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Bay Area Book Festival 2017

The Northern Region Spring event at the Bay Area Book Festival on June 3rd & 4th was a well attended event. Teacher librarians manned our booth the two days. We shared information on school librarians and our current state, had bookmark making, storytelling by Ralph Pettiford, and free book give away.

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Model Letter in Support of SB 390 (Mendoza)

We need your action, right now! School Library Breakthrough! Letters must be postmarked no later than September 11, 2017. Model Letter in Support of SB 390 (Mendoza) We need your action, right now!  School Librarianship has been waiting a long time for this legislative moment, and that breakthrough time has come!   California Senator Mendoza has crafted… Read more »

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CSLA announces the launch of a new “Stand Up 4 Students” campaign

Energized by AASL’s ESSA advocacy efforts and the AASL ESSA workshop presented last fall by Katie Williams, the AASL Region 7 Director, California School Library Association established an ESSA Task Force, which has launched the new “Stand up 4 Students” campaign. Advocacy for school library funding is especially challenging in California, due in good part… Read more »

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Better Together! Webinar

Curriculum Standards Integration “Better Together Webinar Better Together! CSLA’s Committee on Standards Integration webinar series  at http://bit.ly/CSLAmeeting March 23 4pm: Kathleen Sheppard will discuss collaboration among teacher librarians Click here for the 3/23/17 webinar archive. April 20 4pm: Connie Williams and public librarians will discuss collaboration between teacher librarians and public librarians Click here for the… Read more »

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Ontario Teen Book Fest 3-25-17

Teen Book Fest (Ontario) http://www.ontariotbf.org/ The details: March 25th 9-5 pm (with book signing from 3 to 5 pm) at Colony High School, 3850 E. Riverside Drive in Ontario, CA. Here’s how you get this free CSLA member benefit: Go to this Google form: Sign up spreadsheet and sign up no later than March 23rd…. Read more »

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California Audit of Library Services

On November 17, 2016, Elaine M. Howle, the California State Auditor, released Report 2016-112, entitled School Library Services: Vague State Laws and a Lack of Monitoring Allow School Districts to Provide a Minimal Level of Library Services.  The audit was conducted at the unanimous request of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee. The report includes findings of its work,… Read more »

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CSLA releases position statement on ESSA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2016 – California School Library Association (CSLA) has released a position statement on the role of effective school library programs in the Every Student Succeeds Act. Approved by the CSLA Executive Board on October 1, 2016, the statement can be viewed on the CSLA website, CSLA ESSA Position Statement (view on… Read more »

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Senate Concurrent Resolution

Introduced by Senator Leyva (Coauthors: Senators Beall, Mendoza, Pan, and Vidak) April 07, 2016 Text of Bill SCR Resolution 129 – School Librarians Month  

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