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smore from Caitlin Jacobson

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Check out Caitlin’s information-rich smore posters.  There are several links embedded in the posters themselves. Click on any of the buttons below to begin your exploration. ~kr, ed.

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ALA Annual Conference: At the Awards Banquet

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(Submitted by Caitlin Jacobson, Librarian, Ketchikan High School) At the Caldecott/Newbery/Wilder Awards Banquet: The winning illustrator always designs an amazing and unique program for the evening – this year’s featured the amazing Beekle, by Dan Santat. One of the most … Continue reading

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A Picture-Perfect Reason to Celebrate!

(written by Caitlin Dixon Jacobson, Ketchikan High School Library)  During ALA Annual Conference last month, I had the pleasure of attending the Newbery-Caldecott Banquet, which children’s librarians fondly consider to be the “Oscars” ceremony of children’s literature. This was a special year … Continue reading

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Good Listening: The Odyssey Awards Presentation

(written by By Caitlin Dixon Jacobson, Librarian Ketchikan High School Library)  The Bloody Jack (click here for an audio sample) series by LA Meyer wins Odyssey audiobook awards year after, but it took me about five year to finally start listening.  Good thing, … Continue reading

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Amelia Bloomer Project: Feminist Books for All

I had wandered around the exhibit hall and was carrying a very heavy conference booklet with many, I mean MANY meetings.  I was overwhelmed!  After I finished hyperventilating, I looked for a small informational meeting where I could meet/network with … Continue reading

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Dona Helmer Awarded School Librarian of the Year, 2013

The Alaska Association of School Librarians (AkASL) held their annual conference in Valdez from March 22-24 and announced Dona Helmer of College Gate Elementary School in Anchorage as the School Librarian of the Year.  The School Librarian of the Year … Continue reading

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Janet Madsen Awarded the Linda K. Barrett Service Award 2013

At their yearly conference in Valdez last weekend, the Alaska Association of School Librarians (AkASL) presented their 2013 Linda K. Barrett award to Janet Madsen of West Valley High School in Fairbanks.  The Linda K. Barrett award is given annually … Continue reading

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Pat on the Back Award Nominations Open

Do you have an exceptionally supportive administrator in your school or district, or perhaps a supportive PTSA? Then nominate them for a Pat on the Back Award!

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Librarians Worth Cheering About?

(Written by Sheryl Wittig & Marlena Henrie, AkASL Awards Committee) If you’ve got a school librarian worth cheering about, we’d like to know! The Alaska Association of School Librarians is seeking nominations for this year’s Alaska School Librarian of the Year Award (SLOY).

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Nationally Board Certified Teacher-Librarian News

CONGRATULATIONS to our three new Alaska NBC Teacher Librarians, Carrie Day of Wasilla Middle School Library, Katie Conover of Goose Bay Elementary Library, and Nicole Roohi of Goldenview Middle School (and current AkASL President). WOW, what an achievement. “National Board Certification … Continue reading

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