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It is with utter shock that I have read this article about Los Angeles teacher librarians essentially being put on trial to prove they are qualified as teachers. The byline from the article reads: If state education cuts are drastic, the librarians’ only chance of keeping a paycheck is to prove they’re qualified to be […]

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The South Carolina Association of School Librarians hosted a month long event for our School Library Snapshot Day. The advocacy committee worked diligently to plan the event, finally deciding that to meet the widely varying schedules of our schools, it was best to allow each school librarian the flexibility to choose a single day in […]

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South Carolina school librarians impact the lives of their students daily. Whether working with entire classes or individuals, we enhance our students’ education. Study after study has proven the worth of effective school library programs led by certified school librarians. As of yet, South Carolina school libraries have not been featured in one of these […]

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Recently I was asked if I would consider making the trip to Washington, DC for National Library Legislative Day 2011. What a GREAT opportunity to network with library leaders nationwide, and have a (hopefully) captive audience in our congress for talking about issues that are greatly impacting school libraries. Getting the nod from my own […]

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Once before, in an effort to increase participation in summer reading, we created a short promo video for summer reading. We had animoto style the state book award nominees as part of the promo.  We planned to reward students who could provide evidence of reading with a Limo ride to a neighborhood book store, a […]

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With permission I am reposting a message that was sent out on the SCASL listserv by Martha Alewine. It is with some sadness that I share this, but I know Martha will continue to work towards making SC Librarians better, and best, she is now in a better position for advocacy in our name!  I […]

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I am excited to blog today about the new South Carolina Association of School Librarians website. I am on the Information Technology Committee, and some of our focus has been on getting our website renovated.  We hired a SCASL Webmaster, Mike Heath, and I kid you not when I say this is significantly more (and […]

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Our annual conference is finished once again, and I’m trying to process. It will take me days to really think through everything. There was quite a bit of buzz about school budget cuts, LMS jobs being endangered, and many many friends not present.  I am pleased to report that at our final event, the SCASL […]

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The next SCASL Webinar will be Thursday, February 3rd from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. We will continue our discussion of eReaders and eBooks by talking about how they are being implemented in our schools and library programs. Our guest speakers for the event are: – Tamara Cox, librarian at Palmetto Middle School […]

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This week a little has trickled out regarding proposed budget cuts, and it seems anything related to public schools in SC is high on the chopping blocks (of course minus any initiatives that support school choice, a separate agenda by our politicians.)  It has become PAINFULLY obvious that our new governor Nikki Haley and our […]

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