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.

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