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  • 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!


  • New Resources for May

    Reason2Smile is a 501c3 registered non-profit whose mission is to support the Jambo Jipya School  and Children's Home (23 orphans) in Mtwapa, Kenya. It sponsors students from kindergarten through 12th grade and provides them an education, two meals a day, school supplies and a uniform. R2S has created elementary level curriculum trunks that include a variety of teaching tools to introduce and enhance students’ understanding and appreciation of Kenyan life. They are free and available upon request.

    R2S Resource Trunk Description 

    Submitted by Donna Rosenblum, Library Media Specialist, Floral Park Memorial Jr/Sr HS


    Posted by Long Island School Media Association
  • New Resources for April

    Family and Consumer Sciences Resources, by Patti Barrett, Library Media Specialist, Long Beach High School

    The Family and Consumer Sciences department uses the library throughout the year to jumpstart their Units of Study. In the Culture and Foods class students are required to research origins and uses of various spices and ingredients and the history of pie. Their research allows them to appreciate the origins and uses of specific ingredients throughout the world. The resources are good starting points for lessons on various food topics such as; Spices, Pies, and Alternative Diets.

    Click Here for a list of websites and database links related to food and cooking.



    Posted Apr 4, 2016, 3:36 PM by Long Island School Media Association
  • Roundtable Discussion Workshop
    On Tuesday, March 15th, LISMA hosted two roundtable discussion workshops.

    The first workshop, Down to the Core: How Have We Changed Our Library Instruction (or not!) in the aftermath of Common Core was hosted by Karen Homer, of North Side Elementary School in East Williston. The second workshop, titled, Don't Flip Out - Flip Your Classroom was hosted by Carolyn McGuire of South Side High School in Rockville Centre.


    The discussions was insightful and rewarding, focusing on important library-related issues including the integratio
    n of the Common Core, Maker Spaces and flipped classrooms.
    LISMA's final workshop of the year is coming up on Thursday, April 21st, and will be hosted at Howett Middle School. The workshop is focused on the introduction of maker spaces into the school library.
    Posted Mar 17, 2016, 5:14 AM by Long Island School Media Association
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