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Theme: Your School Library: Mind-Map Central


Bookmark Project | Skype Project | What people are doing for ISLM 2014

ISLM Bookmark Project

The ISLM Bookmark Project involves matched schools making homemade bookmarks (any style, shape, etc - be creative) that reflects the International School Library Month theme.

Once again Breege O'Brien of Ireland will co-ordinate the 2014 Bookmark Exchange Project. Register early so that you have plenty of time for your students to create some wonderful bookmarks. Those schools taking a Summer break soon might find this beneficial for planning purposes.

The Bookmark Exchange Project is a simple, fun way of sharing the pleasure and delights of books and libraries and of making new friends through school libraries worldwide. If you and your students did not get involved last year perhaps you will in 2014. If you have a matched school early enough you may wish to your students communicate with each other before you make your Bookmarks exchange in readiness for International School Library Month in October.

If you would like to become involved in this project, you will need to send the following information to the ISLM Bookmark Coordinator, Breege O'Brien at

  • your school's name
  • your school's location (city, state/province/country)
  • the grade/age level of the students to be involved
  • the number of students involved (this is very important to ensure you are matched to a school of similar size)
  • the contact information (name and email address - include a contact email where you can be reached during any school holidays)

Matching will be taking place on a regular basis between August and the end of September.

Please note the following:

  • You should aim to send the bookmarks to your matched school in October
  • In order to avoid disappointment for students and teachers in your matched school, please follow through on your bookmark commitment.

Please register for the project as soon as possible so we can set up your match by sending the details about to the Bookmark Project Coordinator. If you have already sent us your details and have not had them acknowledged by the end of August please resend them.

For more information or to add your name to the list of participating schools, contact:
Breege O'Brien, Bookmark Project Coordinator, at

ISLM Skype Project

Coordinator: Gerri Judkins

Would your students like to talk to others in a far away country during International School Library Month? The trick is finding someone in a time zone where you can link up via Skype during a school day.

Join in the fun!  If you would like to be part of the Skype Project, email me and I will share possible schools for you to connect with.  If you have any questions, please email Gerri at

What people are doing for ISLM 2014

Send in your submissions for "What people are doing for ISLM 2014" by email to the IASL Secretariat by November 8, 2014

Subject line: ISLM activities

Include in your email message the following information:

  • Country
  • Name
  • Title of your position
  • School or organization
  • Brief outline of the ISLM activity
  • Web link, if appropriate
  • Up to 6 pictures to accompany your report [more than 6 will not be used on the web)

If sending images to accompany your report on ISLM activities please send them as *.jpg. *.png, or *.gif files. Keep them as small as possible, for example under 500KB. Send no more than 6 pictures with your report.

Please note: Submissions received after November 8, 2014 may not be included on the ISLM "What people are doing" web pages.

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