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Professional Development Grants ~ apply today

Apply Today for an AkASL Professional Development Grant ($1,000-$1,500)   Does it seem like many of the professional development opportunities available to you are not focused on what you are doing in your library?  The AkASL Professional Development Grants are … Continue reading

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Weeding for Greater Engagement

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Weeding for Greater Engagement Written by Anne Morgester

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AkASL General Membership Meeting 2/2017

AkASL General Membership Meeting, February 25, 2017 Meet your Executive Board Membership information…watch the slides:      

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Basic Book Mending attended by S. Degener

Basic Mending and Book Repair by Bonnie Thompson Norman Bonnie has an amazing book background  so I was very curious to see what she had to say about book repair.  As someone who was a printer and currently repairs and … Continue reading

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Look Listen and Touch attended by S. Degener

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Look Listen and Touch:  Connecting your community through Art   By:  Brian Hulsey – Whatcom County Library System Brian Husley was an inspirational speaker and I walked away with several programming ideas for my library.  He talked about connecting your … Continue reading

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Art of Bookmaking attended by S. Degener

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BY Sheila Degener The Art of Bookmaking presented by Bonnie Norman   If you ever need a class to inspire you to do MakerSpace sessions, this is the class to get you started.  Bonnie Norman is a paper bookmaker extraordinaire … Continue reading

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PETITION: sign if you support by D. Rinio

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INFOGRAPHIC: learning starts in the library

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http://akasl.org/puffin-newsletter/2017/08/13/infographic-lear…s-in-the-library/  

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EDITORIAL: “Staying Safe” is not an option by D. Rinio

Editorial: “Staying Safe” is not an ption by Deborah Rinio There are times when I feel like we live in an educational system that is broken. The values we uphold as librarians – intellectual freedom, diversity of the human experience, … Continue reading

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You Have to Ask Yourself WHY by D. Helmer

by Dona Helmer If you have never experienced a presentation by Joyce Valenza you deserve to check out something by her in SLJ or see her blog (http://blog.schoollibraryjournal.com/neverendingsearch/).  I had the opportunity to see her present at midwinter and I … Continue reading

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