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15/16 Fellow’s District Named Outstanding School Library District in Pennsylvania

2015-2016 Lilead Fellow Cathi Fuhrman recently celebrated with her Hempfield School District Librarians as they accepted an award for Outstanding School Library District at the Pennsylvania School Library Conference. The Outstanding School Library District Award is awarded each year to … Continue reading

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2017-2018 Lilead Fellows Announced

The Lilead Project is pleased to announce the selection of 22 school district library leaders to participate in the 2017-2018 Lilead Fellows Program. The Fellows are: Fiona Casida, Copley-Fairlawn City Schools, Ohio Carter Cook, Fort Worth Independent School District, Texas … Continue reading

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15/16 Fellow Kate Moore Publishes Latest SLJ Take the Lead Installment

In the latest Take the Lead series installment in School Library Journal, 15/16 Lilead Fellow Kate Moore speaks about strategic positive exposure in San Ramon Valley Unified School District, where she serves as curriculum coordinator. She and the district librarians … Continue reading

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Two Fellows’ Districts Named NCTQ ‘Great Districts for Great Teachers’

The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has named six US school districts as “Great Districts for Great Teachers.” To be a Great District, NCTQ states that a district must demonstrate: “superior teacher policies across five main areas: compensation, professional … Continue reading

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Fellow Mary Keeling Plans School Library Renovation Project

2015-2016 Lilead Fellow Mary Keeling, Supervisor of Library Media Services in Newport News, VA, has recently shared news of a massive win for school libraries! After several months of logistical meetings with county officials, she has formally started a project … Continue reading

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The Lilead Project Publishes Second Article on 2012 Survey Findings in SLR

The Lilead Survey: A National Study of District-Level Library Supervisors: Roles, Responsibilities, Challenges, and Professional Development Needs. The school district library supervisor plays a pivotal role in supporting, advising, and providing professional development to building-level librarians; advocating for the program; … Continue reading

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Lilead Community Meeting Held at 2017 ALA Midwinter

The Lilead Project recently held its first Community Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, prior to the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The Lilead Project and attendees were joined by John┬áChrastka of EveryLibrary, who led a seminar and discussion on coalition-building, policy-making, and action … Continue reading

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