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Free webinar Using Project Outcome to Measure and Build a Better Summer Library Program

January 17th 2018

FYI, Massachusetts Library System has opened up this webinar to librarians from other states called /Using Project Outcome to Measure & Build a Better Summer Library Program/ scheduled for Jan 24, 2018 at 1:00 PM EST. To register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1855261331749253122 Summer reading programs are on the horizon! How will you measure the success of your summer reading and learning programs? Project Outcome provides a set of tools to help you measure the outcomes of your summer ...Continue Reading

Send a virtual Valentine's Day card to a School Librarian!

January 16th 2018

Send a virtual Valentine's Day card to a School Librarian! I ♥ My School LibrarianSend love to your school librarian by submitting a virtual Valentine's Day card!The online form can be found at unlockstudentpotential.orgOr click here to fill out the form///Virtual Valentine's Day cards are sent on your behalf by the New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) School Library Taskforce.///-- Mo DonohueTeen Services Librarian Piscataway Public Library, John F. Kennedy500 Hoes LanePiscataway, NJ 08854(732) 463-1633 ex ...Continue Reading

Announcing 2016-17 School Performance Reports

January 13th 2018

FYI, Good News!    School Librarians are finally included on the school performance report cards (they are listed as # of students to # of SLMS with a listing of per school or per district). This is wonderful!  So happy to finally see this information on the report card. To support these conversations please see the following links:____ __·         __The NJDOE Press Release announcing the availability of the 2016-17 School Performanc ...Continue Reading

FW: International Literacy Association (ILA) Releases “2018 What’s Hot in Literacy” Report

January 10th 2018

Please excuse cross-postings   FYI, From the International Literacy Association: The ILA 2018 What’s Hot in Literacy Report provides a snapshot of what 2,097 literacy professionals from 91 countries and territories deem the most critical topics to advancing literacy worldwide. The survey asked respondents to rate 17 literacy-related topics in terms of what’s hot and what’s important. Topping the hot list for the second year in a row: Digital Literacy, a topic that dropped from No. 8 in 2017 to No. 13 in terms o ...Continue Reading

Several Grant Opportunities

January 10th 2018

Please excuse any cross-postings *FYI,*   */Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature/* is pleased to announce grants for your library's 2018 Día program, El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day), with an African American Focus. The grant award amount is $500 in selected multicultural children's books for your library. The grant application and information is attached.  The 2018 grant application is also posted on the CSMCL website ...Continue Reading

Conference Program for RA committee

January 9th 2018

Conference Program for RA committee Hi Sharon,I emailed you from my personal email, but didn't get a response. The conference committee offered the following suggestion with regard to your program:*Perfect Books for Struggling Teen Readers and Adult Learners:* Would you be willing to rework the title to make the program clearer? Maybe something like "Books for Adult Learners and Struggling Readers" since according to your program description the focus seems to be on the older audience? Or if you have a title ...Continue Reading

fine-free for kids?

January 8th 2018

fine-free for kids? On Marketplace this evening - food for thought for libraries -- especially for libraries in limited-asset communities:https://www.marketplace.org/2018/01/08/education/la-county-libraries-go-fine-free-its-youngest-readersCarol Simon Levin908 361-6519 tellingherstories.com_"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." /~/ Margaret Mead, anthropologist./////“No pessimist ever discovered the ...Continue Reading

Talk Story Sharing Stories Sharing Culture Grant Opportunity

January 8th 2018

*Talk Story: Sharing Stories, Sharing Culture Grant -- Application OPEN* The American Indian Library Association and the Asian Pacific American Librarian Association are now accepting applications for the 'Talk Story: Sharing Stories, Sharing Culture' Grant. Talk Story: Sharing Stories, Sharing Culture is a literacy program that reaches out to Asian Pacific American (APA) and American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) children and their families. The program celebrates and explores Asian Pacific American (APA) and ...Continue Reading

Flow Circus Workshop registration deadline extended to 1/9

January 8th 2018

*Please excuse cross postings* * * *Flow Circus Workshop, Friday, January 12, 2018 - Registration Extended until Jan. 9, 2018* A free skill-training workshop by *Flow Circus* sponsored by the State Library for public librarians who work with teens is scheduled for Friday, January 12, 2018 from 10 am – 4:30 pm at the Piscataway Public Library, 500 Hoes Lane. Snacks will be provided. Lunch is on your own. After participating in this training, you will be able to: Manipulate a variety of skill toys. Identif ...Continue Reading

Apply for Miss Rumphius Award by Jan. 15, 2018

January 5th 2018

*Apply for the Miss Rumphius Award!* The New Jersey Center for the Book is currently seeking nominations for its Miss Rumphius Award.  Based on the title character of Barbara Cooney’s wonderful book, /Miss Rumphius/, which won the National Book Award in 1983, this Award honors public librarians, school media specialists, and educators who are stellar in spreading ideas and literacy.  *The deadline for submitting nominations is Monday, January 15, 2018.* The nominee must be employed ...Continue Reading


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