Welcome to LASL 2.0!

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. . . the wiki for the Louisiana Association of School Librarians.

Great Professional Development Opportunities and more!

LALAMP- September 12-15, 2016 (Lalamp.org)
ALA Midwinter Meeting, Atlanta, GA: January 20-24, 2017
LLA Conference- Lafayette, LA; March 7-9, 2017 (llaonline.org)
ALA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL: June 22-27, 2017

SLJTeen goes LIVE with our fourth SummerTeen virtual conference and gives you direct access to YA authors, innovative librarians, and publishers. Join us to learn about the biggest upcoming books and receive expert advice from savvy librarians who have launched successful teen programs.

Sessions Highlights:

THAT SCARED THE PANTS OFF ME! HORRORS, THRILLERS AND SUSPENSE will delve into the characters that fuel reader interest and keep the pages turning. We'll look at upcoming smart and compelling thrillers for your teens that love a good scare.

AND NOW, FOR THE FIRST TIME: DEBUTS YOU'LL WANT TO KNOW ABOUT will feature our editor's picks on first time YA authors whose debut novels should be stocked on your shelves.

TEEN SERVICES TOOLBOX will present real life models to help you create (and sustain) teen volunteer groups and organize a "con" at the library.

Attendees will engage directly with publishers and can download catalogs, excerpts and enter to win exciting prizes! Registration is free and includes access to the archives.

SummerTeen is a free, completely virtual conference - no traveling and no cost.

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New Partnership!
LASL ebook and EasyBib Partnership
As librarians, we understand that students sometimes struggle to properly cite and document sources in their research. We have partnered with EasyBib, the most popular online research management platform, to offer LASL members three complimentary e-books that teach the fundamentals of MLA citations.
This e-book will help teach your students how to properly cite a variety of sources in MLA 7 style, as well as parenthetical citations and other formatting details.
Download the e-book here. We know you and your students will love it.
These e-books are licensed under Creative Commons, so you are welcome to share them with students and colleagues.
This partnership also includes a 10% discount on EasyBib and ResearchReady, two tools that help teach and support college and career readiness.

Be an advocate today! Join our petition in regard to teacher/librarian pay raises.

Anyone can sign the petition, not just librarians!


Join fellow Louisiana school librarians by becoming a member of LASL today! Just download a copy of the LLA membership application to become a member of YOUR state professional organization!

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Are you a member of LASL? To join LASL, you must be a member of the Louisiana Library Association (LLA).

Why join LLA?
The Louisiana Library Association's special sections, interest groups, and committees work together to improve all types of library services. Your LLA membership offers:
    • Reduced rates at the annual state conference. This conference features over 100 different programs presented by local and national leaders of the profession, as well as a chance to visit nearly 100 vendors and publishers in the exhibits area.
    • Voting privileges. Elect leaders who influence the direction of libraries and librarians.
    • Subscription to Louisiana Libraries, our scholarly journal published quarterly.
    • Special interest continuing education workshops.
    • Annual membership directory.
    • Scholarships, honors, and awards.

Louisiana Library Association (LLA) Home Page
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Also visit The American Association of School Librarians (AASL)