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SLS Update 6/8/2012



1.       If anyone has any questions about Summer PD, please let me know.  The Common Core Planning Workshop and the Tech Camp for School Librarians still has spaces open.

2.       Jane will be sending out important information regarding Destiny upgrades

3.       Yesterday was the award ceremony for the Rochester Regional Library Council’s Library of the Year contest.  Congratulations to Katie Boggs and Autumn Lane Elementary School in Greece for being chosen the 2012 School Library of the Year!

4.       If you are working on summer curriculum work and would like assistance regarding any of the services provided through BOCES, please let us know!  Myself, Jane, Karen, and Joshua always welcome the chance to work with librarians and teachers over the summer!

5.       Reminder- if you have not yet done the SLS End of Year Evaluation or if you have not submitted your ILL stats, please do so ASAP!

6.       As the school years continues to wind down, if you have a free moment and would like anyone from Library Automation to stop by and spend an hour or so going over specific questions you may have, please let us know!  The best way to contact Library Automation is to email:

7.       Information from the Monroe County Public Library regarding summer reading programs and incentives (Elementary through High School) may be found by visiting:

8.       Paige Jaeger, my counterpart at WSHEWE BOCES SLS, put together a webpage listing updates pertaining to Librarian SLO’s

9.       The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association asked the we share the following information with Librarians in New York State.  Teen lit fans, library staff, educators, parents and teen readers with Apple devices can now visit the Apple App Store and download the free Teen Book Finder (  The Teen Book Finder is a great way for teens, parents, teachers and librarians to get suggested titles from our wonderful recommended lists and awards for teens,” said Sarah Flowers, YALSA president. “We're proud of the work our members do in selecting titles for lists and awards, and we want to share those excellent titles with a wide range of readers.”

10.   Reminder, all of the past year’s SLS Weekly updates are available on the SLS website.

11.   The Census from 1940 is now available for free Online Searching.  After creating a free account, users can search the census by first and last name.  For more information, please visit:




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