Welcome to LASL 2.0!

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

Great Professional Development Opportunities and more!

ALA Midwinter Meeting, Atlanta, GA: January 20-24, 2017
Louisiana Teen-age Librarians Association (LTLA) Conference: February 12-13, 2017
LLA Conference- Lafayette, LA; March 7-9, 2017 (llaonline.org)
ALA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL: June 22-27, 2017

What do I need to know about ESSA?

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaces the No Child Left Behind version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act with language that includes “effective school library programs.” School libraries are apart of this act. To know more, visit:http://essa.aasl.org/

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!

Petition Requesting Inquiry into Inequities of Teacher-Librarian Pay Raises HB1 2013 (2).pdf
Petition Requesting Inquiry into Inequities of Teacher-Librarian Pay Raises HB1 2013 (2).pdf

Petition Requesting Inquiry into Inequities of Teacher-Librarian Pay Raises HB1 2013 (2).pdf


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!

Please Join Our Wiki: Wikis are all about collaboration and becoming a community. Come join us!
What to do:
1. Join this wikispace by clicking on "Join This Space" in the upper left box. If you are not already signed in with Wikispaces, you will be prompted to do so. If you do not already have an account, you may simply click on "join Wikispaces now" which is directly below the Sign In box. It is very simple - just create a username, password and enter your email address. Click "Join This Space" to request membership.
2. Please feel free to go to the Discussions area and contribute to the various discussion topics.
2. Learn how to create a wiki for your classroom or school. Go to http://www.wikispaces.com/help+Teachers for more information.
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4. To learn more, visit some other wikis such as: (http://tpl20.wikispaces.com/introduction), (http://web20resources.wikispaces.com/), (http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/Articles+and+Resources), (http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/Examples+of+educational+wikis)

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
Louisiana Association of School Librarians (LAS
L) Home Page

Also visit The American Association of School Librarians (AASL)