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ProQuest Training Webinars for NOVELNY

authorSchool Library System September 20, 2014

ProQuest has scheduled the following webinars for NOVELNY databases for September through November. Please see dates, times and registration information below.

eLibrary Elementary and NOVELNY
This one hour class, created specifically for NOVELNY, covers the content, features and tips for using eLibrary Elementary as well as incorporating eLibrary Elementary into classroom curriculum. Learn how young readers can use the colorful graphical search interface to find answers they need from magazines, newspapers, books, transcripts, maps, images, audio/video files and web links that are safe and appropriate for elementary school studies. Your questions will be answered by an eLibrary Elementary training expert during this interactive session.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Monday, November 17, 2014, 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Please register at https://proquestmeetings.webex.com/proquestmeetings/onstage/g.php?PRID=185d0f73bdb568024d7d66acb28cfe8b

Common Core and ProQuest Resources
This one hour class will focus on the new Common Core standards and how they align to Proquest. With an emphasis on informational text, these standards require a focus on reading literacy across the curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, persuasion and analysis. The inclusion of primary sources and reference material and the addition of complex text that extends beyond the textbook can be found in Proquest resources. We have included essential questions and editorially created essential pages to provide context for learning. Our general reference databases provide an integrated model of literacy, a variety of integrated tools like lexiles for reading differentiation, My Analysis, graphic notecards and much more will be covered.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 4:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 4:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Please register at https://proquestmeetings.webex.com/proquestmeetings/onstage/g.php?PRID=185d0f73bdb568024d7d66acb28cfe8b

Gannett Newspapers for NY State NOVELNY
This one hour class covers the content, features and tips for using Gannett Newspapers offered to NOVELNY by ProQuest. This collection of 87 different newspapers, with over one dozen from NY and NJ, is ideal for classroom and public library use. ProQuest will provide tips for searching as well as ideas for incorporating it into the classroom curriculum. Learn how to use the new search interface to locate information, create a Research account to store and manage folders and to use built in tools to make the most of your research! Your questions will be answered by a ProQuest training expert during this interactive session.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 4:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 4:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Monday, November 17, 2014, 4:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 4:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Please register at https://proquestmeetings.webex.com/proquestmeetings/onstage/g.php?PRID=185d0f73bdb568024d7d66acb28cfe8b

If you have questions about the webinars please contact ProQuest at support.proquest.com (to submit questions online) or tsupport@proquest.com or 1-800-889-3358.

The Lilead Fellows Programs

authorSchool Library System September 19, 2014

The Lilead Fellows Program will create a network of activists-school library supervisors who will work together and with others in their districts to bring about change in schools and communities. Through research and reflection, peer-to-peer interactions, collaborative problem solving, and mentoring, the Lilead Fellows Program will:

  • Empower library supervisors to be innovative and creative leaders who think outside the prevailing traditional paradigm.
  • Enable library supervisors to think deeply, critically, and passionately about the goals and purposes of libraries in schools and become forces of change in their districts.
  • Equip library supervisors with the tools and skills needed to transform learning and teaching for student success.

Fellows will receive:

  • $1000 Travel Stipend
  • Housing and most meals for 3 required meetings
  • Tablet filled with PD materials
  • Opportunity for face-to-face virtual mentoring

Applications Due:  October 13, 2014

For program specifics and timeline: http://lileadproject.org/the-lilead-fellows-program

Questions email: lileadproject@gmail.com

Share the attached flyer with your school library supervisor and encourage him/her to apply today!

Free Banned Books Week Webinar

authorSchool Library System September 18, 2014

NOVELNY - Gale Webinars for September

authorSchool Library System September 17, 2014

A message from NOVELNY:

Gale has scheduled the following webinars for NOVELNY databases for the month of September. Please see dates, times and registration information below.

What’s New with NOVELNY/Gale Resources?

Have you noticed some changes in your NOVELNY/Gale resources? Gale has come out with several new tools and improvements over the last few months and we want to show them off! In the one hour webinar we’ll cover:

  • Term Clusters, a new tool for searching and analyzing search results.
  • InterLink, a tool that links articles from periodicals and PowerSearch to reference documents from Gale Virtual Reference Library for deeper understanding of the material in your article.
  • The new look and content for Kids InfoBits.

A continuing education certificate will be provided upon completion.

Please note: This session’s audio will be provided via the web conference; earphones or a headset are recommended. (Audio via a phone conference is not available.)

Monday, September 22, 2014 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Register here: https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?d=924226366&t=a

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Register here: https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?d=923244109&t=a

For other webinars please see Gale’s general training calendar at http://solutions.cengage.com/gale-training/webinars/.

If you have questions about the webinars please contact Gale at http://access.gale.com/noveltech/ (to submit questions online) or gale.technicalsupport@cengage.com or 1-800-877-4253 (press 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).

Job Opening: School Library Media Specialist - Pittsford, NY

authorSchool Library System September 16, 2014

The Pittsford Central School District has an opening for a full-time elementary school library media specialist.  Interested candidates should apply using the Monroe #1 BOCES Online Web Recruitment System at https://secure.myschooljobs.org/monroe1/ by September 19, 2014.

Free Webinar on 2015 Money Smart Week @ Your Library

Register for the FREE 2015 Money Smart Week webinar on Wednesday, October 1, 2014.  This hour-long session will provide you with resources and ideas to partner with others in your community, campus, or school. Money Smart Week @ your library, April 18-25, 2015, is a national initiative between ALA and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to provide financial literacy programming.  For more details click on the Money Smart Week icon.

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Banned Books Week Handbook

authorSchool Library System September 15, 2014

Click here to download a copy of the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook.

Click on the icon above for additional tools to help plan your Banned Books Week celebrations.

2014 Fall into Books Children’s and Teens Literature Conference

authorSchool Library System September 8, 2014

Join us for the 2014 Fall into Books Children’s and Teens Literature Conference!

Date: Friday, October 17, 2014

Location: Ramada Fishkill , 542 Route 9, Fishkill, NY 12524


Regular registration: $65 Postmarked by September 19, 2014

Keynote Speaker: Mark Siegel

Author Speaker: Patricia Reilly Giff

Local Authors: Stefan BolzRenee Pearce (author) & Kaylin Ruffino (illustrator), Jacqueline Dooley

2014 FIB Discussion groups and schedule

2014 FIB Registration Form

Click here to see photos from past FIB Conferences!

Reposted Job Opening - Elementary Library Media Specialist, Rome, NY

authorSchool Library System September 6, 2014

The Rome City School District reposted an opening for a NYS certified Library Media Specialist in a K-4 building (approximately 450 students) with a full-time aide and a recently renovated library. Please send resume and cover letter to the building principal, Sherry Lubey, 1001 Ruby Street, Rome, NY 13440 315-338-5371.

Scholastic Webinars for September (10th & 23rd)

authorSchool Library System September 4, 2014

Scholastic has scheduled the following webinars for NOVELNY databases for the month of September. Please see dates, times and registration information below.

September 10, 2014, 3:30pm
Scholastic is hosting customized NOVELNY training sessions to help inform NOVELNY users about Scholastic GO!’s program features and how to incorporate Scholastic GO! into schools and public libraries. In this training they will focus on all eight of the online databases now available via NOVELNY, which include Amazing Animals of the World, America the Beautiful, The New Book of Popular Science, Lands and Peoples, Encyclopedia Americana, New Book of Knowledge, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia and La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre.
Please register at https://scholastic.webex.com/scholastic/onstage/g.php?d=652868774&t=a
Event password: fall
Call in number: 1-866-422-5206
Participant code: 6183780556

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