Click on the flyer below for more information on the 2014 Uncommon Approaches to the Common Core Conference!
Learning & Leadership Grants
Application Deadline: October 15, 2014
The NEA Foundation provides grants to support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following two purposes: Grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences,
such as summer institutes or action research; or grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups,
action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment.
The grant amount is $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study. All $5,000 group grant applicants must include partner information.
Award Notification: January 2015
Newspapers for the Classroom
Application Deadline: Rolling- first come, first served
USA Today Education provides a number of grants to provide complimentary access to the e-newspaper for
the classroom beginning in January through the end of the school year. The goal is to make USA Today’s
content available to help prepare students to succeed with Common Core Standards.
To apply, or for more information, visit:
A message from SENYLRC (Southeastern NY Library Resources Council).
SENYLRC is proud to announce that through an arrangement with the NY 3Rs Association, Inc. we are offering a reduced rate for the Computers in Libraries (CIL) conference, April 7-9, 2014, at the Hilton Washington, Washington DC.
By registering through the NY 3Rs Association, you will be eligible for the special rate of $299.00 for the 3-day event (if you register before March 7th). That is a 40% savings off the regular conference registration cost of $499.00!
Click here to sign up for the discount code.
If your library is a member of a regional library council (CDLC, CLRC, METRO, NNYLN, RRLC, SCRLC, SENYLRC, or WNYLRC), then you’re a member of the NY3Rs and eligible for a discount on the registration for this great conference!
Visit the Computers in Libraries 2014 conference page at Information Today’s web site for full conference program information.
No discounts are available for any pre- or post-conference workshops, nor are discounts available on daily rates.
NOTE: Check out the Internet @ Schools Track!
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is a recently launched national digital library project that brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. To date, its open website portal includes access to more than 5.5 million text, image, sound, and moving image items from U.S. collections and one of AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning (2013).
DPLA want to make this rich variety of open educational materials as available as possible for use in student research and classroom activities. To facilitate this use, DPLA staff and volunteers have designed an easy-to-install search widget that would allow access to our collections from a school library or other curricular webpage. This “widget” is a small search box for the DPLA which can be added to any website. DPLA encourages its free and open use and distribution! For more information and detailed instructions about how to implement the widget, please visit: http://dp.la/info/dpla-search-widget-for-your-website/
Here’s an opportunity to participate in workshops designed by and for school librarians. Register to attend the 2014 NYLA-SSL Conference in Syracuse, NY. Click on the flyer below for more details.
In case you missed the January 2014 message from our State Librarian!
NEW YORK STATE LIBRARY ANNOUNCES ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS FOR NOVELNY
Bernard A. Margolis, Assistant Commissioner for Libraries and State Librarian, is pleased to announce a preliminary selection of e-resources for the NOVELNY (New York Online Virtual Electronic Library) statewide collection for July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. NOVELNY is an online virtual library connecting New Yorkers to 21st century information via libraries and library systems statewide. NOVELNY is an electronic resource access project that enables libraries across New York State to give their communities online access to the full text of thousands of journals, newspapers and other references. The final purchase of 2014-2015 NOVELNY products is dependent on the continued availability of federal funds and successful completion of the State’s purchasing process. Read more »
A message from the New York Library Association:
Governor Cuomo has proposed $81.6M in Library Aid, which removes the additional $4M provided by the Legislature in the 2013-14 Budget ($85.6M).
This represents a 4.7% cut in Library Aid!
In our ‘first round’ of advocacy, over 2300 individuals took action and wrote to the Governor opposing his $4M cut to Library Aid.
Our ‘second round’ letter is now ready and targeted to YOUR representatives in the NYS Senate, Assembly, and specific members of the leadership.
Even if you participated in the ‘first round’ your action is needed again! The entire process takes less than two minutes, and it makes a difference!
Click here to send your message of support for Library Funding NOW!