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The South Carolina Association of School Librarians is accepting proposals NOW for the 2015 Annual Conference. It already sounds EXCITING!! Just get a look at the save the date card that came in the mail. Are you dismissing it? Do you avoid conference because it’s the same old stuff each year? Well STEP into your […]

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Friday, March 14, 2014 SCASL kicked off the last day of conference with our 2nd General Session at 8:30AM. Senator Vincent Sheheen, representing Chesterfield, Kershaw, and Lancaster County, welcomed us to our last day of conference. The Election Results are IN! Next up we had a special announcement from Immediate Past President and Elections Committee Chair Heather […]

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SCASL Concurrent Session 2, 9:00 AM, Thursday, March 13, 2014 This time slot was reserved for the SCASL Regional Network Meeting. Regional Network Members (coordinators and contacts) are invited to this meeting, though it really is open to any attendee in hopes of having others step up and take a leadership role in SCASL. I […]

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Above in the slideshow you will find many SCASL14 pictures. There will be more added to the set in the coming days as attendees send in or add their own photos to our SCASL Flickr Set.  Some of the early ones are those that were from the conference app Guidebook. As always upon return, I am […]

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The ALA Midwinter Monday meeting is the annual announcement of the ALA Youth Media Awards. Just to clarify for those who don’t know, this is when the Newbery and Caldecott Awards are announced, among the other youth media awards. I’m especially excited because I actually KNOW a committee member (John Shoemaker).   From SLJ: The ALA […]

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Our committee was selected for a pre-conference session for Wednesday, November 13, from 1:00-4:30PM. Presenters  from our committee included Committee Chair Heather Moorefield-Lang, Melissa Jacobs-Israel, Dr. Donna Barrata (immediate past chair), Lucy Green, and myself.  The plan was to have our introductions, followed by our participants introductions, a quick explanation of the SAMR model for […]

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How will I manage all these Edmodo groups!? After SCASL13, I find my sidebar of groups (ones I’ve joined) to be quite full. SCASL asked presenters to create an Edmodo group for conference sessions this year, and now that I’ve opted to join those conference session groups, I have to click “show all” to find ones […]

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So I’m sitting here tonight listening/viewing the Alan November keynote from the SIGMS Breakfast at ISTE.  During this keynote he polled the audience to see how many were familiar with Eli Pariser, his book, and/or the Ted Talks video.  Oh my, only maybe THREE acknowledged awareness of it.  I blogged it May 8, 2011 and […]

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On the school front, we’re pushing the public library’s summer reading program for teens. It sounds so cool and I love their logo so much —  i soooo want a tshirt.  Too bad I don’t qualify. I think I’ll crash their kickoff party anyway to see if I can score a shirt. After all I […]

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SCASL allowed my committee (the Information Technology Committee) to sponsor a Learning Commons at conference.  We took it upon ourselves to advertise, solicit volunteers for presentations, and make it a go. We wanted to loosely base it off the one I had seen and experienced first hand at AASL in Minneapolis, MN in October.  I […]

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