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SLS Update 2/15/2013



1.       Within our Media Portal, is now indexed.  This is a great resource provided by the School Library System for teachers to use for information about books they are teaching.  It include author interviews, lesson plan ideas, author websites, readers theater, plus tons more!

2.       I will be sending out information regarding a regional initiative to build a collection of resources to support curriculum.  This initiative will be librarian driven and will involve taking a various content areas and identifying high quality informational text articles from databases, eBooks, print books and media to support teaching and learning.  Stay tuned for more information on this! 

3.       Attached is Online Database trial information from ProQuest.

4.       FYI regarding Destiny One Search.  Follett is now selling Online Databases.  In an effort to boost their sales, they added a free trial to everyone’s One Search for ABDO and FactCite from Lincoln Library Databases.  If you would like assistance turning these off, please contact Library Automation.  If you found yourself really liking these databases and would like pricing information, please contact Patti Rose (we can add them to the Online Database CoSER).

5.       For anyone who is a member of NYLA/SSL- you have the ability to nominate a NY author or illustrator for the Knickerbocker Award for Children’s Literature.  For more information, please visit the Knickerbocker Award Website.

6.       Jane Reeves is offering a training on the NOVEL NY Databases.  All teachers and students in NY State have access to these resources.  This training is geared towards librarians AND classroom teachers.  In this workshop, you will learn how to search for informational text that can be used in any grade with almost any subject area.  NOVEL NY includes databases from Gale Cengage, Ebsco, and Grolier.  To register, please contact Patti Rose (

·         February 27 from 7:30-8:30 AM  OR February 28 from 3:45-4:45 PM

7.       There are still three slots left for the Using Primary Sources Workshop being held on March 7 from 3:45-5:15.    If you would like to register, please let Patti Rose know.

8.       On the SLS Website, we have a section containing various iPads Apps that are library specific.  The section on the SLS site is called: APP-ealing Library Tools.




Jim Belair
Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES
School Library System Director
3625 Buffalo Rd
Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 349-9099

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