Chicago Area School Library Network


CASLN exists as a networking group for school librarians. We are inclusive of all information specialists: library students, college professors, retired professionals, and technology coaches. Join us as we support each other, advocate for school librarianship in the Chicago Area, and share resources.



We meet in person 4 times a year. We are a flexible group that understands job and family commitments may limit your availability. Though our meetings run from 4:30-7: 00 p.m. attendees may show up later or leave earlier, as needed.

2019-2020 Meetings

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 4:30-7pm @ Thomas Edison Elementary School
Topics: "A Recipe for Success" - Bring One of Your Favorite Lesson Plans to Share, Leave with a Ton of Great Ideas!
PD Hours offered

Second meeting: Monday, December 2nd, 2019 4:30-7pm @ TBD
Topics: Digital Literacy
PD Hours offered

Third Meeting: Monday, February 3rd, 2020 4:30-7pm @ TBD
Topics: Social Justice
PD Hours offered

Fourth Meeting: Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 4:30-7pm @ TBD
Topics: Book Tasking and Librarian Advocacy


We communicate through the CASLN listserv. We also have Google docs for sharing on a variety of topics, from CCSS resources to Recommended Speakers: Authors, Illustrators, and Storytellers.

April Eichmiller and Sara Steiger

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Member Networking Group
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