RMRT (Retired Members Round Table) RoundTable
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
“Summer Slide,” the loss of academic skills, motivation, and knowledge that happens over the summer, can set students back a full month. Keeping students reading and engaged in learning activities year round can be a challenge, which is why the AASL/ALSC/YALSA Interdivisional Committee on Joint School/Public Library Cooperation would love to hear from you!
Have you created a program to help combat “Summer Slide” in your school or library? Has your organization found a way to bridge the gap between school years by working with other organizations to support kids over the summer? Do you have ideas for programs, resources, or best practices that might successfully slow the “Summer Slide” for youth of all ages?
If so, please contribute to our resource list!
The AASL/ALSC/YALSA Interdivisional Committee on Joint School/Public Library Cooperation is a unique committee that includes members from all three ALA divisions. Each year the committee is charged with compiling resources around a theme and making those resources available in a variety of ways including print and electronic publications.
If you would like to contribute your program or idea (or have questions about the committee or our projects) please send an email to committee chair Julie Bartel at email@example.com (note the middle “t”!) with answers to the questions below. You can also send your contribution in any format (links, articles, blog posts, podcasts, etc.) to the same address. Contributions will be included in our resources list, and may be included in one of our print or electronic publications. Please make sure to include contact info so the committee can get in touch with follow up questions and publication details.
Thank you so much for your ingenuity, dedication, and support!
YOUR NAME, TITLE, & ORGANIZATION
(as you would like it displayed for attribution)
PROGRAM, RESOURCE, OR IDEA DESCRIPTION
(please be as specific as possible)
(lessons learned, outcomes, feedback received etc.)
CONTACT INFO & PREFERENCE
(email, phone, postal address)
MAY WE INCLUDE YOUR CONTACT INFO ON THE WEBSITE? Y/N
Information about the Horrocks award and a link to information about how to apply are posted at http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/norman-horrocks-scarecrow-press-annual-conference-award and http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/awards/31076/apply. The "how to apply" information does not provide a deadline for submitting applications.
But there is nothing about the 2013 award at the RMRT Web site (http://www.ala.org/rmrt/).
One mission of the Retired Members Round Table is to foster lifelong professional involvement and networking. One librarian has been tracking elder librarians and gathering their memories of relationships with patrons over the past decades. Remember when we were just beginning to use online databases? Arro Smith has videoed librarians remembering – both acts of memory and the fact of video lead us to the historical aspects of our long involvement in our profession. Join us to watch the videos, and listen. Then offer your own ideas, and opinions of how this and we may affect the future of librarianship.