School Library System

March 24, 2016

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A Note from Jen and Jane

We've seen some great things happening in our system lately and thought this might be a good time to encourage each of you to celebrate your work. Please consider sharing your expertise at an upcoming conference or nominate a colleague for an award. Many opportunities exist through NYLA, SSL, and other organizations.

I Love My Librarian Award

Description: Nominate your favorite librarian.

Eligibility: Public School Librarian, Public Library Librarian

Award Amount: Up to ten winners will be selected this year and receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and $500 travel stipend to attend an awards reception in New York hosted by The New York Times. In addition, a plaque will be given to each award winner’s library.

Requirements: Online application with questions that describe the nominee. Examples:

  • Please tell us in 2-3 sentences why your nominee should win this award.
  • How has the nominee helped you and/or students at school? For example, did the nominee help you with a project, recommend resources or collaborate with you to enhance student learning?
  • How has the individual demonstrated leadership in the school community?

States: All

Application Deadline: September 12

SSL Newsletter

The Spring issue of the SSL newsletter is now available. Please be sure to take a peek at
  • NYLA/SSL Conference
  • AASL Gaming Conference
  • Regional Updates

DC Super Heroes

Capstone has partnered with DC Super Heroes to create Dewey Signs for your library! With a one-click download and print-ready format, each Dewey PDF features a different a DC Super Hero or Super-Villain like BATMAN, SUPERMAN, Wonder Woman, and more. Download yours and label your library today!

TeenReaderCon 3.0

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Add a DPLA search box to your website!

This is a search widget created by Dean Farrell and Josh Wilson that allows you to easily install a DPLA search box on your website or WordPress pages. Click on the link below to find the embed code.

SLSA Anniversary Celebration

The School Library Systems Association of New York State (SLSA) will be celebrating its 30th anniversary at the NYLA/SSL conference in May. We would love for all of you to join us! In addition, a video is being created that features school librarians sharing what they value about the School Library System. Contact Jen for more information.