The School Library Leadership Academy is a week-long intensive workshop for school librarians who are established education leaders in their school or district. It is open to currently employed (SY17-18) Alaska Certified School Librarians, with at least .25 FTE in a school librarian/media role.
The 2018 theme is “Picking up STEAM” and will focus on STEAM integration and collaboration, design thinking, and blended learning within the context of American Association of School Librarians’ National School Library Standards.
This is an early interest application. Some of the details of the academy are funding and participation-dependent. Please note there may be additional followup information required of you. More precise information on participant costs will be available by April 30th.
You may withdraw or change your application information anytime before April 30th. Applying does not guarantee acceptance, but it is anticipated that the acceptance rate will be high among interested and qualified Alaska School Librarians. Initial Applicants will receive word no later than May 1st, 2018.
Please be aware: Because this workshop is grant-funded, final costs to the participant cannot be guaranteed at this point.
- It is our goal to reimburse transportation costs from locations outside Juneau through travel grants. This will be in the form of a reimbursement check issued to your school district. The Alaska State Library cannot issue reimbursements payable to individuals and it will be up to participants to arrange payment logistics with their districts, prior to checks being issued. Individuals will make their own travel arrangements within the best-cost travel guidelines of the State.
- Breakfast and Lunch will be provided, dinner is on your own.
- Shared suite housing is available at John Pugh hall on the UAS campus at no cost. These are individual bedrooms with a shared kitchen and living space. Staying at UAS may require using the city express bus to downtown and back daily, although other transportation options are being investigated.
- Group rates at hotels near the Andrew P Kashevaroff building are also available at the Driftwood Inn and Sheraton Four Points. Details on booking will be sent to accepted applicants.
- Participants may have the option of choosing one or two 500-level academic credits.
- Earning one credit will require only attendance and participation during the week of July 23-27.
- Two credits will require additional preparation work, facilitating a 20-30 minute mini-session during the academy, and online followup coursework. This option begins July 16th and ends no later than August 10th.
- Tuition will be kept as affordable as possible (with the goal of the base rate of $74 for one credit, $94 for two) but is subject to change.
- When selecting a credit option, please note that a two-credit online course through UAF which will focus on the AASL National School Library Standards will be offered later in the fall of 2018.
Information will be updated as available to this page.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jared Shucha