Saturday, October 11, 2008

Collaboration Panel, Thursday 10/16

The Rutgers Association of School Librarians (RASL) Presents a Collaboration Panel!

You hear a lot about collaboration in your classes, but what does it take to make it happen?

Join us for a panel discussion on the challenges & benefits and strategies for successful collaboration.

Participants on the panel include school and public librarians and teachers who work with students of all ages.

Bring your questions on how to make collaboration and quality communication a reality, or just come to listen.

Thursday, October 16th
SCILS Student Lounge
Refreshments at 6pm, Panel at 6:30pm

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Live blogging from the NJASL board meeting

Below are highlights from the meeting that may be of interest to RASL members.

10:30 AM 
  • Meeting called to order.
  • Budget revisions discussed.
  • NJ Center for the Book Wednesday, October 22, 2008 -- conference (see link)
  • Enthusiastic Reader competition beginning.  More details to follow.
10:45 AM
  • NJEA collaboration panel discussed.
  • Rolling Research library grant discussed. Issues: de-professionalizing school libraries and against current regulations
  • Mentoring guidelines discussed.
11:00 AM
  • Conference attendance and reimbursement now reflected in budget.  Available online for NJASL members.
  • RASL collaboration panel discussed.  
  • Website redesign slated to be launched by the conference
  • NJASL conference -- infolink on Saturday; Jane Austin program; other preliminary programs.
  • NJKI -- currently in a two of a three year contract; continuing until 2010.  Databases available to every library member (public AND school). 
11:15 AM
11:30 AM
  • Not everything for the conference is available through on-site registration (meals and the like).
  • With new high school graduation requirements, we will ensure that students are ready for college or the job market.  
11:45 AM
  • Bill discussed re: professional development and coursework reimbursement for current school librarians.
  • CISSL -- NJASL/CISSL research: Transforming school libraries in New Jersey
12:00 PM
  • Norma Blake scholarship 
  • Professional development -- format needs to be changed.
  • Next year's conference is two days -- Friday and Saturday (November 13-14)
12:30 PM
  • Board member to speak to RASL in November about the conference.  
  • Meeting adjourned.