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Save the Date

posted Mar 27, 2017, 4:10 PM by Long Island School Media Association   [ updated Apr 22, 2017, 8:58 AM ]


NYLA Section of School Librarians 2018 Conference
May 3-5, 2018
Watch for more information about this exciting Conference

T-shirts are now available at sslma.org, select  "Join and merchandise" and scroll down to the t-shirts  



Note: New Location for Coding Workshop

posted Mar 16, 2017, 3:03 PM by Long Island School Media Association   [ updated Mar 16, 2017, 3:06 PM ]

NEW LOCATION for the Coding Workshop on  Thursday, March 23 at 4 PM. The workshop will be held at the Willets Road School, 465 I. U. Willets Road, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. Phone: 516-333-8797


Kapco Book Repair Workshop

posted Jan 5, 2017, 2:20 PM by Long Island School Media Association   [ updated Jan 5, 2017, 2:31 PM ]

December 13, 2016.  

Kary Barth, Kapco representative extraordinaire, made a return to Long Island to host her popular book repair workshop for LISMA.  Kary has not changed a bit since she was last here; still bringing her great sense of humor along with her "first aid for books" techniques, the afternoon was a delight.





LISMA Workshops 2016-2017

posted Aug 9, 2016, 6:53 AM by Long Island School Media Association   [ updated Jan 5, 2017, 2:35 PM ]

Congratulations to the 2016 LISMA Mini-Grant Winners!

posted Jun 20, 2016, 4:26 PM by Long Island School Media Association   [ updated Jun 20, 2016, 4:38 PM ]

Jeanmarie Johnson, Library Media Specialist, Oceanside Middle School, Oceanside School District
Awarded for the creation of a makerspace, providing a learning environment for students to come together to explore, create, and learn. 

Michelle Phillips, Library Media Specialist, John F. Kennedy Middle School, Bethpage Union Free School District
Awarded for the promotion of STEAM skills through board games that complement the current makerspace, harnessing the natural enthusiasm of learners.

Click Here for more information about LISMA Mini-Grants


2015 Mini-Grants

posted May 9, 2016, 5:27 PM by Long Island School Media Association   [ updated May 31, 2016, 9:51 AM ]

Projected Slate for LISMA Board of Directors 2016-2017

posted May 5, 2016, 6:54 AM by Long Island School Media Association   [ updated May 5, 2016, 7:26 AM ]

New Resources for May

posted May 4, 2016, 3:28 PM by Long Island School Media Association   [ updated May 4, 2016, 3:31 PM ]

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


New Resources for April

posted Apr 4, 2016, 3:33 PM by Long Island School Media Association   [ updated Apr 4, 2016, 3:36 PM ]

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.



Roundtable Discussion Workshop

posted Mar 17, 2016, 5:08 AM by Long Island School Media Association   [ updated Mar 17, 2016, 5:14 AM ]

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.

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