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1. SLS OverDrive Sora Webinar

Program: 2018-2019 - School Library Services

Dates: 1/8/2019

Join us for a Webinar to discover Sora, OverDrive's new reading app for students. Learn how students can browse for titles and personalize their reading experience and how you can curate your digital collection to get the right titles to the right students at the right time.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

2. SLS Digital Library Users Group Secondary

Program: 2018-2019 - School Library Services

Audience: K-12 School Librarians

Dates: 6/4/2019

The SWBOCES Digital Library Program is a collaborative online service for middle and high school students that provides access to over 5,500 digital ebooks and audio books to students and staff. This service is an extension of the print collection in school libraries; however it is online with 24/7 access. It is convenient for students to check out titles anywhere, anytime in multiple formats. The benefits include:

• Ebooks encourage students to read more and improve comprehension. Struggling or reluctant readers, students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and gifted readers can all benefit from this service

• The process is simple and easy to use, just choose your book and download it to a device

• Ebooks are portable, students can carry ebooks in their mobile devices, laptops, chromebooks, or any ebook reader

• You can access these books at any time from any place, including vacations, snow days, and weekends

• Each school has one library representative on the Digital Library Advisory Board to choose content For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

3. SLS Serving Diverse Populations

Program: 2018-2019 - School Library Services

Dates: 6/7/2019

Learn about resources and strategies for meeting the needs of the diverse students and learners who enter our libraries. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

4. SLS 2019 Children's Literature Award Winners Geisel and Caldecott - Summer Course Offering

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Dates: 7/15/2019

The School Library System will offer courses this summer that will be eligible for CTLE hours or in-service credit. Participants seeking in-service credit must obtain district approval in advance. Each session will provide 3 hours of credit as participants are expected to read the materials in advance to actively participate in the discussion.

Books to be discussed: Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall, Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez- Neal, A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin, The Rough Patch by Brian Lies and Thank You, Omu! By Oge Mora, Fox the Tiger by Corey R. Tabor, The Adventures of Otto: See Pip Flap by David Milgrim, Fox and Chick: The Party and Other Stories by Sergio Ruzzier, King and Kayla and the Case of the Lost Tooth by Dori Hillestad Butler and Tiger Vs. Nightmare by Emily Tetri

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

The School Library System will offer courses this summer that will be eligible for CTLE hours or in-service credit. Participants seeking in-service credit must obtain district approval in advance. Each session will provide 3 hours of credit as participants are expected to read the materials in advance to actively participate in the discussion.

Books to be discussed: A Few Red Drops by Claire Hartfield, The Stuff of Stars by Marion Dane Bauer, Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome, The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson, The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon, Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly, Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson, Memphis, Martin and the Mountaintop by Alice Faye Duncan, The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo, Dreamers by Yuyi Morales, They Call Me Guero by David Bowles, Islandborn by Junot Diaz and When Angels Sing by Michael Mahin.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

The School Library System will offer courses this summer that will be eligible for CTLE hours or in-service credit. Participants seeking in-service credit must obtain district approval in advance. Each session will provide 3 hours of credit as participants are expected to read the materials in advance to actively participate in the discussion.

Books to be discussed: All-of-a-Kind-Family Hanukkah by Emily Jenkins, Sweep by Jonathan Auxier, What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper, A Moon for Moe and Mo by Jane Breskin Zalben, Through the Window by Barb Rosenstock, All Three Stooges by Erica S. Perl, The Length of a String by Elissa Brent Weissman, Drawn Together by Minh Le, Grandmother's Visit by Betty Quan, Front Desk by Kelly Yang, The House that Lou Built by Mae Respicio, Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram and The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan
For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

7. SLS 2019 Children's Award Winners Newbery and Stonewall - Summer Course Offering

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Dates: 7/16/2019

The School Library System will offer courses this summer that will be eligible for CTLE hours or in-service credit. Participants seeking in-service credit must obtain district approval in advance. Each session will provide 3 hours of credit as participants are expected to read the materials in advance to actively participate in the discussion.

Books to be discussed: Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina, The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani, The Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdock, Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender, Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love, Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to The World by Ashley Herring Blake,and Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert
For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

8. SLS 2019 Children's Literature Award Winners Schneider and Sibert - Summer Course Offering

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Dates: 7/17/2019

The School Library System will offer courses this summer that will be eligible for CTLE hours or in-service credit. Participants seeking in-service credit must obtain district approval in advance. Each session will provide 3 hours of credit as participants are expected to read the materials in advance to actively participate in the discussion.

Books to be discussed: The Remember Balloons by Jessie Oliveros, Rescue and Jessica by Jessica Kensky, The Collectors by Jacqueline West, The Truth As Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor, (Don't) Call Me Crazy 33: Voices Start the Conversation About Mental Health by Kelly Jensen, Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro, The Girl Who Drew Butterflies by Joyce Sidman, Camp Panda by Catherine Thimmesh, Spooked by Gail Jarrow, The Unwanted by Don Brown, We are Grateful by Traci Sorell, and When Angels Sing by Michael Mahin
For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

9. SLS 2019 Children's Literature Award Winners Printz - Summer Course Offering

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Dates: 7/17/2019

The School Library System will offer courses this summer that will be eligible for CTLE hours or in-service credit. Participants seeking in-service credit must obtain district approval in advance. Each session will provide 3 hours of credit as participants are expected to read the materials in advance to actively participate in the discussion.

Books to be discussed: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo, Damsel by Elana K. Arnold, A Heart in A Body in the World by Deb Caletti, and I, Claudia by Mary McCoy
For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

10. SLS Certified BrainPoP Educator Workshop

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Dates: 7/29/2019

The School Library System will offer courses this summer that will be eligible for CTLE hours or in-service credit. Participants seeking in-service credit must obtain district approval in advance.


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 become a more confident and competent BrainPOP user - and have fun doing it!
For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

11. SLS Professional Book Club - Game Changer! Book Access for All Kids

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 9/12/2019

The School Library System will offer courses that will be eligible for CTLE hours or in-service credit. Participants seeking in-service credit must obtain district approval in advance. Each session will provide 3 hours of credit as participants are expected to read the materials in advance to actively participate in the discussion. DATES ARE TENTATIVE BOOK: Game Changer! Book Access for All Kids by Donalyn Miller and Colby Sharp For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

12. SLS Council Meeting

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Council Members

Dates: 9/17/2019

The School Library System Council is responsible for developing and approving the Plan of Service; is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Plan of Service; recommends for approval the annual budget prior to submission to the District Superintendent for his signature; and supports the activities of the School Library System, through service on a committee.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

13. SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Dates: 9/17/2019

In order to ensure that school libraries throughout our region are supporting their district's goal of graduating College and Career-Ready students, one librarian representative from each district, appointed by the Superintendent, joins their colleagues four times a year to engage in collaborative professional development and informational sessions. These meetings are an essential way to focus on Common Core Learning Standards, relevant resources, curriculum development, primary resources and technology. There is no charge for this membership/service; the program is state mandated and supported, in part by New York State Aid.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

14. SLS Sustainability Cohort / SCHOOL DAY

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 9/19/2019 to 6/5/2020

The School Library System will offer a cohort to support school librarians who choose to apply for New York Library Association's (NYLA's) Sustainability Initiative Certification. The purpose of the New York Library Association's Sustainability Initiative is to ensure that libraries "remain vital, rebound from disruption, and provide ongoing value to the communities they serve" ("Community Change," n.d.). These benchmarks have been customized to reflect the needs and circumstances of school library programs. This site offers suggested activities and resources to assist the school librarian in meeting the benchmarks. As a cohort, we will be working towards completing the required benchmarks together. We will meet monthly from September-April with meetings alternating between in person and online. In person meetings will have times both during the school day (8:30-10:30) and afterschool (3:30-5:30). For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

15. SLS Sustainability Cohort / AFTER SCHOOL

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 9/19/2019 to 6/5/2020

The School Library System will offer a cohort to support school librarians who choose to apply for New York Library Association's (NYLA's) Sustainability Initiative Certification. The purpose of the New York Library Association's Sustainability Initiative is to ensure that libraries "remain vital, rebound from disruption, and provide ongoing value to the communities they serve" ("Community Change," n.d.). These benchmarks have been customized to reflect the needs and circumstances of school library programs. This site offers suggested activities and resources to assist the school librarian in meeting the benchmarks. As a cohort, we will be working towards completing the required benchmarks together. We will meet monthly from September-April with meetings alternating between in person and online. In person meetings will have times both during the school day (8:30-10:30) and afterschool (3:30-5:30). For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

16. SLS Care and Feeding of Authors

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Council Members

Dates: 9/25/2019

Join us for a free half-day session on author visits and the new School Library System service to support these visits. We will be joined by Allyson Hickey and Kerri McPhail from Booked! (formerly Author's Ally) and Miriam Bernabei, SLS consultant. Learn how to plan for your author visit, and set goals and expectations to suit your building needs; get advice on best practices for student preparation, communication with authors, faculty and families and information to help develop the most meaningful author experience possible. You will also learn about the new SLS service, what we offer, and how you can benefit from our offerings. Administration and/or PTA representatives welcome.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

17. SLS Professional Book Club - We Got This! Equity, Access and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 10/15/2019

The School Library System will offer courses that will be eligible for CTLE hours or in-service credit. Participants seeking in-service credit must obtain district approval in advance. Each session will provide 3 hours of credit as participants are expected to read the materials in advance to actively participate in the discussion. DATES ARE TENTATIVE BOOK: We Got This! Equity, Access and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be by Cornelius Minor For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

18. SLS:Transform Learning with the Reimagined ESIFC

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Council Members

Dates: 11/5/2019

New

The reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum (ESIFC) will provide a comprehensive continuum of information fluency skills PK-12 and clear guidance for school librarians to integrate the teaching of essential information fluency and inquiry skills across all grade levels and throughout the curriculum. This workshop will help school librarians become familiar with the updates and changes in the ESIFC as well as develop plans to implement them in the curriculum. Presented by Christine Ciofolo, Kelsey Cohen and Melissa Iamonico Special Pricing: Single Librarian = $192, 2-4 participants from a district = $150 per person, 5 or more participants from a district = $100 per person

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

19. SLS Professional Book Club - Fact vs. Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 11/12/2019

The School Library System will offer courses that will be eligible for CTLE hours or in-service credit. Participants seeking in-service credit must obtain district approval in advance. Each session will provide 3 hours of credit as participants are expected to read the materials in advance to actively participate in the discussion. DATES ARE TENTATIVE BOOK: Fact vs. Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News by Darren Hudgkins For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

20. SLS Council Meeting

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Council Members

Dates: 11/21/2019

The School Library System Council is responsible for developing and approving the Plan of Service; is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Plan of Service; recommends for approval the annual budget prior to submission to the District Superintendent for his signature; and supports the activities of the School Library System, through service on a committee.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

21. SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Dates: 11/21/2019

In order to ensure that school libraries throughout our region are supporting their district's goal of graduating College and Career-Ready students, one librarian representative from each district, appointed by the Superintendent, joins their colleagues four times a year to engage in collaborative professional development and informational sessions. These meetings are an essential way to focus on Common Core Learning Standards, relevant resources, curriculum development, primary resources and technology. There is no charge for this membership/service; the program is state mandated and supported, in part by New York State Aid. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

22. SLS Digital Library Users Group Secondary

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: K-12 School Librarians

Dates: 12/11/2019

New
The SWBOCES Digital Library Program is a collaborative online service for middle and high school students that provides access to over 5,500 digital ebooks and audio books to students and staff. This service is an extension of the print collection in school libraries; however it is online with 24/7 access. It is convenient for students to check out titles anywhere, anytime in multiple formats. The benefits include:

• Ebooks encourage students to read more and improve comprehension. Struggling or reluctant readers, students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and gifted readers can all benefit from this service

• The process is simple and easy to use, just choose your book and download it to a device

• Ebooks are portable, students can carry ebooks in their mobile devices, laptops, chromebooks, or any ebook reader

• You can access these books at any time from any place, including vacations, snow days, and weekends

• Each school has one library representative on the Digital Library Advisory Board to choose content

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

23. SLS Council Meeting

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Council Members

Dates: 2/4/2020

The School Library System Council is responsible for developing and approving the Plan of Service; is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Plan of Service; recommends for approval the annual budget prior to submission to the District Superintendent for his signature; and supports the activities of the School Library System, through service on a committee.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

24. SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Dates: 2/4/2020

In order to ensure that school libraries throughout our region are supporting their district's goal of graduating College and Career-Ready students, one librarian representative from each district, appointed by the Superintendent, joins their colleagues four times a year to engage in collaborative professional development and informational sessions. These meetings are an essential way to focus on Common Core Learning Standards, relevant resources, curriculum development, primary resources and technology. There is no charge for this membership/service; the program is state mandated and supported, in part by New York State Aid. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

25. SLS Digital Library Users Group Secondary

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: K-12 School Librarians

Dates: 2/11/2020

New
The SWBOCES Digital Library Program is a collaborative online service for middle and high school students that provides access to over 5,500 digital ebooks and audio books to students and staff. This service is an extension of the print collection in school libraries; however it is online with 24/7 access. It is convenient for students to check out titles anywhere, anytime in multiple formats. The benefits include:

• Ebooks encourage students to read more and improve comprehension. Struggling or reluctant readers, students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and gifted readers can all benefit from this service

• The process is simple and easy to use, just choose your book and download it to a device

• Ebooks are portable, students can carry ebooks in their mobile devices, laptops, chromebooks, or any ebook reader

• You can access these books at any time from any place, including vacations, snow days, and weekends

• Each school has one library representative on the Digital Library Advisory Board to choose content

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

26. SLS Professional Book Club - School Library Makerspaces in Action

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 2/11/2020

The School Library System will offer courses that will be eligible for CTLE hours or in-service credit. Participants seeking in-service credit must obtain district approval in advance. Each session will provide 3 hours of credit as participants are expected to read the materials in advance to actively participate in the discussion. DATES ARE TENTATIVE BOOK: School Library Makerspaces in Action by Heather Moorefield-Lang For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

27. SLS Professional Book Club - Being the Change: Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 3/19/2020

The School Library System will offer courses that will be eligible for CTLE hours or in-service credit. Participants seeking in-service credit must obtain district approval in advance. Each session will provide 3 hours of credit as participants are expected to read the materials in advance to actively participate in the discussion. DATES ARE TENTATIVE BOOK: Being the Change: Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension by Sara K. Ahmed For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

28. SLS Professional Book Club - Being the Change: Troublemakers: Lessons in Freedom From Young Children at School

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 4/28/2020

The School Library System will offer courses that will be eligible for CTLE hours or in-service credit. Participants seeking in-service credit must obtain district approval in advance. Each session will provide 3 hours of credit as participants are expected to read the materials in advance to actively participate in the discussion. DATES ARE TENTATIVE BOOK: Being the Change: Troublemakers: Lessons in Freedom From Young Children at School by Carla Shalaby For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

29. SLS Council Meeting

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Council Members

Dates: 5/12/2020

The School Library System Council is responsible for developing and approving the Plan of Service; is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Plan of Service; recommends for approval the annual budget prior to submission to the District Superintendent for his signature; and supports the activities of the School Library System, through service on a committee.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

30. SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Dates: 5/12/2020

In order to ensure that school libraries throughout our region are supporting their district's goal of graduating College and Career-Ready students, one librarian representative from each district, appointed by the Superintendent, joins their colleagues four times a year to engage in collaborative professional development and informational sessions. These meetings are an essential way to focus on Common Core Learning Standards, relevant resources, curriculum development, primary resources and technology. There is no charge for this membership/service; the program is state mandated and supported, in part by New York State Aid. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.