jacob Roskovensky and Daniel Russo.
A big THANK YOU goes out to all the nominees.
AASL/ISLMA Leadership Institute
Click here to register online
Join ISLMA and AASL on Wednesday, June 19! Are you a leader in your school building? Or do you want to learn how to be? Would you like to become more active in ISLMA or other professional organizations? Then this collaborative leadership institute is for you!
This institute will increase participant's understanding of the components of leadership, help them identify their own leadership skills and professional priorities, and show them how to apply leadership strategies to the challenges faced in today's schools and in the profession.
Time: 9 am - 4 pm
Cost: $25 (includes light breakfast and lunch)
6 CPDUs available
Location: IEA Office, 304 S Eldorado Rd, Suite 2, Bloomington, IL
Presenter: Dr. Steven Baule
Limited to 50 participants, so register today!
The Collective Voice Initiative: Join with Illinois Libraries
to Advocate for Our Community
ISLMA members can now join the Illinois Library Association (ILA) as a "co-member" at an annual rate of $25 for a maximum of five consecutive years.
This membership category has full beneﬁts and includes invitations to participate in our forum and committee membership such as youth services and our new Leadership Forum (formed by Synergy alums to help continue to grow Illinois library leaders); eligibility for all association leadership positions; member rates for all publications; and all professional development opportunities.
Go to www.ila.org “Membership” to take advantage of this ISLMA member beneﬁt and Illinois library community building initiative. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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
Linking For Learning 3rd Edition
Are you ready for up-to-date and effective guidelines to assist you in planning your library program?
An ISLMA task force has been at work diligently revising and creating new material for this program handbook.
Linking for Learning 3rd Edition includes:
- Program guidelines--quantitative and qualitative
- New rubrics
- Easy-to-use format for sharing guidelines with administrators, school boards, and other stakeholders
- Examples of evidence that can be assembled
- New job descriptions
- An evaluation tool for school librarians
- Information specifically targeted to school administrators
- Online links to fast-changing information will keep Linking current
- Key articles for new members written by our most experienced members
- Revised interview questions and responses
This user-friendly document was created for both school librarians and administrators.
The price is $20 (includes shipping
and handling) Order your copy today.