Save the Date! Fall 2011 Meetings

I am so thrilled to invite all of you to the New York City School Librarians’ Association first meeting of the 2011-2012 school year! Please join us on October 5th from 4:30-6:30 at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Campus Library. There will be time set aside to join NYCSLA, network with colleagues, and to enjoy some refreshments. Around 5pm, we will spend some time discussing library advocacy and the current state of libraries in our schools. The remainder of the evening will be spent in small groups, focusing on grant writing. NYCSLA Board members (past and present!) will share their tips and winning applications for the Library REACH grant, the Laura Bush grant, Reso A grants and more.

With library budgets diminishing, grant funding and fundraising has become more and more necessary in maintaining a functioning library media center. Applying for and receiving grants for your school is also a way to show initiative and make yourself an indispensable part of your school community. Please RSVP to nycsla.librarians@gmail.com so we can provide enough snacks for everyone.

Make sure you also visit us at our table at the Office of Library Services fall conference at Brooklyn Technical High School on Tuesday, November 8, and join us for a post-conference happy hour nearby!

P.S. Join now by visiting http://nycsla.org/membership (you can mail your dues or bring them on Oct. 5th!).
P.P.S. You can get to the MLK Campus by taking the N, R,Q, train to 57th and 7th, the A, C, B, D to 59th-Columbus Circle or the 1 to 66th St.

Cheers,
Teresa Tartaglione
NYCSLA President

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