This Action Brief for school librarians is a starting point, designed to increase awareness of the standards, create a sense of urgency around their implementation, and provide these stakeholders – who are faced with dramatically increased expectations in the context of fewer resources – with a deeper understanding of the standards and their role in implementing the standards. Achieve, in partnership with the American Association of School Librarians, released this with support from the MetLife Foundation. Examples are provided throughout the document which paint a picture for school librarians and other stakeholders in schools as to what the potential role for school librarians can and may be in regard to implementation of the CCSS and the change in school culture needed to effect that change.
(Information provided by John P. Brock, Associate in School Library Services, Educational Design and Technology,New York State Education Department)
Expect More: Exploring Excellence in Education
NYLA-SSL 2014 Conference, April 24-26, 2014
Deadline to apply: December 1, 2013
Have you been doing a great program in your library? Do you have a great idea to share with colleagues? Are you too shy to present by yourself? Consider partnering with a colleague! They are looking for new, fresh ideas. To apply go to: http://cnysl.weebly.com/workshop-form.html
The 12th Annual Hudson Valley Conference is scheduled for Saturday, March 1, 2014. The conference will be held at the Roy C Ketcham High School in Wappingers Falls, NY.
The conference committee is accepting presentation proposals through December 6, 2013. To access the RFP, please use this link http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HX5JPFG.
People who are blind, visually impaired or have a physical disability may now download audio and braille books to their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, if they are registered with the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) in the Library of Congress.
The Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) Mobile app is now available through the Apple App Store. The app, which is free, allows readers to download audio and braille books from their NLS BARD accounts. Access to BARD is provided through local cooperating NLS network libraries. BARD contains nearly 50,000 books, magazines and music scores in audio and braille formats, with new selections added daily. BARD Mobile will operate on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 4.3 or later.
Please check out the following site regarding libraries and the CCLS. And, take special note of the Empire State Information Fluency Standards now endorsed across New York State!
Our featured author this year at Fall Into Books at the Holiday Inn, Kingston on October 17, 2013 is Steve Sheinkin. Click below to see a video of him speaking about advocacy.
To register for our one day literature conference, please visit http://midhudson.org/department/youth/fall_into_books.htm
The 2013 AASL Conference Memorial Grant is offered in honor of eva efron who was a dedicated member of her local, regional, and national school library community. eva served as a high school librarian and School Library System Director. eva was an active member of both ALA and AASL. The members of the School Library Systems Association of New York hope that the recipient of this grant carries on in eva’s footsteps by being a leader and mentor of future school librarians.
Who is eligible?
Any certified NYS school library media specialist who is a member of one of the NYS School Library Systems. SLS Directors or staff may not apply.
Award will be made in amount to cover the cost of the 2013 AASL Conference registration fee as well as a one year membership in ALA and AASL. All costs, other than registration & membership, are the responsibility of the grant winner.
Applications will be accepted through July 2, 2013. Recipient will be announced July 17, 2013.
You can find the application on the SLSA website on the main page under news at: http://slsa-nys.org/