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21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference

authorSchool Library System March 21, 2014

The Youth Services Section The New York Library Association: 39th Annual YSS Spring Conference

authorSchool Library System March 12, 2014

NOTE:  As of 3/14/14 registration is full.

Job Posting: K-3 School Library Media Specialist - New York, NY

authorSchool Library System March 10, 2014

The Dalton School, a New York City Independent K-12 school, is seeking an enthusiastic library media specialist for its K-3 division. The successful candidate has a masters degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program. He or she is a lover of children’s literature and working with young students, familiar with integrating library skills into the curriculum and developing creative lessons, comfortable and innovative with technology, supportive of colleagues and implementing the Dalton Plan. This position reports to the Director of Libraries and Information Services and the First Program Director.

Level: K-3
Period: Probationary position - 10th month full time
Position Reports To: Director of Library and Information Services
Location: The Dalton School 108 Est 89th Street New York, NY 10023
Starts On: Sept. 1, 2014, 8 a.m.
Salary: TBD

Uncommon Approaches to the Common Core

authorSchool Library System March 3, 2014

Click on the flyer below for more information on the 2014 Uncommon Approaches to the Common Core Conference!

Learning & Leadership Grants

authorSchool Library System February 28, 2014

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

Book Expo America 2014

authorSchool Library System February 26, 2014

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - Saturday, May 31, 2014

Jacob K. Javits Center New York, NY

Contact the SLS office for details on the Librarian/Educator

registration discount.

Click here for BookExpo America FAQs.

Newspapers for the Classroom

authorSchool Library System February 24, 2014

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:

School Library System Professional Collection

authorSchool Library System February 22, 2014

Recently added to the SLS professional collection:

Click here to access the Dutchess BOCES School Library System Union Catalog.

Computers in Libraries (CIL) Conference

authorSchool Library System February 20, 2014

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

authorSchool Library System February 18, 2014

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:

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