What the IASL is working on for you:

PD Opportunities

IASL Virtual Library Event

Online - Free - Build your Iowa PLC

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Iowa Reading Conference in Ames - June 17th and 18th

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Even though ILA Advocacy Day with state lawmakers was March 10th you can still contact your legislator about your crucial role as a Teacher Librarian.

See the Legislative Action section of Advocacy for tips and recommendations on how to make your letter stand out!



Quick Updates

A couple of quick announcements.

  • Iowa Book Award lists for 2021-22 have been released and can be ordered from your AEA. Check out the Awards page for more info.

  • 2021 IASL Virtual PD for February is being moved to April - stay tuned for more information from new PD Co-Chairs Jennifer and Terri.

Action Alert - Keep in contact with legislators this session

It is important to let keep them aware of the vital role Teacher-Librarians play for our schools BEFORE they look at making changes to our positions.

Please use your voice to advocate for teacher librarians as well as the other curricular areas. Iowa is a leader in education for a reason and we need to maintain high standards if we want to stay at the top.

COVID-19 Reminders

As librarians we all believe we are the heart of our schools and school districts across the state. We know many have been working on ways they can best support their student populations and teachers.

IASL encourages you to contact your administration before sharing any resources to get their guidance on how your district will be handling distance learning if any. We also encourage you to reference the the Iowa Board of Education Website for information regarding education in the wake of COVID-19. They have a great FAQ document that I think you will find helpful.

https://educateiowa.gov/sites/files/ed/documents/COVID-19GuidanceFAQ.pdf

While we know you want to be helpful and supportive any way you can, we also want to ensure that all educators are covering their bases and following the guidelines set forth by the state and your individual districts.


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