What is CASL?

CASL is your professional organization serving the needs of approximately 1000 school library media specialists in Connecticut.  CASL is affiliated with the New England School Library Association (NESLA - formerly NEEMA) and the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). CASL can provide you with regional and national viewpoints on professional issues. 


How CASL Serves You in Your Many Roles

CASL wants to support you in your multiple roles as teacher, instructional collaborator, information specialist and program administrator.  CASL understands that your school library is essential to the development of learning skills and you play a major role in advancing student achievement. CASL advocates for the implementation of the Standards for the 21st Century Learner, the CT Information and Technology Literacy Framework and the skills delineated by the CT Partnership for 21st Century Education.

          • Advocate for exemplary technology programs
          • Advocate for exemplary library programs
          • Advocate for a certified school library media specialist at every school library

Professional and Personal Growth

Think of your professional and personal growth, and become a CASL member. CASL offers a variety of continuing education products, services and programs in cost-effective accessible formats including conferences, workshops, and publications. CASL provides professional development in discussion forums, which provides information of issues, events, and best practices.

          • CASL Discussion forums
          • Annual Conference
          • Workshops

CASL encourages networking and community building through participation on the Board, joining the list serv to network, participating in our discussion forums, following CASL and CASL members on social media, reading the web page and attending workshops and conferences

          • CASL-L
          • CASL Discussion forums; CASL social media; CASL Conference shared resources
          • Spring Fling

As a CASL member, you are eligible to

          • become a member of the list serv, CASL-L and can post questions and network with other members.  CASL –L will soon be a members-only LIST-SERV.
          • apply for an award and nominate others for awards
          • apply for a $1000 collaboration grant
          • apply for a $1000 scholarship if you are enrolled in a Connecticut accredited graduate program leading to certification as a School Library Media Specialist
          • submit your web page to be selected as the LMC web site of the month
          • vote in the election for CASL officers
          • participate in surveys about issues in our profession and about CASL
          • receive e-mail about workshops, events, issues, CASL updates, etc.
          • be a mentor or be matched with a mentor

Already a member?  Become more active in CASL by joining the Board.  We meet the first Thursday of school months.

See our events list for more information about board meetings.


Members

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CONNECTICUT ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL LIBRARIANS

PO Box 166 • Winchester Center, CT 06094

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