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SLS Update 1/19/2012

Greetings,

  1. eBook Library Update:
    • The InfoBase eBooks are now loaded into the collection
    • The servers at BOCES are down today, this means the eBook library is also down. This is being worked on (it is due to an issue with our Internet Service Provider).
    • There is a minor tweak made to the eBook brochure that was sent out last week. Reminder, if you would like copies to distribute in your school, please let Patti Rose know.

  1. Five Systems is now searchable via Follett Destiny! Jane and Karen are in the process of adding this to all of the schools that subscribe to the library automation CoSER. This feature will be available to everyone with teacher level access. If you would like students to have access, please contact Jane or Karen and they can make that happen. Please note, this does not mean teachers will be able to request items, it just means they will be able to search for materials and then make their requests to the library. To access Five Systems, log into the system, do a search, then click on One Search. Scroll down until you see Five Systems!

  2. Yesterday, there was an outstanding Webinar around using Teachingbooks.net to support ELA and Literacy with the Common Core. Items may include Meet the Author videos, books readings, book guides, lesson plans, video book trailers, author primary source materials, and more! Below are grade level specific links that you may find helpful:
  1. In the proposed budget released this week by Governor Cuomo, library system funding is unchanged from this year’s dollar amount. Attached is a break down of library system funding from 1991/92 through this current year. Please note, current funding is equal to 1994 levels.

  2. Media Department Update:

· The following audio books have been added to our collection: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor ; Lionboy: The Truth by Zizou Corder ; Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner

· We just received an additional 50 iPod Shuffles for student and teacher use for audio books or podcasting projects. Please request these using the Media Catalog.

· We just received an additional 100 Flip Camcorders for student and teacher use. Please request these using the Media Catalog.

Regards,

Jim Belair
Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES
School Library System Director
3625 Buffalo Rd
Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 349-9099
jbelair@monroe2boces.org
http://www.monroe2boces.org/sls


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