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Our 2016-2017 schedule is in formation by our President Charlie Gunn. Mailings are sent to members before each meeting at their e-mail address with full details and RSVP info., so please assure your e-mail address is accurate. Please note our “Idea Exchange.” Each meeting, we will spend 10 minutes sharing "Good News" ideas on the designated topic. Bring your ideas and hand-outs!

SEPTEMBER, 2016
Date and Time: Saturday, October 1 from 9:00am to 11:00am
Place: Goethe Elementary School Library, 2236 N. Rockwell. Take the Fullerton Exit on the highway 90/94 (Kennedy Expressway) between California and Western Avenue on Fullerton Avenue. The school is also close to the California stop on the Blue Line. The school entrance will be the front (middle) door on Rockwell. Please park on Rockwell. The Goethe teacher-librarian and CTLA member is Marcia Mariscal.
Host: Follett School Solutions represented by Chicago Regional Sales Director: Wayne Schumann 888-511-5114 x3606 or WSchumann@follett.com and Chicago Sales Consultants: Tony Daniels (877) 899-8550 x46191 or Cell: (630) 710-0038 or TDaniels@follett.com serving the north section, Julie Zak (877) 899-8550 X 46441 Cell: (630) 731-6231 or JZak@follett.com serving the south section, and Kevin Weniger (877) 899- 8550 X 46459 or Cell: (847) 848-0695 or KWeniger@follett.com serving the central section. Their general CPS service number is 888-511-5114 x1102 with a Library Service Consultant staffed 7am to 5:30pm. Their fax is 800-852-5458 (include a cover sheet). Follett is a CPS approved strategic source vendor #79776.
Program: Welcome back to a new school year! We will install our 2016-2017 CTLA officers. New and interested members are welcome with membership sign-up, including renewals, for still $10 a year thanks to generous hosts such as Follett School Solutions! A light breakfast will be served. Learn about all the latest and greatest Follett products and services, including these TitleWave topics: 1. New Curriculum Tags; 2. Finding NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) Resources; 3. Finding Resources to Support CCSS (Common Core State Standards); 4. Finding Supplemental Textbook Lists; 5. Finding State Resources and Chicago Public Schools Book Lists; 6. Finding Free Teacher Resources; 7. Finding Graphic Novels, HI-LO Materials, and materials in multiple languages; and 8. Finding and Using eBooks. Everyone will get a free book! Also, recap the Back-to-School PD Day hosted by our CPS Dept. of Literacy: Libraries on September 2. Learn about upcoming Dept. of Literacy: Libraries programs and services. Join fellow librarians and literacy staff for classroom and resource advice for a better new year and for dealing with critical budget cuts! Check out Goethe School library and get a guided tour by Marcia! Bring your questions and concerns.
RSVP: No RSVP needed, so please come and bring a fellow library or literacy staff member to join as a member.
Idea Exchange: Please bring ideas and resources to share out! Spotlight: Hispanic American Heritage Month Ideas
Note: Our new 2016-2017 officers will be recognized, especially our new Vice President Stacie Bell. There is a vacancy for Recording Secretary.

Book RoundupOCTOBER, 2016
Date and Time: Saturday, October 22 from 9:00-12:00
Place: Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St. Enter on Plymouth Court, and go to Lower Level Multipurpose Room.
Host: Chicago Public Library's Children's Services
Program: Picture Book Roundup for new books since last April! Picture books are powerful and engaging illustrated texts. They can help children succeed in language arts, math, science, social studies, and the arts. Picture books appeal to children of all levels, interests, and learning styles. Join us for a ½ day informal professional development where we will read, discuss and share the latest and most noteworthy and best picture books. Refreshments will be provided. Contact Jason Driver at jdriver@chipublib.org or call 312-747-4780 for more information.
RSVP: Register through the Learning Hub Class Code 66966 and else on Eventbrite. This event is free and open to the public.

NOVEMBER, 2016
Date and Time: Thursday Evening, November 17 from 5:30-7:30pm ~ Appetizers at 5:30, dinner at 6:00, recognitions/sangria toast at 6:30, and dessert/coffee by 7:00. Bar area open late.
Place: La Taberna Tapas, 1301 S. Halsted St. Parking is $2 in covered garage (up to 2.5 hours) two blocks away at 702 W. Maxwell St. (Maxwell St. and Union Ave.) Bring cash. Restaurant near Roosevelt exit from I-90/I-94. La Taberna brings spanish-inspired tapas to Chicago with a beautifully furnished ambiance! It is named after the corner eateries in Spain. La Taberna features the flavors of Spain’s Basque region, Latin America, Mexico and the Mediterranean. La Taberna offers many signature dishes. Soft drinks plus glass of sangria provided with cash bar.
Host: CTLA
Program: CTLA will host our annual pre-Thanksgiving dinner to honor retirees from 2015 and 2016 and to give thanks for the sponsorship and loyal support of Kori Kubitz and her retired father Jack Kubitz dating back to the 70s. So far, Richard King has told us about his retirement. (Other retirees should contact Charlie Gunn.) Kori has been the hostess with the mostess, and this year it is our turn to treat her to a dinner as our guest! This one is for Kori and our retirees! In addition, Kori will be joined by her longtime colleague Jo Ann Flournoy, who will be retiring this year! Also, kick off the holiday season with your CTLA group! $25 per person. You may reach Kori at: ph.: 773-202-0955 or e-mail: kkorky5@aol.com; website: www.kubitzeducational.com; address: 3725 N. Kenneth, Chicago, IL 60641. You may reach Jo Ann at: ph.: 708-906-6248 or e-mail: joflournoy@gmail.com. They are an approved CPS strategic source vendor (#25462) for Capstone and all its imprints. Please contact them for catalogs, any helpful information, or to place fast and guaranteed orders. Get the best deals from Kori!
RSVP: Check your RSVP status here. Please RSVP as soon as possible to Charlie Gunn at cbgunn@cps.edu or text 312-927-8563 and then pay $25 cash or check at the door on the honor system. Late RSVPs are accepted as necessary.
Idea Exchange: On-line resources and Computer-Based Book Quizzes
Note: New and renewal memberships for the new year will be gladly accepted. After this meeting, only current memberships will be active and receive notices. We need you!

DECEMBER, 2016
Date and Time: No Meeting ~ Happy Holidays!
Idea Exchange: Holiday Stories and Customs

JANUARY, 2017
Date and Time: No Meeting ~ Children's Plus decided not to host this meeting, a generous and supportive tradition since 2003.
Idea Exchange: Black History Month books and activities

FEBRUARY, 2017
Date and Time: Saturday, February 25 from 9:00 to 11:00am
Place: Hanson Park Elementary School, 5411 W. Fullerton Ave. Please enter through the east doors off Long Ave. There is free parking in the school parking lot or along Long Ave. Our CTLA teacher-librarian member sponsors are Sandra Mesa and Alice Hadac.
Host: OverDrive
Program: A continental breakfast will be provided. OverDrive provides hundreds of eBooks and audiobooks for your students and staff. They are the only 100% digital company that focuses on combining the technology you need with the content you want with an unrivaled catalog and a cost-effective purchasing model with the industry’s easiest-to-use platform and premier support. These titles are available 24/7, and can be easily read directly through your web browser. These digital titles connect students with a collection of reading materials to supplement their studies, as well as offering the kind of titles they would find in a public library for pleasure reading. For general questions about using OverDrive in the school or classroom, promotional materials, or training, contact Melissa Higey at mhigey@overdrive.com. To help build a collection for your school or shop for OverDrive titles, contact Renee Lienhard at rlienhard@overdrive.com. They put together a few collection lists for you to browse with Chicago Public Library’s 2016 Best of the Best titles, available through the OverDrive link in the CPS Marketplace. Also learn about upcoming Dept. of Literacy: Libraries programs and services. Join fellow librarians and literacy staff for classroom and resource advice! We will get a guided tour of the school library as well! Bring your questions and concerns.
RSVP: No RSVP needed, so please come and bring a fellow library or literacy staff member to join as a member.
Idea Exchange: Upper Grade Student Projects and Women’s History
Note: Only current memberships are active. Memberships that expired last year are inactive and will not receive further communications. We need you! Please go to our Membership Page for more info.

MARCH, 2017
Date and Time: Saturday, March 18 from 9:00 to 11:00am
Place: Peirce School of International Studies, 1423 W Bryn Mawr Ave. There is free school parking lot. Our CTLA teacher-librarian member sponsor is Melanie Ferrand.
Host: Linda Peterson and Tim Carlmark of Rainbow Book Company: www.rainbowbookcompany.com phone: 847-224-0247 or e-mail: linda@rainbowbookcompany.com ~ Rainbow Books is a CPS approved strategic source vendor. They represent 100+ publishers with a full range of fiction and non-fiction titles, including Spanish bi-lingual, Arabic bi-lingual, and Polish bi-lingual titles. Books on display will be 20167 copyrights from Lerner, Scholastic, Candlewick, Random House, Crabtree, Harper Collins, Rourke, Capstone, Picture Window, Compass Point, Stone Arch, Gareth Stevens, Rosen, Little Brown, ABDO, Enslow, Child's World, Bellwether, Power Kids, Spotlight, Weigl Publishers, and many more. They also have a large selection of interactive books and e-books!
Program: Come for breakfast and stay for an author presentation with an encore and follow-up from Jeanette Joy, a naturalist with Morton Arboretum and local Park Districts. She is working on several new books almost ready for print! Her book The Playground Tree is now in spanish as well. The title of her talk is "A Day in the Life of an Author... Follow Your Dreams". Learn all about the latest and greatest books and services from Rainbow Books, based in the Chicago area! Also learn about upcoming Dept. of Literacy: Libraries programs and services. Join fellow librarians and literacy staff for classroom and resource advice! We will get a guided tour of the school library as well! Bring your questions and concerns.
RSVP: No RSVP needed, so please come and bring a fellow library or literacy staff member.
Idea Exchange: PARCC and NWEA (MAP) testing
Note: If you are retiring this year, please reply to this e-mail so you may be recognized and honored at our year-end luncheon celebration.

APRIL, 2017
Book RoundupDate and Time: Saturday, April 22 from 9:00am-12:00noon
Place: Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St. Enter on Plymouth Court, and go to Lower Level Multipurpose Room.
Host: Chicago Public Library's Children's Services
Program: Picture Book Roundup for new books since last October! Picture books are powerful and engaging illustrated texts. They can help children succeed in language arts, math, science, social studies, and the arts. Picture books appeal to children of all levels, interests, and learning styles. Join us for a ½ day informal professional development where we will read, discuss and share the latest and most noteworthy and best picture books. Refreshments will be provided. Contact Jason Driver at jdriver@chipublib.org or call 312-747-4780 for more information.
RSVP: Register through the Learning Hub Class Code 36660 or 70857 and else on Eventbrite.com. This event is free and open to the public.
Note: Nominations for all open 2017-2018 officer positions are due. Retiring members must contact Charlie Gunn for recognition at our May or June luncheon.

MAY 2017
Date and Time: Saturday, May 20 from 9:30 to 11:30am
Place: CPL's Legler Branch Library, 115 S. Pulaski Rd., in their large meeting room. Parking lot behind library- enter from Wilcox St. (150 S.). Free street parking also available. Legler Branch opened in 1920 and was designated an historic landmark building in 1987. Its architecture is "Beaux-Arts". A Works Progress Administration mural inside depicts Jacques Marquette and Native American traders during Marquette's visit to the Chicago area. The building was renovated and rededicated in 1993. It provides one of CPL's 12 YouMedia teen digital learning spaces.
Host: Legler's Children's Librarian Jade Newman and Teen Librarian Rae Berg.
Program: Breakfast food provided! Learn all about CPL's databases, online resources, and website navigation! Please the attached kid- and teen-friendly database flyer created by Rae, recently distributed by our CPS Dept. of Libraries. Become a CPL e-expert! Students need access to primary sources on-demand, and they are at their fingertips with Internet access, such as in school or at a library. We will also get a brief tour of their YouMedia space: "With an emphasis on digital media and the maker movement, teens engage in projects across a variety of core content areas including graphic design, photography, video, music, 2D/3D design, STEM and hands-on making. YOUmedia connects young adults, books, media, mentors and institutions throughout Chicago in dynamic spaces designed to inspire collaboration and creativity."
RSVP: No RSVP needed, so please come and bring a fellow library or literacy staff member.
Note: We will hold elections for all open 2017-2018 officer positions. Nominations are still welcome!

AUGUST, 2017
Date and Time: Friday, August 4 after Tech Talk/Googlepolooza event at 4:00. (Here are the Tech Talk/Googlepalooza event details.) Come by yourself if you're not attending the event.
Place: TBA (The event is at Walter Payton High School at 1034 N. Wells St., however the meeting may be at a different location, such as a local restaurant.)
Host: CTLA
Program: "CTLAing" social event. We will look ahead to the new school year and strategize CTLA 2017-2018 meetings/activities and the status of school libraries and support resources! There are still open CTLA officer positions for 2017-2018, especially Vice President. We especially hope all current and prospective officers can attend our "CTLAing" summer get-together planning session!
RSVP: Contact Charlie Gunn: cbgunn@cps.edu

iconSEPTEMBER, 2017
Our kick-off gathering with be in connection with the CPS Department of Literacy: Libraries': Librarian’s Back to School Professional Development Event: Essential Library Programs Innovate and Inspire! CTLA will have an information table. Retirees may volunteer!
Friday, September 1, 2017: 8:30-3:30 at Michele Clark High School 5101 W. Harrison St.
Register through the CPS Learning Hub (Enter Course Code 37386). Here is the lineup:
Chicago Author Kevin Coval!
Advocacy: It’s Not a Dirty Word (Megan Murray Cusick, ALA Office for Library Advocacy)
How to Curate, Purchase and Promote Your School’s eBook Collection (Tamela Chambers - CVCA, Charanjeet Baez - Back of the Yards High School and Krista Adams - Claremont Elementary)
The Latest and Greatest Graphic Novels and Manga for grades 6,7,8 - (Emily Oddo Porter - Smyser Elem.)
Lessons to Engage Middle School Students - Connie Amon, Galileo Scholastic Academy
Preview the new CPS PreK-12 Recommended Reading Lists! Nora Wiltse - Coonley Elementary, Tricia Munoz - Mark Sheridan Elementary, Lindsay Weisse - Oscar Meyer Elementary, Calli Leventis Agassiz Elementary, Tamela Chambers Chicago Vocational Career Academy and Sheryl Osborne-Warner, Juarez High School
Effective Use of Chromebooks - Stacie Bell, Pirie Elementary
Diving into the MakerSpace Movement: Planning, Pitfalls and Progress! by Lori Kunc, Schurz High School and Brenda Garcia, Reilly Elementary
Top Five iPad Apps for Librarians! Mary Kate Witry, George Washington Elementary
Media Literacy Units - Fran Feeley, Jones College Prep
CPS Strategic Source Library Book and eBook Vendors!
Capstone: Kori Kubitz
Lectorum: Hilda Viskovic and Dawn Cortese
Follett: Tony Daniels, Julie Zak, Wayne Schumann
Overdrive: Edwin Tucker
Rainbow: Linda Peterson
Children’s Plus: Angela Sherril
Mackin - Chas Sima
Time for No Small Plans, A graphic novel adventure through Chicago - Gabrielle Lyon and Ayrika Craig - Chicago Architecture Foundation
New Ways to Integrate CPS Virtual Library Databases and eBooks into your Library Program - Jeff McCarthy, Yates Elementary
Our Voices: Strengthen Your Collection Through Diverse Narratives - Felicia Shakespeare - Nicholson STEM Academy
High School Collaboration Strategies with Colleagues - Jean Scheda, Westinghouse College Prep
New PreK-8 Social Science Resources to align to New Social Science Standards - Danielle D’Amore Klein Saucedo Scholastic Academy, Connie Amon, Galileo Scholastic Academy, Eileen Aldrin, Bell Elementary and Eileen Holzhauer, Murray Language Academy
Getting Something From Nothing: Building a Library Program When All You Have To Invest Is Time - Shanalin Irish Leo-Bain, Oglesby Elementary
Brand New Chicago Public Library Resources for Elementary Schools - Elizabeth McChesney, Chicago Public Library
Exciting New Chicago Public Library Resources for High Schools - Jeremy Dunn, Chicago Public Library
This Is YOUR Year! Starting a Battle of the Books Program at Your School (Grades 4-8) - Dorsey Chambers, CPS Dept. of Literacy: Libraries
Using SOAR to Inform Your Practice: Effective Use of New LS2 Preference Features, Reports and More -Joe Horning, TLC
Introduction to Coding in the Library - This is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) session to try out the coding programs introduced. Deirdre Keane, LaSalle II

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