Kansas Association of School Librarians
National Library Legislative Day
Sign the Declaration for the Right to Libraries and support your local library!
Declaration for the Right to Libraries
Awards and Scholarships
- Dr. Mirah Dow and George Blume are winners of the 2014 Vision Award due to their contributions to Kansas school library media centers. Their dedication to libraries, participation in conferences, and continued professional development demonstrate their commitment.
- Robin Schrack is the recipient of the 2014 AASL Fall Forum Grant due to contributions to school libraries. Her dedication, service, involvement in workshops, and role in library services portray the model librarian.
- The Ruth Garver Gagliardo Scholarship for summer school is awarded to Tracey McGann, who is beginning the master's program in Library and Information Science with a concentration in school library media at Emporia State University.
- The President's Distinguished Library Media Specialist Award is presented to Barb Bahm, who is a member of the KSDE Text Complexity Team, has presented at a variety of workshops and conferences including the Summer Institute for School Librarians.
- Mrs. Sandy Almos is this year's Distinguished Service Award recipient. As principal at Edith Scheuerman Elementary School in Garden City, she has been supportive of the library program from day one.
Congratulations to these dedicated professionals!
Kansas Learning First Alliance
KLFA consists of 34 organizations partnering to keep learning first by leading, transforming, and empowering for success. Their goal is to unite the education community to improve our outstanding public education system, pre-K through higher education, to empower each Kansan to succeed in the diverse, interdependent world of the 21st century.
The KLFA Advocacy video raises awareness about Kansas schools.
The Learning First Alliance promotes the "Whole Child."
Teacher Appreciation Week
Asian Pacific Heritage Month
Reading is Fun 2014
Celebrate National Library Week!
April is National Poetry Month
Financial Literacy Month
National Preservation Week
Earth Day is April 22!
Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!
Celebrate Teen Tech Week @ Your Library!
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Read across America
"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child." - Dr. Seuss
The National Education Association is building a nation of readers through its signature program, NEA’s Read across America. This year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources.
Saint Patrick's Day is March 17th!
Did you know the patron saint was a Briton, who was kidnapped and enslaved in Ireland? Expand your knowledge about the holiday and Irish culture! The History Channel has videos and infographics. Browse the library display complete with fiction inspired by the Emerald Isle!
Harry Potter Alliance & Vlog Brothers
If you have not recently visited the Harry Potter Alliance, you may be interested in some of the amazing resources and features. Bringing books and readers together overcoming obstacles without violence, bullying, or prejudice is just one of the purposes. By transforming ordinary people into heroes, our world can be a better place.
The Vlog Brothers provide a refreshing approach tackling historical topics and current issues. Their videos and tutorials support the curriculum in a nerdy, comical fashion.
Free Educational Resources!
Tech for Teachers offers an extensive list of websites that are considered high quality, reliable, and valuable and presents them in a way that even "non-techy" teachers can utilize them. Some of the links include the National History Education Clearinghouse, Wolfram Demonstrations Project along with Wolfram Alpha, which aids with mathematical calculations.
Join the USA Olympic Reading Team
The 2014 Winter Olympic Games officially begin February 7 and continue until February 23. Create an Olympic display highlighting the history of the Olympics and many of the competitive sports which comprise this historic event. Browse catalogs and databases for information on Sochi, Russia, skiing, hockey, and much more!
Visit these official websites and stay current on the medal count!
January 20th is National Day of Service!
In honor of the great accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr., January 20 is named as a National Day of Service. He once commented, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: "What are you doing for others?" Everyone is encouraged to volunteer on this day and everyday!