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Why Blog?


for school library professionals, provided as a service by CASL (Colorado Association of School Libraries)–the school association of CAL, the Colorado Association of Libraries

Thanks for visiting…we want you to join our discussion by commenting on posts!

To contribute to the blog:

We invite participation and discussion! Go to the blog, and click on the linked text ‘Comment’ at the bottom of an entry. If you have a new item to contribute, send information to nwhite@asd20.org.

What is a blog?

Blog is short for weblog. A blog is a website that’s an online journal that is frequently updated and published chronologically. Entries, or posts, include thoughts, commentary and resources such as tips and weblinks by and for general consumption. Anyone can comment—that’s called blogging; administrators and authors receive permission to post new entries.

Why a blog for CASL?

CASL’s blog is intended for participatory comments. A blog allows us to collaborate and share information such as timely news, lesson plans and links. District 20 Media Services Specialist Nancy White notes, “It’s a great place to share resources and issues relevant to school libraries. The blog provides a way to interact online.”

Rules for using the blog:

· Bloggers are expected to check facts, spelling and grammar; cite sources; and correct errors.

· Commentary, opinion, and reaction to posts are welcome; Comments should be relevant to the post to which they are attached.

· Spam, personal attacks, and off-topic comments are not permitted.

· CASL reserves the right to delete or edit any comment.

Violating these etiquette principles may cause removal from the blog.


Simply visit https://casl.wordpress.com/ On the right, you’ll see categories of posts and links to other websites. The main content is posted in reverse chronological order. To see comments that follow each topic, click the ‘x Comments’ text in red at the end of each post.


Click the ‘x Comments’ text in red at the end of the post on which you’d like to comment. Enter a name and email address then type your response. Click the box ‘Submit Comment.’ Your comment will appear at the bottom of the list of comments. To continue reading, use the arrows at the top of the post to read previous or next posts, or use your browser’s BACK button to return to the main page.


4 Responses

  1. “Worlds Connect @ your library”
    School Library Media Month 2009 spokesperson James Patterson, “To school library media specialists everywhere: thank you for your dedication to picking the right books for the right kids. Your expertise is critical – you are the front line. Your passion is my passion and I salute the work you do to get more and more kids loving books and reading.”
    The AASL website (http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/aaslissues/aasladvocacy/schoollibrary.cfm) has links to Patterson’s Maximum Read, Maximum Ride Series, Win Max Books for Your School, Patterson’s Books on Teachingbooks.net and PSAs by Patterson. Check out the link and have fun! Submitted by JoAnn Perry – AASL

  2. Professional Development: Learning4Life webinars
    On Wednesdays during School Library Media Month, AASL will offer webinars on the four strands of the Standards for the 21st-Century Learner – skills, responsibilities, dispositions, and self-assessment strategies. The objective of these webinars is to help school library media specialists implement and integrate the standards into their school’s programs.
    Member: $50.00 per Webinar; $180 for all four sessions
    Non-Member: $75 per Webinar; $210 for all four sessions
    Groups: 5-9 participants get a 20% discount; 10-19 participants get a 25% discount; 20+ participants get a 30% discount. Contact AASL for more information.
    Submitted by JoAnn Perry, AASL Delegate

  3. Learning4Life (L4L) Webinars
    I am sorry I did not include the Web link Learning4Life (http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/aasleducation/l4lwebinars/l4lwebinar.cfm) in my earlier comment. The registration PDF is in the middle of the page.The first webinar begins April 7th at 5:00 p.m. EST. Before beginning the webinar check the AASL site to make sure your computer is up to date.
    Webinar dates: April 7 – 14 – 21 – 28
    Webinar times: 5:00p.m. EST

    Submitted by JoAnn Perry, AASL Delegate

  4. Very sorry I received an email with the wrong webinar dates. Please follow the AASL registration and website dates of April 8-15-22-29…same time 5:00p.m. EST.
    Submitted by JoAnn Perry AASL Delegate

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