2010-2011 Scholarships and Grants Applications Available
through MASL Website!
MASL offers several opportunities for scholarships and awards to be presented at Spring Conference. These give librarians the opportunity to recognize those who make significant contributions to the profession of school librarians. Administrators, friends, volunteers and colleagues deserve to be acknowledged for working together to provide essential library services to the students of Missouri. Please consider applying for one of the award opportunities found under the Scholarships and Grants tab on the left-hand side of the MASL website. The scholarships are listed in order of due date.
All application information should be sent to:
Missouri Association of School Librarians
P.O. Box 2107
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Free Online Courses for Teaching the New ICT Literacy GLEs/CLEs!
Missouri's e-Learning for Educators Program was contracted to develop facilitated and self-paced online professional development to help Missouri educators become familiar with the new Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Literacy grade-level and course-level expectations. Course participants analyze and discuss the GLEs or CLEs, begin the process of identifying those that are already integrated in local curriculum and those that need to be added, and share integration and lesson plan ideas with other educators taking the course. School teams are encouraged to work together within a course to be sure the standards are addressed throughout the school.
Facilitated courses run seven weeks, with sessions focusing on the inquiry process, determining the nature and intent of information needed, accessing information efficiently and effectively, evaluating information critically and competently, using information effectively and creatively, practicing ethical, legal, and safe us of information and technology, and putting it all together. The facilitated course costs $125, and the course may be taken for two hours of graduate credit from participating universities for an additional cost of $100 per credit hour. The self-paced course contains the same materials, available online at no charge to participants.
To register for a facilitated course, visit:
To create an account to access the self-paced course, go to the log-in page at:
MOREnet Announces Important Online Resources News!
With the news that MOREnet lost their funding, some schools have been concerned about the electronic resources. The money for the electronic resources comes out of the State Library appropriation. MOREnet and the State Library issued the statement below to help inform library personnel (school and public) that these resources will remain intact for the coming school year.
The Missouri State Library and MOREnet are happy to announce that the online resources from Gale and NewsBank will all continue to be available in FY11 (July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011). LearningExpress Library will also be available as it was funded with K-12 TNP and REAL program funds through June 30, 2011. Information on the online resources is available at www.more.net/online.