SAYL Mail — September 22nd

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September 22nd – In this Issue…

Kasilof Volkswagon School Bus

“Kasilof Volkswagon School Bus” Arnold Granville. UAF-1991-18-63. Graphics: Big Huge Labs Framer

SAYL Mail Reminder

As of the next issue, the SAYL Mail Newsletter, which has has been hosted in the SAYL listserv, will be sent solely via the AkASL listserv.  If you’re not already on the AkASL listerv, sign up!  For now, it’s being sent out to both lists, while SAYL-only users are invited to migrate to AkASL.

Grants and Awards Opportunities

CORRECTION – Capstone Interactive eBook Matching Grants, listed in the last issue, is not open at this time. 

AASL Awards season is open.  Ten awards open to school libraries and related programs/faculty ranging from $1,250 to $10,000

Closing December — Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries. For first-time recipients.  Staffed, designated, and established school libraries with at least 85% Free/Reduced Lunch are eligible. Up to $7,000

Training and Continuing Education Opportunities

Opportunities not fitting your schedule?  Many of these webinars will later be available as archives.

[Additional and up-to-date Library Development Training and Continuing Education Calendar.]

[su_frame]Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian Webinars Archive may be of interest to secondary librarians and history teachers. “The Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association welcomes you to a series of webinars designed to help us all do better reference work by increasing our familiarity with government information resources, and by discovering the best strategies for navigating them.”[/su_frame]

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.

9/10: This is open to students statewide… “Poetry Out Loud provides a wonderful opportunity for high schools to introduce their students to poetry. Competitions in recitation bring other life skills into play: memorization, public speaking, learning how to tease out meaning from the written word.”

9/15: Some interesting stats on what schools did on internet filtering back in 2012. Also information on what devices were welcomed in schools.

9/15: Takedown Senders Must Consider Fair Use, Ninth Circuit Rules

9/15: YouTube ‘Dancing Baby’ Copyright Ruling Sets Fair Use Guideline

9/18:  Something to look forward to at the upcoming AASL conference. Best-selling author Josephine Angelini ready to rock AASL national conference


AkASL Puffin

The latest from the newsletter of the Alaska Association of School Librarians, The Puffin.  To submit an article, please contact The Puffin editor, Cayla Armatti.

‘Make a World’ and the World of Gamestorming

Wonderful Google Ed Tools Lessons from ISTE

Librarians Leading the Charge in Developing Critical Thinking Skills

Can We Equalize the Opportunities?

New Immigrants, New Approaches


LOC American Memory: Today in History

September 27 – October 3: Banned Books Week 

September 30: Banned Websites Awareness Day

[Essential Intellectual Freedom Resources for School Librarians (pdf)]

October is Filipino American History Month, Italian American Heritage Month, Polish American Heritage Month, National Bullying Prevention Month, National Fire Prevention Month, LGBT History Month

October 3-10: Alaska Book Week


October 18-24: Teen Read Week 

October 18-24: National Friends of Libraries Week

phoneSomething You’d Like to See in SAYL Mail?

To  share news, resources, opportunities, or photos of your “Filipino-Italian-Polish-American, LGBT History, Bullying and Fire Prevention” bulletin board, please contact Jared Shucha.  The next issue is October 6th.