Southeastern NY Library Resources Council - Executive Director

authorSchool Library System April 24, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tessa Killian Selected to be Executive Director of Southeastern NY Library Resources Council
April 23, 2015

HIGHLAND, NY - The Board of Trustees of Southeastern NY Library Resources Council (SENLYRC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tessa Killian as the Executive Director. Tessa has been with SENYLRC since 2000, starting as a Member Services Librarian, and transitioning to Manager of Technology and Administrative Services in 2005 and then to Associate Director in 2011. She has been serving as the Interim Executive Director since September 2014. Killian officially began her tenure as Executive Director on April 20, 2015.

“The Board is very pleased to have a skilled professional with Tessa’s experience and ability take on the leadership of the Council,” said Barbara Petruzzelli, President of the Board of Trustees and Director of the Kaplan Family Library and Learning Center at Mount Saint Mary College.  “Having conducted a national search for our new executive director, we are supremely confident that Tessa is the most qualified person to move us forward.”

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Job Posting: School Library Media Specialist - Batavia, NY

authorSchool Library System April 23, 2015

The Batavia City School District is looking for a School Library Media Specialist for the John Kennedy Intermediate School.  The qualified individual will oversee and implement a busy school library servicing a collaborative staff and students in grades 2-4 with strong support of building and district administration.

Responsibilities include information skills instruction of scheduled classes for all grades and special education classes, management of library automation system, library systems, and all audiovisual equipment, supervision of library circulation and collection with annual circulation of 48,000 with the support of a full-time library clerk.  The library serves as the active center of instruction in the school, with 27 computers in the library as well as an adjacent computer lab.  The librarian works closely with teachers and staff to provide support and resources in library materials, Common Core curriculum, reading programming and instructional technology in the school.

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Scholarships for Carol A. Kearney Leadership Institute

authorSchool Library System April 21, 2015

A message from the SSL Awards Chair Dawn Pressimone:

Dear SSL Members,

This year we will have 10 scholarships available to the Carol A. Kearney Leadership Institute!

SSL 2015 Carol A. Kearney Educational Leadership Institute: -
“School Librarians:  Deeply Embedded - Fully Collaborative”

(August 3rd - 4th at Cornell University) *Participants are encouraged to arrive the night of August 2nd.

Are you tired of “drive-by” collaboration? Do you get the sense that even if you are teaching all the time, your instruction is not ever fully and systematically embedded into school-wide instructional goals? Do you wish library resources were more seamlessly integrated into classroom instruction? Join us this summer for two days of hands-on, participant-centered learning as we share concrete, immediately implementable strategies and a practical plan to deeply embed library instruction and resources into the curricular goals of your building.

All participants will receive 15 hours of continuing education/in-service credit.

Please use the application attached or visit the NYLA/SSL website link below to download an application today.  **There is only one application for all the scholarships available.

SSL Scholarships for Carol A. Kearney Leadership Institute

There will be one scholarship awarded for the Carol A. Kearney Leadership Institute Scholarship application. **This scholarship is sponsored by SSL.

There will be one scholarship awarded for the Marcia Eggleston Empowering Leadership Award application. **This scholarship is sponsored by an individual this year.  (This award is named in recognition of long-time NYLA and NYLA/SSL Leader Marcia Eggleston.  Marcia’s energy, grit, and passion always impacted library professionals throughout New York State and beyond.  Marcia was a driving force for the NYLA/SSL Institute for many years.  In 2012-2013 she was awarded the NYLA Lifetime Achievement Award for her dedication and work on behalf of NYLA/SSL and the profession. Marcia passed away on March 30, 2015 at the age of 54 after a courageous fight with cancer.)

There will be one scholarship awarded for the Mary Joan Egan Memorial Scholarship using the Leadership Institute application. **This scholarship is sponsored by the auction at the Leadership Institute.  (The Mary Joan Egan Memorial Scholarship is in honor of a dedicated library leader.  Mrs. Egan passed away on February 4, 2013 at the age of 93. She held library positions in Shenendehowa and served as director of library services in Burnt Hills Ballston Spa from 1961-1999.  Among her many accomplishments, she was a recipient of the NYLA Outstanding Innovation Award and served as President of SLMS, now called SSL.)

There will be seven scholarships awarded using the Leadership Institute application.

**These scholarships are sponsored by the auction at the Leadership Institute.

Please email all applications, narratives, and recommendations by the deadline of Monday, May 11, 2015 to SSL Awards Chair Dawn Pressimone at dpressimone@wayne.k12.ny.us.  You can also contact her at 315-524-1135 with any questions.

Job Posting: Library Media Specialist - Red Hook, NY

authorSchool Library System April 20, 2015

The Red Hook Central School District has an opening for a Library Media Specialist (3-5). Please share the attached announcement.   Click here for a copy of the announcement.

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).

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