In this issue…
SAYL News in Brief
Invigorate Your School with the AASL National Standards
Please consider enrolling in a 2-credit online course to be held September 4 through November 12 this fall. This course is for anyone who works in libraries (certified or otherwise) who is interested in digging more deeply into the National School Library Standards and integrating them into their library.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Deborah Rinio.
Tumblebooks Available Statewide through June 2020
Through funding made available from Alaska Early Development, a two-year subscription to Tumblebooks has been made available to all of Alaska. To create personalized class and student Tumbletracker accounts, contact Tumblebooks support. For direct linking a school or library website, use lam.alaska.gov/tumblebooks.
Alaska State Library Launches books.alaska.gov and Advertising Campaign
A new website focusing on accessing books from anywhere in the state was launched with an accompanying statewide advertising campaign on Alaska Public Media.
Little House on the Controversy: Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Name Removed from Book Award [NPR. 2 min.]
A High School Put Books About Police Violence on a Summer Reading List. A Police Union Wants Them Removed. [Vox. 3 min.]
Carnegie Medal Winner Slams Children’s Book Publishers for ‘Accessible’ Prose [The Guardian. 3 min.]
Top Ten Things You Should Know (Children of Incarcerated Parents) [Project Avary. 2 min.]
Are You a Future Ready Librarian? [eSchool News. 3 min.]
ISTE launches Librarians Are Transforming Learning site and ISTE/Future Ready Librarians Standards Crosswalk.
AASL announces 2018 Best Apps and Best Websites for Teaching & Learning [Knowledge Quest. 1 min.]
Libraries Ready to Code Beta Collection Release [SLJ. 2 min.]
Common Sense Media Overhauls Popular Digital Citizenship Curriculum [EdWeek. 4 min.]
Live from ISTE: 12 Google for Education Launches to Save Time for Creativity [Google Blog. 4 min.]
Scholarships, Grants and Awards Opportunities
For the complete record of scholarships, grants, and other award opportunities posted in SAYL Mail, visit the SGA Archives.
Closes July 31st, 2018. James Patterson and Scholastic Book Clubs Giveaway $500 and 500 Scholastic Book Points (Sweepstakes) for classroom libraries.
Library Assistant, North Pole High, 1.0 FTE Classified
Library Assistant, North Pole Middle, 1.0 FTE Classified
K-6 Librarian, Mountain View Elementary, 1.0 FTE Certified
K-6 Librarian, Willow Crest Elementary, Anchorage, 1.0 FTE Certified
K-6 Librarian, Ptarmigan Elementary, Anchorage , 1.0 FTE Certified
9-12 Librarian, North Pole High, North Pole, 1.0 FTE Certified
Additional and up-to-date information at Alaska Teacher Placement
Check It Out Next Time!
SAYL Mail is issued monthly during the summer. The back-to-school issue will arrive August 23rd. 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!
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