Greater Kansas City Association of School Librarians

Greater Kansas City Association of School Librarians

Affiliate of MO Assoc. of School Librarians to improve school libraries & educational resource servic

28/05/2024

Congratulations to a MASL member from the KC Area, Becky Dollins!

Dear MASL New Members/New Librarians,

Thank you to everyone for the questions and suggestions you submitted through our Google Form for the MASL Membership/New Members Committee! I will be sending a follow-up email soon with answers to some of the questions. Several suggestions were geared more towards other committees, so I will be sure to share your suggestions with them, as well.

The two $10 Amazon gift card giveaway winners are:
#2 - Becky Dollins - Greater Kansas City
#8 - Michelle Davis - Mid-Missouri.

- from Marlena Howerton - MASL membership committee chair

Photos from Greater Kansas City Association of School Librarians's post 24/05/2024

GKCASL T-shirt ordering is back by popular demand! The shirts need to be ordered by midnight today and will be shipped to you ($8 shipping). Use the heart QR code to order and support GKCASL! Share this opportunity with other librarians!


Thank you for your library joy and contributions to GKCASL!!

Photos from Greater Kansas City Association of School Librarians's post 20/05/2024

Check out our GKCASL winners of Missouri Association of School Librarians MASL awards this year!

15/05/2024

Hey GKC members!
Announcing the GKCR winning titles for 23-24! Thank you to all who participated in the program and had their students vote!

In third place, with 206 votes was J.D. and the Great Barber Battle
In second place, with 245 votes was Allergic
and our first place winner, with 285 votes is
Gladys and the Magic Chicken!! Mr. Rubin and Mr. Rex are very honored and want to relay their thanks!

Remember, if you have a recent title you would like to nominate or would like to be a reader/selector, please email Jana Stidham @ [email protected].

Have a wonderful day!

GKCASL Spring Banquet 2024 11/05/2024

Check out the presentation from our Spring Banquet this past week! You can see the winners of the awards as well as who our new officers will be!

GKCASL Spring Banquet 2024 GKCASL Spring banquet 7 May 2024 Follow us on social media: Gkcasl online: gkcasl.org

06/05/2024

Don't forget tomorrow night is the spring banquet at Minsky's if you signed up!
Spring Banquet is Tuesday, May 7, from 5:30 - 8:00 PM, at Minsky's Pizza, 1251 NE Rice Road, Lee's Summit. Join us for pizza, pasta, and salad!
You can pick up your t-shirt orders at the banquet as well.
Be ready for next year by completing your 2024-2025 GKCASL membership form:

docs.google.com

GKCASL - GKCRead Award 24/04/2024

Hello GKCASL friends!
Just a reminder that Friday, April 26 is the deadline for the following three things!
1. Elementary and Secondary Blue Ribbon Nominations
2. Friend of the Library Nominations
3. GKC Reads voting

Please login to our website today (https://sites.google.com/site/gkcaslibrarians/kc3-award?authuser=0) to nominate and vote! Winners will be announced at our Spring Banquet on May 7th!

GKCASL - GKCRead Award 2024-2025 Nominees

23/04/2024

Readers Award – Winners

The title that receives the most student votes for each of the awards is named that Readers Award Winner for the year. The winners are announced at the Readers Awards Banquet at the MASL Spring Conference.

2023-2024 Readers Awards Winners

Gateway
You’d Be Home Now, 256 votes
Concrete Rose, 236 votes
Blade of Secrets, 153 votes

Mark Twain
Six Feet Below Zero, 808 votes
Linked, 742 votes
The Lion of Mars, 732 votes

Show Me Awards
I Eat P**p., 17,370 votes
Hugo and the Impossible Thing, 13,994 votes
Invasion of the Unicorns, 11,256 votes

Truman
Ground Zero, 371 votes
Alone, 284 votes
Starfish, 208 votes

23/04/2024

GKCASL Spring Banquet is quickly coming up; registration ends Friday!! Use this link Use this Spring Banquet link to register:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSep3abIakhnlK3rxAnaBMiyW1BAMcZvNDPbn6dgIDkSIUPm0g/viewform

Spring Banquet is Tuesday, May 7, from 5:30 - 8:00 PM, at Minsky's Pizza, 1251 NE Rice Road, Lee's Summit. Join us for pizza, pasta, and salad! RSVP by Friday, April 26. Payment will be due by Wednesday, May 1; you will receive a bank invoice of $15 to pay for dinner. You will need to pay your digital invoice you will receive (after completing your RSVP) by May 1.

You can pick up your t-shirt orders at the banquet as well.

Be ready for next year by completing your 2024-2025 GKCASL membership form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScm9ln1Z9zuxcBE27g8H-zy0m9cUDWir_eYglxk95csQahb0A/viewform

Participant Registration: Canva Librarians and Teachers International Spring Virtual Showcase - May 11, 2024 08/04/2024

I attended the winter session of this and got so many great ideas! We even had some Missouri librarians as presenters. It's free, virtual, and you don't have to be live, you can go in and watch them as fits your schedule, you just need to sign up!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
The Canva Librarians and Teachers International Spring Virtual Showcase is an exciting free online event scheduled for May 11, 2024. This showcase is designed to bring together librarians and teachers from all around the world in a virtual setting, providing them with a unique opportunity to explore and learn about innovative ways to enhance their educational materials and resources using Canva. 🖥️
The event will feature expert speakers and Canva enthusiasts who will share their insights, tips, and best practices for leveraging Canva's powerful design tools to create visually compelling teaching materials, educational graphics, and promotional resources. ✨
Attendees will have the chance to:
* Discover the latest features and updates in Canva, specifically tailored to educators and librarians. 🚀
* Gain practical skills in graphic design and visual communication to elevate their teaching materials. ✏️
* Explore case studies and success stories of how Canva has been used effectively in educational settings. 📚
* Access resources and templates designed to streamline the content creation process for educators and librarians. 📝
* Receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the Canva Librarians and Teachers International Spring Virtual Showcase, demonstrating your commitment to professional development and enhancing your skills in the field of education and library resources. 📜
Whether you are an experienced Canva user or just getting started, the Canva Librarians and Teachers Spring Virtual Showcase promises to be a valuable and informative event that will empower you to create visually stunning and effective educational materials. Mark your calendars for May 11, 2024 to join us for a day of inspiration and innovation in the world of education and library resources. 💡
Registrants will receive the exclusive links to the Canva Librarians and Teachers International Spring Virtual Showcase sessions prior to the event. Recordings will be available after the event. Please check your spam. 🔍
Register today at

Participant Registration: Canva Librarians and Teachers International Spring Virtual Showcase - May 11, 2024 📅 The Canva Librarians and Teachers International Spring Virtual Showcase is an exciting free online event scheduled for May 11, 2024. This showcase is designed to bring together librarians and teachers from all around the world in a virtual setting, providing them with a unique opportunity to ex...

MASL 2024 Spring Conference 08/04/2024

Hello GKCASL members!

We cannot wait to see you at MASL Spring Conference! Be ahead of the curve and access the conference app download here : https://my.yapp.us/MASLSC24.

New to MASL Spring Conference? This is one of the friendliest groups of people you will ever hope to meet. Don’t hesitate ask others questions or for help, and introduce yourself!

We will meet as a region on Sunday, April 14, from 6:30- 7:15 pm in Windgate 62. Be sure to attend to:
choose your conference gift from the GKCASL Executive Board
get information about our spring banquet
pick up your awesome GKCASL apparel order (no worries if you can’t attend: you can pick up your apparel at our Spring Banquet)
I will send out informational slides after conference as well.

Also, if you are going to conference, could you give a ride to a librarian in our region? Check today's email newsletter for info on that!

MASL 2024 Spring Conference Download "MASL 2024 Spring Conference", a mobile app created with Yapp.

12/03/2024

Tonight's your last chance!
Don’t miss out on GKCASL "In My Librarian Era" shirts and hoodies!
Price range: $21-$29
Order by 14 March 11:59 pm
Styles: green, gray, or black
2 designs: choose GKCASL or BOOKS option (lower right bracelet on design reads “GKCASL”)
Click here to order!
https://liddlesports.chipply.com/GKCASL24/

10/03/2024

Do we have any new members out there? If not, do you have anyone you can recommend join MASL? We've got a great new member newsletter each month this year.

GKCASL 09/03/2024

It is time to vote! Check out the GKCRead Award tab on the GKCASL website for all you need. The Great Kids Can Read student ballots and the Google voting submission form are located in that section at gkcasl.org. Voting will remain open until April 15th. The winning title will be announced at our Spring banquet in May. Next year's GKCR nominated titles are also on the website. We look forward to YOU helping us determine the winning GKC for 23-24 and hope you have enjoyed sharing them with your students!

GKCASL Upcoming Events & New Information

02/03/2024

If you haven't seen the new and improved Lesson Plan Database homepage, check it out! Our very own Curriculum Committee wonder Marlana Howerton designed a user-friendly, easy to navigate homepage this week! She does such amazing work for Missouri's school librarians! Thank you, Marlana!
Lesson Plan Database Home: https://masl.libguides.com/home

02/03/2024

It's so exciting that AASL will be in Missouri in 2025! Want to get involved in helping with the conference? Here's the info from AASL:
AASL seeks enthusiastic and profession-focused school librarians to serve on the 2025 AASL National Conference Committee. The conference, taking place October 16-18, 2025, in St. Louis, Missouri, is the only national conference dedicated solely to the needs of school librarians and their roles as educational leaders. AASL members may apply at www.ala.org/aasl/app.

GKCASL Winter PD Meeting: 22 February 2024 23/02/2024

Put the GKCASL Spring Banquet on your calendars; it will be Tuesday, May 7 at 5:30 - 8:00 PM at Minsky’s Pizza in Lee’s Summit.

Other info from last night's PD is in the slide show attached!

GKCASL Winter PD Meeting: 22 February 2024 GKCASL winter PD 22 February 2024 Follow us on social media: Gkcasl online: gkcasl.org VIRTUAL

23/02/2024

If you didn't attend the Winter PD last night you missed the awesome shirt we have this year, or you can even get it as a hoodie! You can get yours here:
https://liddlesports.chipply.com/GKCASL24/

The bottom right friendship bracelet can say either GKCASL or Books.

13/02/2024

It's never too late to join! See the QR codes below

21/01/2024

Make plans to join the upcoming MASL Diversity Book Club meetings. Register using the QR code.

21/01/2024

Use the form to submit the impact MASL had on you this year! bit.ly/3RgDhPY

21/01/2024

Check out a few of the amazing authors that will be joining MASL Spring Conference! Learn more and register at maslonline.org

21/01/2024
10/01/2024

Early Bird rate ends this month!

Register now for the best pricing at maslonline.org!

MASL Readers Awards Book Grant 09/01/2024

MASL Readers Awards Book Grant Each year, each of the Readers Awards Committees provide at least one set of nominated titles to a school library in need. These applications are usually due in mid-March, with the titles awarded at Spring Conference, if possible. Grant applications for each award can be found linked below. For 2024...

09/01/2024

Have you attended past MASL Spring Conferences? Want to help those who are new attendees?

Send us your helpful hints for MASL Spring Conference April 14-16, 2024 at Tan-Tar-A Conference Center! Registration is open online and available by https://maslonline.org/2024-spring-conference/.

Want your school to be the top-listed School/college?