|Mar 9th '13||CASL/CLC Mini-Conference - CLC site | Presentation List|
|Apr 25 '13||Spring Fling 2013 - at Baci Grill in Cromwell, CT|
|May 1-31||Annual Election of Officers|
|June||Annual Membership Drive|
|Dec 31||The submission deadline for annual awards is December 31st|
|Click here for the 2013 Awards Winners|
Note - CASL Membership runs from Jul 1st to June 30th
The CASL Award winners for 2013 have been chosen!
We thank everyone who applied. There were many outstanding applicants, and if you were not a winner this year we urge you to apply for an award next year.
Award winners were honored at the Spring Fling on April 25th.
Nutmeg 2013 voting in now open!
Voting will close on Tuesday, April 30th at midnight.
Teachers and Librarians, please use the printable ballots or the link to the Google Form to collect individual votes at your school/library. When you have all the votes collected, use these links to submit your total votes.
*Please only submit one time per school/library.
Collect Individual Votes at School/Library:
Printable ballots (to collect individual votes at your school/library):
Google Forms (to collect individual votes at your school/library):
You can have students vote online for your school tally using Google Forms. Please note that this does not submit the vote directly to the state. You still need to use the survey monkey link to submit your students' votes.
For a copy of a Google Form (you can copy and use in your library):
- Log into a Google Account
- Click on the Intermediate or Teen link below
- Go to your Google Drive. The Google Form spreadsheet for voting should be listed as one of your files.
- Check the box next to the file
- New menu choices should now appear across the top of your file list.
- Click on More, then choose the option to Make a copy
- You should now have 2 new files that says 'Copy of 2013 Teen (or Intermediate) Nutmeg Voting' and one that says 'Copy of 2013 Teen (or Intermediate) Nutmeg Voting (Responses)'
- You are now the owners of these copied files and you can rename, personalize for your library, and view the results.
Voting for the 2013 nominees will take place during April 2013. (Voting opens April 1st and ends April 30th.) Results will be announced on May 15, 2013!
2014 nominees will be announced on May 1st, 2013.
For more info, please check the Nutmeg website.
If you would like to order labels or bookmarks for the 2013 nominees, please print out the Order Form and send it in. Thanks for supporting us!
2014 labels are also now available. Please use the 2013 order form, and write in 2014 in big letters! Cross out the 2013. Prices remain the same. We have intermediate, teen, and now HIGH SCHOOL!
Congratulations to the TWO librarians from Connecticut that were honored this year!
One of whom, Rae Anne Locke, is an elementary school library media specialist from Westport.
ALA has launched resources to assist librarians with publicizing e-Book lending practicies in your libraries.
Materials include, FAQs, guidelines, templates, graphics, etc.
Visit the Toolkit for more information.
State and local governments are experiencing unprecedented budget deficits. The local board of education budget is often 70% or more of a town’s entire budget. In addition, the majority of the education budget is salary. To avoid even larger deficits many towns are reducing their education personnel. Teachers of the “specials” (physical education, art, music, special education and library media specialists) are often the first to be laid off. While CASL as a non-profit organization cannot lobby, it can advocate for school library media specialists.
- Professional Development: CASL provides professional development activities so library media specialists can excel at their job and remain up-to-date on 21st century skills. Consider attending the 2010 conference and look for information about Saturday workshops offered during the academic year.
- State level advocacy: CASL seeks ways to collaborate with the State Department of Education. The retirement of Art Skerker left school library media specialists without a representative in the State Department of Education. CASL is seeking other people to present our needs to the State Department of Education and the State Board of Education.
- National advocacy: The President and Vice-President of CASL attend AASL Affiliate Assembly at the American Library Association (ALA) midwinter and annual meetings. They present both commendations and concerns to AASL for national action.
- Recognizing best practice: CASL’s Awards Program recognizes outstanding programs and library media specialists. Award winners receive a letter that is usually shared with their building and district administrators publicizing how library media specialists impact student learning.
- Toolkits: CASL is preparing toolkits and AASL already has several toolkits that library media specialists can use to promote their programs and show teachers, administrators and parents the impact of their program on student learning. Visit the Toolkit page to access these useful tools
CASL's VP, Sara Kelley-Mudie, has been named as one of the AASL-sponsored participants in the ALA's 2010 Emerging Leaders Program!
We're proud of Sara for earning this prestigious honor, which will benefit not only her personally but CASL as well!
Position statement on "The Role of School Librarians in Promoting the Use of Educational Technology" (PDF)