Help out the LBSS Endowment Fund
as they consider changes to their grants.
Sometime before December 15, take a few minutes to take their survey.
Click here for the survey.
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