1. On December 17th and 18th we will be moving the eBook Follett Destiny Catalog onto a new consortium level server. As a result:
· The Follett Destiny Site will be down for those two days
· The web address will be changing for the Follett Destiny eBook site. This will be a onetime only change.
· As a result of the change, you will need to update the URL for the Destiny eBook site. Also, if you have any eBooks in a resource list, those will also need to be updated. I will send out what the new URL will be.
· Jane and Karen will update the Visual Catalog set up for the school in the Library Automation CoSER
· The links from the website (http://www.monroe2boces.org/ebooks) will NOT be affected
· If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know!
2. Honeoye Falls-Lima High School Library has shared a FREE Author event- feel free to pass on the information. Author and Emory University English Professor Mark Bauerlein who wrote: The Digital Divide: Arguments for and Against Facebook, Google, Texting, and the Age of Social Networking will be:
· Presenting at HFL High School on December 13 from 7-8 PM
· Book signing event at the Mendon Public Library on December 12 from 7-8 PM
· Attached are two documents: Baurelein flyer AND Our Connected Lives
3. Upcoming Professional Development:
· eBook Collection, part II: 11/28 (7:30-8:30) OR 11/28 (3:45-4:45). For Teachers AND Librarians
· Common Core Unit Planning using IFC: 11/29 AND 11/30 (Full Day). For Librarian AND Teacher Collaboration
· Audio Books: 12/5 (7:30-8:30) OR 12/6 (3:45-4:45). For Teachers AND Librarians
4. Registration is open for the Spring SSL Conference (Section of School Librarians) which is being held in Rochester April 25-27. For more information, visit SSL Conference.
5. We are exploring new titles to add to our eBook Collection. Please take a look at titles available from our current eBook Vendors and let Jim Belair know any titles you would like to see added:
· InfoBase Learning: http://www.infobasepublishing.com/Booklanding.aspx?eBooks=1&Filter=Subject
· Gale Cengage: http://www.gale.cengage.com/servlet/GvrlList?msg=ma
· Ebrary (ONLY MULTIUSE COPIES): http://www.ebrary.com/corp/
6. Various Library Grant opportunities:
· Dollar General Grant: http://www2.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy/Pages/grant_programs.aspx
· Laura Bush Grant: - http://www.laurabushfoundation.com/
· Follett Challenge: www.follettchallenge.com
7. The Teen Book Festival has confirmed 34 authors. This free event will take place May 18, 2013 at Nazareth College. For more information, please visit: http://www.teenbookfestival.org/.
· Authors include: Terry Trueman, Charles Benoit, Ellen Hopkins, Margaret Peterson Haddix, plus many, many more!
I hope everyone has a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday J
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