Vote now for the 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards
Votes for Readers' Choice Awards may be submitted
Feb. 15 and March 15 by clicking the appropriate link on the left.
The 2015 Monarch, Blue Stem, Abraham Lincoln,
and Caudill reading lists are now available.
Go to the appropriate link on the left.
Susan Geidner and Avoca West School in Glenview will
be hosting the live announcement of the winners of the 2014 Monarch, Bluestem and Abe Lincoln Readers Choice Book Awards.
They will also re-announce the Caudill award.
This announcement will air live via the ISLMA website on March 21, 2014, at 10:00 am. Stay tuned to the list serv for more details as the date draws near.
Make plans to attend one of the ISLMA mini-conferences
The mini-conferences will be held on Saturday, March 1st, at Charleston High School in Charleston and on Saturday, March 8th, at Lake Park High School East Campus in Roselle. Each conference will run from approximately 8:30 am - 1:00 pm. Registration is now open, click here to register.
For just $20 for members and $25 for non-members, these events offer amazing professional development and networking opportunities. The registration fee includes a continental breakfast and lunch in addition to break out sessions on a wide range of topics of interest to school librarians. Contact Erin Wyatt or Mariela Siegert with questions.
Click here to see the sessions available for each mini-conference.
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
We're looking for some people to help with the mini-conferences. If you are interested in giving a bit of your time to assist with some of the behind-the-scenes work to ensure that the events run smoothly, please sign up to be a volunteer. The call for volunteers form is available here at goo.gl/fwduiQ.
If you have questions about the ISLMA mini-conferences, please contact Erin Wyatt or Mariela Siegert.
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