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1. (SLS) Digital Library Users Group Meetings

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 School Library Services

Dates: 12/14/2017

The SWBOCES Digital Library Program, in its 8th year, is a collaborative online service for middle and high school students that provides access to over 4,000 digital ebooks and over 400 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 includes:


• Ebooks encourage students to read more and improve comprehension. Struggling or reluctant readers, learning challenged, second language learners and gifted readers can all benefit from this service


• The process is simple and easy to use, just choose and download ebooks


• Ebooks are portable, students can carry ebooks in their mobile devices, laptops, notebooks or any ebook reader, without worrying about weight


• With today's technology, you can read ebooks everywhere, in the classroom, the library, and in one's home; and each school has one library representative on the Digital Library Advisory Board For questions regarding this activity, please contact Pam Berger.

2. (SLS) School Library System Council Meeting (Lunch and Lean with Discovery)

Program: 2018-2019 - School Library Services

Audience: Council Members

Dates: 9/20/2018

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.

The School Library System Council meetings for the 2018/2019 school year will meet at the SW BOCES School Library System offices at 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, Harrison, NY at 8:30-11:00 am unless otherwise specified below:

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Janet Jamal.

3. (SLS) School Library System Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: 2018-2019 - School Library Services

Dates: 9/20/2018

. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Janet Jamal.

4. (SLS) Search for Success with Buncee

Program: 2018-2019 - School Library Services

Dates: 9/25/2018

The 21st Century way to access and research authoritative information across all your databases with one login through mobile devices, tablets, laptops and computers. "SEARCH" for Success is a database management program that provides "one-stop" easy and equitable access to all your online databases purchased through the SWBOCES School Library System, including those in NOVELNY and TeachingBooks. In addition, usage statistics are available to support purchasing decisions.

The benefits includes:




• Each school library has one unique login for all databases, which may be used by students, staff and parents



• One usage report for all databases



• Customized website design for each school library



• Mobile App



• Workshops to learn search strategies and resources



• Helps district personnel obtain maximum use of their online databases in support of the Common Core Learning Standards and other informational needs

NOTE: These workshops are open to Library Media Specialists who are in "SEARCH" for Success member libraries ($400 per building/year)

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Janet Jamal.

5. SLS Mandarin Users Group Meeting

Program: 2018-2019 - School Library Services

Audience: Mandarin Users

Dates: 10/1/2018

The Southern Westchester BOCES School Library System will host a Mandarin User Group meeting at 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, Harrison, NY. The meeting will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Join fellow librarians at this local User Group meeting to learn how to get the most out of your library software and learn more about new features of Mandarin M5 and Oasis. Attend this FREE User Group meeting and in addition to having your questions answered by Art Graham, Mandarin VP, you will gain valuable insight on all the latest feature and upgrades. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Janet Jamal.

6. SLS Digital Library Users Group (overview)

Program: 2018-2019 - School Library Services

Dates: 10/3/2018

The SWBOCES Digital Library Program, in its 9th year, is a collaborative online service that provides access 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 includes:




• Ebooks encourage students to read more and improve comprehension. Struggling or reluctant readers, learning challenged, second language learners and gifted readers can all benefit from this service




• The process is simple and easy to use, just choose and download ebooks




• Ebooks are portable, students can carry ebooks in their mobile devices, laptops, notebooks or any ebook reader, without worrying about weight




• With today's technology, you can read ebooks everywhere, in the classroom, the library, and in one's home; and each school has one library representative on the Digital Library Advisory Board For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

7. SLS Coaching for New School Librarians

Program: 2018-2019 - School Library Services

Audience: New Librarians

Dates: 10/15/2018 to 6/7/2019

This program is designed for school library media specialists who are new tot he field, or to their current assignment. Participants may be completing their MSLIS. This program will provide participants with the support they need as they begin their work as school librarian. By participating in the cohort, new librarians will learn from each other, as well as receiving the support of the School Library System. Five meetings will be held throughout the year, as well as three and half day coaching sessions in the participant's library For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

8. SLS Coaching for New School Librarians

Program: 2018-2019 - School Library Services

Audience: New Librarians

Dates: 10/15/2018

This program is designed for school library media specialists who are new to the field, or to their current assignment. Participants may be completing their MSLIS. This program will provide participants with the support they need as they begin their work as a school librarian. By participating in the cohort, new librarians will learn form each other, as well as receiving the support of the School Library System. Five meetings, will be held throughout the year, as well as three and half days coaching session in the participant's library. Dates: October 15, 2018 December 18, 2018 February 11, 2019 April 29, 2019 June 7, 2019 For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

9. SLS Follett Users Group

Program: 2018-2019 - School Library Services

Dates: 10/16/2018

The Southern Westchester BOCES School Library System will host a Follett User Group meeting at 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, Harrison, NY. The meeting will be from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Join fellow librarians at this local User Group meeting with Katrina Conte to learn how to get the most out of your library software. Attend this FREE User Group meeting and in addition to having your questions answered by Follett rep. You will gain valuable insight on the latest features and updates! For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.