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SCDE ADEPT Information from #SCASL21

SCDE presented information at #SCASL21 about the updated ADEPT model that is being piloted in 20-21 and will be fully implemented in 21-22.  Please see this recording of the presentation.

IMLS Grant for Guided Inquiry Design

Dr. Lucy Santos Green at USC's iSchool has a great opportunity for SC school librarians to learn more about Guided Inquiry Design and be part of an exciting ILMS grant!   
Inquiry-based collaborations between school librarians and classroom teachers have gained momentum in K-12 education. But what type of time and support do teachers need? And how critical are librarians to their success? The Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded Dr. Green a $376,000 grant to explore these questions. Her findings could boost support for librarians to work side-by-side with classroom teachers and potentially prevent school librarian jobs from being cut.
See the link for more details about the grant and how you can be involved! 

COVID 19 Resources

Please see our new section with information about COVID 19 Resources for libraries. This is found in the Quick Links on the right side of the SCASL homepage. Please let Christy James ([email protected]) know if you have suggestions for additional resources to add.

SCASL Statement of Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Please see the attached official statement about SCASL's commitment to diversity and inclusion on 6/14/20/. This statement has also been released on the SCASL listserv and on social media. #WeAreSCASL


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Donations for North Central High School Library in Kershaw County

Please help support the efforts to provide books and materials for the North Central High School library that was destroyed when a tornado hit Kershaw County this past weekend.  Julie Putnam, Media Services Coordinator for Kershaw County School District communicated the following to our SCASL President, Pam Williams, "We now have a plan in place.  We would greatly appreciate financial donations at this time.  Bambi Ferrer, the librarian, has developed a creative "mobile" library solution.  We anticipate that the NCHS library will be in a small space for the next 18 months in a facility with 3 separate buildings, so she is working on a solution that combines eBooks and rolling carts with newly purchased books for her collection."

Financial donations for North Central High School can be mailed or dropped off at the District Office as follows:
Kershaw County School District
Attn: Julie Putnam, Media Services Coordinator
2029 West DeKalb Street
Camden, SC 29020
Memo: For North Central High School Library

SCASL President Response to Media Literacy Legislation Proposal

Please see the response from SCASL President Pam Williams about the proposed Media Literacy Legislation.  Read the full letter here: SCASL President Response.pdf

School Librarian Advocacy Tool Kit

Check out the new School Library Advocacy Tool Kit on the SCASL website.  It can be found under the Advocacy tab and in the Quick Links section on the homepage.  This is a living resource that will continue to grow.  Click on the names or images of resources and be instantly connected to information that will help you advocate for your library and profession.  If you have suggestions for additional resources, please let Tamara Cox know.

See the Tool Kit here.   

2020 Regional Workshop Dates Announced

Please see the dates for our 2020 SCASL Regional Workshops


Speak Up SCASL

This school year is an important year for advocacy because 2020 is an election year. Let's make sure our legislators and community stakeholders know about the work we do and how important we are to our school. Join us this year for the Speak Up SCASL monthly social media campaign. Thank you, Tamara Cox and the Legislative Committee for this framework to share what we do! 

SCASL Awards Presented

On March 8, 2019, SCASL honored several Professional Awards to noteworthy candidates including the Librarian of the Year, Outstanding Program of the Year and two collegiate scholarships. Click here to learn more about the recipients and general information about the SCASL awards & scholarships.