CT Association of School Libraries Honors Cos Cob Principal Gene Schmidt

Gene Schmidt, Principal of Cos Cob School, was recently named Administrator of the Year by the Connecticut Association of School Libraries (CASL) for his strong support of school library programs.

The Connecticut Association of School Librarians is the professional association of Connecticut school library media specialists.

The association is committed to excellence in education by ensuring that students are active readers and effective users of ideas and information to become lifelong learners. The association provides leadership, professional development, publicity, networking and support to the Connecticut school library community. CASL supports licensed, highly qualified library media specialists and fully funded library programs in all K-12 schools. CASL promotes collaboration between classroom teachers, library media specialists, administrators, and curriculum specialists for the benefit of student achievement especially in information literacy and technology literacy. CASL serves as a cooperative agency bringing together the profession, the State Department of Education, regional associations, national associations, and the general public.

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Nancy Shwartz, and Gene Schmidt in the Learning Commons at Cos Cob School. With the benefit of a grant from the Alliance for Education, the team was able to rethink the media center and create a space conducive to collaboration and different ways of learning. The Learning Commons features a Maker Space, where children will experiment and explore and not get graded in the process. October 2015 Credit: Leslie Yager

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