Great Non-Fiction Books for K-12!

authorSchool Library System April 15, 2015

Click on the icon below to print out the flyer for the June non-fiction workshops with Mindy Grey, Lucy Miller and Kathleen Odean!

Job Posting: Library Media Specialist - Cincinnatus, NY

authorSchool Library System April 14, 2015

The Cincinnatus Central School Distirct is looking for a Library Media Specialist with NYS Certification or working towards certification.

Location: Cincinnatus Central School

Starting Date: September 2015

Salary: Per Contract

Posting Date: April 2, 2015 - April 29, 2015

Letter of interest, application, resume, transcripts and 3 letters of recommendation should be directed to:
Mr. Steven Hubbard
Superintendent of Schools
Cincinnatus Central School District
Attn: Carolyn Nowalk, Personnel Office
2809 Cincinnatus Road
Cincinnatus, NY 13040-9698
iapply@cc.cnyric.org
Fax: 607-863-4109

RCLS & The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

authorSchool Library System April 13, 2015

SAVE THE DATE!

The Ramapo Catskill Library System is planning a professional development opportunity at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst Massachusetts has been planned for Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

Click here for more details.

For more information about The Carle go to: http://www.carlemuseum.org/

Book Expo America 2015

authorSchool Library System April 10, 2015

Wednesday, May 27th - Friday, May 29th, 2015

Jacob K. Javits Center New York, NY

Contact the SLS office for details on the Librarian/Educator registration discount.

Register by May 8th to receive the early bird discount for the 2015 Book Expo.

Click here for BookExpo America FAQs.

NYLA is offering a FREE bus to and from the Javits Center on Friday, May 29th.  To register for the bus, please click here.

The bus will be departing from Albany, with additional stops in New Paltz and West Nyack, arriving at the Javits Center around 9am. We will depart from the Javits Center at 6 pm.

The transportation schedule will be as follows:

Albany, NY – 5:30am
Crossgates Mall in the Macy’s overflow lot, upper level West End.

New Paltz, NY – 7:00am
Park and Ride Commuter Lot, southside of Rt. 299 at the New Paltz toll Plaza (Exit 18)

West Nyack, NY – 8:15am
Palisades Mall, Lot J (Palisades Center Ring Rd. across from Home Depot)

Take advantage of this opportunity!  BEA is moving to Chicago in 2016!

Digital Privacy Rights and Technology Training

authorSchool Library System April 9, 2015

Digital Privacy Rights and Technology Training with The Library Freedom Project
Date: Friday, April 17, 2015 Time: 1pm-4pm
Location: Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Presented by: Alison Macrina, Watertown Free Public Library; Kade Crockford, ACLU of Massachusetts; Jessie Rossman, ACLU of Massachusetts

Cost: $15 for Members of SENYLRC and other NY3R’s Councils; $5 for students with ID or .edu email

Who will most benefit from this meeting: Librarians and library staff (public, school, academic, and special) as well as library students who are interested in learning more about freedom of speech and the right to privacy.
This event is limited to 60 participants, so visit www.senylrc.org/library_freedom for registration.

The following topics will be covered, with time for Q & A:
Kade Crockford: An introduction to current issues of surveillance and privacy, focusing on government and corporate surveillance. Kade will address how privacy rights fit into the greater mission of libraries as democratic institutions committed to intellectual freedom, and how surveillance threatens the core values of librarianship defined by the ALA Library Bill of Rights.

Jessie Rossman: A privacy rights primer for librarians covering federal, state, and local laws, and including tips on what to do in real-life library situations where privacy rights are threatened (eg receipt of a National Security Letter, police demanding search or seizure of library computers, etc).

Alison Macrina: A discussion and demonstration of practical tools for online privacy that can be implemented in library PC environments or taught to patrons in classes/one-on-one tech sessions, including browsers for privacy and anonymity, tools for secure deletion of cookies, cache, and internet history, tools to prevent online tracking, and encryption for online communications.

Scholastic Webinars for April through June

authorSchool Library System April 8, 2015

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

April 13, 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 https://scholastic.webex.com/scholastic/onstage/g.php?d=654898610&t=a
Event password: spring
Call in number: 1-866-422-5206
Participant code: 2238180846

April 21, 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 https://scholastic.webex.com/scholastic/onstage/g.php?d=655342841&t=a
Event password: spring
Call in number: 1-866-422-5206
Participant code: 2238180846

May 5, 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 https://scholastic.webex.com/scholastic/onstage/g.php?d=653306900&t=a
Event password: spring
Call in number: 1-866-422-5206
Participant code: 2238180846

May 14, 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 https://scholastic.webex.com/scholastic/onstage/g.php?d=652171433&t=a
Event password: spring
Call in number: 1-866-422-5206
Participant code: 2238180846

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 https://scholastic.webex.com/scholastic/onstage/g.php?d=659971395&t=a
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 https://scholastic.webex.com/scholastic/onstage/g.php?d=652006162&t=a
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 scholasticcustomersupport@scholastic.com 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).

Complimentary Webinars from AASL During School Library Month

authorSchool Library System April 6, 2015

Transform Teaching and Learning with Digital Tools
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Presenter: Melissa Jacobs

In this webinar, participants will explore selected mobile apps from the past two years of AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning and learn how to inspire and engage students with mobile technology.

The Best of the AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Presenter: Heather Moorefield-Lang

During this webinar, participants will explore websites handpicked to be the best of the Best Websites for Teaching & Learning. Presenter Heather Moorefield-Lang will discuss sites, how they can be used, examples from the field as well as look for new ideas and suggestions.

Augmented Reality in the Classroom
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Presenter: Morgan Nickolai

Learn how to create fun an engaging lessons for your students with augmented reality! Learn how you can create interactive experiences for your students by unlocking or creating layers of digital information on top of the physical world that can be viewed through an Android or iOS device.

Turn on a Dime: Changing Your Library on a Limited Budget
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Presenter: Jennifer Holt

This three-part interactive workshop will equip librarians with inventive strategies for enhancing their library’s atmosphere at minimal to no cost. Participants will leave with extensive resources and an inspired outlook for turning their libraries into places where students feel welcome and excited to learn.
Attendance during live webinars is open to all. A seat in the live webinar is guaranteed to the first 100 attendees. As a webinar registrant, you will receive follow up correspondence from AASL.

Click here to register.

Upcoming CE at Southeastern!

authorSchool Library System April 1, 2015

Click on the 2-page flyer below for details on upcoming CE at Southeastern!

Webinars on Gale’s New Responsive Design Interface

authorSchool Library System March 30, 2015

A message from the NOVELNY Database Listserv:

Gale’s enhancements of their online products, which will improve accessibility, usability across devices and unity across databases, will be released on April 2. Below are two webinars covering the new interface.

GALE’S NEW RESPONSIVE DESIGN OVERVIEW
Gale has some exciting changes coming to your NOVELNY databases and we want to walk you through them! Gale’s new responsive design interface for InfoTrac (periodical) resources, In Context resources, and Gale Virtual Reference Library is launching on April 2nd. These updates will make for a more user-friendly experience on any type of device as well as increase accessibility for those with disabilities like low vision or blindness, and create a common look between our most popular resources. To learn more, attend one of our upcoming webinars!

Friday, April 3rd at 1:00 PM EST - register here https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb939106fe7a103b86078ebc3bc662638
Tuesday, April 7th at 3:30 PM EST - register here https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec5951818441ad98663cfd58a234011e8

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).

SLMSSENY Awards - Extended Due Date

authorSchool Library System March 16, 2015

SLMSSENY, your regional professional affiliate of SSL of NYLA is extending the due date for submitting applications for our three awards until March 23, 2015.

  • SLMSSENY Scholarship for $500.00
  • Bea Griggs Memorial Incentive Grant for $500.00
  • Administrator’s Award where members can recognize supportive Administrators
Click on the icon below for more details.

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