Magazine article CSLA Journal

CSLA Centennial: Looking Back, Forward, and Beyond

Magazine article CSLA Journal

CSLA Centennial: Looking Back, Forward, and Beyond

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CSLA is celebrating 100 years of providing support for schools through an ever-changing series of resources and curricular innovations. As we learned at the Centennial Gala at the conference in February, some amazing people formed this organization, and amazing people continue to serve in leadership roles, keeping CSLÄ a resource for information, in-service, networking, and enabling change. This issue of the Journal builds on the conference celebration, looking back, forward, and beyond, beginning with photos from the Centennial Gala.

Looking Back...

Delaine Eastin, former Superintendent of Public Instruction, was articulate and powerful as she described being part of enabling change through school libraries. The content of her speech is included in her article in this issue of the Journal.

Tony Robles, the featured author for this issue of the Journal, was also one of the conference authors, and underscores the importance of story, of preserving the stories of the people who contributed so much to creating California. Active in a number of organizations that seek to preserve Filipino-American history, he "walks the talk."

Rachel Bindman provides an overview of 100 years of children's literature through newspaper articles, with some titles that everyone remembers, and a few surprises.

Looking Forward...

The school librarians from Vista tell their story of how the library program in their district was almost cancelled, only to "rise from the ashes" with the development of a new plan. …

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