Conference Survey Results
- The majority were open to our spring conference being on a Saturday this year.
- Everyone liked the idea of cohosting an additional conference with RILINK, with summer v. fall being the most convenient time for the majority.
- Nearly everyone was interested in a session about the new AASL standards; the majority wanted a high-level overview v. an in-depth discussion. Please note that as an AASL affiliate, SLRI is able to purchase copies for members at the discounted price of $100. Details to come.
- Book talks for newly published titles.
- Tips and specific applicable ideas for creating lessons grades 3-5 on any/all library class topics. Even what might be a refresher for experienced teachers, turning traditional lessons into ones using technology in new ways.
- How to build a positive, productive culture, when class times are so short.
- Teaching coding, typing and/or digital citizenship in the elementary library
- Project-based learning
- Using blended learning in an elementary library
- Future Forward/Future Ready School Libraries
Congrats to Melanie Roy!
Melanie Roy, librarian at Hampden Meadows School in Barrington, received the NBC 10/RI Dept. of Education/HASBRO Golden Apple Award this month. Commissioner Ken Wagner, Channel 10’s Ashley Cullinane, and a representative from HASBRO presented the Golden Apple Award to Melanie.
Channel 10 will broadcast the presentation of the award on March 8 at 6:00 p.m.
We are all so proud of Melanie and pleased she has been recognized for supporting her students and the love of reading!
Celebrate Read Across America March 3
You can sign up for the following shifts: 10 a.m. - 12 noon; 12 noon - 2 p.m.; 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. If you can only do 1 hour, that's fine too.
EveryLibrary Petition = Easy Advocacy
As you may know, East Greenwich currently has no high school librarian. EveryLibrary has created a petition on the district's behalf to ask community leaders to reinstate the position.
Help SLRI Represent EVERY RI School Librarian
Our goal is to have every working school librarian in Rhode Island be a member of SLRI. There is power in numbers, and as we work to advocate for our profession, we want to have as much input from as many voices as possible. We may contact you this spring, asking you to reach out to lapsed or non-SLRI members in your district and invite them to join (or rejoin).