Register for Our Next Meeting, featuring Amanda Jones!

Next Thursday (1/27) at 5 PM, our January Meeting will feature the SLJ 2021 School Librarian of the Year Amanda Jones as she talks about “Promoting Book Joy”.

Register HERE

CTLE credit will be offered to NYCSLA members and all registrants will receive a recording of the workshop.

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Are You NYCSLA’s Next School Librarian of the Year?

The New York City School Librarians’ Association would like to recognize a K-12 librarian that develops dynamic, innovative programs and whose instructional collaborations foster student engagement and achievement.

Applications are due March 1st, 2022!

Please be sure you meet the following criteria before proceeding:
• You are a current NYCSLA member
• You are NYS certified or enrolled in a certification program
• You are assigned to work in the library at least 50% of your time

The winner agrees to the following obligations:
• The winner will give a workshop on a program or technology that they have used in the library

The winner of the NYCSLA School Librarian of the Year Award will be announced during School Librarian Month in April 2022!

The application is available HERE.

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NYCSLA Mentor Program

Join NYCSLA’s new mentor program today

“I didn’t learn that in library school!” 

It’s what new librarians say when asked to perform certain tasks once in a school. It’s also what mentors say when they listen to the wealth of knowledge from new librarians.  

Mentoring is a two-way street. Guidance, advice, experience, support and encouragement are given. New strategies, insights, understandings, satisfaction and relationships are gained. 

So what are you waiting for? Sign up to have a mentor or be a mentor in NYCSLA’s new mentor program! Help us develop another support system for school librarians. 

If you’d like to participate but aren’t a NYCSLA member, join today! Take advantage of the reduced rate for first year librarians. 

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NYCSLA’s Commitment to Intellectual Freedom and the Freedom to Read

The New York City School Librarians’ Association stands with the American Library Association in our commitment to protect the Intellectual Freedom and the Freedom to Read of all library patrons.
We advocate for the rights of all patrons and the pursuit of information from all points of view without restrictions.  
We support patrons to speak freely as guaranteed by the First Amendment.
NYSCLA proclaims that librarians are professionals who have the education and training in the selection and procurement of materials for their communities. We stand in solidarity with fellow school librarians currently facing challenges despite having made selection decisions that reflect this professionalism and the needs of their communities.
We believe that all users of  school libraries have the right to access materials, services and facilities regardless of age, race, or gender.  Parents have the right to set restrictions for their own children, but no person or group should have the right to deny access to other children. Any challenges to library materials must follow the established protocols set forth by the district to commission a complete and thorough process. The goal of a school library program is to support and provoke the intellectual, social and personal development of all students.
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NYCSLA Dec 7th Meeting @ 6 PM

Join NYCSLA on December 7th with your favorite cookie recipes and Makerspace ideas. This is an informal meeting to chat and connect.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrde2przIiE9wrVN_zgiyCli6FVUW1E7cI


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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NYCSLA Manga in Libraries Nov 17 6:30pm

Does manga confuse and befuddle you? Are you wondering what manga is appropriate? Do you want to buy manga but need to know more?

Join us on November 17th @ 6:30pm ET Manga in the School Library: What, Why, and How with Sara Smith of The Graphic Library and Emily Ratica.

This meeting will grant one CTLE credit.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkcOCspzwiE9EgVc5_uG_jmMF83o5RJVQ4

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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#AASL21 Conference Debrief Webinar

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, October 28th @ 6pm.

Find out what everyone’s talking about! Learn from #AASL21 presenters, grant winners & attendees. CTLE credit available.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3vbRjXI

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NYCSLA Membership

Want to become a member of NYCSLA?! Join here: https://bit.ly/3aDShSX! Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, October 28th @ 6pm! Learn from #AASL21 presenters, grant winners & attendees. CTLE credit available! Register here: https://bit.ly/3vbRjXI

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“Welcome Back” Meeting

Join us for our “Welcome Back” meeting on Wednesday, September 29th @ 6:00pm ET! This meeting is for current members and new members! Register now: https://bit.ly/3lTyGn5

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Save the Dates!

Save the Dates! NYCSLA will be hosting monthly meetings and events for members! Many opportunities to network, learn, and celebrate school libraries and librarians!

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