KASL Annual Conference April 1-3, 2009
Co-sponsored by KSDE
Expect Excellence
Courtyard Convention Center, Junction City, KS

--conference photos
--informational powerpoint available in a web based version if you have a recent version of Internet Explorer or as a pdf.
--as a PowerPoint if you have that software (I recommend you download the file and watch from your computer)
--conference brochure in Word or pdf
--elementary promotional flyer in Word or pdf
--conference program in pdf
--vendor information in Word or pdf

Kimberly Willis Holt, National Book Award Winner for When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, will present at the KASL Author Showcase at 8 am on Friday, April 3. She will also speak at the luncheon that day, "How Eating Saved Two Books." Kimberly writes everything from picture books to novels.


John Hall and Stephen Gilpin, author and illustrator of the Bill Martin Jr. Award nominated book, How Do You Get a Gorilla Out of Your Bathtub? will speak at 11:30 am on Thursday, April 2.

Kansas State Librarian, Christie Brandau, will be a special guest at the KASL Membership luncheon Friday, April 3 at 11:30 am.

School Librarians, Technology and Instruction to Achieve Standards

Library Media and Technology Standards

Law for Librarians Blog notes recent changes in Kansas law with impact on libraries

Thinkfinity - Literacy, Education and Technology

The State Library of Kansas has set up three more webliographies covering: Gaming/Gambling, Kansas Information for Students and Researchers, and Kansas State Symbols. Look at the new features on a KSU library visit and high school outside reading.

The Projects Committee has completed work on the School Library Media Specialist Evaluation Document including Criteria and Indicators of Performance. (Also available in PDF if you do not have Word. Evaluation Document and Criteria.)

A summary of new licensure requirements for School Library Media Specialists is now available.

HANDY 5 contains practical information about integrating information literacy and the curriculum.

The KASL-L e-mail list is a good way to interact with other school librarians across the state. You don't have to do anything to join the list but include your e-mail with your membership renewal form. If you have any problems, contact Judy Eller. For more information, refer to the KASL-L Mailing List FAQ.

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Last updated: April 1, 2009