Category Archives: Advocacy

Members: Apply for NYCSLA Fellowship and Administrator Awards

This year, NYCSLA is proud to offer two awards for members and their schools: the NYCSLA Fellowship award for members and the NYCSLA Administrator Award for principals. The application deadline is Friday, April 27, 2012. NYCSLA Fellowship Award This $300 … Continue reading

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Barb Stripling for President… of ALA!

Our very own Barb Stripling, former NYC director of School Library Services, is running for ALA President. We all know that she was a tireless advocate for us in NYC public schools and would continue that work on a national … Continue reading

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NYCSLA Fellowship and Administrator Award Applications Due Friday!

This year, NYCSLA is proud to offer two awards for members and their schools: the NYCSLA Fellowship award for members and the NYCSLA Administrator Award for principals. The application deadline is this Friday, March 18. NYCSLA Fellowship Award This $300 … Continue reading

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NYCSLA supports NYLA Advocacy Day: Virtual Meeting on Feb. 28th

If you can’t go to Albany on March 1st, let’s help pave the way with lots of calls and messages to our legislators! NYCSLA is asking you to write/call/email your legislator’s office on (or before) Feb. 28th: the day before NYLA’s … Continue reading

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NYC School Libraries: Participate in Library Snapshot Day!

NYCSLA invites all New York City school librarians to participate in Library Snapshot Week (February 13-19, 2011). Here’s the information from their web site: What’s life like on a typical day at your library? Wouldn’t you like to document just … Continue reading

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Take action! Elimination of Middle School Library Mandates

IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED The NYS Board of Regents is meeting this coming Monday(February 7, 2011)  to consider eliminating certain curriculum mandates.  One of the middle school mandates they are contemplating removing is library and information skills. “Other draft mandate relief options … Continue reading

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Act by 3/12 to Support Federal funding of school libraries

School Libraries In his FY2011 budget, President Obama consolidated Improving Literacy Through School Libraries with five other literacy programs.  This would mean that school libraries will have to directly compete with other programs to receive federal dollars under the President’s … Continue reading

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Letter to Obama

Here is a copy of the short letter I drafted to Obama. Feel free to use it or edit it for your own email response to the cut of Federal funding to school libraries. On the link above is a … Continue reading

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