NYCSLA dedicated our first meeting of 2010 to explore ways to advance professionally as a school librarian. Guest speaker Laura Lutz, blogger of the children’s literature and food inspired Pinot and Prose, gave us key insights into becoming a successful blogger. Her career story is a testimony to the power that networking with fellow professionals through social networking media and local kid lit events has on one’s career. Then we broke off into library camp and small groups discussed other ways to advance your career. Please view our library camp wiki to get ideas for making your career soar and satisfy.
We announced two new NYCSLA grants for our members. One is a conference award to be awarded to a member to attend a state or national conference. The other is a principal’s award. We will honor one principal who has faithfully supported school library collaboration and collection development. For more details and the application, please visit us on November 2nd at our NYCSLA table at the School Library Services Fall conference. The application deadline for both grants will be February 1, 2011.