Rick Mulholland, the International School Library Month Bookmark Project Coordinator has released the following information:
Once again the ISLM committee is organizing a bookmark exchange project. Currently, we have a shortage of participants from outside of North America.
The details of this projects is as follows:
The ISLM Bookmark Project involves matched schools making homemade bookmarks (any style, shape etc. – be creative) that reflects International School Library Month’s theme of: School Libraries: The Big Picture. The bookmarks must be mailed to your matched school in October 2009.
If you would like to become involved in this project, you will need to send the following information to the bookmark coordinator:
– your school’s name
– your school’s location (city , state/province/ country)
– the grade/age level of the students to be involved
– number of students involved (this is very important to ensure that you are matched to a school of similar size)
– the contact information (name and email address – include an alternative one where you can be reached during any school holidays)
Every few weeks until early September 2009, a new list of schools will be sent to the participating schools to choose a match.
For more information or to add your name to the list of participating schools, contact:
This could be a fun project for students. It could be incorporated into Book Week activities.
Rick Mulholland, the International School Library Month Coordinator (IASL) has asked all school library staff to submit any events and activities to celebrate ISLM. Please see the ISLM Projects page.
Here is a message from him:
Here’s a snip from the page about how to submit your information:
Send in your submissions for “What people are doing for ISLM 2008” by email to the IASL Web Manager, Karen Bonanno.
- Email subject line is ISLM activities.
- Include in your email message the following information:
Country, Name, Title of your position, School or organisation, Brief outline of the ISLM activity, and a Web link, if appropriate.
- If sending images to accompany your report on ISLM activities please send them as .jpg or .gif. Keep them as small as possible, example 240 x 180 dimensions, as large files will slow down the display of the web page.
- Please note: Submissions received after 31 October 2008 may not be included on the ISLM “What people are doing for ISLM 2008” web pages.
Look forward to hearing about your ISLM activities. Rick.
International School Library Month occurs in October. The theme for 2008 is ‘Literacy and Learning at your School Library’. Check out more details here.
What does it involve? The ISLM Bookmark Project involved matched schools making homemade bookmarks that reflects the International School Library Month theme. Your bookmarks will be sent on to your matched school and you will receive bookmarks from that school in return.
What do you have to do? If you would like to become involved in this project, you will need to send the following information to the ISLD coordinator, Amanda Curtis.
- your school’s name
- your school’s location (city, state/province/country)
- the grade/age level of the students to be involved
- the number of students involved (this is very important to ensure you are matched to a school of similar size)
- the contact information (name and email address – include a contact email where you can be reached during any school holidays)
Every few weeks until early September, a new list of schools will be sent to the participating schools to choose a match. Matching takes place on a regular basis and it is vital that you provide contact information during your respective school holidays. All contact regarding this project should be directed to Amanda Curtis.
You can also obtain a poster to promote ISLM, thanks to the International Association of School Librarianship. ISLM 2008 Tabloid