CALLING ALL BLOGGERS
NCSLMA has a small blog on our website. If you would like to contribute to it, please send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We're looking for news items, stories about your library, fun events you have had, etc. Pictures can be included and are welcomed. There are no minimum or maximum length requirements. Share some of the great things going on in your library!
Town Hall Member Meeting
NCSLMA is hosting a Town Hall Member Meeting on Thursday, May 11, at 7:30pm. Register today at ncslma.org/event-5260764 Registration is limited to 500, but it will be recorded. This is a general Town Hall for updates, questions, feedback, and input. We can't wait to see you!
NC Member Spotlights
Highlighting the hard work of our North Carolina librarians.
Book Tasting with Diversity by Carol Clarke
Book Tasting with Diversity
Carol A. Clarke, School Library Media Coordinator
Hazelwood Elementary School, Waynesville, NC
This April I hosted a Book Tasting with Diversity in our Library for staff members. Using several resources, including a book called Bibliophile: diverse spines by Jamise Harper, I added books to our Library collection that will help create a sense of inclusivity for our students and also open some windows to worlds other than their own. While sipping tea and eating tasty treats, our staff used placemats to write down books they would like to use for upcoming lessons. I also created lists in Follett Destiny that staff could reference later that included all the books on display. These lists were then shared with staff who were unable to attend. The next week I book talked many of these books to students as my classes came to the Library.
The NCCBA Committee is proud to announce the 2023 winners! Children throughout North Carolina voted and the results are in! The Box Turtle by Vanessa Roeder wins in the Picture Book category and Unplugged by Gordon Korman wins in the Junior Book category. For more information and to see the voting results, go to http://nccba.blogspot.com/. Thanks to all the media coordinators who shared the nominated books with their students this year!
Watch for an announcement of the 2024 nominated titles this summer!
CONTRIBUTE TO THE NEXT NEWS & NOTES
Would you like to contribute to the next NCSLMA News & Notes?
We want to hear from you! Do you have an upcoming multi-school or district event, were you recognized in some way, are you involved in the coolest collaboration, or did you contribute in some other spectacular way that shows the value of school libraries and librarians? We know you did! So we want to share the fabulous things school librarians are doing across the state! Please submit links to articles, published materials, and/or graphics to Kenisha Smith (email@example.com). Materials should be "copy and paste" ready. Submissions will be edited and published at the discretion of the NCSLMA News & Updates Editorial Team.
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