Upcoming Events



3/15/16--Two Roundtable Discussions:
1. Down to the Core: How Have We Changed Our Library Instruction (or not!) in the aftermath of Common Core, 
Facilitated by Karen Homer, North Side Elementary School, East Williston, NY.
2. Don’t Flip Out – Flip Your Classroom 
Facilitated by Carolyn McGuire; South Side High School 

What's New

  • Welcome to the new LISMA website!
    LISMA Workshop

    The Long Island School Media Association is a professional organization of school library media specialists dedicated to the advancement of education.

    With our new website we hope to keep you up to date on what we do, and how we are making a difference in the world of libraries.

    Click here to learn more about our mission and learn how you can become a member!


  • Pop Culture & Reason To Smile
    On December 9th, LISMA hosted a two part workshop. The first part focused on inside the library, and Facilitator Justin Mirsky presented a detailed workshop on what pop culture is and how one can incorporate pop culture elements within their library program.  Visuals and comprehensive information in his presentation regarding the setup, process and possible pitfalls of hosting a “Comic Con” themed event in your school library enabled all attendees to get an insider’s perspective on what is in store.LISMA Dec 9 Workshop

    In the second part of the workshop, the scope focused outwards and facilitator Donna Rosenblum gave a very passionate and truly first-hand perspective on Reason2Smile Inc., a registered non-profit organization that supports children’s education at the Jambo Jipya School.  Presenting heartwarming images from her personal experience in Kenya, Donna also has created elementary level curriculum trunks that include a variety of teaching tools to introduce and enhance students’ understanding and appreciation of Kenyan life. The trunk is available for school loan in four week increments for FREE.

    LISMA would like to thank our facilitators and all the members who attended. We hope to see you all at our next workshop on March 16th, which will involve two roundtable discussions, where members can talk about the impact common core has had on their library, and how to flip your classroom.

    Posted Feb 2, 2016, 3:02 PM by Long Island School Media Association
  • WLIW Follow Up
    LISMA Would like to extend its gratitude to WLIW for their excellent workshop on November 5th. If you'd like to learn more about WLIW, you can download a summary of the programming and resources discussed by clicking here.
    Posted Nov 19, 2015, 5:18 AM by Long Island School Media Association
  • How To Throw A Con
    The following is an article written by LISMA Board Member Justin Mirsky. For the past three years Justin has been organizing "Sewanha-Con" a Comic-Con event for his own district.

    This article goes into depth regarding how the Con was organized, and what steps you can take to organize a Con in your school district.

    If you're interested in learning about Sewanha-Con or what you can do to create your own Con, Justin will be one of the facilitators at the LISMA Workshop on December 9th. Click on workshops in the menu to learn more!



    Posted Nov 3, 2015, 1:11 PM by Long Island School Media Association
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