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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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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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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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photo © 2006 Tod Baker | more info (via: Wylio)There is another webinar playground  for Opal (the webinar service SCASL is providing) tonight at 7PM. There was one Monday afternoon this week at 4:00PM that was attended by very few–me included.  I could not get in because I use a Mac computer.  But my friend […]

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The South Carolina Association of School Librarians has been having an at times heated debate over a reminder posted on our archaic listserv about the cutting of librarians from schools all over the United States (and even wider).  Since I am so wordy, I decided to use my blog for a response–my “professional thoughts” so […]

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Meet My Award Winning Reader!

(Note to Bobby Newman of from Libraries and Transliteracy: Sorry, I shamelessly copied some of your post!!) Salem Press recently announced the winners of it’s Library Blog Awards and we were excited to learn that this blog, Libraries and Transliteracy was first place in the General Blogs category. First, second and third place awards were […]

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PD on your time, your own dime

For the second time today (Thursday, February 25) a member of our SCASL listserv has said they are not allowed to use their personal days to attend our state library conference (SCASL) planned for Charleston, SC March 24-26, 2010.  I am stunned at this.  I really wonder if a school or district can legally deny […]

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First let me say no, I’ve never been to ALA Midwinter, and GASP, not even ALA Annual.  But I am a standing member, and now that I use tools to stay connected, I can follow events at these conferences when they are offered. So this post is strictly from the view of an outsider looking […]

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Pioneer days are done…

Pioneer days are done…I’m storing away my bonnet. The SCASL annual conference continues tomorrow, but for me this year’s conference is done.  I have an obligation tomorrow so am not attending the Friday sessions or book awards luncheon.  I hope there is a chat during sessions and the luncheon that I can follow. I just […]

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