BOCES home
program home
SLS Update 3/30/2012



1.       Online Database…it is that time of year again!  Patti is working on renewal information for 2012-2013 database renewals.  Stay tuned for more information!

·         Patti has updated the Online Databases section on our website.  If you want to explore other database products please visit:

·         There is a section containing general pricing for the databases.  In order to access this, you will need a password.  The password is boces2.  For an exact pricing, please contact Patti Rose

·         If you would like to trial a new database, please let Patti know

2.        NYLA/SSL has released information for the upcoming Summer Educational Leadership Institute.    The focus of the retreat is Leading With the Common Core.  Please see the attached Retreat Brochure.  Also, there is a scholarship available to help pay for expenses of attending.  For more information on the retreat, please contact Sara Kelly Johns ( or Marcia Eggleston (  For more information on the scholarship, please contact Maxine Kamin (

3.       Media Dept Update:

·         Reminder, all schools participating in the Media CoSER can request BOCES to tape shows that air on TV.  For more information, or to request a show be taped, please visit:

·         Popular off-Air show has been NOVA: Cracking Your Genetic Code. 

·         New audio book for iPod Shuffle: Big Mouth, Ugly Girl by Joyce Carol Oates

4.       This is an APB for two books which have lost their way during ILL transition.  If you have seen either of these titles, please send them back to the home school.  The books in question are:

·         The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson  (belongs to Hilton High School)

·         Teaching with Poverty in Mind (belongs to Batavia High School)

5.       The poster for Children’s Book Week is now available (created by David Wiesner).  The SLS has a limited number of posters; if you would like a one, please contact Patti Rose.  Please note, quantities are limited and they will be given out on a first come, first serve basis.  For more information, or to see a copy of the poster, please visit:

6.       The Monroe County Public Library is sponsoring a Comic Conference on April 27 in Rochester.  Attached are the registration form and a flyer about the conference.

7.       At the last School Library System Council meeting, the 2011-2016 Plan of Service was approved.  Thank you to everyone who reviewed and worked on this document.  The final version may be found on the SLS website by visiting:

8.      Rochester Public Library and the City of Rochester are sponsoring a video contest. Patron’s are asked to submit a short video (no longer than 90 seconds) about why they love the Rochester Public Library. The videos can be about something that changed the direction of a patron’s life, or about the pleasures of picking up a good read and sharing the experience with others, or about meeting some amazing and helpful people or any other meaningful library experience they would like to share.  All rules and additional information may be found at:

9.      Attached is a radio spot for Teen Book Festival- please feel free to pass it along.

10.  Drs. Ruth Small, David Lankes and Barbara Stripling, faculty  at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies have created a 3 minute video for use by anyone who needs to provide evidence that school librarians matter

Have a fantastic weekend!


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

Related Files

    pdf pdf file: You need Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 5 or higher) to view this file. Download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader for PC or Macintosh.
    doc doc file: You need the Microsoft Word application to view this file, or a program that can import Word files. To learn more about this software before purchasing it, visit the Microsoft Word website.