NYCSLA May Spotlight Librarian

Our May 2021 Spotlight Librarian is Vincent Hyland of the Boerum Hill School for International Studies! “After a long period of dormancy… Vincent built the school’s library program from the ground up and continues to refine it each year.” #ALibrarianInEverySchool

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NYCSLA Elections

Advocate for NYC school libraries and school librarians! Join the NYCSLA Board! NYCSLA is seeking a Secretary and a Treasurer! Email nyscla.president@gmail.com if you are interested in running! #LeadOutLoud #ALibrarianInEverySchool

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NYCSLA Grant & Award Winners Press Release

New York City, May 21, 2021: The New York City School Librarians’ Association (NYCSLA) announced its American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Registration Grant winners, AASL School Library Month Social Media Campaign winners, and School Librarian of the Year Award winner.

Vincent Hyland of the Boerum Hill School for International Studies and Mary Beth Quick of Elias Bernstein Intermediate School 7 are the AASL Registration Grant winners. NYCSLA will cover the cost of the 2021 AASL National Conference Registration fee. School librarians attend this conference to improve their practice and connect with other school librarians. Congratulations to the winners!

Ciro Scardina of Edward R. Murrow High School and Mary McGregor of Stuyvesant High School are the AASL School Library Month Social Media Campaign winners. Both school librarians leveraged social media to make their libraries visible – to share who they are and what they do. Check out @murrowlibrary on Instagram and @CInroads on Twitter, and @stuylib on Instagram and @stuylibrary on Twitter to see them in action!

Kyra Wolfe of M.S. 88 Peter Rouget is the NYCSLA School Librarian of the Year Award winner. NYCSLA is proud to bring attention to the great work Kyra has done for her school community. “The changes brought by the Covid-19 pandemic made collaborative partnerships more important than ever as Kyra shifted roles and responsibilities while simultaneously revisioning the library program”. At NYCSLA, we could not be more proud to have Kyra on our team!

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NYCSLA is Presenting on #Advocacy at #AASL21

Current and past NYCSLA board members will be presenting “Beyond the Echo Chamber: School Librarians Collaborate to Advocate For #ALibrarianinEverySchool” at #AASL21

Are you heading to the Salt Palace? Registration is open: https://national.aasl.org/registration/

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NYCSLA Grant and Award Winners

Congratulations to all of our grant and award winners! Thank you for all that you do for your school communities! #ALibrarianInEverySchool

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Using Picturebooks to Spark Conversations Webinar

Save the Date! Join @nycsla for this “Using Picture Books to Spark Conversations with Students: A Virtual Exploration” webinar on Wednesday, May 5th @ 4:30pm! Information and registration will be sent to the membership! #ALibrarianInEverySchool

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NYCSLA and EveryLibrary Partnership

“Learn about the important campaign to restore each and every school librarian in New York City who has been displaced during COVID.” @nycsla and @EveryLibrary are partnering to ask the Chancellor to make the right choice for students across the city! #ALibrarianInEverySchool

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NYCSLA April Spotlight Librarian

Our April 2021 Spotlight Librarian is @lindsayjklemas from Forest Hills High School! Lindsay believes that school libraries exist to allow students to have a safe space… where they can be themselves and explore their own interests. #ALibrarianInEverySchool

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#ALibrarianInEverySchool

Watch the @nycsla and @EveryLibrary campaign video to hear the voices of our community celebrate and also remind us why New York City students deserve school libraries and librarians! #ALibrarianInEverySchool

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Advocacy Support from Jason Reynolds

Thank you Jason Reynolds for your continuous support of school libraries and school librarians! “The library… there’s nothing there but shelves and shelves of dreams… there’s nothing there but human beings who want you to access those dreams…” – @JasonReynolds83 #ALibrarianInEverySchool

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Check out the NYCSLA + EveryLibrary Virtual Happy Hour and Silent Auction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BD3sp2x6qg

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