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Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES SLS

SLS Updates 2018-2019

On behalf of the BOCES 2 SLS Staff thank you for your: faith, collaboration, wiliness to try something new, general awesomeness, and collegiality this past school year!  We are honored to work with you and thank you for all you do for the students in our region J.
 

          1.     OverDrive Update:

·       OverDrive has granted unlimited access to several different eBooks for the summer.  They are listed in a   Collection when you log into OverDrive.

                                   i.      For more information: https://resources.overdrive.com/summer-read)

·    We have started purchasing new content for the 2019-2020 school year.  Many of these titles are now available in OverDrive.

·    If you have suggestions for additional titles to add please let Jim or Randy know.

·   Gates Chili and Greece: your district provided funds to purchase eBooks and audiobooks for outstanding holds.  Please let your students know.
 

          2.     myON Summer Reading:

·        Once again State Ed is partnering with myON to offer free summer reading.

·     These titles are best for nonfiction and do not contain popular fiction (if you are looking for popular fiction please visit our OverDrive collection).

·     Attached is a handout regarding this program.

·     For additional information please visit: http://www.summerreadingnys.org/myon/
 

          3.     Tech Camp:

·     This summer, Tech Camp will be held at Monroe 2 BOCES ESC Building on August 21. We are looking for sessions on various topics, and invite you to submit a proposal to present a session. All regular sessions will be 45 minutes long.

·    We are looking for librarians to submit proposals to teach a session: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScXal1j8KQTBHUKH3tFfJooUzxtJiOovswfaawDVjf0uw22DQ/viewform

·     To register- see the link under Summer / Fall 2019 PD

 

          4.     Summer / Fall 2019 PD:

·         Librarian Tech Camp 2019

o   Dates: 8/21/2019, full day

o   This year's Librarian Tech Camp will be a single day event. The day will open with a key note from Project Look Sharp on news and media literacy. Participants will then attend breakout sessions focusing on: digital citizenship, escape rooms, genrefication, student data, school and public library collaboration, mindfulness in a library, diversity audits and diverse collections, library redesign, Social Emotional Learning, website design, coding for girls, library sustainability, ISTE Standards...plus much more! Note- lunch will be provided.

·         OverDrive for Librarians

o   Dates: 10/1/2019, 4:00-5:00 PM

o   We'll explore Overdrive Marketplace where you can go to purchase new titles, compile collections of recommended books, assign titles to classes or reading groups, upload original content, and run reports about ebook usage at your school.

·         Re-Imagining Information Fluency and Standards Alignment for our Students

o   Dates: 10/11/2019, full day

o   Students are the heart of any school library program. As school librarians, we know we must teach our students the skills they need to succeed in the ever-changing and complex information environment. The Empire State Information Fluency Continuum (ESIFC) has been re-imagined to provide a guide for that teaching; it is a comprehensive PD-12 continuum of the skills, responsibilities, and dispositions that will enable our students to flourish, both personally and academically. The skills of the ESIFC will align with the expectations of various national and New York State standards documents, including NextGen science standards, New York's Social Studies and ELA standards, and AASL and ISTE standards. In this workshop, we will explore the new ESIFC and translate it into action. You will discover essential skills of inquiry, multiple literacies, design thinking, social responsibility, and even student agency. Most importantly, you will be able to collaborate with colleagues to develop personalized approaches, lessons, formative assessments, and strategies to transform teaching and learning in your school.

·         Destiny & OverDrive: Ask Us Anything

o   Dates: 10/11/2019, 9:00-12:00

o   Designed for library support staff…Learn more about the library tech tools that you use every day. We'll have a menu of tips, tricks, and tweaks to get the afternoon started, but please bring along any questions or problems you would like us to tackle.

·         OverDrive for Teachers

o   Dates: 10/16/2019, 4:00-5:00 PM

o   Please share with your teachers!

o   Come and explore the new Monroe 2 BOCES ebook and audiobook library in OverDrive! We'll explore the Sora app, which has features specially geared to the classroom use of ebooks. During this hands-on workshop, you'll learn how you can personalize the catalog and ebook interface, and try out features like highlight and insert notes, add new words to your glossary, and get your personal reader statistics.

·         BOCES 2 Makerspace Kits for Libraries: New this Year!

o   Dates: 10/24/2019, 12:30-3:30PM

o   Our Monroe 2 Maker collection has grown! If you're ready for some hands-on time with the new kits available for your library, this workshop is for you. For each tool, we will talk about how it works, how it can be used with students, and the educator resources that are available to support you.

·         Dive In To Digital Content For K-5

o   Dates: 11/7/2019, 12:30-3:30PM

o   Please share with your teachers!

o   If you're looking for digital content that is designed for the elementary classroom, we have stuff for you! Staff and students have access to a wealth of digital resources through the Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES School Library System, including eBooks, streaming video, and research databases. In this session, participants will learn more about accessing digital content and using it to support teaching and learning in the classroom.

·         Dive In To Digital Content For 6-12 Social Studies

o   Dates: 12/3/2019, 12:30-3:30 PM

o   Please share with your teachers!

o   If you're looking for digital content that is designed for the middle/high school social studies classroom, we have stuff for you! Staff and students have access to a wealth of digital resources through the Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES School Library System, including eBooks, streaming video, and research databases. In this session, participants will learn more about accessing digital content and using it to support teaching and learning in the classroom.

·         Dive In To Digital Content For 6-12 Science

o   Dates: 12/12/2019, 12:30-3:30

o   Please share with your teachers!

o   If you're looking for digital content that is designed for the middle/high school science classroom, we have stuff for you! Staff and students have access to a wealth of digital resources through the Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES School Library System, including eBooks, streaming video, and research databases. In this session, participants will learn more about accessing digital content and using it to support teaching and learning in the classroom.
 

          5.     Summer Planning:

·         If you are in this summer and would like to meet with Jim, Lindsay, Randy, or Patti please let us know!
 

          6.     Library Annual Report:

·     From Jennifer LaGarde…info on what to consider if creating an annual report for your library

·     https://www.librarygirl.net/blog/it-s-annual-report-season-here-are-some-tips-to-help-you-effectively-tell-your-story

 

         1.     OverDrive Updates:

·        Attached are two graphs which show the type of content found in our shared regional collection

·       Recently we purchased a handful of Spanish titles.  You can search by language or use this link: https://soraapp.com/library/m2bocesny/generated-1007920/page-1

·       Current usage is 47,291 items checked out this school year!

·       Currently we have 673 student and staff holds

 

         2.     Librarian Tech Camp:

·         August 21st at Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES (Spencerport)

·       Keynote will be Project Look Sharp from Ithaca College with a focus on New and Media Literacy

·       Call for Session Proposals: https://goo.gl/forms/F8VxspdWUc1Auz2C3 

·       To Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=3089845&D=18636

 

         3.     WXXI Updates:

·         Attached are June off-air recording highlights

·       ROC Teen Film Festival: https://www.wxxi.org/sites/default/files/rtff_poster_2019.pdf

 

         4.     Public Library Updates:

·        The Seymour Library will host the nationally touring Digital Bookmobile on August 10 & 11 from 10am-5pm on Brockport’s Main Street during the Brockport Arts Festival!  Readers of all ages are invited to learn about the digital collection and experience it at this free community event. Please stop by the Digital Bookmobile event to tour the truck, receive training, get your OverDrive questions answered, and join the OverDrive staff in assisting patrons.

·      Public Library Summer Reading theme is A Journey Through Space

                                                               i.     From the NYS Library: This June, help creative minds blast off with A Journey Through Space featuring Gale’s Research In Context and Kids InfoBits. To support A Journey Through Space and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, Gale has created trading cards for our solar system and a library activity guide available here. Additionally, Kids InfoBits has added several topic overviews, including the Big Bang Theory, Earth, Neil Armstrong, and Planets, and have updated existing topics such as Astronomy, Galileo, Mars, Sally Ride, and much more
 

         5.     Copyright Alert:

·         Lawsuits against schools rarely make the news due to nondisclosure agreements

·       Recent lawsuit against a school in Texas for breaking copyright

·       https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/education/article/Federal-jury-HISD-staff-repeatedly-violated-13895634.php

·       I am sharing as an awareness piece that copyright is real thing and needs to be treated with respect (and as part of digital citizenship)
 

         6.     3 Apples Book Award:

·         This is a NY Award were NY kids vote on the winners!  Voting took place in April, 2019

·       Young Readers Category: The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors

·       Children’s Category: Harry Potter and the Scorer’s Stone

·       Teen Category: It

·       For more information about the history of the award, visit nyla.org/3apples

 

 

           1.     NYSUT Endorses School Librarians in every NYS School

·        On Saturday NYSUT held its annual assembly meeting in Albany.

·        At this meeting the NYSUT voting delegates unanimously voted to endorse the Certified School Library Media Specialists and School Libraries Through New York State resolution

·        To view the resolution: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DQ-KYBinAViVKBCp_aCkVALIJxki4zCg5Y51wh0SR-U/edit?fbclid=IwAR1vvfxljX3qNXZ9DI0jXEuqj-_G4GzA8gJz2qT_hPLR5KaZQhf7BoOzrLM

·        The next step is for NYSUT to work with NYLA.  NYLA has this as a legislative priority as well.  There is currently bills to support this in both the Assembly and the Senate. 
 

                2.     Re-Imagined Information Fluency Continuum (IFC)

·        Dr. Stripling is finished work on updating the IFC.  It will infuse ISTE Standards, AASL Standards, and Next Gen Standards

·        Dr. Stripling will be coming to Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES to do a full day workshop on the newly re-imaged IFC on Friday, October 11.

·        We are looking for images of students to include in the new IFC!  We need all age levels, diversity, and a variety of activities (some group, some individual).   If you have images that can be used please send to me ASAP!  There is a massive time crunch on this as the Re-Imagined IFC will be unveiled later this month at the NYLA/SSL Conference in Syracuse.
 

            3.     ILL End Dates

·         Last day to request a new title: May 24

·         All ILL books due back by June 10

·         If you make a side deal with another library feel free to use 5 Systems, but I do not need to know about it

·         Later in June I will send out a survey to gather your ILL Stats which I have to include in my annual report
 

            4.     Inventory

·        Reminder, the SLS has both wired (21 total)  and wireless (12 total) scanners you can borrow for inventory

·        In the Media Portal do a search for Symbol Scanner.  Select the scanner you would like to use by clicking the Book Item button.  Select the dates and number of scanners you would like.

·        Last year Randy sent out a ROAR on Inventory with tips, tricks and suggestions.  To review this specific ROAR: https://libguides.monroe2boces.org/slshome/roar#s-lib-ctab-16700915-2

·        If you would like on-site training or a refresher please contact Randy or Patti at lat@monroe2boces.org

 

            5.     SLS End of Year Evaluation

·         Each year the SLS asks EACH AND EVERY school librarian / TOSA in School Library to fill out an end of year evaluation of the SLS and related services

·         We use this data to improve our ability to provide high quality service to you, your staff, and your students

·         The goal each year is to have 100% participation

·         Please complete this by May 30, 2019. 

·         To access the evaluation: http://monroe2boces.libsurveys.com/SLS-End-of-Year-Evaluation

·         Please plan on a dedicated 20-25 minutes to complete the evaluation

 

 

                1.       Patti DiPassio, BOCES 2 Library Automation

·         Please join me in welcoming Patti DiPassio to the Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES SLS Library Automation Team!

·         Patti’s email address: pdipassi@monroe2boces.org.  You can also reach her using lat@monroe2boces.org.

·         A note from Patti: I am very excited to be joining the School Library System and Instructional Media Department at Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES.   Most recently, I was at RIT, first in the Wallace Library and then in the International Student Services Office where I managed the database of international students and kept them in status with US Immigration.  Before RIT, I worked many years at the Monroe County Library System in the Library Automation Department.  I live in Ogden with my husband.  Our son, who lives in Brighton, graduated last May from RIT with his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering, and is now attending the U of R, pursuing his PhD in Acoustical Engineering.   We have a 12-year-old “puppy” at home too.  In my spare time, I love to read (mainly mysteries).  I also love to bake and my cupcakes are in high demand at family parties.  I look forward to being of service to you.

·         From Jim- Patti made cupcakes this morning and they are absolutely amazing J
 

           2.     Soundzabound

·         We have added a new Soundzabound Volume to our collection called Creativity Unleased

·         Featuring soaring piano pieces, rocking arrangements, news themes and motivational music, this collection of upbeat and inspirational pieces will give school video projects an artistic boost. Teachers will find this collection perfect for news shows, morning announcements, music-on-hold, student media projects and all sporting events.

·         To access this and all other Soundzabound Volumes please visit: https://www.soundzabound.com/

·         If you would like training or assistance using Soundzabound please contact Lindsay Neumire (lneumire@monroe2boces.org)
 

            3.     Free teen audiobooks for the summer

·         https://www.audiobooksync.com/

·         SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. Returning April 25, 2019, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes.   In 2018, 26 titles were given away over 13 weeks.

·         This week’s selections are Swing by Kwame Alexander & Mary Rand Hess and Blink & Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones

 

            4.     High School to College: Supporting Student Success

·         Join us for this full-day conference where you'll have the opportunity to learn from your colleagues as we talk about ways to help our students successfully transition from high school to college. This conference will feature breakout sessions, panels, and poster sessions with plenty of time for one-on-one conversations and making connections with educators from around the region. 

·         Target Audience are High School Senior Teachers and Librarians; First Year College Professors and Librarians, Public Librarians

·         Still plenty of room to register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=3044354

·         Please promote this to your senior teachers, especially ELA, Social Studies, and anyone else who does research!

·         Breakout Sessions: https://libguides.monroe2boces.org/hs2college/breakout

·         Poster Sessions: https://libguides.monroe2boces.org/hs2college/poster

·         Who is attending: https://libguides.monroe2boces.org/hs2college/attendees
 

             5.     Library Of Congress

·         For the 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week, the Library of Congress is making some of its oldest children’s books available in a free online collection. The oldest was printed in 1787-  “The Cat’s Party” from 1871. 

·         In the 1830s and 1840s, when America shifted from importing children’s literature from Britain to publishing its own, the messages changed, according to Jacqueline Coleburn, the library’s rare book cataloger.  And that was from “be content where you are,” she said, to: “Be a good person and you can improve your station in life and that will make you happy

 

 

    1.     High School to College: Supporting Student Success

·         The High School to College program is looking awesome!

·         May 22, 2019 from 8:30-3:30 at SUNY College at Brockport

·         The breakout sessions are now posted.  Attendees will pick one session from each time block

                                                               i.      https://libguides.monroe2boces.org/hs2college/breakout

·         To see which schools and colleges are attending:

                                                               i.      https://libguides.monroe2boces.org/hs2college/attendees

·         We are still accepting Poster Session proposals.  Our hope is that every institution that attends presents during one of the Poster Session times.  These are meant to highlight what type of research projects, information literacy skills, inquiry based learning…is taking place in your school. 

                                                               i.      To submit a poster session: http://rrlc.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0d6e072d96610ebae05073367&id=138c534d93&e=60248e4eea

·         To register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=3044354

·         Please encourage your senior teachers to attend!
 

           2.     Summer Reading:

·         I have received requests asking which schools do summer reading projects and what it looks like

·         If your school does one can you please share with me what is done
 

           3.     Virtual Field Trips

·         Virtual Field Trips are a great way to bring experts into your library or classroom!

·         A list of free trips for May is attached.  If your class would like to participate, please email Donna Farren (dfarren@monroe2boces.org).

·         There are a wide variety of trips available – so feel free to reach out to Donna, our Distance Learning Specialist, to find out more about topics available or to do presentations or trainings to your schools.

·         Please see the attached list
 

           4.     DK Eyewitness Renaissance Book:

·         Hilton Village Elementary School is weeding this title from their book room

·         They have 26 copies available

·         The books are in EXCELLENT condition

·         To learn more about the book: https://www.amazon.com/Eyewitness-Renaissance-Alison-Cole/dp/078945582X/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1556123576&refinements=p_lbr_books_series_browse-bin%3ADK+Eyewitness+Books&s=books&sr=1-1

·         If you are interested please contact Heidi Green: HGREEN@hilton.k12.ny.us
 

           5.     WXXI Update:

·         From Cara Rager (crager@wxxi.org): Citizen Science Project Outreach Project (part of the PBS Nature’s American Spring LIVE)

                                                               i.      What is citizen science? WXXI has created a few one-sheets that might be helpful in sharing with your colleagues around this question

1.       Attached are 2 sets of one-sheets – (1) overview of citizen science and sample citizen science projects, (2) how to use iNaturalist

2.       Note: I *highly* recommend exploring both iNaturalist and SciStarter if you have never heard of them before. These are both great tools for educators and great entry-points into participating in citizen science

                                                              ii      WXXI Nature Challenge -  During the entire month of April, WXXI is encouraging people in our viewing area to get outside anywhere they may be and observe nature using the free iNaturalist app. The app works on all devices and is a great place for logging observations of wild animals, plants, insects, signs of animal life (i.e. tracks) and helps identify the ecology in our region.

                                                             iii.     American Spring LIVE series will be highlighting 6 citizen science projects during the broadcast premier that are free to participate in.
(all of the projects are described and linked on this page: https://www.wxxi.org/highlights/2019/04/get-involved-citizen-science-projects)

1.       SciStarter (Arizona State University)

2.       Celebrate Urban Birds (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)

3.       Track a Lilac (USA National Phenology Network)

4.       The Great Sunflower Project (San Francisco State University)

5.       Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (University of Minnesota Monarch Lab)

6.       Bird Cams (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)

                                                               iv.    American Spring LIVE 3-part series airs on WXXI-TV beginning April 29th – May 1st at 8 p.m. It will also stream live on PBS Nature Facebook.

1.       You can watch preview clips and read more about each of the three episodes here: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/american-spring-live/

·         WXXI Off Air Highlights for May are attached

                                                               i.      If you would like any of these programs recorded please complete the Off Air request form: https://libguides.monroe2boces.org/slshome/offair

            6.     PhD in Information Science

·         The University at Buffalo is starting a new PhD Program in Information Science has been approved, to start in spring 2020

·         The program will be online, with a one-week required residency period annually

·         For more information please contact Dan Albertson (dalbert@buffalo.edu) or Heidi Julien (heidijul@buffalo.edu)

 

           1.     Sora / OverDrive update

·         OverDrive is supporting Summer Reading with FREE eBooks and audiobooks!  No waiting list as they are unlimited use!

·         June 6 – Aug 15 students can sign out one of the titles and enjoy it for 3 weeks

·         30 Juvenile/YA titles to select from

·         Check out the marketing materials OverDrive has put together – including social media graphics, worksheets and more
 

           2.     Video Streaming Add-On for popular movies

·         SWANK has a new video streaming service that can be added onto your Media Library subscription

·         This is the same company that provides Movie Licensing USA which allows you to show most popular movies for non-educational purposes

·         It is $.90 a student.  If a school already subscribes to Movie Licensing USA there will be a discount in pricing

·         It is intended for educational use only (if you have the Movie Licensing USA you can show for entertainment)

·         Teachers have the ability to assign through Google or Schoology a movie for their students to watch

                                                               i.      Example: A 7th grade teacher is reading Wonder and wants to show the video.  They put a clickable link to the video into Google Classroom or Schoology for students who were absent so they can watch from home

·         The studios they cover include: Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios,  Focus Features, MGM, Columbia Pictures, Lionsgate, Miramax, Magnolia Pictures, plus a few others

                                                               i.      Movie Licensing USA covers other studios not included in this product (primarily Disney)

·         The school bundle starts with the most used films in education.  There is the ability to add (at no charge) additional titles.

                                                               i.      Here is the list: https://www.swank.com/k-12-streaming/bucket/13796-k-12-top-200

                                                              ii.      Use the search button in the top right to look for other titles that could be added

·         If a teacher is looking to add a title that is not on the platform but available through the studio they will need to fill out a request and how they plan to use it instructionally.  The company will review it and if it is aligned to teaching they will add it.

                                                               i.      Example- a teacher this past year was doing a lesson around How The Grinch Stole Christmas.  This was not included but after filling out the form they included it
 

           3.     Tech Camp

·         Librarian Tech Camp will be Wednesday August 21, 2019 at Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES, 3599 Big Ridge Rd, Spencerport

·         To register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=3089845&D=18636

·         Key Note will be Chris Sperry from Project Look Sharp with a focus on News and Media Literacy

·         There is a call for proposals for workshop sessions: https://rrlc.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0d6e072d96610ebae05073367&id=59e8ae3566&e=c672f8abf3

                                                               i.      ISTE Standards in Libraries

                                                             ii.      Digital Citizenship

                                                            iii.      Escape Rooms / Mystery Boxes

                                                            iv.      Student Data Privacy

                                                             v.      Genrefication

                                                            vi.      Moving from a Fixed Schedule to a Flexible Schedule

                                                           vii.      Schools and Public Libraries Working Together

                                                          viii.      Mindfulness in the Library

                                                            ix.      Diversity Audits / Creating Diverse Collections

                                                             x.      Library Redesign

                                                            xi.      Creating Inclusive Libraries (LGBTQ, ELL, Students with Disabilities, etc.)

                                                           xii.      Emotional Social Learning

                                                          xiii.      Coding for Girls

                                                          xiv.      Sustainable Libraries
 

           4.     Spring Virtual Field Trips

·         Attached is a listing of various Spring Field Trips available to students through Distance Learning

·         To register- contact Donna Farren: dfarren@monroe2boces.org
 

           5.     St. John Fisher College

·         The Graduate School of Education’s School Library Media Program is asking share the below video with new teachers who are exploring Master’s Degree options

·         What a great way to build advocate for your program in your school!

·         Informational video: https://youtu.be/lTFROEbAY1M

·         To learn more: https://www.sjfc.edu/graduate-programs/ms-in-library-media/

           1.     FactCite 123 Lingo

·         ELL Database

·        Features clean screen designs and presents nonfiction content in English and Spanish to support social studies and science.  Modules include Biography, Mythology, the Elements, the Planets, Earth Science, Biomes, Animals, Countries, U.S. States, and  Landmarks. (More modules coming soon!)

·        Attached is additional information

·        Trial until April 30

o   http://www.factcite.com

o   Username & Password: monroe2trial
 

           2.     Opinion Rhapsody

·        Parody around Social Media and Opinions.

·        High quality video, music, and lyrics- my personal opinion- I was highly impressed and would be showing this to my students   if I were in a High School

·        Could be great to use with Digital Citizenship with older kids (there are a few items that may be inappropriate for younger   viewers)

·        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IABRgZH12YA
 

           3.     Digies Awards

·        DIGIES is a FREE, digital arts festival that celebrates youth achievements in digital arts, media and production. Submissions are open to school age children and young adults, from Pre-Kindergarten until 12th grade and are accepted through schools, arts councils or public libraries.  This is sponsored by Genesee Valley BOCES.

·        Submissions are open to both school projects and personal work. If you have digital artists, photographers, musicians or content creators then this is a great way to recognize and celebrate the work they are doing. 

·        Attached is a brochure and a poster

·        If you have any questions, please contact Brian Mayer bmayer@gvboces.org
 

            4.     Questar III BOCES (Albany area)

·        Questar III BOCES is looking for a full-time (12-month schedule) School Library Systems Specialist based out of our central office in  Castleton, NY.

·        This position is responsible for assisting school librarians and library staff within Rensselaer, Columbia and Greene counties. The incumbent works closely with school librarians to assist with database orders and to provide support related to system programs and services. The position conducts trainings on various topics and services; manages the library automation catalog patron and bibliographic records; maintains the system wide union catalog; actively participates in professional development; assists the Director with reporting requirements; and other duties as assigned.

·        Qualified candidates must have valid NYS Library Media Specialist certification.  Preferred candidates will have minimum of three years of SLMS experience and knowledge of library trends; knowledge of automated information management systems; excellent communication, organizational and computer skills; knowledge of instructional methods, strategies, and pedagogy; knowledge of curriculum development processes and learning theories; and knowledge of national and state standards for information and technology literacy. 

·        Questar III BOCES prefers an online application – please apply at www.olasjobs.org/capital.  In addition to your on-line application, please scan and upload supporting documentation including resume, certification, and letters of reference.

·        For more information on Questar III, please visit www.questar.org

·        Application Deadline is April 12, 2019

·        Please apply on OLAS: https://www.pnwboces.org/olas/#!/JobDetailInfo?jobNumber=QTBN0148313-7020
 

             5.     BrainPop Professional Development

·     Certified BrainPOP Educator Training (for instructional coaches and those who help teachers)

·       This workshop will provide the foundation for earning a “Certified BrainPOP Educator” designation. Over the last few years, BrainPOP has added a breadth of new, interactive features; enabled individual accounts; and given students the ability to submit their work for feedback from teachers. These features add power to BrainPOP, while maintaining the simplicity, quality, and humor that you’ve come to expect. The CBE program was developed by the BrainPOP Educators team - all former teachers themselves - to help you take full advantage of the tools that come with a school’s subscription. It is designed to help you become a more confident and competent BrainPOP user - and have a fun doing it!

·       Session 1: Thursday April 25 8:00-11:45 at Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES: 3599 Big Ridge Rd Spencerport.  https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=3057735&D=18636

·       Session 2: Thursday April 25 12:45-4:30 at Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES: 3599 Big Ridge Rd Spencerport.  https://www.mylearningplan.com/ProgramAdmin/ProgramAdmin.asp?M=M&I=3057742

 

·         BrainPop User Group for Classroom Teachers (for classroom teachers)

 

§   This is an opportunity to meet and share information around how you are using BrainPOP in your districts, while learning more about what BrainPOP can offer. We will have the opportunity to gain some professional development and learn about the new feature your BrainPOP subscriptions offer.

§   Session 1: Wednesday April 24 8:30-11:30 at Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES: 3599 Big Ridge Rd Spencerport.  https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=3057336&D=18636

§   Session 2: Wednesday April 24 12:30-3:30 at Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES: 3599 Big Ridge Rd Spencerport.  https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=3057339&D=18636

 

 6.     Kathleen Odean

·         Best New Children's Books for Grades K-5 5/2/2019 at Monroe 1 BOCES (15 Linden Park)

                                                               i.      In this engaging workshop, Kathleen Odean will introduce outstanding books published during the last year for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. She will present excellent new picture books, easy readers, fiction, nonfiction, biography, and poetry. They will include read-alouds, independent reading titles, and books for reading clubs and discussion groups. The workshop will offer practical ideas for promoting the books and integrating them into classrooms. Participants will learn about resources, websites, display ideas, and extension activities to use with these and other books. Each participant will receive an extensive handout of resource lists and curriculum-related booklists. The day will also incorporate time to share ideas with each other. Registration is limited to school and public librarians and teachers in the Monroe One and Monroe 2- Orleans BOCES Regions.  Note- this is in the Monroe One BOCES MLP Catalog.

·         Best New Books for Young Adults (Grades 5-12) 5/3/2019 at Monroe 2 BOCES (3599 Big Ridge Rd)

                                                               i.      In this popular workshop, Kathleen Odean highlights the very best recently published books for young adults, including a variety of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. She shares practical activities and proven tips for promoting the books and integrating them into the curriculum. This lively informative day gives participants a wealth of top new titles to share with students both in the curriculum and for independent reading. Participants will receive a comprehensive handout of related guides, resources, activities, and ideas aligned with the Common Core Standards and employing a variety of technology tools. Registration is limited to school and public librarians and teachers in the Monroe #1 and Monroe 2 BOCES service areas.  Note- this is in the Monroe One BOCES MLP Catalog.

 

 

          1.     Best Books Workshops- for teachers, librarians, literacy specialists…

·         Best Books for Children (K-5)

                                                               i.      Thursday, May 2, 2019, from 8:30-3:30

                                                              ii.      Monroe One BOCES (15 Linden Park). 

                                                             iii.     To register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13458&I=3052509

·        Best Books for Young Adults (6-12)

                                                               i.      Friday, May 3, 2019, from 8:30-3:30

                                                              ii.     at Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES (Big Ridge Road, Spencerport)

                                                             iii.    To register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13458&I=3052544

·        Please forward to anyone you think would be interested.  Note- only open to those in Monroe One or Monroe 2-Orleans  regions.  Also open to any public librarians.

·        Free to attend!
 

          2.     High School to College: Supporting Student Success

·        May 22 from 8:30-3:30 at SUNY Brockport

·        Join us for this full-day conference where you'll have the opportunity to learn from your colleagues as we talk about ways to help our students successfully transition from high school to college. This conference will feature breakouts, panels, and poster sessions, with plenty of time for one-on-one conversations and making connections with educators from around the region.

·        Free to attend!

·        Open to High School teachers/Librarians/Administrators, College Professors/Librarians, Public Librarians…whoever is interested in this topic!

·        To register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=3044354

·        Call for Proposals

                                                   i.      Poster Sessions: We’re looking for poster sessions featuring research projects from both high school and first year college level that represent a wide range of student experiences.

                                                  ii.      Breakout Sessions: We're also looking for breakout sessions on all topics related to student success, such as: first generation college students, Scaffolding instructional sessions for classes with a range of research skill levels, Teaching strategies, How college culture and research/classroom learning come together, Student resilience & self-advocacy, Preparing for college level writing in all its modalities, Crosswalking information literacy standards and frameworks (AASL & ACRL), Helping English language learners achieve success, Thinking inclusively & universal design, Information literacy and its connection to critical thinking, Digital citizenship, Supporting the whole student (social emotional learning), How public libraries support high school & college students, OTHER TOPICS - SUBMIT YOUR IDEA

                                                  iii.      To submit a proposal: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScDRKaHwdeyRkOgBcy-s5XEOvTldNswvF6rnSHAQb3ScnPKOg/viewform

·         Please share with anyone who may be interested!
 

           3.     Donalyn Miller coming to Rochester:

·        Donalyn Miller (aka The Book Whisperer) is presenting TWO free sessions on May 28, 2019 at the Monroe County Central Library (Downtown).  This opportunity is sponsored by Scholastic in collaboration with Monroe County Library System and Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES School Library System and all are invited to attend.

·       SESSION 1: Access to Books: Game Changer for Kids  9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

                                                        i.   Children with meaningful access to books achieve at higher levels and experience greater engagement with reading. In this session, examine the current research on book access in schools, libraries, and homes; discuss intellectual and cultural access concerns including diversity and leveling; and explore resources and strategies for developing and sustaining high-quality classroom library collections that support students’ reading lives. Information based on Game Changer! Book Access for All Kids, published November 2018.

                                                      ii.    Target Audience: classroom teachers, librarians, K-12 reading specialists, administrators, literacy coaches

                                                    iii.    To Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=3020602&D=18636

·         SESSION 2: Invest in Children’s Reading Lives All Year 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

                                                       i.    The institutional emphasis on standardized testing places students’ reading test scores in front of children’s reading lives. Extensive research proves that children with positive reading identities and the opportunity to read independently at school and home achieve at higher levels on reading tests. In this presentation, Donalyn Miller, describes the factors that engage children with reading both at school and home—ensuring both their academic success and their lifelong reading habits.

                                                      ii.   Target Audience: classroom teachers, librarians, K-12 reading specialists, administrators, literacy coaches

                                                    iii.    To Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=3020612&D=18636

·         To learn more about Donalyn Miller: https://bookwhsperer.com/
 

               4.       Message from RASL (Rochester Area School Librarians)

·        We are excited to announce a re-boot of our local NYLA/SSL professional organization, the details about our organization can be found at the top of the survey….but let me warn you, this is not re-booting to the same old way of business… we are looking to work hard for you  and offer games, prizes, professional development, friendships, networking and FUN!!!  The information from the survey will be helpful as we begin to organize our first RE-BOOT RASL event later in March… details coming soon… as well as an end of year author opportunity…

·        Please take a couple minutes, be honest and share your needs and concerns: https://goo.gl/forms/C4CfUmjl8DMeXCoc2
 

          5.       NYLA/SSL Conference

·        May 30 – June 1, 2019 in Syracuse

·        Registration is now open

·        https://sites.google.com/view/nyla-ssl2019/registration
 

           6.     WXXI:

·        Attached are the February 2019 WXXI Highlights

·        To request any of these items to be tapped please visit: https://libguides.monroe2boces.org/slshome/offair
 

           7.     OverDrive Update:

·        On Thursday February 7th we had our 25,000 checkout by a student at Spencerport Munn Elementary School

·         If you would like to review this resource or schedule training for your teachers please let Randy or Jim know

1.       Best New Books workshops:

·     Kathleen Odean Best Books for Children will be Thursday May 2 at Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES (3599 Big Ridge Rd, Spencerport).  Open to all teachers, librarians, administrators in the Monroe 2-Orleans region

·     Kathleen Odean Best Books for Young Adults will be Friday May 3 at Monroe One BOCES (15 Linden Ave, Penfield).  Open to all teachers, librarians, administrators in the Monroe 2-Orleans region

·     Please share with anyone in your district who may be interested in attending

·     Next week this will be available to register in MyLearningPlan

         2.       High School to College Information Fluency Continuum

·    Save the date: May 22 at SUNY Brockport

·    Designed for High School Teachers, High School Librarians, Administrators, College Professors, College Librarians

·    This day will consist of:

o   A panel of HS seniors discussing what research looks like to them

o   Poster sessions of typical high school level research

o   Concurrent sessions on various topics (topics are TBD)

o   A panel of first year college students discussing how they were and were not prepared)

o   Poster sessions from our area colleges and universities sharing what a freshmen/first year college research assignment looks like

·         More info to come! 

·         Please promote this to the teachers and administrators in your building and district!

         3.       Kids Discover

·     Leveled text for Social Studies and Science

·     Geared for students in grades 3-8

·     Kids Discover Online offers a growing library of over 2,000 engaging Science, Social Studies, and Nonfiction articles, written at 3 Lexile® Reading Levels. Reading levels are geared towards grades 3-8. Kids Discover Online includes lesson-planning tools for educators, standards and curriculum alignment, online assessments, and more.

·     20 minute webinar on how to use this product: https://online.kidsdiscover.com/webinars

·     Attached is a unique username and password for each school (and internal BOCES).  Please share with anyone who would be interested.  We have tried to use your regular username and password- a few schools could not and those are highlighted.

·     We have an extended trial for this until April 15, 2019

·     https://online.kidsdiscover.com

·     The company would love to give a webinar to anyone who would be interested in participating

         4.       Better Beginnings Award

                      The Better Beginnings Award celebrates the life and career of Helen Bach Moss, a New York State Educator who passed

                            away in 1988. The $5,000 award recognizes elementary teachers (PreK-6) who are gifted in finding and nurturing the

                            strengths of each student and fostering trusting relationships among pupils, parents, teachers, and administrators.

                       Questions may be directed to Elena Bruno, Coordinator of Better Beginnings Award, EB 4N at 518-486-2978 or 

                           elena.bruno@nysed.gov

                 .  Nomination Packet Deadline: Friday, February 8, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

                  .  Email completed applications to elena.bruno@nysed.gov with subject line: BBA

                 .  Please see the attached flyer and Better Beginnings Award webpage for further information: Helen Bach Moss

                            Memorial Better Beginnings Award

         5.       OverDrive

·     Attached are directions on getting your usage numbers from the OverDrive  Marketplace                                                                                                            

         6.       Teen Video Challenge

·     CSLP has made major changes to the Teen Video Challenge competition for “A Universe of Stories” in 2019, and the attached flyer and informational handout describe the new rules and timeline.  Submissions will no longer go to each state for judging, but will be submitted directly to CSLP for a national competition and judging.

·     The State Library has not yet received the updated submission forms and resource list from CSLP but once that happens, they will be added to the TVC page on the Summer Reading at New York Libraries site at http://www.summerreadingnys.org/teens/teens-video-challenge/ and will also be sent out on the NYLINE lists.

·     Attached are two documents relating to this!

 

         1.     Library Automation Position for Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES

·         BOCES is hiring for our Library Automation position

·         Please share this with anyone you think may be interested

·         https://monroe2boces.recruitfront.com/JobPosting?JID=4294
 

         2.     Media Literacy Grant

·    The EMTA (Educational Media Technology Association) is offering a Media Literacy Grant to schools in New York

·    There will be TWO $1,250 awards granted

·    Purpose:

                             i.     Support educators who provide resources and services that correlate to state and    national learning standards for instructional excellence promoting media literacy

OR

                            ii.     To provide funds for research projects or demonstration projects that can be replicated in other areas across the state and nation.

·    Attached is the application

·    For additional information and to see previous winners: https://www.edmediatech.org/media-literacy-project-grant
 

          3.     NYLA / SSL Conference

·    The 2019 NYLA/SSL School Librarian Conference will be May 30-June 1, 2019 in Syracuse, NY

·    The BOCES 2 School Library System is able to award up to eight scholarships to attend this conference

·    The scholarships will pay NYLA Member Conference registration fees.  Transportation, lodging and incidentals are on your own. 

·    Attached is the application for the scholarship.  It is due January 28, 2019. 

·    For more information on the conference: https://sites.google.com/view/nyla-ssl2019/home
 

          4.     Donalyn Miller (Book Whisper)

·     She is presenting TWO free sessions on May 28th at the Monroe County Central Library (Downtown).  This is sponsored by Scholastic and done in collaboration with Monroe County Library System and Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES School Library System

·    SESSION 1: Access to Books: Game Changer for Kids  9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

                              i.    Children with meaningful access to books achieve at higher levels and experience greater engagement with reading. In this session, examine the current research on book access in schools, libraries, and homes; discuss intellectual and cultural access concerns including diversity and leveling; and explore resources and strategies for developing and sustaining high-quality classroom library collections that support students’ reading lives. Information based on Game Changer! Book Access for All Kids, published November 2018.

                             ii.   Target Audience: classroom teachers, librarians, K-12 reading specialists, administrators, literacy coaches

                            iii.   To Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=3020602&D=18636

·         SESSION 2: Invest in Children’s Reading Lives All Year 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

                              i.   The institutional emphasis on standardized testing places students’ reading test scores in front of children’s reading lives. Extensive research proves that children with positive reading identities and the opportunity to read independently at school and home achieve at higher levels on reading tests. In this presentation, Donalyn Miller, describes the factors that engage children with reading both at school and home—ensuring both their academic success and their lifelong reading habits.

                             ii.    Target Audience: classroom teachers, librarians, K-12 reading specialists, administrators, literacy coaches

                            iii.    To Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=3020612&D=18636

·         To learn more about Donalyn Miller: https://bookwhisperer.com/
 

          5.     Erie Canal

·    Videoconferencing Project for late April – May

·    http://elearning.blog.monroe.edu/2019-erie-canal-state-wide-collaborative-project/

·    the first connection is a presentation of a Mystery where the students have a presentation of a mystery and they ask questions of the characters.  So the students are history detectives.

·    The second connection each class does a presentation about an Essential Question on the Erie Canal

·    The project page has a video and links to several documents, including the registration.  Once registered the teacher will gain access to a Moodle classroom for more information too.

·    This one is also designed for 4th grade

            1.     OverDrive Update

·     Over the holiday break we added a several new titles- please see that attached spreadsheet for new additions

·     We also went through the holds list and purchased additional copies of those titles with a long wait list

·     To purchase the new content we used Bullet Aid funding from Senators Robach and Ortt that they awarded to Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES

·     Please have your students check their account if they had placed a hold (most items now have a wait list of three weeks or less)

·     There are no new updates regarding the MARC records in Follett Destiny and OverDrive
 

           2.     Database Vendor Preview

·     There are still slots open to register for the Online Database Preview event at BOCES

·     We will have vendors from most of our Online Database and Media Library companies.  They will share new product information and best practices

                                                               i.      Infobase/Learn360/Facts on File, BrainPOP, FactCite Lincoln Library Online, Gale, Ithaka (JSTOR and Artstor), Kids Discover, Learning A-Z, myON at Renaissance, Turnitin, World Book, Ensemble Video, Maps101, NewsBank, OverDrive, ProQuest, Scholastic Library Publishing, Swank Movie Licensing USA, TumbleBooks, Xello, formally Career Cruising, Abdo, Capstone, Discovery Education, EBSCO, Twig Education Ltd

·         Tuesday January 8 from 8-1 at BOCES in Spencerport.

·         To register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=2996061&D=18636
 

           3.     Site Visit

·     My goal each year is to visit every school library in our region

·     To date I have visited 23 of our schools.  If I have NOT been out to visit you at your library please let me know when some good times would be
 

            4.     WXXI

·     Attached are the WXXI Off-Air opportunities for January

·     To request any items to be recorded please visit: http://libguides.monroe2boces.org/slshome/offair
 

            5.     Copyright

·      As of January 1, 2019 many items entered public domain!

·      Below are two different articles on this:

                                                               i.      https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/first-time-20-years-copyrighted-works-enter-public-domain-180971016/

                                          ii.      https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/29/books/copyright-extension-literature-public-domain.html

 

 1.     Star Wars Bloxel Kit:

·         This is the newest edition to our MakerSpace Lending Library!

·         To learn more about the Star Wars version: http://libguides.monroe2boces.org/bloxels/starwars

·         We have 13 sets in the class kit

·         To book the kits: https://monroe2boces.insigniailsusa.com/LibraryMS/DoSearch?AddthisSearchID=429174
 

       2.     Database Info:

·         If there are any databases you would like to preview for purchase for 2019-2020 please let Patti Rose know

·        Reminder- Gale has several flagship projects on sale for purchase for next year (new purchases only).  The sale price will be a permanent price if purchased for next year.  I would HIGHLY recommend the Literature Resources in Context and Global Issues in Perspective for high schools.

                                                             i.      Gale trial info through January 30, 2019: https://galesupport.com/trialsite/php/generate_trial.php?un=4895908

                                                             ii.      If you have questions please let Jim know

·         Britannica Launch Packs (Science and Social Studies) are now set up to work with Google Classroom and Schoology.  If you have questions please let Randy or Jim know
 

       3.     Online Database Vendor Showcase:

·         Tuesday January 8 from 8-1 at BOCES 2 in Spencerport

·        Hear from various library database vendors about products available and how they can be used with your students.

·        We will have 25 vendors participating and each vendor will have 10 minutes to review their product

·        Open to anyone who is interested (Librarian, ITS, Tech Director, Curriculum Leaders…)

·        To register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=2996061&D=18636

·        Vendors participating include: Abdo/Capstone, BrainPOP, Discovery Education, EBSCO, Ensemble Video, FactCite Lincoln Library Online, Gale Cengage, Infobase/Learn360/Facts on File, Ithaka (JSTOR and Artstor), Kids Discover, Learning A-Z, Maps101, myON at Renaissance, NewsBank, OverDrive, ProQuest, ROSEN Publishing, Scholastic Library Publishing, Swank Movie Licensing USA, TumbleBooks, Turnitin, Twig Education Ltd, World Book, Xello, formally Career Cruising
 

       4.     Unlimited Use eBooks in OverDrive:

·         We have worked with OverDrive to transfer over most of our eBook content that is unlimited simultaneous use

·         Randy has compiled lists showing what is available.  Note- things with an asterisk are available in OverDrive Classic and not in SORA (they are PDF files and SORA cannot at this time read PDF files)

·         Simultaneous Use Fiction (K-5)

 

·         Simultaneous Use Fiction (6-12)

 

·         Simultaneous Use Nonfiction (K-5)

·         Simultaneous Use Nonfiction (6-12)

 

       5.     Updated Newsbank Links

·         Randy is in the process of updating the link for Newsbank on your LibGuide site

·        The new link is a direct link to the Newsbank database

·        This link will allow you and your patrons to America’s Historical Newspapers Timeline Search

·        After the Holiday Break Randy will send out a ROAR on the newly designed Newsbank site and the advanced features

·        If you are not using LibGuides for your database page please contact Randy for your direct link
 

       6.     Educator Workshop for Science / STEM (shared by WXXI):

·         What: Project WILD educator training. The goal of Project WILD is to assist learners of any age in developing awareness, knowledge, skills, and commitment resulting in informed decisions, responsible behavior, and constructive actions concerning wildlife and the environment.  Project WILD's mission is to help students learn how to think, not what to think, about wildlife and the environment. Project WILD (the terrestrial guide) was heavily updated in March 2018. The new guide has new background & science information for activities, heavy STEM/STEAM connections, and career connections. While extra resources for activities are still in the works, a lot of great resources are available for educators utilizing the new guide. Activities in the guide cover in-depth field explorations, hands-on activities, and cross-discipline lessons connecting reading & math with science and social studies. The activities cover grades K-12 and include early childhood adjustments for some of the activities. CTLE credit will be provided by NYSDEC.

·         Who: K-12 educators, both formal & informal

·         Where: Seneca Park Zoo

·         When: Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 9AM to 1:30PM

·         Registration: Register with edprofdevel@dec.ny.gov

        1.     OverDrive Update:

·         We just added 769 eBook titles to our collection.  These are all unlimited simultaneous use.  They are titles previously purchased from Rosen, Mitchell Lane, Salem Press, Britannica, and Starwalk Media / Fable Learning. 

                                 i.      Attached is a spreadsheet containing the titles

                                ii.      Several of these titles are in PDF format.  At this time SORA cannot open PDF files.  However, the classic version of OverDrive can read PDF files.

·         In the very near future (end of this month or early January) OverDrive is making a change to their MARC records.  Currently, when a MARC record is opened it will direct the user to the classic version of OverDrive.  With this update they will be directed to SORA unless it is a PDF file and then they will be directed to OverDrive Classic.  Once this update is completed we will remove the current Axis 360 MARC records from your Follett Destiny and replace with OverDrive MARC records.  We hope to have this done by the end of January / start of February. 

·         As of today (12/3/18) we are at 11,438 items checked out

·         Unlimited Use titles- handouts which list unlimited use by grade level can be found by visiting: https://libguides.monroe2boces.org/slshome/overdriveclassroom

                                i.      Randy is updating these handouts to reflect the 769 new titles.  This should be completed by the holiday break.

·         Reminder- when planning your 2019-2020 budgets we recommend adding a budget line to purchase local OverDrive content using your Advantage account

        2.     SLS Holiday Party / Karen’s Final Checkout:

·         December 12 from 4:30-7:30 (or longer)

·         Open to all library staff, library supporters, library administrators…

·         Karen has requested no gifts…so…instead we will be doing a White Elephant Gift Exchange

·         Please RSVP: https://doodle.com/poll/whc2f2c4qrnyt8ff

 

    3.     America’s Historical Newspapers/Access World New Refresher:

·         In September these two products had a complete site redesign!

·         See how to use all the new features and benefits in the new user interface and how they help to support all your curriculum areas. With over 11,000 sources from around the world, and Historical Newspapers from 1690 to 200, NewsBank supports US and State History , English, Science, STEM, Current Events and much more.

·         Newsbank is offering a FREE webinar on using the new site:

                                     i.      Tuesday December 4th 2:30 – 3:00 – Click the link to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4284475051497688833

                                    ii.      Thursday December 13th 2:30 – 3:00 – Click the link to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9150562771825803523

                                   iii.      Wednesday December 19th 2:30 – 3:00 – Click the link to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1027036614281905411

       4.     Updated AASL Standards Info:

·         There are several new crosswalks for the new AASL Standards available

                                     i.      Future Read Crosswalk

                                    ii.      ISTE Standards Crosswalk

                                   iii.      Common Core Crosswalk

·         Work is also being done NOW to do a crosswalk and update to the IFC.  This should be completed by THIS spring

·         The SLS also has copies of the new AASL Standards book you can borrow

·         To learn more: https://libguides.monroe2boces.org/slshome/pd/aaslstandards

       5.     Parent’s Ultimate Guide to Fortnite:

·         Parent’s guide to Fortnite from Common Sense Media

·         If you are not familiar with Common Sense Media- it is a treasure trove for digital citizenship, product reviews/evaluations for items used by kids.  It is an independent organization that is beyond awesome!

·         https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-fortnite

       6.     BrainPop Study:

·         BrainPop just published a study which shows students using BrainPop in grades 3-8 performed better on standardized tests than those who do not.

·         This is published by BrainPop- I always caution bias in these instances…but it is good info to have!

·         To view the study: http://email.brainpop.com/f00In0Z0V8000N2BAESXk00

 

 

  1.     OverDrive:

·    On Tuesday we had our 5,000 check out!  We continue to be blown away by the usage.

·    Simultaneous use eBooks- attached are three different lists- Fiction, K-5 Non Fiction, and 6-12 Non Fiction

·    There are currently around 250 holds for eBooks and audiobooks.  If you would like to know if any are your  students…so you can purchase content for only your students please let us know.

·    At this point we have spent all of our OverDrive funds (and then some). 

·    I would encourage all of you to talk to your principals to see if you can present OverDrive to your faculty.  If  you would like assistant with presenting it please let us know

·    Back end update…to the best of our knowledge

                                    i.      Brockport- everything is set!

                                   ii.      Churchville Chili- everything is set!

                                  iii.      Gates Chili- backend reporting still being worked on for reporting purposes.  Elementary still seeing

                                        older content.

                                  iv.      Greece- everything is almost all set.  Staff are not being reported at their schools and are being

                                        reported as district user.

                                   v.      Hilton- Working on fixing back end reporting so students are placed into their school instead of being

                                        placed at the district level.

                                  vi.      Holley- need to separate Elem from MS/HS in the backend.

                                 vii.      Kendall- need to separate Elem from MS/HS in the backend.

                                viii.      Spencerport- backend still being worked on for reporting purposes.

                                  ix.      Wheatland Chili- need to separate Elem from MS/HS in the backend.

·         We are still working with OverDrive to bring in a few additional publishers.  Stay tuned for more info!
 

       2.     SLS Holiday Party and Karen’s Final Check Out

·         Save the date….

·         First ever SLS Holiday Party!!

·         We will also celebrate Karen Mitchell as she will be retiring shortly after this party.

·         4:30-7:30 at Jim Belair’s house (Penfield/Webster area)

·         More info to follow.

·         All are welcome.  Please pass this onto any former M2 Library folks who may be interested. 
 

      3.     Britannica School:

·         Britannica School (online database everyone has access to through NOVELny) has a Google Web Browser

          extension.

·         This will allow students, when doing a Google Search using Chrome, to have the first results be from this

          database.

·         Google Chrome webstore to add the extension

·         From the landing page, you can also find instructions on how to roll this out to a district. If you have any

          issues with the install, you can email edsupport@eb.com for more assistance.
 

      4.     New York State Archives Grant:

·        The Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Program supports advanced work on New York State

           history, government, or public policy with grants to qualified applicants to defray travel-related

           expenses for on-site research at the New York State Archives in Albany, NY.

·        In honor of the bicentennial of the construction of the Erie Canal, the State Archives invites

           researchers to apply with a research focus on the history of New York’s canal system. For a detailed

           guide to their records on the Erie Canal, go to The Mighty Chain: A Guide to Canal Records in the

           New York State Archives.

·        Previous Residents have included academic and public historians, graduate students, independent researchers and writers, and primary and secondary school teachers. Residencies range from a few days to several weeks depending upon the nature of the research and volume of records consulted. Contact the Archives Researcher Services staff to discuss your research topic and the records you propose to use: archref@nysed.gov or 518-474-8955.

·        Learn more at: archives.nysed.gov/research/hackman-research-residency

      5.     Upcoming Professional Development:

·         All sessions are free

·         Highlighted in yellow are sessions that are open to classroom teachers

·         Digital Storytelling with Bloxels  

                                         i.      Thursday November 8th from 12:30-3:30PM at CaTS Training Room B     

                                        ii.      Librarians & Teachers

                                       iii.      Bloxels are an engaging, hands-on addition to our Maker collection! With Bloxels, students use actual blocks to create their own video games in the Bloxels iPad app, combining tactile learning with a powerful digital environment. Students can build their own characters, scenes, enemies, and more, to create their very own interactive story. Bloxels is part of our growing Monroe 2 Makers collection, which is available to all of our Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES libraries. 

                                      iv.      https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2776225

·         Demystifying MARC Records 

                                        i.      November 13 from 3:00-4:30 at CaTS Training Room A 

                                       ii.      Librarians and library staff

                                      iii.      Confused about content types, unsure about uniform titles? This 90-minute workshop will focus on the basic fields of a MARC record and show you how you can edit them to make your catalog more helpful to students. 

                                      iv.      Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2776218

·         Overdrive for Librarians

                                        i.      November 27 from 3:30-4:30 at CaTS Training Room A  

                                       ii.      Librarians and library staff

                                      iii.      Our eBook library has moved to Overdrive, using the new Sora interface for schools. You will learn to navigate the site, download titles and learn about Sora's special features. You'll also get an introduction to Overdrive Marketplace, where you'll go to purchase new titles or print out reports about usage at your school. Bring your smartphone, tablet or laptop; please download the mobile Sora app in advance.  

                                      iv.      https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2776232

·         Makerspace Minis: Make & Take Projects for Libraries 

                                       i.      Thursday November 29th from 12:30-3:30PM at CaTS Training Room B   

                                      ii.      Librarians & Library Staff

                                     iii.      Interested in maker projects but not sure where to start? In this workshop, we will explore hands-on projects that students can complete in 30 minutes or less. We will use recycled and inexpensive materials to create fun and engaging make-and-take projects. 

                                     iv.      Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2776284

·         Britannica Social Studies LaunchPack 

                                       i.      December 5th from 8:00-11:30 at BOCES 2 CaTS Training Room A

                                      ii.      Audience:  Librarians and Teachers

                                     iii.      Ready to Launch into Social Studies? Britannica LaunchPacks Social Studies is a ready-to-use, standards-aligned resource to help you meet your students’ literacy and inquiry needs. These topic-based packs include curated up-to-date articles, images, videos, interactives, and primary source documents. LaunchPacks are ready to use or can be customized to allow for differentiation instruction. Bring your curriculum map to this hands-on workshop! 

                                     iv.      Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2777702

·         Britannica Science LaunchPack 

                                       i.      December 5th from 1:00-4:00 at BOCES 2 CaTS Training Room A 

                                      ii.      Audience:  Librarians and Teachers

                                     iii.      Ready to Launch into Science? Britannica LaunchPacks Science is a ready-to-use, standards-aligned resource to help you meet your students’ literacy and inquiry needs. These topic-based packs include curated up-to-date articles, images, videos, interactives, and websites. LaunchPacks are ready to use or can be customized to allow for differentiation instruction. Bring your curriculum map to this hands-on workshop! 

                                     iv.      Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2777708

·         Coding in the Elementary Library  

                                      i.      Thursday December 13th from 12:30-3:30PM at CaTS Training Room B  

                                     ii.      Audience:    Librarians & Library Staff 

                                    iii.      Coding is a fantastic way to build computational thinking and problem solving skills. What does coding look like at the elementary level? Let's explore! We will examine some of the free tools that are available to make coding engaging and meaningful for younger students in elementary libraries. 

                                    iv.      Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2776294

1.     OverDrive

·       The SLS is floored by the use for audiobooks and eBooks!  Keep up the amazing work!

                                         i.      As of 10/17/18 there has been 2, 969 items checked out

                                        ii.      As of 10/17/18 there are 211 holds in place

·      By next week we should have titles purchased from ebrary brought over to OverDrive.  These titles are

       unlimited simultaneous usage…so yes, an entire school could read the same book at the same time!

                                         i.      Some of these titles include: Long Walk to Water, The Giver, Jumanji, The Things They Carried,

                                            Rotten Ralph, The Witch of Blackbird Pond

                                        ii.      For a full listing of all 96 ebrary titles please see the attached document

·      For those schools using LibGuide…Randy added an instructions page on how to use LibGuides.  On this

       page is a handout designed for teachers on how to use this and features they can use with their students

·      Please let us know if you would like help in rolling this out to your faculty

2.     Ensemble

·         There will be a webinar on October 25 on using Ensemble for a flipped classroom.  For info: http://goo.gl/BZYQd6

·      If you would like small group or 1:1 training on using Ensemble please contact Lindsay Neumire

3.     Children’s Book Festival

·     November 3 from 10-4 at MCC

·     List of authors/illustrators attending: https://www.rcbfestival.com/authors-illustrators

·     Schedule of events: https://www.rcbfestival.com/schedule-of-events

·     For all info: https://www.rcbfestival.com/

4.     How to Speak Administrator

·        Recent article in the School Library Journal

·     Written by a School Superintendent and a District Administrator

·     Advice on how to speak effectively to a school administrator

·     https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=1810-Speaking-Administrator

5.     3 Apples Book Award

·       This is a NYS Award picked by students in NYS and is sponsored by NYLA/SSL

·     They are accepting title nominations through October 31.  The 15 most popular titles will become finalist

·     Three categories: PK-2, 3-6, and 6-12 (6th grade can pick either grade band)

·     For more info and to nominate please visit: nyla.org/3apples

6.     Teen Book Fest

·     Due to the loss of TBF Founder there will not be a TBF 2019

·   The committee is going to take the year to rebuild, reorganize and implement a strategic plan for the festival

·   For more info: http://teenbookfest.org.

 

        1.     Developing Habits of Inquiry with Media:

·         Chart of key questions to ask when looking at Media (website, articles, picture, cartoon, film…)

·       Chart of key questions to ask when creating Media

·       This is from Project Look Sharp out of Ithaca College

·       To access both charts: https://www.projectlooksharp.org/Resources%202/keyquestions.pdf

·        I cannot begin to stress how awesome these charts are!  Please take a look

·       The BOCES print shop is able to print these poster sized- let me know if you would like pricing

        2.     OverDrive Info:

·        At this point content should be filtered between elementary, middle, and high (staff sees everything)

·        If this is NOT the case please let us know so we can work with your technology department and OverDrive

·        Attached is a spreadsheet which breaks down everything into the three levels.  Use the tabs along the

         bottom

·        Reminder to suggest a title for purchase: http://monroe2boces.libsurveys.com/loader.php?

         id=da63e876ea3cfa695fe569cd18aaf6a4

·        If you would like any onsite training please let us know
 

        3.     Follett Destiny Issues:

·        Since September we have had a number of issues with Follett Destiny

·        The other BOCES are having the same issues we are…

·        Karen and Randy are working with Follett to solve the various issues

·        Please contact Karen and Randy (lat@monroe2boces.org) for any Follett Destiny related issues. 

         We have a running list of concerns
 

        4.     Distance Learning Opportunity:

·        CODE WORD COURAGE: THE NAVAJO CODE TALKERS AND THE HOME FRONT

·        November 8 from 1:00-2:00

·        Ideal grade range is 3-7

·        Distance Learning Specialist Kate Fitzgerald and Newbery Honor-winning author Kirby Larson explore the  history behind her novel Code Word Courage, which chronicles the story of a young American girl, a stray dog named Bear and a Navajo Code Talker. It is a heartwarming story about friendship, love, and courage, and the incredible contributions of Navajo Code Talkers during World War II. Join us to uncover the history that inspired these compelling passages so your students can learn about the wartime experiences of the Navajo Code Talkers, but also about students on the Home Front just like them.

·         Please click this URL to join. https://zoom.us/w/848621530?  tk=b32Xsq4SRCQJlUSWJJW_qSvdmzDeURyeJ-euSnGFb50.DQEAAAAAMpTv2hY5Vk5qRFREOVI4R055TjBYRVZoeW5BAA
 

        5.     Upcoming PD for Classroom Teachers and Library Staff

·         Students using Turnitin to refine and enhance their research

                                         i.      Date:  October 17, 2018      

                                        ii.      Time:  Offered Twice: 7:30-11:00 OR 12:00-3:30

                                       iii.       Location:  BOCES 2 Professional Development Center: PDC 1

                                        iv.      Presenter:  Doreen Bergman, SLS Director for OCM BOCES (Syracuse)

                                         v.      Audience:  Teachers and Librarians who use Turnitin

                                        vi.      Many people think of Turnitin as "plagiarism detection" software to catch students doing something wrong. The real power in using Turnitin allows us to encourage the academic integrity of our students by allowing them access to check and revise their own work. This interactive workshop will show you how to use the product to it's fullest capabilities and give you time to set up classes, upload assignments and practice using Feedback Studio.

                                       vii.      Register for morning session: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=2775839&D=18636

                                      viii.      Register for afternoon session: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=2889391&D=18636

·         Overdrive eBooks for Teachers

                                          i.      Date:  October 23   

                                         ii.      Time:  4:00 pm-5:00 pm

                                        iii.       Location:  CaTS Training Room A  

                                         iv.      Presenter:  Randy Meyer

                                          v.      Audience:  Teachers

                                         vi.      Most of the BOCES 2 ebooks and audiobooks have moved to a new platform--Overdrive--which is accessible on all computers and mobile devices.  During this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to navigate this platform and download titles to your mobile device. With Overdrive, students can track their reading history, develop a personal glossary of new words, and link their public library accounts so they can borrow ebooks from multiple libraries and read them all in one app. Bring your own smartphone, tablet or laptop; download the mobile Sora app in advance so you can hit the ground running.

                                        vii.      Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2776941

·         Digital Storytelling with Bloxels 

                                           i.      Date: Thursday November 8th    

                                          ii.      Time: 12:30-3:30PM   

                                          iii.      Location: CaTS Training Room B                       

                                          iv.      Presenter:   Lindsay Neumire

                                           v.      Audience:    Librarians & Teachers

                                          vi.      Bloxels are an engaging, hands-on addition to our Maker collection! With Bloxels, students use actual blocks to create their own video games in the Bloxels iPad app, combining tactile learning with a powerful digital environment. Students can build their own characters, scenes, enemies, and more, to create their very own interactive story. Bloxels is part of our growing Monroe 2 Makers collection, which is available to all of our Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES libraries.

                                           vii.     Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2776225

·         Makerspace Minis: Make & Take Projects for Libraries

                                              i.     Date: Thursday November 29th    

                                             ii.     Time: 12:30-3:30PM   

                                            iii.     Location: CaTS Training Room B                       

                                             iv.    Presenter:   Lindsay Neumire                          

                                              v.    Audience:    Librarians & Library Staff

                                             vi.    Interested in maker projects but not sure where to start? In this workshop, we will explore hands-on projects that students can complete in 30 minutes or less. We will use recycled and inexpensive materials to create fun and engaging make-and-take projects.

                                            vii.    Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2776284

·         Britannica Social Studies LaunchPack

                                               i.    Date:  December 5th      

                                              ii.    Time:  8:00-11:30

                                             iii.     Location:  BOCES 2 CaTS Training Room A

                                              iv.    Presenter: Trainer from Britannica

                                               v.    Audience:  Librarians and Teachers

                                              vi.    Ready to Launch into Social Studies? Britannica LaunchPacks Social Studies is a ready-to-use, standards-aligned resource to help you meet your students’ literacy and inquiry needs. These topic-based packs include curated up-to-date articles, images, videos, interactives, and primary source documents. LaunchPacks are ready to use or can be customized to allow for differentiation instruction. Bring your curriculum map to this hands-on workshop!

                                             vii.    Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2777702

·         Britannica Science LaunchPack

                                                i.    Date:  December 5th   

                                               ii.    Time:  1:00-4:00

                                              iii.     Location:  BOCES 2 CaTS Training Room A

                                               iv.    Presenter:  Trainer from Britannica

                                                v.    Audience:  Librarians and Teachers

                                               vi.    Ready to Launch into Science? Britannica LaunchPacks Science is a ready-to-use, standards-aligned resource to  help you meet your students’ literacy and inquiry needs. These topic-based packs include curated up-to-date articles, images, videos, interactives, and websites. LaunchPacks are ready to use or can be customized to allow for differentiation instruction. Bring your curriculum map to this hands-on workshop!

                                              vii.    Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2777708

 

     1.      Audiobooks

·         This year the School Library System was awarded Educational Bullet Aid from Senator Robach and Senator Ortt.  We used a large portion of this aid to purchase audiobooks for our regional collection

·         Attached is a listing of all audiobooks and how many copies of each we have

·         Reminder- a school can purchase audiobooks for their students

·         It is not possible to reserve or assign an audiobooks from the regional collection to a specific student

·         To access please visit: https://soraapp.com/home
 

          2.      MakerSpace Update

·         New item being added: Sphero Bolt

·         Info on what it can do: https://store.sphero.com/products/sphero-bolt?gclid=Cj0KCQjw3KzdBRDWARIsAIJ8TMRTpeiNDaF07d92rPoVc2Zb7jx0teF1P04s58hcRphCOQVumt5J05IaAvnSEALw_wcB

·         Video on what it can do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=ZluyTRFn3OY

·         For additional information please contact Lindsay Neumire
 

          3.      Greater Rochester Teen Read Week:

·         Will take place October 15 (Fairport Public Library), October 16 (Irondequoit Public Library) or October 17 (Central Library)

·         The author is Laurie Halse Anderson

·         Teens can win free stuff

·         Laurie Halse Anderson will be on site to sign autographs

·         Attached are two different handouts

·         Please promote this experience with your students

·         Our regional OverDrive collection has many eBooks and audiobooks by Laurie Halse Anderson.  To access please visit: https://soraapp.com/home
 

          4.      Digital Citizenship Resources:

·         To help you create a program spotlighting Digital Citizenship Week in your school, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best free online resources:

·         Common Sense Media Digital Passport: This program is designed to teach students in third, fourth and fifth grade digital citizenship skills through fun, interactive web-based games, videos and modules.

·         Common Sense Media Digital Compass: Teach sixth, seventh and eighth graders how to make good choices online using this choose-your-own-adventure style game.

·         Digital Citizenship App: Designed for a wide range of ages starting with middle school students, this app includes videos, games and quizzes that teach online safety, address cyberbullying and highlight the ethical use of online content.

·         Global Digital Citizen Foundation: Created by a non-profit organization, this website features extensive free resources for educators.

·         Cyberwise: This online resource hub features lesson plans and resources on digital citizenship for teachers.

·         Webonauts Internet Academy: This website features an online game for elementary school-aged students from PBS Kids.

·         Trace My Shadow: Show students their digital footprints based on the devices they use and how they use them with this educational website.

·         BrainPOP: Digital Citizenship: This website offers interactive activities, videos, quizzes, games and more on a variety of digital citizenship topics.
 

·         Churchville Chili is working on this K-12 in their district.  They have agreed to share a DRAFT version that is still being worked on: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VYpf2Bs3f8kkSjRBHuYwXsRUampiTZDGTT2TC8hwPsY/edit?usp=sharing
 

          5.      St. John Fisher

·         Fisher is now accepting applications for their next Online M.S. in Library Media

·         The next cohort will being May, 2019

·         For more information: https://www.sjfc.edu/graduate-programs/ms-in-library-media/
 

          6.      WXXI Update

·         Attached are the October 2018 WXXI Off Air Highlights

                                                               i.      If you would like any items recorded please fill out this form: http://libguides.monroe2boces.org/slshome/offair

·         PBS Kids Scratch JR resources: https://ny.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/pbs-kids-scratchjr

                                                              i.      Coding lessons/activities/challenges (i.e. Tree Problem, Something Odd, Story Mash-up)

                                                             ii.      Self-paced workshop/how-to videos

                                                            iii.      Supplemental resources (i.e. How-to cards)
 

          7.      Learning A-Z

·         Learning A-Z is offering several online webinars

·         To view what is available and to register: https://accounts.learninga-z.com/accountsweb/training/classbrowse.do

 

     1.     OverDrive:

·         We just added over $18,000 worth of content.  Most of these items are audiobooks.

·         Reminder….please share the ROAR Randy sent out earlier this week with your staff

·         If you would Lindsay, Randy, or Jim to stop over and review OverDrive Sora please let us know

·         Please be sure to share these resources with your students!

·         To access: https://soraapp.com/home (search by zip code, school name, or use the code boces2)
 

     2.     LibGuide for Curriculum Work

·         Over the summer I meet with administration in Greece to review science resources available to teachers and students in the district

·         Randy and I put the various resources into a LibGuide…it was very well received

·         We expanded this to include sections for Social Studies, ELA, and Foreign Languages

·         This is a great example to share with teachers and administrators how LibGuides can help teachers with curriculum work and use eResources from the library across the district and in the classroom

·         If you are interested in something like this for your district please contact Randy Meyer.  Most of our schools have similar resources…so your district page would look very similar to Greece CSD

·         Note- this is a working LibGuide that is still being refined and developed

·         The site is: https://libguides.monroe2boces.org/gcsd
 

     3.     NYLA Membership:

·         Our BOCES SLS is partnering once again with NYLA to offer discounted memberships to NYLA

·         The dues will be $80 and will be for 12 months

·         Note- this spring the SLS will offer scholarships to attend the NYLA/SSL Conference being held in Syracuse. 

·         For additional information please see the attached NYLA flyer
 

     4.     Rochester Archives Fair 2018:

·         October 3 from 4 – 7 PM at Eisenhart Auditorium @ RMSC (FREE)

·         More than a dozen area institutions will host exhibit tables highlighting their unique collections and have staff on hand to discuss the archival treasures they preserve

·         Each table will represent a particular decade in time, from the 1800s to the 1980s.

·         View historical documents and learn stories important to Rochester’s history

·         Participating Institutions include:

                                                               i.      Archival Methods

                                                             ii.      Archives of the Sisters of St. Joseph

                                                            iii.      Gaylord Archival

                                                            iv.      Geneva Historical Society

                                                             v.      LeRoy Historical Society

                                                            vi.     Nazareth College

                                                          vii.      Out Alliance

                                                         viii.      Rochester Genealogical Society

                                                           ix.      Rochester Medical Museum and Archives

                                                            x.      Rochester Museum & Science Center

                                                           xi.      Rochester Public Library

                                                          xii.     The Strong National Museum of Play

                                                         xiii.     University of Rochester - Rare Books, Special Collections & Preservation, Rush Rhees Library

                                                         xiv.     Visual Studies Workshop

·         For more info or to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rochester-archives-fair-2018-archives-through-the-ages-tickets-49956066941
 

     5.     SLS Connect Listserv:

·         This is a listserv ONLY for School Library Staff in the Rochester area

·         Please consider joining it!

·         Send an e-mail message to: Listserv@listserv.monroe.edu

                                                               i.      In the body of the message type: subscribe slsconnect first name last name

·         Send a message to the list by e-mailing: slsconnect@listserv.monroe.edu

·         This is a great way to communicate with school librarians in the other regions (Monroe One, Wayne Finger Lakes, Genesee Valley, Rochester City School District)
 

     6.     Applied Digital Skills: Prepare your students for life in and out of the classroom

·         Free Professional Development offered by Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES

·         Learn how you can use the free Applied Digital Skills G Suite curriculum to help your students develop critical, job-ready digital skills that meet state standards.

·         Target audience are classroom teachers and school librarians

·         September 26 from 12:30-3:30 at WFL BOCES

·         See attached flyer for more info

 

                    ·          Britannica Science LaunchPack 

                                                           i.      December 5th from 1:00-4:00 at BOCES 2 CaTS Training Room A 

                                                          ii.      Presenter:  Trainer from Britannica

                                                         iii.      Audience:  Librarians and Teachers

                                                          iv.    Ready to Launch into Science? Britannica LaunchPacks Science is a ready-to-use, standards-aligned resource to help you meet your students’ literacy and inquiry needs. These topic-based packs include curated up-to-date articles, images, videos, interactives, and websites. LaunchPacks are ready to use or can be customized to allow for differentiation instruction. Bring your curriculum map to this hands-on workshop! 

                                                           v.     Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2777708

·          Coding in the Elementary Library  

                                                           i.      Thursday December 13th from 12:30-3:30PM at CaTS Training Room B                      

                                                          ii.      Presenter:   Lindsay Neumire 

                                                         iii.      Audience:    Librarians & Library Staff 

                                                         iv.       Coding is a fantastic way to build computational thinking and problem solving skills. What does coding look like at the elementary level? Let's explore! We will examine some of the free tools that are available to make coding engaging and meaningful for younger students in elementary libraries. 

                                                           v.      Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2776294

               ·          Students using Turnitin to refine and enhance their research 

                                                      i.      October 17, 2018; Offered Twice: 7:30-11:00 OR 12:00-3:30 at BOCES 2 Professional Development Center: PDC 1 

                                                     ii.      Presenter:  Doreen Bergman, SLS Director for OCM BOCES (Syracuse)

                                                    iii.      Audience:  Teachers and Librarians who use Turnitin 

                                                    iv.      Many people think of Turnitin as "plagiarism detection" software to catch students doing something wrong. The real power in using Turnitin allows us to encourage the academic integrity of our students by allowing them access to check and revise their own work. This interactive workshop will show you how to use the product to its fullest capabilities and give you time to set up classes, upload assignments and practice using Feedback Studio.

                                                     v.      Register AM Session: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2775839  

                                                    vi.      Register PM Session: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=2889391&D=18636

·          Overdrive eBooks for Teachers 

                                                      i.      October 23 from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm at CaTS Training Room A   

                                                     ii.      Presenter:  Randy Meyer 

                                                    iii.      Audience:  Teachers

                                                    iv.     Most of the BOCES 2 eBooks and audiobooks have moved to a new platform--Overdrive--which is accessible on all computers and mobile devices.  During this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to navigate this platform and download titles to your mobile device. With Overdrive, students can track their reading history, develop a personal glossary of new words, and link their public library accounts so they can borrow eBooks from multiple libraries and read them all in one app. Bring your own smartphone, tablet or laptop; download the mobile Sora app in advance so you can hit the ground running. 

                                                     v.    Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2776941

·          Digital Storytelling with Bloxels  

                                                      i.      Date: Thursday November 8th from 12:30-3:30PM at CaTS Training Room B                        

                                                     ii.      Presenter:   Lindsay Neumire 

                                                    iii.      Audience:    Librarians & Teachers

                                                    iv.     Bloxels are an engaging, hands-on addition to our Maker collection! With Bloxels, students use actual blocks to create their own video games in the Bloxels iPad app, combining tactile learning with a powerful digital environment. Students can build their own characters, scenes, enemies, and more, to create their very own interactive story. Bloxels is part of our growing Monroe 2 Makers collection, which is available to all of our Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES libraries. 

                                                     v.     Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2776225

·          Demystifying MARC Records 

                                                     i.      November 13 from 3:00-4:30 at CaTS Training Room A 

                                                    ii.      Presenter:  Randy Meyer 

                                                   iii.      Audience:  Librarians and library staff

                                                   iv.      Confused about content types, unsure about uniform titles? This 90-minute workshop will focus on the basic fields of a MARC record and show you how you can edit them to make your catalog more helpful to students. 

                                                    v.      Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2776218

·          Overdrive for Librarians

                                                    i.      November 27 from 3:30-4:30 at CaTS Training Room A  

                                                   ii.      Presenter:  Randy Meyer 

                                                  iii.      Audience:  Librarians and library staff

                                                  iv.     Our eBook library has moved to Overdrive, using the new Sora interface for schools. You will learn to navigate the site, download titles and learn about Sora's special features. You'll also get an introduction to Overdrive Marketplace, where you'll go to purchase new titles or print out reports about usage at your school. Bring your smartphone, tablet or laptop; please download the mobile Sora app in advance.  

                                                   v.      Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2776232

·          Makerspace Minis: Make & Take Projects for Libraries 

                                                   i.      Thursday November 29th from 12:30-3:30PM at CaTS Training Room B                        

                                                  ii.      Presenter:   Lindsay Neumire                           

                                                 iii.      Audience:    Librarians & Library Staff

                                                 iv.      Interested in maker projects but not sure where to start? In this workshop, we will explore hands-on projects that students can complete in 30 minutes or less. We will use recycled and inexpensive materials to create fun and engaging make-and-take projects. 

                                                   v.      Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2776284

·          Britannica Social Studies LaunchPack 

                                                   i.      December 5th from 8:00-11:30 at BOCES 2 CaTS Training Room A 

                                                  ii.      Presenter: Trainer from Britannica

                                                 iii.      Audience:  Librarians and Teachers

                                                 iv.      Ready to Launch into Social Studies? Britannica LaunchPacks Social Studies is a ready-to-use, standards-aligned resource to help you meet your students’ literacy and inquiry needs. These topic-based packs include curated up-to-date articles, images, videos, interactives, and primary source documents. LaunchPacks are ready to use or can be customized to allow for differentiation instruction. Bring your curriculum map to this hands-on workshop! 

                                                   v.      Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2777702

 

       1.     OverDrive Update

·         If you haven’t tried to log into OverDrive yet, please do: https://soraapp.com/welcome/login/202951

·         Hopefully by the end of this week all of our Axis 360 and Cavendish Square content will be brought over to OverDrive (they  have to do custom coding to make the unlimited use items work across all schools)

·         The other vendors are still being worked on

·         If you are interested in purchasing titles directly for your school or district please let Jim know

·         We are working with Follett and OverDrive to find the best solution to displaying these records in your Destiny Catalog

·         To suggest a title for purchase for the regional collection: http://monroe2boces.libsurveys.com/loader.php?id=da63e876ea3cfa695fe569cd18aaf6a4

·         Randy has started to put together resources and tip sheets: http://libguides.monroe2boces.org/slshome/overdrive

·         All titles are still available in Axis 360 during this transition period

    2.     Maker Faire Rochester

·         Will take place prior to NYSCATE in November

·         S.T.E.A.M. Fest for students in grades 3-8!!!!!

                                                               i.      This is designed for students to have hands-on activities, engaging demonstrations, wonder, excitement centered around S.T.E.A.M. and the Maker Movement.

                                                             ii.      They are looking for groups of kids to attend AND groups of kids to present!

                                                            iii.      Types of activities (not limited to)

1.       Robots and Drones

2.       Think, Design, Create (Manufacturing)

3.       Sustainability

4.       The Arts; hands-on science (applied science)

5.       Culinary/Agricultural

6.       Coding and things that go beep

7.       DIY: jewelry, home repair/construction….

·         For more info…see attached or visit: http://www.nyscate.org/studentsteamfest

    3.     Social Media & Teens

·         Common Sense Media released an update to their 2012 report

·         It explores teens' social media use in the age of 24/7 connectivity. Teens share their views on everything from their most-used sites of 2018 to their awareness of digital manipulation and misinformation

·         View the report: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/research/social-media-social-life-2018

·         Great Infographic within the report: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/social-media-social-life-infographic

    4.     Article to read

·         Why School Librarians Are the Literacy Leaders We Need

·         By Ariel Sacks, May 29, 2018

·         From Education Week Teacher

·         http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/whole_story/2018/05/why_school_librarians_are_lite.html

       5.       Professional Development (yellow courses are also designed for classroom teachers.  All courses are FREE)

·         SLS Media Portal: Digital Resources for the Classroom  

                                                               i.      Thursday September 20th from 3:30PM-4:30PM at CaTS Training Room A                           

                                                             ii.      Presenter:   Lindsay Neumire 

                                                           iii.       Audience:    Library Staff & Teachers

                                                           iv.     The Monroe 2–Orleans BOCES Instructional Media Library contains over 150,000 resources including streaming video, iPod audiobooks, images, sound effects and more. We have now transitioned to a brand new Media Portal! This class will familiarize you with the types of resources available, as well as guide you through the use of our new Media Portal for accessing and reserving materials. 

                                                             v.      Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2775811

·          BOCES 2 Makerspace Kits for Libraries: New this Year! 

                                                               i.      Thursday September 27th from 12:30-3:30PM at CaTS Training Room B                 

                                                             ii.      Presenter:    Lindsay Neumire    

                                                           iii.      Audience:    Librarians & Library Staff 

                                                           iv.      Our Monroe 2 Maker collection has grown! If you're ready for some hands-on time with the new kits available for your library, this workshop is for you. Our new kits include Robot Turtles, Cubetto and e-Blox. For each tool, we will talk about how it works, how it can be used with students, and the educator resources that are available to support you. Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2775821  

                   ·          America's Historical Newspapers / World News Report Database  

                                                             i.      October 11 from 12-3:30 at BOCES 2 CaTS Training Room B 

                                                           ii.      Presenter:  Matt Stawicki from Newsbank 

                                                         iii.      Audience:  Librarians and Teachers

                                                         iv.     This session will demonstrate how the NewsBank’s resources support the research needs of librarians, teachers and students with unique primary sources that align with the curriculum. The session will provide concrete examples of how the resources align and support the US and State history curriculum, as well as Science, English and other subject areas taught at all grade levels.

                                                          v.     Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2775826 

Happy New Year and welcome back!  Reminder- the SLS sends out periodic updates each month.  Please take a look at who received these updates and if anyone should be added please let Jim Belair know.

1.   OverDrive

·         Everyone should be able to log in except in Brockport where it is only the High School.

·         We are working with OverDrive to bring over our previous content.  The first round of titles to be

          brought over should take place this week.

·         Each school has the option to add additional eBooks or audiobooks to a shelf for only their school or

         district.  If you would like additional information please contact Jim Belair.

·        To make a suggestion for the regional collection…please submit this short form (it is bookmarked on the

         main SLS site): http://monroe2boces.libsurveys.com/loader.php?id=da63e876ea3cfa695fe569cd18aaf6a4
 

    2.   Staffing Changes

·         Changes at Gates Chili:

                                     i.      Susan Swift moved back to the High School

                                    ii.      Rebecca Postell moved to Brasser Elementary

                                   iii.      Cindy Ratajczak moved to the Middle School

                                   iv.      Jon Barleben moved to Armstrong Elementary

·         Welcome to Emily Centrone who is a LTS at Hilton High School for this school year.  Her email address

          is  ecentrone@hilton.k12.ny.us

·         Welcome to Catie Abonado who is at TJ Connor Elementary in Wheatland Chili.  Her email address

          is catie_abonado@wheatland.k12.ny.us
 

      3.   Britannica Launch Pack

·         For the 2018-2019 school year the BOCES SLS purchased Britannica Launch Packs for Science and 

         Social Studies.

·         The Launch Packs are broken down by grade level and content area.  They are aligned to the standards.

·         All items that are text based has the ability to change the reading level (same topic/info, just changes the

          amount of info shared and the reading levels).

·         Randy has added these resources to any school which used LibGuides.  All others please refer to the

          Excel spreadsheet sent by Patti.

·         There will be a PD workshop on how to use these resources- stay tuned for more additional information!
 

    4.     SLS End of Year Evaluation

·         Attached are the results of the 2017-2018 SLS End of Year Evaluation.

·         Over the next few weeks you may be receiving a follow up email from the SLS Staff regarding questions,

          concerns, or issues raised in the evaluation.
 

    5.     America’s Historical Newspapers

·         This site underwent a major site overhaul!!

·         Attached is a handout which reviews the changes- it is called New UI Illlustration.pdf

·         This is not just for Social Studies- ELA, Science, Art, Tech…can all find useful and valuable Primary Source

          information.

 

 

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SLS Updates 2017-2018

1.      MakerSpace Update:

·         We have added three new items to our regional MakerSpace collection.  The focus is on Primary Age students.  Please see the handout for the new products (Cubetto, E-Blox, and Robot Turtle)

·         Also attached is an updated handout which lists all materials

·         You can now book MakerSpace kits for the 2018-2019 school year using the new Media Portal

·         If you have any questions, please contact Lindsay Neumire
 

2.      Call for Student Makers

·         The Rochester Makerspace Faire (Held in November just before NYSCATE) is call for presenters

·         This year’s faire is now two days!

·         To sign up for student presentations: http://rochester.makerfaire.com/call-for-makers/
 

3.      Gale Opposing ViewPoints

·         There is now a Google Chrome Extension which will bring database search results directly into a Google Search

·         It is currently just in Opposing ViewPoints, but this will be expanded to other In-Context Databases

·         How to install on a single device: https://assets.cengage.com/gale/docs/training/OVIC_Chrome_Install.pdf

·         How to push out to your school/district: https://assets.cengage.com/gale/docs/training/Chrome_Extension_Instructions.pdf

·         Best practices information: https://assets.cengage.com/gale/docs/training/OVIC_Best_Practices.pdf

 

4.      Britannica LauchPacks

·         BOCES has provided us with a yearlong trial for Britannica LaunchPack.

·         This trial runs through June 30, 2019

·         Social Studies: 1,600 subject packs to use in the classroom on all different topics.  Searchable by category and grade level (K-12).  Aligned to the standards.  Visit: https://packs.eb.com/social-studies

·         Science: 1,700 subject packs to use in the classroom on all different topics.  Searchable by category and grade level (K-12).  Aligned to the standards.  Visit: https://packs.eb.com/science

·         All schools are IP authenticated (no need to sign in from school).  Home access- use your regular database username/password

·         Please pass this onto your teachers- this is DEFENITLY a resource they may want to use in their classroom.

 

     1.      InterLibrary Loan:

·         Last day to request a new title: May 18

·      All books due back by: June 8

·      If you decide to work out a side deal with someone I do not need to know about it

·      I will be sending out a link to complete the number of ILL transactions you completed this year.  I need
       this  information to report to State Ed.

2.      Tech Camp Workshop Sessions:

·         We are need of workshop sessions for this summer’s Librarian Tech Camp!  Please consider submitting an
       application to present a session.
·         If you are unsure what to present give me a call and we can brainstorm ideas.  Possible ideas include:
                                                               i.      AASL Standards
                                                              ii.      MakerSpace / Coding
                                                             iii.      Future Ready
                                                             iv.      Advocacy
                                                              v.      Genrefication
                                                             vi.      Book Clubs
                                                            vii.      Standards Aligned Library Instruction
                                                           viii.      1:1 and Personalized Learning
                                                             ix.      Grant Writing
                                                              x.      Family / Community Engagement
                                                            xi.      Creating Inclusive Libraries (LGBTQ, ELL, Students with Disabilities, etc)
                                                           xii.      Creative Funding Ideas
                                                          xiii.      Whatever else you can think of!
·         The deadline to submit is THIS FRIDAY!  If you need more time to put together a proposal please let me
        know.

·         To submit a proposal: https://goo.gl/forms/BHFnSovwowDIIiZD3
 

      3.    End of Year Evaluation:

·         Please be sure to complete the SLS End of Year Evaluation

·         We use this data to shape how we do things and what direction we go in

·         Our goal is 100% participation from all librarians

·         Plan on 20-25 minutes to complete the evaluation

·         Due date is June 8

·             http://monroe2boces.libsurveys.com/loader.php?id=983daa665b2a23767f52212bf9cb9c8f
 

      4.      SLS Council Meeting:

·         May 22 is our next SLS Council Meeting

·         Please share with your district’s representative your thoughts regarding the Member Plan of Service

                                        i.      This is a required document we have to complete at least once every 5 years

                                       ii.      The last time we did this we used the SLMPE Rubric

·         Please share with your district’s representative your thoughts around the purchasing guidelines for the
         eBook CoSer

                                        i.      The purchasing guidelines are attached for your reference.  Note- these are still in DRAFT format!

5.      Summer PD:

·      Please share appropriate sessions with your teacher
·         10 Things You Never Knew About Reading A-Z 

 

Audience: Teachers who have access to a Reading A-Z license  

              Dates: 8/8/2018

This session shows you how the leveled books in Reading A-Z, along with the wide breadth of resources that accompany them, can be used to increase your students’ reading proficiency. From Project-Based Learning Packs and Close Reading Packs, to Learning Centers and writing supports, you’ll learn about the thousands of resources available in Reading A-Z that can enhance your literacy instruction.  Participants must bring their own laptop computer and their Reading A-Z log in information.  In this session, you will learn how to:  > Investigate resources beyond leveled books  > Implement ideas shared by educators  > Leverage new features  > Explore how to set up a shared File Cabinet across your school or district  Continental Breakfast will be served.
To register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2775412

·         Continuing the Journey with Raz-Kids 

Audience: Audience: Teachers who have access to a Raz-Kids license

Dates: 8/7/2018

               Review how to navigate the online, leveled library of fiction and nonfiction books in Raz-Kids, and help your students

             become proficient readers. This session introduces you to all the new and not so new features that you can use to

             track and monitor student progress, as well as the features students can use to stay engaged with reading. 

             Participants must bring their own laptop computer and their RAZ-Kids Login information.    In this session, learn how

             to:  > Navigate Raz-Kids  > Explore the student experience  > Use the interactive eTools  > Customize the roster and

             create online assignments  > Incorporate educator tips and ideas for implementation  Refreshments will be served.
             To register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2775668

             ·  Raz-Plus: New Features 

Audience: Teachers who have access to Raz-Plus (the combined Reading A-Z and Raz-Kids) license

Dates: 8/8/2018

            This full day session introduces participants to the new, enhanced features of Raz-Plus. Learn how these new  

            features support what you already do in the classroom and make it easier for you to engage students, locate

            meaningful resources, create assignments that contain multiple resources, share resources and collaborate with

            fellow teachers, group students according to ability, and communicate with students.  Participants must bring their

            own laptop computer and their RAZ-Plus log in information.  In this custom class, learn how to:  > Navigate Raz-Plus 

            > Investigate new resources  > Explore the student experience including new student incentives and access platform 

            > Use the interactive eTools  > Customize a class roster for differentiated access and assign enhanced resources  >

            Incorporate instructional tips and ideas for implementation.  Lunch will be provided.
            To register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2775418

            o    Librarian Tech Camp, Day 1

Audience: Librarians and Library Staff

Dates: 8/21/2018

            Day 1 for Tech Camp. This day will feature various workshop sessions on trends and instructional
            practices for librarians Day 1 will also feature a vendor fair. The keynote will be Susan Ballard and she will
            be speaking about the new AASL Standards for School Libraries.
             To register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2661822
            o    10. Librarian Tech Camp, Day 2

Audience: Librarians and Library Staff

Dates: 8/22/2018

            Day 2 for Tech Camp. This day will feature various workshop sessions on trends and instructional practices for
            librarians Day 2 will also feature a MakerSpace Petting Zoo. The keynote will be Dan Schneiderman who will be
            discussing MakerSpaces and the impact they are having in Rochester.
            To Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2661827

            o    Introduction to Destiny Library Manager for New Users 

Audience: New librarians and library staff 

Dates: 8/29/2018

           This hands-on session, for new librarians or library support staff, will focus on circulation, managing patrons, 
           creating and running reports.  You will learn the basics and be ready for the start of the school year!  Time will be
           provided to set up custom reports for your school and to define any school specific settings.   
           To register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2775797  

            o    Back to School Destiny Refresher 

Audience: Librarians and Library Staff 

Dates: 8/29/2018

          This one-hour session will highlight updates to Destiny Library Manager and review settings and steps to perform at
          the start of the school year (calendar, email overdue notices, clean up homerooms, patron updates, etc).  

            To register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2775804

1.     Britannica Science and Social Studies Launch Packs

·         To log in:
                                                              i.      Social Studies: https://packs.eb.com/science
                                                             ii.      Science: https://packs.eb.com/social-studies
                                                            iii.      Each school should be IP Authenticated
                                                            iv.      Your regular online usernames and passwords are what you should use
·         From now until June 30, 2019 (all of next year) we have a regional pilot for the Britannica Launch
               Packs
·         We are putting together training sessions for next year- stay tuned for more info!
·         These are great instructional resources that I HIGHLY encourage you to share with your teachers
               (K-12)
·         They contain information on various topics and you can filter by grade level or category
·         The “Sign In” link at the top is for each educator to create their own login so they can favorite items
            and customize packs.  There is also a “Help” link that has a lot of tools including a link to search box
            widgets.  https://packs.eb.com/social-studies/help#sf-widgets

    ·         Guides, graphic organizers, training documents, videos, and all sorts of other documents can be  found  here: https://britannicalearn.com/resources/#f%5Bproduct%5D=.product-70&f%5Bcategory%5D=&f%5Btype%5D.  Use the drop down under Products to change from Social Studies to Science

2.     Kathleen Odean
·         There are still spots open for Monday’s workshop (May 14) on best new teen books!
·         Open to teachers and librarians within Monroe One and Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES region
3.     NYLA-SSL Summer Educational Institute for School Librarians
·         Institute title is: School Librarians Transform Learning: Teaching with the new AASL Standards
·         New venue at Syracuse University Sheraton
·         August 2 and August 3

                  ·         If your head is spinning right now with the new AASL National School Library Standards and you find

                               yourself asking "what does it mean for my library, my school, my teachers and, especially, my 

                               students?" then join us and see how you can move from awareness toward expertise with the

                               new Standards!  Participants will be able to personalize and tailor their knowledge of the standards to

                               local needs and their own strengths, connecting their learners with meaningful experiences.

                               Personalize your professional practice and growth, and tailor your teaching to your learners’ needs.

·         12 hours of in-service OR CTLE credit will be awarded
·         Attached is a flyer
·         For additional information: https://sites.google.com/view/ssl-leadership-institute
·         I just sent out an email about scholarships (tons available, they are due on Monday May 14).  If you
                             apply for a scholarship and do not receive one please let me know and I may be able to find grant
                             funding to cover your registration.
4.     HW Wilson Library Literature & Information Science
·         Reminder- the SLS purchases a regional subscription to this database
·         Contains FULL TEXT articles from the major library journals
·         Great place to find articles on anything from library space redesign to genrefication to all aspects of
           librarianship
·         Great place to find reviews from SLJ, VOYA, and Booklist
·         If you have questions please let us know!
5.     WXXI Update:
·         Great American Read: 100 Books. 1 Winner
                                                              i.      In The Great American Read, is an 8 part series that take viewers on a journey across the country to uncover the nation’s 100 most-loved novels, the people who love them and their authors. 
·         Rochester Teen Film Festival
                                                              i.      Deadline is 6/11/2018
                                                             ii.      For more info: https://wxxi.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=02fec4c0c46f4649ae20f1ac1&id=0b14bbb2de&e=06b0b5418f
                                                              i.      Julia is back with an all new interactive book that introduces young readers to her family. It celebrates the day to day lives and  contributions of children like Julia and modeling inclusion by showing that Julia is an important part of her family and the Sesame Street gang. 
·         Plus lots more in the newsletter!!

     1.      Britannica LaunchPacks:

·         The SLS has partnered with Britannica to create a yearlong trial for their Launch Pack products (through June 30, 2019)

·         Social Studies: 1,600 subject packs to use in the classroom on all different topics.  Searchable by category and grade level (K-12).  Aligned to the standards.  See attachment for more information or visit: https://packs.eb.com/social-studies

·         Science: 1,700 subject packs to use in the classroom on all different topics.  Searchable by category and grade level (K-12).  Aligned to the standards.  See attachment for more information or visit: https://packs.eb.com/science

·         When our trial is up and running I will send out an email letting everyone know.  Note- these will be IP authenticated and use the same log in information as your Online Databases   

     2.      ILL Info:

·         Last day to request a new title: May 18

·         All books due back by: June 8

·         If you decide to work out a side deal with someone I do not need to know about it

·         I will be sending out a link to complete the number of ILL transactions you completed this year.  I need this information to report to State Ed

     3.      Makerspace:

·         Booking is now open for next school year! Reservations are already coming in for 2019, so if there is something specific you want, book early!

·         All Makerspace items can be booked in the Insignia Media Portal.

·         As a reminder, Makerspace items can only be booked by librarians. If you need help with booking, please let us know.

·         If you are curious about the Makerspace items we have in our collection, Lindsay would be happy to schedule a visit to talk about what we have (and bring some things for you to try out!). Using the items from our Makerspace collection is a great way to leverage a FREE resource to try out making in your library!

      4.      WXXI Updates:

·         Attached are May Off Air Highlights- reminder, we can record these for you!

·         Attached is a Regents Review flyer- reminder, we can record these for you!

·         Rochester Teen Book festival (attached flyer)- video contest for teens in the Rochester area.  Entries are due June 11.  For more info: http://interactive.wxxi.org/teenfilmfestival

·         Opioid Crisis: The Ripple Effect flyer- looks at the people and issues affected  by the opioid crisis and the ripple effect it is causing

      5.      Media Library Update:

·         Learn 360 added several new videos: http://learn360.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=18918&m=3&y=2018

·         Insignia info:

                                                               i.      Links for Off Air Taping, Soundzabound, and Teachinbooks.net are now in the Ribbon on the Media Library

                                                             ii.      We are working with Insignia to add other resources into the Media Portal.  Specifically, we are working with them to add the vast majority of Online Databases available through the BOCES Database CoSER- stay tuned!

                                                           iii.      Google link to access Media Library: https://monroe2boces.insigniailsusa.com/LibraryG

                                                           iv.      Office 365 link to access Media Library: https://monroe2boces.insigniailsusa.com/LibraryMS

      6.      Summer and Fall PD:

·         The SLS is finalizing our Summer and Fall PD

·         If there are other topics you would like included please let us know

·         We will send out the list and descriptions when it is completed

·         Workshops being offered:

                                                               i.      10 Things You Never Knew About Reading A-Z

                                                             ii.      Continuing the Journey with Raz-Kids

                                                           iii.      Raz-Plus: New Features

                                                           iv.      Librarian Tech Camp

                                                             v.      Introduction to Destiny Library Manager for New Users

                                                           vi.      Back to School Destiny Refresher

                                                          vii.      SLS Media Portal: Digital Resources for the Classroom

                                                        viii.      BOCES 2 Makerspace Kits for Libraries: New this Year!

                                                            ix.      Students using Turnitin to refine and enhance their research

                                                             x.       Customizing and Curating Resources in Axis 360

                                                            xi.       Axis 360 for Teachers

                                                          xii.      Digital Storytelling with Bloxels

                                                        xiii.      Makerspace Minis: Make & Take Projects for Libraries

                                                        xiv.      Coding in the Elementary Library

                                                          xv.      Britannica Social Studies LaunchPack

                                                        xvi.      Britannica Science LaunchPack

                                                       xvii.      America's Historical Newspapers / World News Report Database

 

     1.      New SLS Poster:

·         Randy Meyer worked with our Graphics Department to design a poster to highlight services from BOCES and your libraries

·         This poster can be printed up to 30x40

·         It is attached- feel free to use it anyway you would like

·         If you would like a printed copy please let Randy know by 4/24/18
 

     2.      Axis 360 Update:

·         Attached is a listing of new Axis 360 eBook titles

·         The titles are also added to your Follett Destiny Catalog

·         Reminder- I am looking for a couple of schools to pilot the transition of Follett eBooks onto the Axis 360 Platform.  Please let me know if you are interested (I sent an email on this earlier this week)

·         For the eBook CoSer starting next year the following districts are participating: Churchville Chili, Gates Chili, Greece, Hilton, Holley, Kendall, Spencerport, Wheatland Chili

·         There are a ton of promotional items on our website you can use: http://libguides.monroe2boces.org/slshome/axisresources

·         If you have questions on using Axis or want to brainstorm how to roll this out to your staff please contact Randy, Lindsay, or Jim
 

     3.      Schoology:

·         Many of your libraries resources now integrate with Schoology

                                                               i.      Gale Databases

                                                             ii.      Learn 360

                                                           iii.      Turnitin (additional fees apply)

                                                           iv.      BrainPop

                                                             v.      PBS LearningMedia

                                                           vi.      Teachingbooks.net

                                                          vii.      InfoBase Learning/Facts on File

·         If you do not see these resources listed please contact your district’s Schoology manager to enable them
 

     4.      Three Apples Book Award:

·         Voting is now open

·         This is sponsored by NYLA/SSL

·         Book award where kids in NY pick the winner

·         For more information: https://www.nyla.org/max/4DCGI/cms/review.html?Action=CMS_Document&DocID=1337&MenuKey=3apples

     1.      Twitter Feed

·         The SLS has a twitter feed for 15 Monroe 2-Orleans area school libraries

·         It is living on the main page of the SLS Webpage: http://monroe2boces.org/sls  

·         If you are using LibGuides as your library’s main page this feed can easily be added to your site...or any other Twitter feeds you would like added.  Contact Randy for help on this

·         If you have a PROFESSIONAL library twitter account you would like added please let Jim know
 

      2.      Next Generation Science Standards Info

·         This information was shared by Mary Thomas (BOCES ESP Assistant Director).  It is about talking to publishers regarding NGSS

·         Since the release of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in 2013, educators have been looking for high-quality instructional materials that will support student instruction toward the goals of the NGSS. In response to this demand, the science instructional materials marketplace has started to fill with products and programs that make different sorts of claims about how they are connected to the NGSS. 

·         A new resource will help with sorting through these claims. For educators, this document will help you to recognize and begin to evaluate common claims. For publishers and other developers of science instructional materials, this document provides some ideas about how to better communicate the unique aspects of your instructional materials as they relate to the NGSS, and additionally, some ideas about the sorts of claims you might want to make in subsequent versions of your programs.
 

      3.      Axis 360 eBook Order

·         The SLS placed an Axis 360 eBook order for 168 eBook titles

·         The new titles should be on your shelves early next week

·         It will be a bit before the titles are uploaded into your Follett Destiny Catalog

·         Some of the authors include: Rick Riordan, Jerry Spinelli, Jacqueline Woodson, Richard Yancey, Sarah Dessen, Michael Crichton, Douglas Adams, Judy Blume, Ann Brashares, John Green, Jeff Kinney and RJ Palacio…plus TONS more!!!

·         Attached is a listing of all the new titles

·         Reminder, if your district joins the new eBook CoSER you can purchase Axis 360 eBook or audiobook titles through BOCES for just your school or district AND receive a 5% discount

·         If you are not sure how to access these materials please contact Randy, Lindsay, Karen, or Jim.  We can provide training to you or to your teachers!!

 

      4.      Professional Development

·         Attached is information from RRLC about PD they have coming up

·         Playdate for your Library’s Website

                                                               i.      April 12 from 12:00-3:30
This is the perfect opportunity to update, redesign, or create a new library website from scratch. We'll be on hand to support users and suggest tweaks to your sites as you work in LibGuides or Google Sites. Bring your ideas, bring your questions, bring your content -- and we'll help you bring it all to life.

https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2659790

·         Bloxels for Teachers and Librarians

                                                               i.      April 13 from 12:30-3:30
Bloxels are an engaging, hands-on addition to our Maker collection! With Bloxels, students use actual blocks to create their own video games in the Bloxels iPad app, combining tactile learning with a powerful digital environment. Students can build their own characters, scenes, enemies, and more, to create their very own interactive story. Bloxels is part of our growing Monroe 2 Makers collection, which is available to all of our Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES libraries.

https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2659668

·         New Media Portal Training

                                                               i.      May 2 from 3:30-4:30
The Monroe 2–Orleans BOCES Instructional Media Library contains over 150,000 resources including streaming video, iPod audiobooks, images, sound effects and more. We are now transitioning to a brand new Media Portal! This class will familiarize you with the types of resources available, as well as guide you through the use of our new Media Portal for accessing and reserving materials.

https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2659641

·         New Media Portal Insignia for Teachers

                                                               i.      May 16 from 3:30-4:30
The Monroe 2–Orleans BOCES Instructional Media Library contains over 150,000 resources including streaming video, iPod audiobooks, images, sound effects and more. We are now transitioning to a brand new Media Portal! This class will familiarize you with the types of resources available, as well as guide you through the use of our new Media Portal for accessing and reserving materials.

https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2659719

·         Inventory with Follett Destiny

                                                               i.      May 24 from 3:45-4:45
This one-hour class will give you the resources you need to return to your library and conduct an inventory using Destiny Library Manager.
https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2659844

      5.      Database Trials

·         The following vendors have free trials going on right now.  For details or access information please contact Patti Rose

                                                               i.      Encyclopedia Britannica

                                                             ii.      ProQuest

                                                           iii.      Rosen

                                                           iv.      Lincoln Library

                                                             v.      Noodle Tools

                                                           vi.      Xello

                                                          vii.      Country Watch

AASL Standards

        ·    This year AASL updated their standards

        ·    The SLS purchased two copies of the book that outlines the new standards

o   You may request a copy using the new Media Portal: https://monroe2boces.insigniailsusa.com/LibraryMS/ItemDetail?l=0001&i=249735&ti=0

o   If you are not already signed into the Media Portal, you will need to sign in and then click the link

       ·     One of the Keynote presenters at Tech Camp this summer will be on the new standards (August 21)

       ·     For additional info: http://libguides.monroe2boces.org/slshome/pd/aaslstandards

Media Library Update

        ·     Learn 360 has added 244 new films to their collection

o   To view new films Click here

        ·    April Off Air highlights from WXXI are attached

o   To request an item be recorded from TV please use this form: http://libguides.monroe2boces.org/slshome/offai    r

        ·    To view the WXXI education newsletters please visit: http://interactive.wxxi.org/highlights/2017/09/wxxi-education-monthly-newsletter

EMTA Grant

        ·    The New York State Educational Media Technology Association (EMTA) is awarding two $1,250 Media Literacy Grants to teachers in NY who’s BOCES participates in EMTA (Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES does)

        ·    The purpose of this grant is to:

o   Support educators who provide resources and services that correlate to state and national learning standards for instructional excellence promoting media literacy

o   To provide funds for research projects or demonstration projects that can be replicated in other areas across the state and nation

        ·     Sample grant projects include (but not limited to):

o   A film literacy course held after school

o   Learning about the effective creation and use of media in student work

o   Using video effectively in your lesson plans

        ·     No one from our region has won a grant!  I would LOVE to see one of YOU win this! 

        ·     For additional information (past winning projects, application…) please visit: https://www.edmediatech.org/media-literacy-project-grant

        ·     Deadline is May 11, 2018

Axis 360

        ·     We are finishing up an order to add additional titles to our regional Axis 360 eBook collection.  If you have titles suggestions please contact Randy Meyer.  We are focusing on popular fiction eBooks.

        ·     The StarWalk Media eBooks still do not open in a web browser.  For these titles the app must be used.  The company is working on fixing this…but it could take some time.

        ·     Reminder- if you would like help creating book categories in Axis 360 (currently there is only fiction and nonfiction) please contact Randy Meyer.  This is fairly painless to set up!

Library Automation

        ·     Karen and Randy are scheduling upgrades with your district technology staff for Destiny version 15.5

        ·     If you would like to borrow a scanner for inventory please do so using the Media Portal. 

o   Wired Scanner: https://monroe2boces.insigniailsusa.com/LibraryMS/ItemDetail?l=0001&i=118237&ti=0

o   Wireless Scanner: https://monroe2boces.insigniailsusa.com/LibraryMS/ItemDetail?l=0001&i=118238&ti=0

o   If you are not already signed into the Media Portal, you will need to sign in and then click the link

MakerSpace Update

        ·    The missing Ozobots are now home!  Thank you to everyone who looked and checked for them

        ·    You can start making reservations NOW for next school year.  Please log into the Media Portal, search for the item, click Book It and select the dates you would like it

        ·    If you have pictures of students using the MakerSpace items please send them to Lindsay so we can update images on our website

        ·    If you have great lesson plan ideas on how you used a MakerSpace kits please let Lindsay know so she can add the ideas to the LibGuide

Upcoming PD

        ·    Future Ready Librarians with Mark Ray on April 23 (Full Day): https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13458&H=1&I=2718709

        ·    Best New Young Adult Books with Kathleen Odean (Full Day- feel free to invite ELA/Reading Teachers, Coaches…): https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13458&I=2718771

        ·    Best New Children’s Books with John Schu (Full Day): https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=2722591&D=18636  

 

   1.     Upcoming Professional Development

·         Future Ready Librarians with Mark Ray

o April 23 from 8:30-3:00 at the Italian American Community Center, 50 Frank DiMino Way, Rochester NY 14624

o Is your school library Future Ready? Mark Ray will lead participants as they explore the Future Ready Librarians Framework, including the school librarians role in curation and dissemination of content, working as a curriculum/tech/pedagogy consultant alongside classroom teachers, empowering students within a personalized learning environment, new directions for learning commons/lab type spaces. Mark Ray is currently Director of Innovation and Library Services for Vancouver Public Schools (WA) and Future Ready Librarians Lead. A 20-year teacher librarian and instructional technology facilitator, Mark was the 2012 Washington State Teacher of the Year and named a National School Boards Association “20 to Watch” in 2015. His work has focused on digital learning, professional development and re-imagining school librarians and libraries.

o Electronic flyer for this event: https://www.smore.com/bn6pj

o Open to Librarians, Administrators, and Instructional Leaders

o Cost: FREE

o Breakfast and lunch is provided.  Please register for lunch here: http://monroe2boces.libsurveys.com/loader.php?id=0a7d4b5255f154fd4e48a7d4c63018d0

o To register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13458&H=1&I=2718709

·         Best New Young Adult Books with Kathleen Odean

o May 14 from 8:30-3:00 at Monroe One BOCES, 15 Linden Ave, Rochester NY 14625

o Lunch is on your own

o Open to Teachers, Librarians (school or public), and Administrators within the Monroe 2-Orleans and Monroe One regions

o In this popular workshop, Kathleen Odean highlights the very best recently published books for young adults, including a variety of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. She shares practical activities and proven tips for promoting the books and integrating them into the curriculum. This lively informative day gives participants a wealth of top new titles to share with students both in the curriculum and for independent reading. Participants will receive a comprehensive handout of related guides, resources, activities, and ideas aligned with the Common Core Standards and employing a variety of technology tools.

o Cost: FREE

o To register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13458&I=2718771

·         Best New Children’s Books with John “Mr. Schu” Schumacher

o May 24 from 9:00-4:00 (registration at 8:30) at MCC, Empire Room

o Lunch is on your own

o John Schumacher (AKA Mr. Schu) is a blogger, a part-time lecturer at Rutgers University, and the Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic Book Fairs. He served on the 2014 Newbery committee, which named the title Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures "the most distinguished contribution to children's literature." He has also served on ALSC’s Children and Technology committee, AASL’s Best Websites for Teachers and Learning, two readers’ choice award committees, the School Library Month Planning Committee, and the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature selection committee. Every day is a giant book party for this teacher-librarian! In fact, Library Journal named him “The Xtreme Librarian” for the high level of exertion – along with some gears and stunts – he uses to get kids reading, and Instructor Magazine named him a Cool Teacher for redefining what it means to be a teacher-librarian. Join in a conversation with John Schu as he presents some of the best new books. In typical John fashion, he will share book trailers, websites, activities, and interviews you can easily incorporate into book talks and programs to get everyone in your library hurrying to your bookshelves to find the perfect book. This session is best for Pre-K to grade 6. Co-Sponsored by RRLC (Rochester Regional Library Council) and The Leroy V. Good Library at Monroe Community College. This event is also co-sponsored by the School Library Systems in the Rochester region. Registration will be from 8:30-9:00 and we will begin promptly at 9:00.

o Cost: FREE (Thank You RRLC for providing this)

o This is open to Librarians and Teachers (if their librarian attends)

o To register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=2722591&D=18636
 

   2.     Library of the Year

·         RRLC is once again holding their Library of the Year contest.  We have had several winners from our region over the years—ya’ll do great work and awesome things in your library!

·         In recognition of National Library Week, April 8-14, 2018, the Rochester Regional Library Council will name three libraries – one public, one school and one academic/special — as “RRLC Library of the Year 2018″. Winners will receive a banner and engraved plaque to hang in their library, a $500 cash prize, and will be recognized at the RRLC Annual Meeting on June 7 at Casa Larga.

·         Nominations for RRLC’s Library of the Year contest must come from library users, so encourage your users to submit your library’s name and explain why they love your library. Numbers don’t matters as much as the sentiments expressed. Library staff is not eligible to participate in the voting. 

·         Patrons can visit the voting page to vote online. Voting begins on April 8 – you will be able to access the voting links beginning on that date. Deadline for entries is midnight April 21, 2018. 

·         Download the “Do You Love Your Library?” poster and/or graphic to place in your library to encourage patrons to fill out an online form telling us why they love your library. The poster can be printed on letter or legal size paper. Use the graphic on promotional items!  Click here to download the poster.      

·         Deadline to submit an entry is midnight, April 21, 2018

   3.     Online Database Trials:

·         myON: myON is holding various webinars regarding their products- please contact Jim Belair for information

·         Scholastic TrueFlix (through 4/15/18)

o Bringing award-winning True Books to life, helping students master Social Studies and Science content knowledge through literacy!  E-book based program with anchor videos, e-books, articles, plays, vetted websites, lesson plans

o http://trueflix.scholastic.com

o Username: trueflix8 / Password: orange

·         Scholastic FreedomFlix (through 4/15/18)

o Captures defining moments in American history, ancient civilizations, as well as historic events. E-book based program with anchor videos, e-books, articles, plays, vetted websites, state-aligned lesson plans

o http://freedomflix.scholastic.com

o Username: freedomflix8 / Password orange

·         Scholastic ScienceFlix (through 4/15/18)

o Science for the Next Generation! The perfect STEM and NGSS resource with leveled scientific content, interactive features and intuitive navigation!  Article based program that allows adjustment of lexile level to 3 different reading levels.  Anchor videos, subtopic articles and videos, experiments, projects, career modules, vetted websites, lesson plans

o http://scienceflix.scholastic.com

o Username: flixsci8 / Password orange

·         Britannica LaunchPacks (ends 3/30/18)

o Social Studies and Science combine up-to-date, curriculum-aligned content sets with tools that make it easier for teachers to differentiate instruction and for students to understand core K-12 social studies and science topics. Through annotation tools, multilevel articles, and diverse content types, students actively engage with text and develop critical-thinking and reading skills. Teachers are able to weave relevant primary sources and multimedia into lessons in one flexible, intuitive platform. See LaunchPacks Pilot Details document in RFQ Documents

o Science: https://packs.eb.com/science

o Social Studies:https://packs.eb.com/social-studies#/

o Username: scoretrial / Password: 2018

o They are offering an extended pilot from now until December 2019- if you are interested in this please contact Jim Belair

 

   4.     Tech Camp Call for Proposals

·         Tech Camp will be August 21 and August 22 and held at Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES main campus in Spencerport

·         We are looking for folks, like YOU, to present!

·         We would love session on topics such as: AASL Standards, MakerSpace / Coding, Future Ready, Advocacy, Genrefication, Book Clubs, Standards Aligned Library Instruction, 1:1 and Personalized Learning, Grant Writing, Family/Community Engagement, Creating Inclusive Libraries (LGBTQ, ELL, Students with Disabilities, etc.), Creative Funding Ideas, or ANYTHING ELSE!

·         To submit a session proposal (45 or 90 minutes): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf05OO-Ad2fsEqyeKe2hoYRyQVg91GDAY-4-X_O84mAWb0HPw/viewform
 

   5.     The Digies

·         The DIGIES is a FREE, digital arts festival that celebrates youth achievements in digital arts and production. Submissions are open to school age children and young adults, from Pre-Kindergarten until 12th grade and are accepted through schools, arts councils or public libraries.

·         Submissions are done online at http://digies.org on behalf of the child by an adult from one of the institutions. Submissions are welcome until April 1st, 2018. After submissions close, professional artists, academics and teachers will judge submissions based on Artistic Impact, Composition and Design, Technical Execution, and Integrity

·         Winners will notified prior to the DIGIES annual awards ceremony and awards will be presented at the event. The ceremony will take place Wednesday, May 16 at 6pm at the Strong National Museum of Play

·         Attached are handouts (Poster and Brochure) for this event

·         If you have any questions please contact Brain Mayer from Genesee Valley BOCES School Library System: bmayer@gvboces.org

 

   6.     Erie Canal Online Exhibition

·         To access the Online Exhibit: https://dp.la/exhibitions/exhibits/show/erie-canal

·         This exhibition was curated by Heidi Ziemer of the Western New York Library Resources Council, with Dan Ward, in partnership with Empire State Digital Network with funding from Humanities New York. Exhibition materials contributed by Empire State Digital Network, The New York Public Library, David Rumsey, Digital Commonwealth, HathiTrust, Illinois Digital Heritage Hub, Indiana Memory, Library of Congress, Minnesota Digital Library, Missouri Hub, Mountain West Digital Library, Recollection Wisconsin, and Smithsonian Institution.

·         The online exhibition is complimented with a 4-poster display and e-tablet kiosk available for travel to libraries across the state. If you are interested in hosting the posters and kiosk, you can contact your regional digital collections manager at one of the nine Reference and Research Library Resources Councils that are part of the Empire State Library Network: https://www.esln.org/about/
 

   7.     eBook Update

·         Within our Axis 360 collection we now have StarWalk/Fable Learning eBooks (over 530 titles added).

o There are NOT MARC records in Follett Destiny yet

o There is a glitch with these titles that will not allow them to be read on a computer- they can only be read through the app

o Axis 360 is working on fixing this- but it could take a while.  They do not sell these titles and they added them as a HUGE favor to me…

·         We are in the process of adding all of our Mitchell Lane eBooks into the Axis 360 collection

·         We just added an additional 200 eBooks from Cavendish Square into Axis 360.  We do NOT have MARC records for these yet

·         Reminder- if you would like to add Axis 360 eBooks OR Axis 360 audiobooks onto your school’s shelf…please work with BOCES as we receive a 5% discount and they are eligible for state aid

1.      New Media Portal:

  • The new Media Portal is up and running Please encourage your teachers to use this as the old portal will be going away There are several workshops being offered on how to use the new portal > Office 365 Sign In: Media Library Office 365 Sign In
  • Google Sign In (make sure to enable PopUp Blockers): Media Library Google Sign In
  • For updated Media Library Graphics or directions on using the new portal please visit: http://libguides.monroe2boces.org/slshome/media
  • If you would to receive building training please contact Lindsay Neumire

2. Media Literacy Grant:

  • The EMTA is offering two grants for $1,250 to NYS teachers (classroom or librarians)
  • The application is attached to this email
  • I am on the executive board for this organization and would love to see someone from our area win!
  • To learn more about this grant and see past winners please visit: https://www.edmediatech.org/media-literacy-project-grant

3. High Interest Books, K-12:

  • The NYC School Library System each year publishes High Interest Books, K-12
  • These books are designated as fun reads for kids
  • The reading list is broken down by grade level
  • This is done as a LibGuide.  If you would like to create a similar list or book collection in LibGuides please contact Randy or Lindsay.  It is REALLY, REALLY easy to do!

4. The Digies:

  • This is a digital arts festival that celebrates youth achievements in digital arts and production sponsored by the Genesee Valley School Library System
  • Submissions are open to school age children and young adults, from Pre-Kindergarten until 12th grade and are accepted through schools, arts councils or public libraries
  • Submissions are now being accepted and are due April 1st, 2018
  •  After submissions close, professional artists, academics and teachers will judge submissions based on Artistic Impact, Composition and Design, Technical Execution, and Integrity. 
  • Attached are promotional brochures

5. Not By Books Alone:

  • Informational video about The Rochester Public Library from 1947
  • I don’t think your students would be interested by this video, but you may find it really interesting!
  • Wow, things have changed a lot!
  • PS: it is in color!

6. WXXI Update:

   5.     Spring and Summer Professional Development

·         January SLS Professional Development on Next Generation Science Standards and Insignia Media Portal

                                                               i.      January 9 from 8:00-11:30

                                                              ii.      Please join the School Library System for our January Professional Development session where we will learn about new topics that can be turnkeyed to other librarians in our districts.  Topics for this meeting will include the Next Generation Science Standards and also turnkey training for Insignia, our new Media Library Portal.

                                                              iii.      https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2610843

·         Axis 360 for Teachers

                                                               i.      Feb 6 from 3:30-4:30

                                                              ii.      Many of the BOCES 2 ebooks and audiobooks are now available on a new platform--Axis 360--which is accessible on all computers and mobile devices.  During this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to navigate this new library and download resources to your mobile device. You'll even learn how to curate a recommended reading list (with your librarian's help) to give your students quick access to favorite titles. Bring your own smartphone, tablet or laptop; download the mobile Axis 360 app in advance so you can hit the ground running.

                                                             iii.      https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2659743

·         New Media Portal Turnkey Training for Librarians

                                                               i.      Feb 7 from 3:30-4:30

                                                              ii.      The Monroe 2–Orleans BOCES Instructional Media Library contains over 150,000 resources including streaming video, iPod audiobooks, images, sound effects and more. We are now transitioning to a brand new Media Portal! This class will familiarize you with the types of resources available, as well as guide you through the use of our new Media Portal for accessing and reserving materials.

                                                             iii.      https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2659630

·         Screencasting 101 for Teachers and Librarians

                                                               i.      March 1 from 12:00-3:30

                                                              ii.      Booktalks, how-to instructions, a visual newsletter for parents, or a mini-lesson for the flipped classroom--there are a lot of ways to incorporate video into the classroom or library. But getting started can feel a little daunting. This session will give you the information you need to create and share quality screencasts using free and inexpensive tools. You will also be given time for hands-on practice with your own projects.

                                                             iii.      https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2659765

·         NoodleTools and the Digital Research Process for Teachers and Librarians

                                                               i.      March 8 from 3:00-4:30

                                                              ii.      Remember when you numbered those index cards to correspond to a source?  Well, it's not your mother's research paper anymore!  Come explore how NoodleTools supports the research process with a series of tools including note-taking, citations, outlining, and sharing collaboratively with students and teachers.  Learn how you and your students can use NoodleTools to streamline and digitize the research process.  Students will be motivated to use information ethically, and organize and synthesize their facts and ideas.  We'll also review how you can assess student learning using NoodleTools and guide them to success while preparing them to be college-ready.  NoodleTools can be used at most grade levels - it's never too early to start!  Thank you to Lisa Osur (Holley JR/SR HS) for teaching this class for us!

                                                             iii.      https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2659880

·         Pinterest for the Classroom: Using Collection in Destiny Discover

                                                               i.      March 14 from 3:30-4:30

                                                              ii.      Whether you've created Resource Lists in Destiny Classic or are new to the idea of curating resources for your students, this session will show you how to get started collecting, organizing and sharing the best print and online resources.  Think of it as Pinterest for the library or classroom!

                                                             iii.      https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2659779

·         Playdate for your Library’s Website

                                                               i.      April 12 from 12:00-3:30

                                                             ii.      This is the perfect opportunity to update, redesign, or create a new library website from scratch. We'll be on hand to support users and suggest tweaks to your sites as you work in LibGuides or Google Sites. Bring your ideas, bring your questions, bring your content -- and we'll help you bring it all to life.

                                                            iii.      https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2659790

·         Bloxels for Teachers and Librarians

                                                               i.      April 13 from 12:30-3:30

                                                             ii.      Bloxels are an engaging, hands-on addition to our Maker collection! With Bloxels, students use actual blocks to create their own video games in the Bloxels iPad app, combining tactile learning with a powerful digital environment. Students can build their own characters, scenes, enemies, and more, to create their very own interactive story. Bloxels is part of our growing Monroe 2 Makers collection, which is available to all of our Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES libraries.

                                                            iii.      https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2659668

·         Future Ready Librarians

                                                               i.      April 23 full day

                                                              ii.      This will be a regional PD with the other School Library Systems in the Rochester area.  You will learn about the Future Ready movement and ways that you can make your library program Future Ready.

                                                             iii.      Registration info to follow

·         New Media Portal Turnkey Training for Librarians

                                                               i.      May 2 from 3:30-4:30

                                                              ii.      The Monroe 2–Orleans BOCES Instructional Media Library contains over 150,000 resources including streaming video, iPod audiobooks, images, sound effects and more. We are now transitioning to a brand new Media Portal! This class will familiarize you with the types of resources available, as well as guide you through the use of our new Media Portal for accessing and reserving materials.

                                                             iii.      https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2659641

·         New Media Portal Insignia for Teachers

                                                               i.      May 16 from 3:30-4:30

                                                              ii.      The Monroe 2–Orleans BOCES Instructional Media Library contains over 150,000 resources including streaming video, iPod audiobooks, images, sound effects and more. We are now transitioning to a brand new Media Portal! This class will familiarize you with the types of resources available, as well as guide you through the use of our new Media Portal for accessing and reserving materials.

                                                             iii.      https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2659719

·         Best New Young Adult Books for Grades 6-12 for Teachers and Librarians

                                                               i.      May 14 full day

                                                              ii.      National expert, Kathleen Odean will share best new books and provide examples of how they can be used.

                                                             iii.      Registration will be available in January through Monroe One BOCES MyLearningPlan

·         Inventory with Follett Destiny

                                                               i.      May 24 from 3:45-4:45

                                                             ii.      This one-hour class will give you the resources you need to return to your library and conduct an inventory using Destiny Library Manager.

                                                            iii.      https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2659844

·         Librarian Tech Camp

                                                               i.      August 21 and August 22 full day

                                                              ii.      The Librarian Tech Camp will be taking place again this summer.  Sessions will include topics, trends, and instructional practices using the latest technology.  Stay tuned for more information.  Note- each day requires a separate registration!

                                                             iii.      Day 1: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2661822

                                                             iv.      Day 2: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2661827

·         Monroe 2 Media Blitz for Teachers 

                                                               i.      August 23 full day

                                                              ii.      The Monroe 2 BOCES Media Library is excited to offer this FREE full day workshop to learn about BOCES Media Library resources available for you to use with your students!  Learn what is available in regards to streaming video, eBooks, content creation, and MakerSpace kits.

                                                            iii.      https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=2661835

 1.  New SLS Website

  • Our new SLS Website is now entirely running on LibGuides.
  • If you had items linked off of the old website they will no longer work
  • If you have pictures we can use on our new website please send them to Lindsay Neumire (especially of kids using MakerSpace resources)

2. New Media Portal

Later this month we will be going live with the new Media Portal

  • The official changeover will take place January 31, 2018
  •  If you have not done so already, please make sure you can log in!  Also, please ask a teacher or two to test this out!
  • We will be sending out training materials and also holding PD Workshops
  • Google Sign On
    • Make sure you allow Pop-Ups or you will get an error message
    • Churchville, Greece, and Hilton
  • Office 365 Sign On
    • Brockport, Gates Chili, Holley, Kendall, Spencerport, Wheatland Chili, Internal BOCES 2 Programs

3. Axis 360

  • If you would like training on using this please contact Randy Meyer
  • We are adding lots of new content to this platform- please be sure to check it out
  • We would suggest adding a link to this onto your library’s website
  • More information and training materials
  • Find the direct link for you school
  • Your students and staff should use their regular computer log in to access this content
  • Reminder, you can add eBooks AND audio books only for your school to use.  The available titles are in TitleWave--for assistance please contact Randy Meyer
  • These titles can be purchased through BOCES to receive aid AND a 5% discount
  • As of 1/2/18 there are 1,952 titles in our regional collection.  Not all schools will have all titles as Randy narrowed the scope for elementary schools by removing titles for older readers.  If there are titles present in your shelf you do not want their please contact Randy.    This can be changed in the admin set up within Axis 360

4. NY Heritage

  • The collections in New York Heritage represent a broad range of historical, scholarly, and cultural materials held in libraries, museums, and archives throughout the state. Collection items include photographs, letters, diaries, directories, maps, books, and more.
  • The NY Heritage Digital Collections website has relaunched with a full make over
  • There is also a section for educators that includes lesson plans. 

1. Insignia Media Portal

Starting in February we will be using a new Media Portal to access streaming video, iPod Audio Books and other Media Library resources.  Please log on and test the system out.  Please send Jim any feedback (both positive and negative).  If you try to test book anything please follow up with Diane to let her know if you actually need the item or if it was a test.  Also, feel free to share this with one or two teachers who like to test out new things.

2.  SSL Scholarship

  • Reminder, the due date for the Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES School Library System Scholarship to attend the NYLA/SSL Conference is December 25

  • The NYLA/SSL Conference is being held May 3-May 5. For more info on the conference:  https://ssl2018.wixsite.com/ssl2018

  • Attached is a copy of the scholarship application

3.  New Web Page

  • Starting January 1, 2018 the School Library System will be moving over to our new website

  • Please be sure to update any bookmarks or direct links you may have

  • The new website is built on LibGuides: www.libguides.monroe2boces.org/slshome

  • If there is any additional content you would like to see added to the new website please let Lindsay know

4.  Arbordale eBooks

  • We recently purchased additional Arbordale eBooks for a total of 144 titles

  • These titles have a heavy focus on Math, Science, and Geography

  • They are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and all contain Lexile, F&P, lesson plans, and activities for students

    1. To access the advanced features go to the Arbordale site versus Axis 360

  • The titles are also listed in Axis 360

    1. None of the advanced features are available via Axis 360

    2. Axis 360 records in your catalog are ONLY for the English eBook

    3. On your Axis 360 shelf there are also Spanish eBook, English Audiobook, and Spanish Audiobook

    4. Three titles are also in Chinese: A Case of Sense, Panda’ Earthquake Escape, Cao Chong Weighs an Elephant

    5. Additional languages being worked on include Arabic, Bahasa Indonesian, Portuguese, and Japanese

    6. Randy is working on putting the English eBook record into your Follett Destiny Catalog

  • For a full listing of all eBook titles: https://www.arbordalepublishing.com/bookhome.php

  • In a few weeks Randy will be sending out a ROAR explaining the advanced features within the Arbordale titles.  Please forward this onto your teachers when you receive it.

5.  Axis 360 eBooks

  • We have added several new middle school and high school fiction books to our regional collection.  A huge shout out to Jon Barleben at Gates Chili MS for the list .  Attached is a listing of the titles.  The records are already loaded into your Follett Destiny catalog for your students to access

  • Also attached are Axis 360 Bookmarks you can share with your students that tell them how to check out items from Axis 360.

  1. Spring and Summer Professional Development

    Attached are upcoming professional developments being offered by the School Library System.  Many of these workshops are geared towards classroom teachers!  Please share as appropriate with your teachers.  We are working on inputting these items in MyLearningPlan.  We will keep you posted when this is complete. 

    • January SLS Professional Development on Next Generation Science Standards and Insignia Media Portal

      1. January 9 from 8:00-11:30

      2. Please join the School Library System for our January Professional Development session where we will learn about new topics that can be turnkeyed to other librarians in our districts.  Topics for this meeting will include the Next Generation Science Standards and also turnkey training for Insignia, our new Media Library Portal.

    • Axis 360 for Teachers

      1. Feb 6 from 3:30-4:30

      2. Many of the BOCES 2 ebooks and audiobooks are now available on a new platform--Axis 360--which is accessible on all computers and mobile devices.  During this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to navigate this new library and download resources to your mobile device. You'll even learn how to curate a recommended reading list (with your librarian's help) to give your students quick access to favorite titles. Bring your own smartphone, tablet or laptop; download the mobile Axis 360 app in advance so you can hit the ground running.

    • New Media Portal Turnkey Training for Librarians

      1. Feb 7 from 3:30-4:30

      2. The Monroe 2–Orleans BOCES Instructional Media Library contains over 150,000 resources including streaming video, iPod audiobooks, images, sound effects and more. We are now transitioning to a brand new Media Portal! This class will familiarize you with the types of resources available, as well as guide you through the use of our new Media Portal for accessing and reserving materials.

    • Screencasting 101

      1. March 1 from 12:00-3:30

      2. Booktalks, how-to instructions, a visual newsletter for parents, or a mini-lesson for the flipped classroom--there are a lot of ways to incorporate video into the classroom or library. But getting started can feel a little daunting. This session will give you the information you need to create and share quality screencasts using free and inexpensive tools. You will also be given time for hands-on practice with your own projects.

    • NoodleTools and the Digital Research Process

      1. March 8 from 3:00-4:30

      2. Remember when you numbered those index cards to correspond to a source?  Well, it's not your mother's research paper anymore!  Come explore how NoodleTools supports the research process with a series of tools including note-taking, citations, outlining, and sharing collaboratively with students and teachers.  Learn how you and your students can use NoodleTools to streamline and digitize the research process.  Students will be motivated to use information ethically, and organize and synthesize their facts and ideas.  We'll also review how you can assess student learning using NoodleTools and guide them to success while preparing them to be college-ready.  NoodleTools can be used at most grade levels - it's never too early to start!  Thank you to Lisa Osur (Holley JR/SR HS) for teaching this class for us!

    • Pinterest for the Classroom: Using Collection in Destiny Discover

      1. March 14 from 3:30-4:30

      2. Whether you've created Resource Lists in Destiny Classic or are new to the idea of curating resources for your students, this session will show you how to get started collecting, organizing and sharing the best print and online resources.  Think of it as Pinterest for the library or classroom!

    • Playdate for your Library’s Website

      1. April 12 from 12:00-3:30

      2. This is the perfect opportunity to update, redesign, or create a new library website from scratch. We'll be on hand to support users and suggest tweaks to your sites as you work in LibGuides or Google Sites. Bring your ideas, bring your questions, bring your content -- and we'll help you bring it all to life.

    • Bloxels

      1. April 13 from 12:30-3:30

      2. Bloxels are an engaging, hands-on addition to our Maker collection! With Bloxels, students use actual blocks to create their own video games in the Bloxels iPad app, combining tactile learning with a powerful digital environment. Students can build their own characters, scenes, enemies, and more, to create their very own interactive story. Bloxels is part of our growing Monroe 2 Makers collection, which is available to all of our Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES libraries.

    • Future Ready Librarians

      1. April 23 full day

      2. This will be a regional PD with the other School Library Systems in the Rochester area.  You will learn about the Future Ready movement and ways that you can make your library program Future Ready.

    • New Media Portal Turnkey Training for Librarians

      1. May 2 from 3:30-4:30

      2. The Monroe 2–Orleans BOCES Instructional Media Library contains over 150,000 resources including streaming video, iPod audiobooks, images, sound effects and more. We are now transitioning to a brand new Media Portal! This class will familiarize you with the types of resources available, as well as guide you through the use of our new Media Portal for accessing and reserving materials.

    • New Media Portal Insignia for Teachers

      1. May 16 from 3:30-4:30

      2. The Monroe 2–Orleans BOCES Instructional Media Library contains over 150,000 resources including streaming video, iPod audiobooks, images, sound effects and more. We are now transitioning to a brand new Media Portal! This class will familiarize you with the types of resources available, as well as guide you through the use of our new Media Portal for accessing and reserving materials.

    • Best New Young Adult Books for Grades 6-12

      1. May 14 full day

      2. National expert, Kathleen Odean will share best new books and provide examples of how they can be used.

    • Inventory with Follett Destiny

      1. May 24 from 3:45-4:45

      2. This one-hour class will give you the resources you need to return to your library and conduct an inventory using Destiny Library Manager.

    • Librarian Tech Camp

      1. August 21 and August 22 full day

      2. The Librarian Tech Camp will be taking place again this summer.  Sessions will include topics, trends, and instructional practices using the latest technology.  Stay tuned for more information.

    • Monroe 2 Media Blitz for Teachers 

      1. August 23 full day

      2. The Monroe 2 BOCES Media Library is excited to offer this FREE full day workshop to learn about BOCES Media Library resources available for you to use with your students!  Learn what is available in regards to streaming video, eBooks, content creation, and MakerSpace kits.

January SLS Council PD

Online Database Trial

  • The Day USA
  • This is an online daily news service providing high-interest articles for K-12 schools, along with teacher resources to support information literacy. The Day USA offers a pro-con structure to its articles as well as a social platform that genuinely engages students as it allows them to cast votes on questions posed. The Day USA may be a new product to the U.S., but it has been a successful product since 2011 in the United Kingdom.
  • Please see attached document for additional information
  •  If interested in purchasing please contact Patti Rose as this can be done through the Online Database CoSER
  • Username and password are boces2

Rochester Area Literacy Council

  • RALC’s annual literacy event is being held on Saturday Feb 3.  They are looking for presenters.  This could be a great way to promote the role of the library and the librarian!
  • Attached is information about this event and also a RALC membership form
  •  For more information about this group: https://www.rochesterarealiteracycouncil.org/

Next Generation ELA Standards

  • Crosswalk between the old (Common Core) and the new (Next Generation) Standards
  • There is not a huge amount of change
  • The BOCES 2 PD Department will be doing a TON of PDs on the newer standards with all our districts.  Stay tuned for more information

Hilton Merton Williams Middle School

  • The Hilton Parma Recreation Department and Hilton Merton Williams Middle School were awarded the Program of Merit from the Genesee Valley Recreation and Park Society.  They now advance and are in the running for the NYS Recreation and Park Society Program of Merit.
  • The Librarian, Angela Boccuzzi-Reichert does a Summer Creative Tech Camp for Girls
  • Additional information 

Library Furniture

  • I have on loan for the next week a chair you might like for your library
  • It is great for those kids who cannot sit still and want to always be moving around
  • Watch a video of this chair being used.
  •  If you would like to stop by my office to see it please let me know…I will even demonstrate it for you J