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Re-imagined ESIFC

This summer, Debra Rosenfeld and I attended the Reimagined ESIFC in Syracuse, NY.  We had a fabulous time and have brought back a great deal of information with us.  We have set up a professional development day to share it with you.  On October 2nd, we will gather at the conference center here at Boces and present the information along with our regional colleagues.  We have binders that have been re-structured.  SLMS’ spoke out and Barbara listened.  The binder is much more user friendly.  Time is running out to register for this event. The link is below. 

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Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!

As you can see, I have changed the theme of our website. I hope you like it. I am venturing off a bit and trying new things.

Speaking of new things, we have new colleagues. Please welcome, Bernadette Amodeo. Bernadette will be working at Bennett Elementary School in Onteora. Saugerties School district has hired Sarah Prutzman to work in Cahill and Mt. Marion Elementary Schools. Ellen Gastman will be the library aide at Cahill Elementary School and Victoria Stoebe will be at Highland Elementary School. If I have missed anyone, please let me know. We wish you all well in your new adventure.

Upcoming Events:

October 2nd, 2019 Re-imagined ESIFC at Ulster Boces

October 25th, 2019 Annual Fall Into Books Event at the Best Western in Kingston

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Celebrating Danielle!

A beautiful evening to celebrate a beautiful person. Last evening several SLMSs from Ulster County joined together to celebrate our former Coordinator, Danielle Yeomans. The setting was perfect, the dinner was delicious and the company entertaining. Sari summed up all our feelings with a delightful poem she wrote. Danielle has meant so much to all of us through her dedication and support over the years. She is an inspiration! We wish her the best in her new position.

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Welcome Spring!

I would like to send out a huge thank you to the school library systems community for making me feel so welcomed and accepted. I am starting week three of my new position and everything is starting to make sense and fall into place. I am looking forward to visiting the school libraries in the county within the next few weeks. I would love to see the different and fabulous ways the libraries are geared to engage our students. SLMS are some of the most creative people I know. There is no end to what they will do to get a readers attention!

On that note, please send me photos and/or blurbs about what you are doing in your libraries. I have the pleasure of getting out and seeing them, but I want everyone to see it. I would like to post them here on the website.

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Research Grants

Larry J. Hackman Research Residency

Deadline January 15, 2019

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 our 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: or 518-474-8955.

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