We are a group of new and veteran K-8 school librarians from Chicago and the north/northwest suburbs who share ideas, experiences, and programs, support each other, and celebrate the professional talents and passions of every member.
CASLN holds monthly get-togethers that are planned by the librarian hosting that month. Formats have included dinner at restaurants, home potlucks, after-school meetings at host's library, and special events at bookstores or other venues. Host decides on whether there will be informal sharing or a more formal theme.
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.