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2014-2015 LISA Grant Recipients
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MASL Region
Central

Grant Received
$1,200

Project Name
Read Like A Pro

Project Description (From Grant Application)
Read Like A Pro will be a region-wide one read for the Central Region (CRASL). It will be a professional development opportunity for CRASL members, providing them a resource for learning, while also helping them build professional relationships with other region members through discussion of the book. The goal of Read Like A Pro is to increase membership and participation in CRASL, while also providing valuable professional development and networking opportunities to our members. It would be difficult to quantify the amount of professional learning that takes place. However, we can and will evaluate Read Like A Pro’s impact on our region through membership numbers and participation in Read Like A Pro activities. We want to double CRASL membership, which will be an increase from 25% of MASL members in the region to 40% of MASL central region members participating in CRASL. We also would like to have 75% of CRASL members participate in Read Like A Pro activities. Once Read Like A Pro has ended, we will ask participants to evaluate the experience and suggest improvements by completing a survey.

For More Information Contact
Central Region President Kelly Pryde.


 

 

MASL Region
Greater Kansas City

Grant Received
$1,024

Project Name
Professional Conference Attendance for New and 1 Year Librarians

Project Description (From Grant Application)
Greater Kansas City Association of School Librarians would like the opportunity to send two librarians -- either new or with one year of service -- to the MASL Spring Conference. It is important for new librarians to attend professional events, and sometimes they are not afforded the opportunity when their districts do not fund professional conference attendance.

Librarians receiving the benefit of the LISA grant will: 

  • have access to premier professional development;
  • learn about trends in librarianship; and
  • gain knowledge that can be directly used to impact student achievement currently and in the future, and have professional networking opportunities with librarians from across the state

Greater Kansas City will have an application process and will anonymously select two librarians to attend Spring Conference.

Attendees will be required to submit a report (of their conference experience and how they utilized conference information in their library or with their staff to help impact student achievement) to the officers and will be asked to present a short program at the spring banquet. This report will be submitted to MASL along with receipts. 

For More Information Contact
Greater Kansas City Region Co-President Kris Baughman.


 

 

MASL Region
Northeast

Grant Received
$2,400

Project Name
Scholarships for Course Completion of Master's in Library Science

Project Description (From Grant Application)
The program would provide tuition reimbursement for graduate level courses in the area of Library Science. Specifically, courses related to collection development, reference or library technology would be eligible.

The goal is to increase the knowledge base of Library Media Specialists who transferred to the Media Center from a classroom position.

College transcripts would serve as the basis for tuition reimbursement.

For More Information Contact
Northeast Region President Kathy Brandon.

 

 

 

MASL Region
South Central

Grant Received
$2,500

Project Name
Lisa McMann Author Visit

Project Description (From Grant Application)
Lisa McMann will be visiting the South Central region in conjunction with MASL Spring Conference 2015. She will be speaking to students in grades 4-12 from various schools around the region. Funding for the event will be needed for author stipend, facility rental, and travel expenses. The goal of the event is to increase student participation in the State Reader Awards by inviting participants who are eligible to vote for the 2014-2015 ballots. The program will be evaluated using a student survey taken by all participants.

For More Information Contact
South Central Region President Erin McCurdy.


 

 

MASL Region
St. Louis Suburban

Grant Received
$2,500

Project Name
Collaboration: A Free Resource to Improve Student Achievement

Project Description (From Grant Application)
Our program will focus on collaboration, and much like the MASL Fall PD Day, we hope to attract librarians, as well as our non-librarian colleagues. We hope having a national speaker and providing time to plan some activities will be a kick-starter for librarians to expand their collaboration efforts within their schools.

Collaboration between librarians and teachers can be a very positive and enriching experience for the students; additionally having 2 educators involved in any given lesson gives students the opportunity for more individualized instruction and that certainly can have a positive effect on student achievement. Building these relationships lends itself well to future collaboration and helps solidify the librarian's role as a true educator within his or her school.

Our goals for this event include attracting new region members as well as participation from non-librarian colleagues. We hope the scope of the event draws in new members and we will encourage our librarians to bring a colleague so their collaborative work can begin right away! 

For More Information Contact
St. Louis Suburban Region President Jennifer Millikan.

 


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