Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Project SAILS @ ALA

Project SAILS will hold two different sessions in conjunction with the ALA
Annual meeting in Anaheim.

1. Introduction to the SAILS Test

The first session is a one-hour information and training session that will
take place Monday, June 30, 2008 from 10 am - 11 am in The Anabella Hotel.
The session will include an introduction to SAILS, information on how to
administer the test, and time for questions.

2. Understanding Your SAILS Report

The second session is a one-hour review on reading the SAILS reports. This
session is intended primarily for institutions that complete testing this
spring and receive a report in June, although others are welcome to attend.
The session will be held Monday, June 30, 11 am - 12 noon in The Anabella

Each individual who wants to attend must register using the sign-up page on
the Project SAILS Web site. The deadline for registration is Friday, June
20, 2008. There is no cost for either session. To sign up for this workshop,
please see the event registration page at:

Please note that Project SAILS will not appear in ALA's list of
presentations, so be sure to save this information or check the Project
SAILS Web site.

If you have any questions, please contact us at Hope
to see you there!

Carolyn Radcliff
Administrator, Project SAILS
Reference and Instruction Librarian
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242

Thursday, April 10, 2008

It's that time of year -- National Library Week!

This year’s National Library Week honorary chair is the beloved entertainer and author Julie Andrews, known for her roles in such classic movies as “The Sound of Music” and “Mary Poppins,” and such books as Thanks to You—Wisdom from Mother and Child and The Great American Mousical. In her role as chair, Andrews has produced a series of television and radio Public Service Announcements for National Library Week, which are available at

National Library Week events include the celebration of National Library Workers Day on April 15; Support Teen Literature Day on April 17, sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the ALA; Gaming@ your library, a series of special gaming programs and events, on April 18; and the release of the 2007 State of America’s Libraries (SAL) report on April 14. In addition to National Library Week, many school libraries also celebrate the month of April as School Library Media Month, sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the ALA.