From A(norexia) to Z(its): Providing Health Information to Teens

authorSchool Library System September 3, 2015

New Grant Opportunity

authorSchool Library System August 28, 2015

A Message from NYLINE:

The new “Autism Welcome Here: Library Programs, Services and More” grant is sponsored by Libraries and Autism and funded by Barbara Klipper, librarian and author of Programming for Children and Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ALA, 2014). The grant honors Libraries and Autism co-founder Meg Kolaya and her groundbreaking work promoting inclusion and connecting the autism and library communities.

Each year, a total of $5,000 will be awarded. Depending on the applications received, one grant for the full amount or multiple grants for smaller amounts totaling $5,000 may be awarded. Any type of library in the United States can apply, and the proposal can fund programs and/or services for any age group.

Applications will be accepted from September 1st through December 1st 2015. For more information and access to the online application form, go to

15th Anniversary Library of Congress National Book Festival

authorSchool Library System August 26, 2015

“TumbleBook of the Day” Added to Day By Day NY Website

authorSchool Library System August 24, 2015

A message from the NYS Library:

TumbleBooks’ has a free “TumbleBook of the Day” program, which we have added to the Day By Day NY website. So now, in addition to the “One More Story” book that changes daily, there is also a TumbleBook that changes daily. Visit to read today’s “One More Story book” and TumbleBook.

Serving Library Users on the Autism Spectrum: Project PALS

authorSchool Library System August 21, 2015

Florida State University professors have teamed with people with autism to make it easier for people with autism to use the library. Project PALS (Panhandle Autism Library Services) is an online course for librarians designed to teach the unique challenges and needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorder, regardless of age. The project is funded by a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

To learn more about the free online course click here.

5 Things You Thought You Knew About Teens and Social Media

authorSchool Library System August 19, 2015

Online Course: Teaching Skills for Librarians - Registration Deadline 9/14

authorSchool Library System August 18, 2015

The New York Library Association, in partnership with the College of Saint Rose, is pleased to offer this exciting ONLINE professional development program. Please distribute widely to all those who may be interested.

Public and academic librarians are often called upon to deliver educational instruction and training, even though these skills required to do so are not always covered as part of their MLS education. This program was developed in order to provide librarians with a basic set of skills for teaching adult learners.

Teaching Skills for Librarians
A Professional Development Course Offered in Collaboration with the College of Saint Rose

Course Description
The College of St. Rose in cooperation with the New York Library Association is offering a professional development course for librarians. The course will be offered as a completely online study experience. The modules will engage students in the development of foundational skills for teaching and learning for librarians; delivery of Instruction about libraries and library skills; use of technology for teaching and information resources for teaching library skills; and the need for collaboration in selecting content for effectively teaching library skills. The course will run from:
Monday, September 14, 2015 through Friday, November 20, 2015 Read more »

Free School Library Advocacy Packs

authorSchool Library System August 17, 2015

School library advocacy packs containing tools to spread the word about the many ways school librarians are transforming teaching and learning are now freely available through the ALA Store. Sponsored by Bound to Stay Bound Books, these specially created packs are available while supplies last. School library advocates pay only for shipping. The advocacy pack includes 25 copies of a limited print edition of the digital supplement AASL produced in collaboration with American Libraries.

Job Posting: School Library Media Specialist/Librarian - Turin, NY

authorSchool Library System August 14, 2015



There will be an opening beginning September 1, 2015 at the South Lewis Middle-High School for a School Library media Specialist/Librarian.  Must have Library Media Specialist Certification.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, application, resume and copies of certification to:

Mr. Douglas Premo, Superintendent
South Lewis Central Schools
PO Box 10
Turin, NY 13473
Telephone 315-348-2500

The deadline for applying for this position is Tuesday, August 18, 2015.

2016 SSL Conference

Save the date and send your proposals!

The 2016 SSL Conference, hosted by ENYSLMA, will be May 5-7 at the Desmond Hotel in Albany. We are now accepting workshop proposals; a link to the Call for Presentations form can be found on the conference site at

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