SLS Weekly Update

September 25, 2020


Hi all!

Thanks so much to those of you who have joined the office hours- it has been so nice connecting with you and hearing how things are going. They will continue to be on Thursdays for now.

Please, remember that if you are interested in ISTE, please let me know by Monday. I have a link to the site below.

Within the newsletter are the two forms from OPALS on Quarantine Management and Self-serve Reserve Management. Please let me know if your systems are not doing what you need for our hybrid library reality!

I hope that you all have a safe, relaxing and recharging weekend!!


Gale Professional Collection ebooks

I have a short two week trial going for the collections of Gale Professional ebooks. Remember that all of the trials can be found on this Trials Doc.

The Gale trial can be found here. Please let me know if you think that you and/or your teachers and admin would be interested.

in addition, remember that our previous purchase of Gale ebooks is available here.

NYLA Developing Leaders Program

NYLA Developing Leaders Program Applications Are OPEN!

The 2019-2020 Developing Leaders Cohort consisted of eight working groups.

NYLA is pleased to continue the Developing Leaders Program (DLP). This nine-month program (November-June), totaling 37.5 contact hours, will help participants explore and strengthen their leadership skills.

The program will be delivered via online programs and will conclude with an in-person gathering (ideally). Participants will be divided into groups to complete a team-based project.

Who Should Attend?

The DLP is designed for individuals seeking to cultivate their skills and capacities in personal and organizational leadership. The DLP focuses on 'soft-skills' that are applicable across ALL types of libraries.

Individuals with three or more years of experience working in libraries are invited to participate. An MLS is not a pre-requite for this program.

Sessions / Topics

Team Intros / Project Development
Thursday, November 19, 2020

Core Values
Thursday, December 3, 2020

DISC & Leadership Style
Thursday, December 17, 2020

Project & Time Management
Thursday, January 7, 2021

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Group Dynamics
Thursday, February 18, 2021

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Thursday, March 4, 2021

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Personal Brand
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Partnerships & Collaborations
Thursday, April 29, 2021

Research, Data, and Assessment
Thursday, May 6, 2021

Leading Toward the Future
Thursday, May 20th, 2021

Presentation Skills
Multiple small group sessions - dates vary

***All programs will be hosted online and will take place from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM. A capstone gathering is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, June 3, 2021

Tuition, Scholarship Opportunities, & Application Timeline


  • DLP tuition is $695 ($18.50 per contact hour).
  • Tuition includes registration at all DLP sessions, program materials, and all in-person programs.
  • The cost does not include participant travel or lodging (if applicable).
  • The DLP is limited to 30 participants; ideally, we are seeking six individuals from each segment of the library community (public, school, academic & special, and youth service).

Scholarship Opportunities

  • A number of scholarships are available to help defer the cost of the program tuition.
  • If you wish to apply for available scholarship support, please indicate so on your application.
  • Scholarship applications will be directed to Sections that have agreed to serve as sponsors.


Application & Recommendation Deadline - Thursday, October 15
Program Acceptance Notifications - Monday, October 26
Scholarship Award Confirmations - Tuesday, November 10
Program Begins - Thursday, November 19

Want to learn more about the program? Click Here.