2016 Assembly Standing Committee on Libraries and Education Technology; Funding Public Libraries

The purpose of this public hearing was to examine the 2016-2017 State Budget’s impact on the mission of New York State libraries in the 21st century. You can find the transcripts of testimonies at: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/testimony16/index.html

For the video recording of the testimonies go to: http://nystateassembly.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=8&clip_id=3956

Makerspaces Resources

Thinking about starting a makerspace or already have one and are looking for more resources? Check out the links below shared by NYC SLS:

NYC SLS has developed a Libguide for the grant they are providing schools in the INNOVATION!Makerspaces in NYC School Libraries Grant Program. The Libguide is available here: http://nycdoe.libguides.com/innovation.

The assessment of student learning: http://www.slj.com/2015/05/research/how-to-ensure-that-making-leads-to-learning/.

Additional articles and resources are accessible here: http://nycdoe.libguides.com/innovation/resources.


Karen Land – Iditarod Presenter

Yesterday, at our Communication Coordinators Meeting, we had Karen Land do a short presentation for us about what she does for public and school library visits. Karen is very engaging and will do either Skype sessions or in-person presentations. Additionally, she has a couple of her dogs participate in the session. If you are interested in booking her, she can be contacted at mymusher@yahoo.com.