KASL February Newsletter

YOUR STATE-LEVEL ​SCHOOL LIBRARY ORGANIZATION

February is Black History Month! How might your school library celebrate?

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Congratulations January Membership Drive Winners!

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SUBMIT A SUMMER REFRESHER SESSION PROPOSAL!

Share your expertise and experience with others!

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DISTRICT SPOTLIGHT! EKASL

  • The 2020-2021 school year started with new leadership. Amanda Hensley (Greenup) is president; Tiffany Boggs (Greenup) is vice-president; Kim DeAtley (Flemming) is secretary; Sheila Meade (Ashland) is treasurer.
  • The officers created an EKASL Twitter account and a new EKASL website.
  • The Eastern district wrote and approved a Constitution/Bylaws, and they were voted on and approved in January.
  • We have also created seven hours of professional development for the 20-21 school year for its members. The primary focus has been helping librarians gain knowledge and tools to utilize in a virtual setting.
  • At the January meeting, our guest keynote speaker was Donnie Piercey, KY Teacher of the Year. Sheila Meade also shared about Bitmoji Classroom.
  • Our March meeting will feature Tim Jones.
  • We have also focused on membership and growing our numbers. All our meetings have been virtual, which has helped members be able to attend. When we return to in-person, we are going to hosts meetings at different locations across our region so that more members can attend in person.
  • The next EKASL meeting will be Saturday, March 6 from 10:00 am - noon. This meeting will be virtual.
  • EKASL has a BRAND-NEW scholarship for our members! It will reimburse members $100 toward any library-related PD opportunity.
  • At the end of the year, we are going to reimburse one lucky member for their KASL membership fee!
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School Library Connection can help you improve your school library program whether you’re in your first year on the job or a seasoned pro. Inside, you’ll find a continually growing library of high-quality webinars and self-paced courses, cutting-edge ideas and inspiration from peers, and thousands of new book and digital resource reviews each year—by school librarians, for school librarians.

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KASL is the professional organization of all Kentucky School Librarians, a state affiliate of the Kentucky Library Association, and a national affiliate of the American Association of School Librarians and the American Library Association.