Monday, October 24, 2016

ESSA Update

The Iowa DE Task Force developing Iowa's ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) Implementation Plan is holding three more listening meetings across the state this fall and we are seeking school librarians and advocates to speak up at these meetings. All meetings are at 5 p.m. and start with about a 30-minute presentation and then the meeting opens up for you to speak. Make sure to check in when you get there so you can speak.

Here are the dates for the remaining statewide listening sessions:
  • Wednesday, Nov. 2 - Grant Wood AEA, Cedar Rapids
  • Monday, Nov. 7 - Great Prairie AEA, Ottumwa
  • Wednesday, Nov. 9 - AEA 267, Cedar Falls
If you are interested in attending one of these meetings, please complete this survey: 

Updated talking points are available on this web site at this link: More on ESSA

Friday, October 14, 2016

How can we improve this website?

We are always seeking ways to make the IASL website more user-friendly.

For example, check the Book Awards pages to find more streamlined and consistent information about each award, based on user feedback!

Do you have other suggestions for how to make the website easier to use?  If so, please click here!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Iowa Teacher Librarians Take Over #ITEC

Once again, Teacher Librarians were big players at this year’s ITEC Conference in Des Moines. We’ve asked several attendees (and presenters!) to think about their experiences and share with us their big takeaways!