The Newfield School District has an upcoming vacancy for a full-time, probationary, secondary school librarian. The teacher application along with a copy of certification, transcripts and letters of reference due by January 6, 2014. For more details go to http://www.newfieldschools.org/districtpage.cfm?pageid=109
The New York State Library has a wealth of materials available to encourage children to read and visit their public library.
All of the listed flyers, as well as other materials, can be downloaded and printed from the New York State Library Summer Reading at New York Libraries website, http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer/facts.
Easy Ways to Grow a Reader - This flyer promoting Early Literacy is also available in Spanish and Chinese.
Summer Reading at New York Libraries Fact Sheet - This fact sheet is created every year and includes information about the summer reading theme, participation numbers, yearly partnerships, and a list of helpful summer reading websites.
Teen NY Facebook Page - A flyer promoting the Teen NY Facebook page, intended for teens and those who work with teens.
Summer Reading at New York Libraries and the Common Core - A flyer detailing how reading over the summer relates to the Common Core Learning Standards.
2014 Teen Video Challenge - A flyer promoting the 2014 Teen Video Challenge, which includes
Libraries. information on how to submit an entry.
Parents: Help Your Children Succeed in School - A flyer with a list of 10 easy ways to get children to read this summer as well as information about Summer Reading at New York
People who are blind, visually impaired or have a physical disability may now download audio and braille books to their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, if they are registered with the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) in the Library of Congress.
The Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) Mobile app is now available through the Apple App Store. The app, which is free, allows readers to download audio and braille books from their NLS BARD accounts. Access to BARD is provided through local cooperating NLS network libraries. BARD contains nearly 50,000 books, magazines and music scores in audio and braille formats, with new selections added daily. BARD Mobile will operate on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 4.3 or later. Read more »
The AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning Committee is seeking nominations of apps that encourage student engagement in learning and reinforce innovative teaching. Nominated apps should strengthen instruction, critical thinking skills, and inquiry. The primary objective of the committee is to develop a vetted list of 25 apps tied to AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner which allow students and educators to think, create, share, and grow.
Nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis, however, nominations to be considered for recognition at the next ALA Annual Conference must be submitted by March 31. To nominate a curricular based app, please submit the following information:
The Fund for Teachers awards fellowships to pre-K-12 classroom teachers throughout the United States so that they may participate in training and enriching activities that will improve their skills as teachers. Applicants must propose a summer activity and explain how the endeavor will make the applicant a better teacher; how the applicant will implement his or her new improved skills in the classroom; and how these improved skills will benefit students, curricula, and the school.
Teachers must have a minimum of three years experience and be full-time teachers spending at least 50% of their time in the classroom. Eligible teachers may apply as individuals (funding limit of $5,000) or as a team (funding limit of $10,000). The application deadline is January 30, 2014. Visit the Fund’s website for detailed fellowship guidelines for each state.
Registration is open for the 2014 NYLA/Section of School Librarians Spring Conference! Click on the icon below for more details about the conference.
NYLA/SSL Awards for School Librarians:
Beatrice E. Griggs Elementary Administrator’s Award
Beatrice E. Griggs Scholarship
NYLA/SSL Secondary Administrator’s Award
Carol A. Kearney Leadership Institute Scholarship
NYLA/SSL Scholarship Award Sponsored by Follett
Robert E. Barron Cultural Media Award
NYLA/SSL Conference Awards Sponsored by Gale
Laura Wedge Conference Award
Sally Daniels SSL Conference Award
New York Public Library, The ABC’s of It: Why Children’s Books Matter
Tour this acclaimed, insightful and educational free exhibit
Society of Illustrators, The Original Art Exhibit:
Gallery talk & demonstrations by Jerry Pinkney, Jeanette Winter and Peter Brown
$25 fee Includes a reception and book signing with wine and hors d’oeuvres
Special bonus! All ticket holders will receive a copy of the exhibition catalog (value $10)
This professional development opportunity is sponsored by the Ramapo Catskills Library System.
Click here for flyer.
Check out the Grolier Online November E-Newsletter: Tips & Tricks Just for You. Each edition of the newsletter includes:
- Topic of the Month
- Common Core Connections
- Featured Lesson Plans
- Monthly Pro Tip
This month’s topic is Resources for Native American Heritage Month!
Grolier Online is provided by the New York State Library, NOVELNY connects New Yorkers to 21st century information. NOVELNY is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The New York Library Initiative is a proposal for permanent state funding for NOVELNY, a pilot project for the Statewide Internet Library.
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American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
CHICAGO - In order to provide a refreshing and inspiring image of school librarians and school library programs, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has launched two national surveys to examine the brands of the profession. The surveys will determine what the brands “school librarian,” “L4L” and “@your library” mean to current and future school library professionals and educational stakeholders.
School librarians are not only encouraged to complete the profession-focused survey, but to ask members of their educational communities to take the stakeholder survey as well. The comparison between the data collected from each survey will help AASL determine how it can best address gaps and meet the needs of both groups.
School Librarians survey-https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/M6BD8K2