Regional PD 2017/8

2017/8 School Year We are spoilt for choice this year for Librarian related PD. Please note the following events with opportunities to attend and to present. Please add a comment if you know of any other opportunities to add to these. The list below is in chronological order. For other events and development opportunities in…

Red Dot shortlists for next year! 2017-2018

Apologies for the delay, but at least we’ve managed to do this by early June.  Progress! I’ve made a new Red Dot website — see https://sites.google.com/site/reddotbookawards20172018 The domain name — www.reddotawards.com — hasn’t been transferred to the new site yet, but should be working within a few days.  (For some reason, mapping a GoDaddy domain name…

Winners! Red Dots 2016-2017

Students from 11 different international schools in our network cast almost 8,000 votes in total in the four categories of the 2016-2017 Red Dot Book Awards. The Singapore-wide 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the four categories are: Early Years: 1st place:  Beep! Beep! Go to Sleep! 2nd place: Aunt Amelia 3rd place:  All the Lost…

Kids’ Lit Quiz – now open to International Schools

Until last year, (when we questioned the practice), the Kids’ Lit Quiz™ (KLQ) was only open to MOE schools. They have now opened it to all schools in Singapore. Schools can send up for 4 members a team (with additional 2 reserves). Members must be between 10 and 13 years old as at 1 July 2016. The Quiz is based…

AFCC 2017 – 10% off

Date: 17 — 21 MAY 2017Venue: NLB, Victoria Road Singapore The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) is an annual festival in Singapore that celebrates and promotes the creation and appreciation of children’s books and content, with a focus on Asian themes.  Indonesia is the country of focus for this year.  ISLN members are offered…

International Storytelling Festival

StoryFest: International Storytelling Festival Singapore showcases the best of storytelling from Singapore and around the world.Dates: Fri – Sun, 2 – 4 June 2017Venue: The Arts House, Singapore Presented by The Storytelling Centre Limited and The Arts House, the festival features a variety of performances including family and adult audience shows, workshops and local commissions…

Friday, May 5th: ISLN Celebration Party at the NLB Pod…..

A reminder that we are finalizing the numbers for our End-of-Year ISLN Party on starting at 6:30pm, Friday, May 5, 2017, in The Pod at the top of the National Library Board (NLB) main building, 100 Victoria St. This is a farewell to three key members — Katie Day (UWCSEA East), Jacqui Makselon (Tanglin) and…

Red Dot Voting — has begun!

Yes, it’s time again for the winners to be determined….. March 1 through May 1 is the voting season — for each school to decide which book in each of the four Red Dot reader categories is the winner for them….. and then we tally all the votes to say which book wins for all…

News about EPIC!

https://www.getepic.com After the discussions about EPIC at LKSW2017 I have been writing back and forth and finally, have some firm news to report. My contacts are MaryAnn (Support) & Tahleen (Sales & Marketing), these are the issues we have resolved.  1. Concerns over international schools signing up when they state that it is only available…