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Minutes for the CTLA Meeting of September 21, 2002

Dan Faulkner, Education on Wheels, hosted the CTLA meeting. It began at 8:30 with a buffet breakfast continental style. He featured Science Fair and Young Authors books and offered CPDU’s for recertification. By 9:45 am food ran out. Please make reservations to prevent this in the future, stated Ann Adams, Vice-President, who presided over the meeting. The president, Cathy Ruszel, was not able to attend to be with her son in college. Education on Wheels made available their newest books and programs for school libraries. Book House has three programs:

  1. Children pick and read there own materials and write there own books.
  2. Actors act out stories to groups of children.
  3. Training workshop for volunteers to help them choose on-level materials for children across age levels and how to read to them. The book materials focus was on PreK-6th grade.

The new officers for this school year was introduced to the members:

The Treasurer’s report was given. Money is available from last year that has not been spent. The membership report stated that the number of years of membership would be written on your mailings and on the web page links. After October you will be removed from mailing if you did not renew membership in CTLA.

Diane Walker is looking for volunteers for registration during the ISLMA Conference. The conference is the second weekend of November. If you are interested in the Illinois The Treasurer’s report was given. Money is available from last year that has not been spent. The membership report stated that the number of years of membership would be written on your mailings and on the web page links. After October you will be removed from mailing if you did not renew membership in CTLA.

If you are interested in the Illinois Math and Science Academy call Diane Walker at 553-6219. Every one in attendance introduced themselves to the CTLA membership. Border Books Teacher's reception will be held at the Field’s Museum. October first is the deadline for submitting the matching grant application. Call 553-6217 or fax 553-6225. Melva Samuels of the Department of Libraries stated that workshops are available to school librarians. Please feel out the workshop form and send in to ensure your space. There will be library sessions for schools that are to upgrade. Check with your principal and sign up where you are. There will be no classroom collections this year because of the lack of funds; however, schools with no library will get books for their classroom library. Ideas for science fair projects and recertification were given.

For the History Moment, Marge Fashing brought in a very old curriculum guide. She read something from the introduction stating how the library was valuable to the system. She further stated that when Winifred Duncan was Director of the Department of Curriculum and they had an old newsletter called Media file. This was the library media center newsletter dated January 1976, Vol. II, no. 1 by the Bureau of Instructional Materials. Today we have the Department of Libraries. Melva Samuels is looking for some super fantastic books to share with others. These books will be placed on a list and distributed. Please call 553- 6217 or fax 553-6225.

The Union Librarian Committee chairman is no longer a librarian and would like someone interested in becoming a new chairperson for the school librarians to see her or come to the union meeting October 17.

Respectfully Submitted,
Maude Muhammad
Recording Secretary