NCSLMA Emerging Leaders – 2017

The North Carolina  School Library Media Association (NCSLMA) is offering a special professional development opportunity for school librarians who have been in the field for five years or less. This year long program will begin with an introductory session at the 2017 NCSLMA annual conference and will conclude with the pre-conference held at the 2018 NCSLMA annual conference in October. You will have an opportunity to meet and collaborate with new and experienced librarians in North Carolina, NCSLMA Board members, NCSLMA officers, and join networks in your area of the state affiliated with NCSLMA. You will learn more about being a leader in your school and district. You will also learn what NCSLMA is, what we do, and how you can be an active part of the organization.

Learn more: Emerging Leaders – 2017

Metabolic aftershock

I just finished my 3rd week of metabolic aftershock. Oh my goodness. I was having a lot of joint pain before I started, but I realized that when I hurt my shoulder last spring, I’d quit moving because my shoulder hurt. So the shoulder got better and the rest of me was a mess.  I can’t believe how much better I feel today and how much easier it is to move!

The only complaint I have involved the ordering process. It took forever and was way too gimmicky, but well worth the hassel. 

NCAE’s Week of Action

NCAE has planned a Week of Action beginning May 8 to support PE, music, art, and foreign language teachers. Unfortunately media specialists are not mentioned.  

Please join me in sending NCAE a comment thanking them for their support of all these courses and asking that they add school librarians to the list! Please advocate for school libraries!

Contact NCAE 

HB13 Good news! Well, sort of.

We got a reprieve until 2018.

NC Senate committee approves revised version of HB13; Class-size changes pushed to 2018 |

A bill approved by a Senate committee Monday evening would phase-in the reductions for the maximum class sizes in kindergarten through third grades currently scheduled for next fall. Now, those caps won’t have to be met until fall 2018.

Source: NC Senate committee approves revised version of HB13; Class-size changes pushed to 2018 |