In this issue…
SAYL News in Brief
Please note: average reading times for linked articles and blog posts are now included with the source.
High Points and Concerns: Reflections on Intellectual Freedom in 2017 (KQ. 5 min.)
Hosting a Mock Award Discussion with Kids (ALSC Blog. 4 min.)
Take Time for a Thoughtful Implementation of the New Standards (KQ. 3 min.)
Helping Child Refugees in School Through Creating Books (WUVM. 1 min.)
2018 Guide to Cyberbullying Awareness (Tulane School of Social Work. 13 min.)
15 Librarians to Follow on Instagram (On Our Minds. 2 min.)
A Collection for Some of the Best Websites for Teachers (Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. 1 min.)
Highlighted SLED Resource
Student Resources in Context: Teacher Resources
Student Resources in Context (7-12) has a variety of additional student, teacher, and librarian resources available. In addition to covering information specific to the database, worksheets and lessons on general research processes are available.
From “More”, select “Teacher Lesson Plans”
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Select “Resources for Middle and High School Students”
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From here, you’ll find a variety of PDF worksheets covering the research process.
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Scholarships, Grants and Awards Opportunities
Alaska Association of School Librarians Professional Development Grants
The Alaska State Library, through the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Library Services and Technology Act (Federal Source CFDA 45.310) has generously provided funding for grants to attend conferences and other Professional Development opportunities.
Online events: 40 days prior to event
Closing January 15th, 2018. AkLA has established a scholarship program to support the education of librarians by providing financial assistance to worthy students pursuing graduate studies in Library Science. Guidelines and application forms are available online.
Closing February 1st, 2018. The Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced With Adversity. “The prize will be a generous amount of cash from Mr. Snicket’s disreputable gains ($10,000), along with an odd, symbolic object from his private stash, and a certificate, which may or may not be suitable for framing.”
Closing February 1st, 2018. Inspire Collection Development Grant. Up to $20,000 per year for “an existing public middle or high school can extend, update, and diversify the book, online, subscription and/or software collections in their library in order to realize sustainable improvement in student achievement at their school.”
Closing February 1, 2018. The Ruth Toor Grant for Strong Public School Libraries. $3000 to create and implement a project that promotes school library awareness and its accomplishments to school officials and administrators. + $2000 to attend AASL or ALA national conference.
Closing February 14, 2018. Schools in Need Giveaway. Win one of 500 subscriptions to Booklist and Book Links magazine.
Closing February 21st, 2018. The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Donation Grant. 60-100 titles by African American authors and illustrators for collection development in latchkey, preschool programs, faith-based reading projects, homeless shelters, charter schools and underfunded libraries.
Closing February 23rd, 2018. Schools in Need Giveaway Program. One free year of Booklist, Book Links, and Booklist Online for schools with collection development constraints.
Closing March 31st, 2018. Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant. Up to $500 “to provide creative, innovative programs that support or extend the Common Core Standards in education”
For the complete record of scholarships, grants, and other award opportunities posted in SAYL Mail, visit the SGA Archives.
Additional and up-to-date information at Alaska Teacher Placement
Anchorage Session @ASTE, Saturday February 17th, 9:30-11:30a – Gwyneth Jones –10 Ways the Librarian Can Be a Marketing Genius Like Lady Gaga (AkASL) $30
Alaska School Librarian Leadership Academy, July 23-27th, 2018 in Juneau. Details to follow!
As Seen on Alaska School Librarians Facebook
A roundup of resources shared and questions asked on the Alaska School Librarians Facebook group. This is intended to give readers the chance to access resources at work if Facebook is filtered. Only timely questions, announcements, and links to non-Facebook resources are listed here.
12/20 – Funny ditty to share with HS or MS? I’ve listened to it several times, and have laughed heartily each time. It will probably get stuck in your head. You’re welcome. 😂
Check It Out Next Time!
The next issue will be January 18th. To share news, success stories, resources, and opportunities, please contact Jared Shucha. To get SAYL Mail updates sent to your inbox, request a subscription to the AkASL listserv and ask a colleague to do the same!
School Library Coordinator