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

The New York City School Librarians’ Association stands with the American Library Association in our commitment to protect the Intellectual Freedom and the Freedom to Read of all library patrons.
We advocate for the rights of all patrons and the pursuit of information from all points of view without restrictions.  
We support patrons to speak freely as guaranteed by the First Amendment.
NYSCLA proclaims that librarians are professionals who have the education and training in the selection and procurement of materials for their communities. We stand in solidarity with fellow school librarians currently facing challenges despite having made selection decisions that reflect this professionalism and the needs of their communities.
We believe that all users of  school libraries have the right to access materials, services and facilities regardless of age, race, or gender.  Parents have the right to set restrictions for their own children, but no person or group should have the right to deny access to other children. Any challenges to library materials must follow the established protocols set forth by the district to commission a complete and thorough process. The goal of a school library program is to support and provoke the intellectual, social and personal development of all students.
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NYCSLA Dec 7th Meeting @ 6 PM

Join NYCSLA on December 7th with your favorite cookie recipes and Makerspace ideas. This is an informal meeting to chat and connect.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrde2przIiE9wrVN_zgiyCli6FVUW1E7cI


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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NYCSLA Manga in Libraries Nov 17 6:30pm

Does manga confuse and befuddle you? Are you wondering what manga is appropriate? Do you want to buy manga but need to know more?

Join us on November 17th @ 6:30pm ET Manga in the School Library: What, Why, and How with Sara Smith of The Graphic Library and Emily Ratica.

This meeting will grant one CTLE credit.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkcOCspzwiE9EgVc5_uG_jmMF83o5RJVQ4

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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#AASL21 Conference Debrief Webinar

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, October 28th @ 6pm.

Find out what everyone’s talking about! Learn from #AASL21 presenters, grant winners & attendees. CTLE credit available.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3vbRjXI

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NYCSLA Membership

Want to become a member of NYCSLA?! Join here: https://bit.ly/3aDShSX! Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, October 28th @ 6pm! Learn from #AASL21 presenters, grant winners & attendees. CTLE credit available! Register here: https://bit.ly/3vbRjXI

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“Welcome Back” Meeting

Join us for our “Welcome Back” meeting on Wednesday, September 29th @ 6:00pm ET! This meeting is for current members and new members! Register now: https://bit.ly/3lTyGn5

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Save the Dates!

Save the Dates! NYCSLA will be hosting monthly meetings and events for members! Many opportunities to network, learn, and celebrate school libraries and librarians!

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Happy First Day of School!

We are excited to celebrate the reopening of school libraries all across New York City! #ALibrarianInEverySchool

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June Spotlight Librarian

Our June 2021 Spotlight Librarian is Arlene Laverde of Townsend Harris High School! Arlene has won over $100,000 in grants for her school community and continues to be a constant advocate for #ALibrarianInEverySchool!

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NYCSLA Member Meeting June 23rd @ 6:00pm

Save the Date for our final NYCSLA member meeting on June 23rd @ 6pm! We will reflect on the school year… celebrate all that we have accomplished together… and look forward to September! Information for the meeting has been sent to members!

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