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SLS Update 1/2/2013

Happy New Year!


1.        On January 22 BOCES will be holding a half day regional librarian workshop around our practices and how we can support Common CoreThe goal is to have every librarian attend.  Please RSVP with Patti Rose.  Attached is information on the workshop.  Note- this was sent to everyone’s Assistant Superintendent for Instruction.

2.       The SLS  purchased several eBooks from Capstone Publishing.  These titles are all unlimited simultaneous use.  Attached is a listing of all the titles.  Note- we will be adding two additional titles to the collection.

3.       Reminder, the website for the Follett Destiny eBook collection changed last month.  The new URL is:  If you previously had any eBooks in a Follett Destiny Resource List, you will need to re-add the eBook title as the old URL will no longer work.  Note, the website: did not change.

4.       Upcoming Professional Development:

·         APP-ealing Library Tools (Apps to use in a library) January 9 (7:30-8:30) OR January 10 (3:45-4:45)

·         Destiny Reports: January 16 (7:30-8:30) OR January 17 (3:45-4:45)

·         Librarians Support Common Core (WeMoCo Building): January 22- Secondary 8:00-11:30 OR Elementary 12:00-3:30

·         Librarians as Instructional Leaders: January 23 (7:30-8:30) OR January 24 (3:45-4:45)

·         Understanding the Power of Social Media: January 31 (3:45-5:15).  Open to all librarians, teachers, and administrators

5.       The next SLS Council Meeting is January 15.  Items we will be discussing:

·         School Library Media Program Evaluation (SLMPE) Rubric

·         Information Fluency Continuum (IFC)

·         eBooks

·         If you have additional items you would like discussed, please let us know

6.       Reminder, the 2013 SSL Conference is going to be held in Rochester this year on April 25-April 27.  Attached is a conference schedule listing the various sessions.

7.       Five Systems is down for maintenance this morning.  It should be back up and running this afternoon. 



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

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