Job Posting: Library Media Specialist - Onteora, NY

authorSchool Library System May 29, 2015

Library Media Specialist - Full Time (1.0 FTE)
Bennett Intermediate School

The Onteora Central School District is currently seeking a full time Library Media Specialist for an anticipated vacancy at Bennett Intermediate School. Appropriate NYS Certification as a Library Media Specialist is required.

Please apply online through OLAS (
Application packet should include a resume, a brief letter indicating your reasons for interest and qualifications, a copy of your certification and three letters of recommendation.

Application deadline is June 5, 2015.
Starting date is September 1, 2015.

Questions may be directed to:
Mary Hornung at

Onteora Central School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Scholastic Webinars for June

Scholastic has scheduled the following webinars for NOVELNY databases for June. Please see dates, times and registration information below.

June 4, 2015, 3:00pm
Beyond the Intro to GO!
Now that you know how to use GO - let’s learn how to utilize and elevate learning in your libraries. Learn how to promote the regular use of Scholastic GO with parents, teachers, students, all the communities you serve. Activities that will help create and build digital reading stamina as well as promote the regular use of Scholastic GO in the lives of your teachers, students, and library patrons.
Please register at
Event password: spring
Call in number: 1-866-422-5206
Participant code: 2238180846

June 22, 2015, 3:30pm
Common Core and Scholastic GO!
Scholastic is hosting customized NOVELNY training sessions to help NOVELNY users optimize their use of Scholastic GO!’s resources to best support their Common Core instruction with students and in support of teachers. The session will focus on Common Core’s key aspects, ranging from Information Text and Vocabulary to Deeper Evidenced Based Research, Text Complexity and Point of View, and how best to incorporate these core objectives via Scholastic GO! into schools and public libraries. The session will also include how to incorporate materials from Scholastic GO! into Summer Reading at New York Libraries.
Please register at
Event password: spring
Call in number: 1-866-422-5206
Participant code: 2238180846

If you have any questions about the webinars please contact Scholastic at or 1-888-326-6546 option 4.

Provided by the New York State Library, NOVELNY is a Statewide Internet Library connecting New Yorkers to 21st century information. NOVELNY is supported in part with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Call for Entries for the Gale / Library Media Connection TEAMS Award

authorSchool Library System May 26, 2015

Library Media Connection (LMC) and Gale invite all media specialists and educators at K-12 public and private schools in the United States and Canada to share their collaboration success stories and submit them for the 2015 TEAMS Award-Teachers and Media Specialists Influencing Student Achievement. The TEAMS Award recognizes and encourages the critical collaboration between the teacher and media specialist to promote learning, increase student achievement, and develop 21st-century skills.
Three winning teams will receive cash prizes ($2,500), Gale products, a one-year subscription to Library Media Connection, and a choice of professional publications from Libraries Unlimited.
Apply now to have your work highlighted. Entries are due by June 30, 2015. Awards will be presented at a reception during the American Association of School Librarians conference in 2015. Visit the TEAMS Award site to learn more.

What Makes a Good Book?

authorSchool Library System May 22, 2015

Promotional Videos for Summer Reading 2015

authorSchool Library System May 20, 2015

Summer Reading at New York Libraries “Every Hero Has a Story” promotional videos are now available for viewing and download on the Summer Reading at New York Libraries website at

In addition to this year’s PSA, there is also a message from Kate DiCamillo, the 2015-16 Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) National Summer Reading Champion and Newbery Award-winning author of and Flora & Ulysses. DiCamillo is also the Library of Congress 2014-15 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

And don’t forget that the Teen Video Challenge Videos are also great tools for promoting summer reading! The New York State winning and finalist videos are available at

The “Every Hero Has a Story” PSA and Kate DiCamillo message are provided by the Collaborative Summer Library Program as a resource to promote summer reading and public libraries.

Free Summer Audiobook Program

authorSchool Library System May 18, 2015

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for young adults. Starting again May 7th 2015, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week - a current young adult title along with a thematically paired classic or required summer reading title. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at

School Librarians’ Summer Workshops

authorSchool Library System May 13, 2015

7th Annual Millbrook Literary Festival - May 30, 2015

authorSchool Library System May 1, 2015

May 30, 2015

Click here for more details and a list of participating authors.

Job Posting: School Library Media Specialist - Palmyra, NY

authorSchool Library System April 30, 2015

The Palmyra-Macedon Central School District is accepting applications for a School Library Media Specialist at the Pal-Mac Intermediate School, grades 3-5. Click here for more details.

Job Posting: K-12 Library Media Specialist Teacher - Old Forge, NY

authorSchool Library System April 27, 2015

Town of Webb Union Free School District seeks a K-12 Library Media Specialist Teacher for September 1, 2015.  NYS certification for Library Media Specialist required, multiple certifications desired.  Must have a strong working knowledge of current educational methods, technology integration and Common Core Learning Standards K-12.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate the willingness and ability to teach information literacy to the K-12 school community, foster collaborative partnerships with the school’s faculty and administration, motivate and guide students in the use of information and materials, they must be able to evaluate and select materials that promote and support the information needs of the associated clientele. The candidate will need the ability to serve the needs of students and parents for information, educational and recreational materials as well as the needs of teachers, administrators and other personnel seeking information and materials related to their professional responsibilities. Read more »

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