New England 
School Library Association
 Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut   

    

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NESLA NEWS

A NEWSLETTER OF THE NEW ENGLAND SCHOOL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

MARCH 12, 2020


NEW BENEFITS FOR NESLA MEMBERS


MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

Thanks to our members who have already renewed their membership for 2020.  If you have not yet renewed, please renew on our website. The cost of membership is $15 for members of a New England state school library association and $20 for non-members of these associations. 

www://nesla.us

We are pleased to announce that NESLA members can enjoy free benefits with their memberships made possible by our partners in the New England region and beyond. 

ROSEN PUBLISHING OFFERS NESLA MEMBERS DEEP DISCOUNTS ON THE SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING MATERIALS 

How does self-awareness make healthy responses to emotions easier?
Social and Emotional Learning concepts, such as believing in oneself and learning empathy, provide valuable tools to understand and manage emotions and effectively navigate relationships. Rosen's "Spotlight on Social Emotional Learning" interactive eBook collection allows students to “see themselves” and provides realistic “practice” situations in which to apply newly learned concepts successfully.

NESLA Member Special:  25% discount through July 15, 2020.  For a trial, price quote, or to learn more click here. You can also use the link below. BE SURE TO SCROLL DOWN TO THE OFFER FOR NESLA MEMBERS.

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=2a7d5fbe-ffc9-49bb-bbf0-ae9c892b55eb&preview=true&m=1102793001548&id=preview  


FREE ACCESS TO THE JOURNAL SYNERGY

We have partnered with the School Library Association of Victoria (SLAV) in Australia to bring you this free membership perk. This excellent online journal features articles from the perspectives of research and practice.  Their website is being updated and you can get a sneak preview using the following link. We will let you know when you can have full access. Click on this link for free access:

 https://slav.vic.edu.au/index.php/Synergy

Our partnership with SLAV will also support communication and collaboration between school librarians who are NESLA and SLAV members. Stay tuned for announcements about these international opportunities!


THE CAROLYN MARKUSON LEADERSHIP FUND

We have lost a valuable NESLA member and friend who has generously mentored and supported school librarians during her decades of service in New Jersey and Massachusetts.  NESLA is establishing a fund in Carolyn’s name to honor her passion for school libraries and devotion to our field. The fund will support unique professional and personal growth experiences for NESLA members. Our goal is to issue our first call for proposals in 2021. Stay tuned for more news about the opportunities this fund will provide and how to apply funding. 


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Carolyn was Past President of NESLA and those who have served on NESLA’s Board have fond memories of our June meetings at her log cabin home in New Hampshire. She was a champion for school librarians in our region. Carolyn began her career as a Research Chemist and Chemical Librarian at Allied Chemicals with a degree in chemistry from Ohio University. She entered school librarianship when she earned her MLS and CAGS in Public Administration from Rutgers while coordinating libraries for several New Jersey school districts. She was instrumental in bringing professional development to school librarians across New Jersey and taught in Rutgers’ school library program. Many of her students, including Carol Kuhlthau, are grateful for the knowledge and support she provided that helped them become leaders in our field. In 1980 Carolyn relocated to the Boston area as Supervisor of Libraries and Instructional Materials for Brookline Public Schools. She continued her educational pursuits with an EdD in Curriculum and Instruction at Boston University. This led to a State Department assignment to evaluate library programs in the European Council of International School and to her position as Library Director for Frankfurt International School. Carolyn founded biblioTech Corporation, along with Rolf Ericson, and consulted worldwide with a focus on designing school libraries. Carolyn mentored many school librarians and worked tirelessly and relentlessly for school librarianship.


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The Massachusetts School Library Association recognized two NESLA stars, Carolyn Markuson and Susan Ballard, with the2019 Katherine Lowe School Library Champion Award at their conference last year. The award honors public figures demonstrating a belief in school libraries.



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BERNIE PROCHNIK JOINS THE NESLA EXECUTIVE BOARD AS TREASURER

NESLA welcomes Bernie Prochnik, who hails from England and also holds the position of Treasurer for the New England Library Association. Bernie has been the Director of the Bath (NH) Public Library since 1999. Welcome to NESLA, Bernie! 



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NESLA is still looking for a Technology Officer to keep our website current.

If you are interested in this position or can recommend someone, please contact Deborah Ehler-Hansen at dehler-hansen@svuvt.orgor Carol Gordon at drcarolgordonconsulting@gmail.com

Thanks in advance for your help!

Best wishes from NESLA’s Executive Board and thank you for all you do for school libraries and the people they serve

in your school communities!

Deborah and Carol


NESLA EXECUTIVE BOARD

Deborah Ehler-Hansen, NESLA President, Vermont School Library Association President

Carol Gordon, NESLA Past President and Strategic Planning Consultant

Bernie Prochnik, NESLA Treasurer

Amanda, Kozack, President, Maine Association of School Librarians 

New Hampshire, President, Justine Thain

Carrie Tucker, Past President, Massachusetts School Library Association

Laura Luker, President, Massachusetts School Library Association

Barbara Johnson, President, Connecticut Association of School Librarians

Chris Barlow, Representative, Connecticut Association of School Libraries

Mary Moen, Representative, Rhode Island Library Association

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