Leadership in IRA CL/R SIG
First Steps in IRA CL/R SIG Leadership
Directory of Leaders
of Leaders of the IRA CL/R SIG
in IRA CL/R SIG
We are proud of the many outstanding IRA members who have
joined together in the IRA CL/R SIG so that
together we can make a difference in improving literacy through advocating
for the use of childrens literature.
Get to know our leaders by contacting them via email, introducing yourself
to them at conventions, etc. Our formal leadership structure includes
Officers, Appointed Officers, and Members of the Board of Directors,
Members of Committees,
IRA CL/R SIG Network
If you are a leader in your area or if you would like to
be then we invite you to become active in our group and share
your talents and ideas with us!
in IRA CL/R SIG Leadership
The first step in leadership in this group is becoming
a member. Because we are a special interest group of the International
Reading Association, membership in IRA is required. Our members also must
to The Dragon Lode.
We encourage you to share your love of childrens books with all
others you come in contact with, to encourage parents to read hundreds
of books to their children so that they are thousand book children
by the time they begin formal schooling. We suggest that you share books
with those you love, giving them as gifts to individuals and schools,
and that you yourself let others know in multiple ways that you love reading
and you love books! Encourage teachers you know to share excellent books
with their students and to help them get hooked on literacy. There are
lots of excellent ideas for all of these things in The
Our website has many ideas
for simple things YOU can do to make a difference in spreading the good
word about childrens literature and reading and this group. You
might even be interested in forming
a special interest council (SIC) to focus on childrens
literature and reading in your state! (SIGs are groups within IRA;
SICs are affiliate councils within a state or provincial council.)
If you are interested in an official leadership position in this group
(we hope you are!) so that you can experience being part of a larger team
with opportunities to share your successes with others, then please join
CL/R SIG Network.
As you become comfortable with our group, and if your goals and ours match,
perhaps you would be interested in service on one of our committees
or perhaps you would like to run for an office or a position on our Board
of Directors (let the nominations
of your interest).
As in all of the IRA councils and special interest groups, active participation
and involvement is a key to leadership development. It is our hope that
as you help us grow, we in turn will help you grow!
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Literature and Reading Special Interest Group (IRA CL/R SIG).
All rights reserved. Website:
Dr. Kaye West, Webmanager
November 12, 2006