For current students here is how LSSA can immediately benefit you. Being a member of LSSA will fall under Standard 4, Elements 1 and 2 in your Portfolio.
Standard 4: Advocacy and Leadership
Candidates advocate for dynamic school library programs and positive learning
environments that focus on student learning and achievement by collaborating and
connecting with teachers, administrators, librarians, and the community. Candidates are
committed to continuous learning and professional growth and lead professional
development activities for other educators. Candidates provide leadership by articulating
ways in which school libraries contribute to student achievement.
4.1. Networking with the library community
Candidates demonstrate the ability to establish connections with other libraries
and to strengthen cooperation among library colleagues for resource sharing,
networking, and facilitating access to information. Candidates participate and
collaborate as members of a social and intellectual network of learners.
4.2 Professional development
Candidates model a strong commitment to the profession by participating in
professional growth and leadership opportunities through membership in library
associations, attendance at professional conferences, reading professional
publications, and exploring Internet resources. Candidates plan for ongoing
Now that we have had a few weeks to get settled into the new school year, it is time to think about Officers for LSSA.If so, fill out the form below and get your name on the ballot. Please have your name or the name of someone you are nominating turned in by September 30th.