October is International School Library Month. The theme for 2010 is Diversity, Challenge, Resilience: School libraries have it all. The ISLM coordinator is Marie O’Brien from Australia and International School Library Day is October 25.
Rick Mulholland, the International School Library Month Bookmark coordinator, is seeking more participants for the project:
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
Rick’s message was kindly forwarded by Helen Boelens, who explains how she is implementing the project:
I am doing my best to encourage school in Europe to take part. It is a nice project which gets children to look outside their own national borders.
A good, fun project that gives students a broader view of other countries and cultures.
Thanks to Rick Mulholland (ISLM coordinator) for the following text:
The International School Library Month committee is pleased to announce that the 2009 ISLM posters are available for downloading on the IASL website.
This year we have two versions of posters for your celebrations. We have one with a young student and the other with an older student.
Please visit http://www.iasl- online.org/ events/islm/ islm-resources. htm to download your posters.
Also, see the above website for details on how you can obtain a copy of the poster in both English and your language.