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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Meet Yvonne Weinstein - CSLA Southern Region President Elect


I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself so that CSLA members will know a little bit about me and how I came to become involved as a member of the State Board. When you read this, you’ll see that ANYONE can become involved in the organization!  I am a Teacher-Librarian at Frank Augustus Miller Middle School in Riverside.  This year, I was assigned to teach 2 periods of AVID as a transitional step back into the typical classroom.  Prior to becoming a librarian, I was a middle school science teacher, and before that worked in private industry as an Environmental planner, writing Environmental Impact Reports for public agencies and private developers.  My pastimes include quilting and geocaching. 

My first foray into volunteering for CSLA was when I was invited to be a member of the conference committee several years ago.  Activities that I’ve helped with over the years have included serving as Concurrent Sessions Chair, organizing the Book Cart Drill Team competitions for two conferences and, this year, putting together the Team Trivia Event.  (What is Ephebiphobia? Ephebiphobia is the irrational fear of teenagers J ).

Being involved with CSLA has been rewarding on both personal and professional levels. I’ve made friends, had fun, and grown in my knowledge of libraries.  Please consider this an invitation to join in the fun – you’ll not regret it!

Yvonne Weinstein
Southern Region President Elect

Saturday, January 5, 2013

CSLAsr January Events!

Mark these events down for JANUARY!  

First event is open to anyone and everyone from anywhere in California.  

The second is a CSLA member benefit.

Upcoming Events:  
Section 1:  
California State University Channel Islands 
One University Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012
Monday, January 28, 2013
6—8 PM
All school library personnel are invited to attend.
This event will include a presentation by staff about the library’s services and collection, a tour of the facility, refreshments, and time to socialize with your colleagues in other school libraries.
Cost: free to CSLA members, $5 for non‐members (helps defray costs for refreshments); parking is $6
RSVP to Sue Heraper by January 25 at sheraper AT conejousd.org

Section 6:  
The Hollywood Librarian
Thursday, January 31st, 2013 
6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Open to all CSLA members. 
Refreshments will be served. 
There is no charge for this event. 
If you have questions, contact Mark (consultant at makaw dot net),
or Stephanie (shall at valverde dot edu).  


Marie Slim
Teacher Librarian/Spanish Teacher
sraslim AT gmail.com
CSLAsr President 2012-2013