SAYL Mail December 13, 2019

SAYL Mail   School and Youth Librarians Newsletter from the Alaska State Library

December 13, 2019

Reminders…    winter break will come

Webinars of interest

that Impact a Lifetime

Employment opportunity

Anchorage Public Library hiring a youth services librarian for Chugiak-Eagle River Library

Requires MLS, full-time, Tues-Saturday schedule. Salary range $53,747-$68,473 annual

Details and application

For Planning Purposes

  • January 27-31, 2020: National News Literacy Week: The News Literacy Project and the E.W.Scripss Company join forces to raise awareness of news literacy as a fundamental life skill. Free resources will be provided and shared on social media (#NewsLitWeek2020) and a soon to be launched website. Each day’s theme will be based on a Checkology lesson. Sign up if you would like to receive resources and updates in your inbox.
  • FREE from Upstart: Children’s Library Programming Activity Calendar for January 2020
  • Teen Programming Ideas for January: YALSA Martin Luther King Day, National Day of Service, Congressional Art Competition and YALSA’s annual selection of lists are announced. Scroll down for programming ideas on the cheap, year round activities, prize ideas and additional resources.
  • Commonsense Top Picks websites for finding lesson plans


Worthwhile Reads

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Janet Madsen, School Library Coordinator

Alaska State Library (907) 465-8187,