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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Promoting Book Joy w/ Amanda Jones

Amanda Jones is a teacher-librarian from Watson, Louisiana. She is the 2021 School Library Journal Co-Librarian of the Year, a 2021 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, and the 2020 Louisiana School Librarian of the Year. Amanda is the Vice President … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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

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