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ISBE Presentation for the Illinois School Library Media Association

Join us for a webinar on Apr 20, 2015 at 4:00 PM CDT.

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This presentation will discuss the implications of the Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) and the use of the Student Learning Objective (SLO) process.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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2015 Elections to be held April 6 through May 1

Don’t miss the chance to help in selecting those who make the philosophical and fiscal decisions for ISLMA.

To help you make an informed choice, we have sent out a special edition of ISLMA News, which contains pictures, curricula vitae, and statements of professional concerns from each of the candidates running for positions on the 2015-2016 ISLMA board. Click here to download the PDF file.

The ballot will be available in the members-only section of this website starting April 6. You will find the member login on the upper right side of the homepage. To enter this section, you must have your member number and password. If you have forgotten either, you can send for these in the box below the member login by entering your email address on file and hitting submit.

While you are in the members-only section, don’t forget to update your profile if your work or home contact information has changed recently.

2015 Readers' Choice Awards Announced

The winners of the Monarch, Bluestem, and Abraham Lincoln awards were recently announced during a live broadcast made from Oak Lawn Community High School. Thanks to Jennifer Sidlow for hosting that presentation.

Congratulations to Drew Daywit's The Day the Crayons Quit, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, which won the Monarch, Katherine Applegate's The One and Only Ivan, which won the Bluestem, and to Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor and Park, which won the Lincoln.

Congratulations also to the winner of the Rebecca Caudill award: Legend by Marie Lu.

A Library State of Mind October 22-24, 2015 will be at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria.

"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 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 NETS-S standards as well.

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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


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