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Discussion [PRESS RELEASE] The Lilead Project Releases 2017-18 Fellows Program Application Form

by Jeffrey DiScala on Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 06:28 pm

Please share widely with your professional networks. Apologies for any duplicate postings.

PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Rosemary Hall

rkhall@umd.edu

 

The Lilead Project Releases 2017-18 Fellows Program Application Form

Please share widely with your professional networks. Apologies for any duplicate postings.

PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Rosemary Hall

rkhall@umd.edu

 

The Lilead Project Releases 2017-18 Fellows Program Application Form

Applications for the second cohort of the Lilead Fellows Program are now available on the Lilead Project website. Applications are due on March 17, 2017.

The Lilead Project received IMLS grant funding in 2016 to support a second cohort of Lilead Fellows. The Lilead Fellows Program is an intensive professional development program for school district library supervisors. Like their predecessors, this second cohort will tackle challenging and pressing issues in their districts and work toward transformational change to support student success. UMD’s iSchool will partner with the Darden College of Education at Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA) to carry out the expanded program.

For more information, please visit http://lileadproject.org/ or contact the Lilead Project at lileadproject@gmail.com. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter


 

The Lilead Project will host three information sessions to provide an overview of the program and answer questions about the application process. Two information sessions will be online webinars and one session will be in-person at the ALA Midwinter Conference in Atlanta, GA.

Online Information Sessions: https://webmeeting.umd.edu/lileadfellowsinfo2017/

January 25, 2017, 4 - 5pm ET

February 7, 2017, 7 - 8pm ET

 

In-Person Information Session:

ALA Midwinter Conference, Atlanta, GA

iday, January 20, 2017, 4:15 - 5pm ET

Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree Street Northeast, Embassy C


To receive updates and reminders for the information sessions, individuals may RSVP by completing the following form: https://umdsurvey.umd.edu/SE/?SID=SV_5BEP6DoxS0HN4lT.

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Discussion SPVS Events and More at ALA Annual in San Francisco!

by Mary Keeling on Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 09:26 am

Hi everyone,

I’m looking forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

I have attached the agenda, and minutes of the past 2 section meetings for our SPVS meeting on Monday, June 29th at 7:30am.

Please plan to join us for the Section meeting:

2014 ALA Annual SPVS Meeting

Monday, June 30, 2014 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Hi everyone,

I’m looking forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

I have attached the agenda, and minutes of the past 2 section meetings for our SPVS meeting on Monday, June 29th at 7:30am.

Please plan to join us for the Section meeting:

2014 ALA Annual SPVS Meeting

Monday, June 30, 2014 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Moscone Convention Center, 200-212 (S)

 

and for this discussion session co-sponsored by SPVS and Educators of School Librarians Section:

 

From Recruiting to Mentoring: Transformative Practices

in School Librarian Preparation

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Peninsula Room, Hotel Nikko

(Shuttle Bus Route 4)

Also of interest!

Participants at the Midwinter SPVS meeting expressed interest in Harwood Institute training. School library supervisors may also want to attend one or more of the 4 stand-alone, hands-on sessions offered by the Harwood Institute on Saturday.

Turning Outward to Lead Change in Your Community

"Turning outward" is a step-by-step process developed by The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation. It entails taking steps to better understand communities; changing processes and thinking to make conversations more community-focused; being proactive to community issues; and putting community aspirations first.

Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 8:30am to 10:00am: Aspirations

Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 10:30am to 12:00pm:  Turn Quiz

Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm: Intentionality

Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm:  Sustaining Yourself

 

See you soon!

 

Mary

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Discussion Minutes ALA Annual 2014 and Midwinter 2015

by Mary Keeling on Thu, May 28, 2015 at 10:25 am

I am posting minutes from the SPVS section meetings for ALA Annual 2014 and ALA Midwinter 2015.

Please note that these have not been approved, but are provided for information.  These will be presented to the SPVS section for approval at ALA Annual in June 2015.

Discussion AASL Supervisors Section Business Meeting Agenda

by Mary Keeling on Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 02:41 pm

Join us!

AASL Supervisors’ Section (SPVS)

2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting Agenda

January 31, 2015    ¨    3:00 pm - 5:30 pm    ¨    Hyatt Regency Chicago  Skyway 260

Detailed agenda attached!

 

Discussion Betting on People – Strategies for Getting and Keeping the Best People in our School Libraries

by Mary Keeling on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 12:53 pm

 

Please plan to join the AASL Supervisors’ Section at "Café WildCard" for a speculative, open-ended conversation as we explore questions related to staffing the school libraries of the future.  Using a World Café format, participants will join small groups to discuss at least three of these questions:

 

Please plan to join the AASL Supervisors’ Section at "Café WildCard" for a speculative, open-ended conversation as we explore questions related to staffing the school libraries of the future.  Using a World Café format, participants will join small groups to discuss at least three of these questions:

  • What is the librarian’s essential role in the school curriculum of the future?
  • What roles or tasks of the librarian are important in today’s schools and libraries, and how can they be measured? What can we stop doing?
  • What characteristics and interests do librarians share with other specialists (reading specialist,     technology specialist)?  How can these specialists complement each other and work together?
  • What are the three most important characteristics school librarians should display in an      interview, and why?
  • What skills and qualities does it take to be empowered to transform teaching and learning?
  • What are you doing to recruit and prepare “leaders to transform teaching and learning?”
  • What would it take to create acandidate pool full of people with the right skills and qualities transform learning?

When:                  Sunday, February 1, 2015  3:30pm to 5:00pm

Location:              Hyatt Regency Chicago  Columbus AB

Don’t miss this opportunity to think deeply, engage in collective inquiry, and discover new ideas and possibilities!

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Discussion Webinar on AASL Planning Guide

by Mary Keeling on Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 04:10 pm

Dear Fellow Supervisors,
This coming Thursday, September 25, at 6:00 p.m. Central Time, I will be facilitating a webinar on behalf of AASL on A Planning Guide for Empowering Learners. While all members of the profession will benefit from the overview of the Planning Guide I’ll present during “AASL Planning Guide: A Framework for Professional Growth,” the webinar is focused on the questions we face as library supervisors:

Dear Fellow Supervisors,
This coming Thursday, September 25, at 6:00 p.m. Central Time, I will be facilitating a webinar on behalf of AASL on A Planning Guide for Empowering Learners. While all members of the profession will benefit from the overview of the Planning Guide I’ll present during “AASL Planning Guide: A Framework for Professional Growth,” the webinar is focused on the questions we face as library supervisors:

  • How does a district library supervisor facilitate job-embedded learning?
  • What are some proven elements of professional development that deliver result

I’ll look at evidence of practice, peer coaching, and reflective questions that you can use to support your librarians as they use the Planning Guide.  Please consider joining me on Thursday. You can register for this complimentary webinar at www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming<>.< />

Additionally, the webinar previews content I will deliver as part of an all new AASL eAcademy course designed specifically for school library supervisors – “ AASL Planning Guide: Empowering Infinite Options for Personalized Professional Growth.” Taking place next February and spread out over four weeks, participants will examine the structure of the Planning Guide, learn strategies for designing professional development, identify coaching questions to support professional reflection, and begin to plan a year of professional development modules using the evidence collected. A one year subscription to the Planning Guide module will be included with registration to the eAcademy Course. Participants will also receive a 15% discount on two or more new subscription purchases in the year following course completion.  More information on the course, including registration, is on the AASL website at www.ala.org/aasl/learning/eacademy/planning-guide<>.< />

I hope you will join me and your colleagues for one or both of these continuing education courses. As you know, AASL recently adopted a new mission statement: The American Association of School Librarians empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning. As supervisors, we stand in a critical position to support this mission statement and guide our school librarians as they transform the future of education.

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Discussion Lilead Fellows Applications due October 13 (Webinar Q&A posted)

by Jeffrey DiScala on Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 03:22 pm

The Lilead Fellows Program, a long-term professional development opportunity for school district library supervisors, is accepting applications through October 13th. Fellows in the program will work with other supervisors and mentors on real world problems while receiving training and professional development, beginning in Jan 2015.

The Lilead Fellows Program, a long-term professional development opportunity for school district library supervisors, is accepting applications through October 13th. Fellows in the program will work with other supervisors and mentors on real world problems while receiving training and professional development, beginning in Jan 2015. Fellows will receive a travel stipend to conferences, boarding at three face-to-face meetings, and a tablet computer.
 
The Lilead Project team held a webinar on Sept 17th, giving people the opportunity to ask some questions.Take a look at the archived webinar. If you have any questions about the program or the application, please send them to lileadproject@gmail.com. An application for the program is attached.
 
The Lilead Fellows Program is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Studies (IMLS) and the University of Maryland. Visit our website  and follow us on Twitter for more information about the Lilead Project.
 
Thank you!

 
-- 
Jeffrey DiScala
Co-Principal Investigator
The Lilead Project
PhD Candidate
iSchool, University of Maryland
jeffdiscala@gmail.comdiscala@umd.edu

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Event SPVS Meeting (AASL_SPVS)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

Meeting for members of AASL Supervisors Sections (SPVS)

More information about this conference session

File AASL_SPVS_Policies

by Joshua Capp on Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 04:19 pm

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Discussion Common Core State Standards Information Idea Exchange

by Kathryn Lewis on Sat, Nov 24, 2012 at 08:53 pm

AASL SPVS would like to start an idea exchange related to how schools, school districts and /or states are preparing school librarians for their important role in Common Core implementation.  We are seeking ideas of any kind including ideas for and from those librarians just beginning to those who have had lots of professional development related to Common Core. 

AASL SPVS would like to start an idea exchange related to how schools, school districts and /or states are preparing school librarians for their important role in Common Core implementation.  We are seeking ideas of any kind including ideas for and from those librarians just beginning to those who have had lots of professional development related to Common Core. 

In my district we began last year by looking at the purpose posted at http://www.corestandards.org/the-standards.  Then went to the document entitled, Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects.  First each librarian read the last two paragraphs of the Introduction page 3 and shared words and ideas in the text that related to school libraries. Then we discussed The Key Design Considerations in the same document and What is Not Covered by the Standards.  Next we compared page 7 Students Who are College and Career Ready in Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, and Language to the  Common Beliefs from the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner (http://www.ala.org/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/learningstandards/standards).

That is where we started last year.  Where did you start?  More on where we went next in the next post.  Please share your thoughts and strategies.

Kathryn Lewis

Director of Media Services and Instructional Technology

Norman Public Schools

Norman, Oklahoma

Chair Elect SPVS

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