Enjoy the Summer!

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NYCSLA Year-In-Review

Wow, we accomplished a lot together this year! Thank you to the NYCSLA executive board, the NYCSLA membership, and all of the guest speakers that worked with us! We won’t stop until there is a… #LibrarianInEverySchool!

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Congratulations Olga Nesi!!!

Olga Nesi is this year’s @nycsla School Librarian of the Year award winner!!! You are an inspiration to us all! Thank you for your dedication to students and the profession! #ALibrarianInEverySchool

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NYCSLA Election Results!

Welcome to our two newest board members, incoming President Vincent Hyland and new VP of Membership Deborah Truss!

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NYCSLA End of Year Party!

Dear NYCSLA Members,

Join the NYCSLA Board for an evening of library-inspired fun and reconnect with your community!


THURSDAY JUNE 9th @ 5:00pm
230 FIFTH (corner 27th st.) Manhattan

Food, Drinks, and Raffles!

RSVP Required. Please See Your Email!

See you there!

Promotional image for the NYCSLA End-of-Year Party. The background image features a pair of sunglasses atop a book, next to an orange drink.
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NYCSLA Elections Open!

NYCSLA ELECTIONS ARE OPEN!!!

We would like to thank the candidates for volunteering to run for the NYCSLA board. There are three positions currently on the ballot. Please read the blurbs and cast your ballot.  

NYCSLA Election Ballot

Ballots close Friday, May 27th!

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“Developing a Learner-Centered Library Through Programming and Partnerships” w/ Dustin Hensley

Dustin Hensley is the Librarian at Elizabethton High School in Elizabethton, TN. He also serves as an adjunct professor in the Masters in School Librarianship program at East Tennessee State University. He was named as one of Library Journal’s Movers and Shakers in 2021. His favorite novel is House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski and favorite book genre is horror. 

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“Banned Books Week and Beyond: Intellectual Freedom Throughout the Year” Webinar w/ Betsy Gomez

Betsy Gomez is the Banned Books Week Coalition Coordinator and the Coalition Director for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to defending the First Amendment rights of the comics community. Gomez manages resources, programming, and editorial content for bannedbooksweek.org and advises CBLDF on educational and free expression matters. Gomez is the editor of CBLDF’s book about the women who changed free expression in comics, CBLDF Presents: She Changed Comics. With an extensive background in educational publishing, Gomez has worked as a content developer and editor for several companies, including Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Pearson Education, among others. Gomez’s work combines her love of comics with her passion for education and the right to read.

Check out the slides from Betsy’s presentation!

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Banned Books Week and Beyond

Have questions about banned books and book challenges?!

Join NYCSLA on Wednesday, March 23 @ 6:30pm ET for “Banned Books Week and Beyond: Intellectual Freedom Throughout the Year” with guest speaker Betsy Gomez from the @CBLDF and @BannedBooksWeek! 

*Register now: http://bit.ly/3ijeEAQ 

*CTLE credits will be provided for NYCSLA members!

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The Mindful Librarian

The Mindful Librarian
  • Kira Brennan, Innovation and Library Support Specialist, Parkway School District, @mrskirabrennan
  • Dr. Jenny Gray, Library Media Specialist, Sorrento Springs Elementary, @jennyberrygray
  • Dawn Murray, Library Media Specialist, Parkway South High School, @psouthlibrary
  • Katie Pendleton, Library Media Specialist, Parkway South High School, @psouthlibrary
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