SLS Weekly Update

November 6, 2020

Congratulations Beth!

We welcomed Henry Tyler this past week, officially making us a family of five. Josie loves on her little brother every minute of the day while Oliver is getting a crash course in what it means to be gentle. Thank you so much for all the well wishes. We are happy to be home and enjoying the newest addition to our family.​

Big picture
Big picture

New Learn 360 Videos

New Titles Notification


Account: Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES
Number of New Titles: 162

We are pleased to announce the new titles that were added to your Learn360 subscription over the past month.

  • ✔ View your newly added titles: Click here to view a full list of the new titles just added to your collection.

Contact us at with any questions. Enjoy!


October 30, 2020

Create Booklists & Analyze Collections

TeachingBooks allows you to easily create and share a comprehensive collection of audio, video, and digital resources that personalize connections to the very books in your booklists, syllabi, or reading programs with our Booklist & Collection Analysis Toolkit.

Then begin the analysis of your collection to help identify titles associated with genre, cultural, and curriculum classifications. Additionally, the analysis tool includes what is not represented in the collection to help easily identify other titles to potentially add in the future.

We would love to learn about any lists you use within your curriculum and share more about these two new and very powerful tools with you. Contact us or request a customized webinar for your team.

TeachingBooks is For Students Too!

You asked for it and we delivered! Explore our new For Students section. Dig into For Fun to bring to life favorite books with complete book readings, read-aloud audiobook performances, video book trailers, and so much more. Within Find Books You'll Like readers take charge of their next reading adventure based on their interests and reading preferences. Have fun and explore all the sections created just for your readers!

NewsBank Training

Don't forget to register!

Nov 10, 2020 am session: MLP link

Nov 10, 2020 pm session MLP Link:

Factcite Stats October Winner

This week I sent your buildings stats to you from FactCite. Congrats to Michelle Crosby for having the most users in the month of October! Look for some FactCite swag coming your way!

FactCite also said that if there’s a particular curriculum area that will be coming up – like Colonial America, etc. – let us know and we’ll send some lesson ideas.

Regents Advisory Council on Libraries Convening: The Role of School Librarians in Remote and Hybrid Instruction

Under normal circumstances, school libraries staffed by certified school librarians are essential. In the current remote learning environment, they are indispensable. With the sudden shift to online learning and the associated needs and challenges, school librarians have adjusted their practices to continue to serve students, teachers, and families in innovative ways.

Please join the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries for a convening of the school library community on Wednesday, November 18, at 10 AM. This program will highlight some of the exemplary work that New York State school librarians, and the systems supporting them, have engaged in since COVID-19 related school closures in March.

Areas of focus will include:

• Shifts in Practice

• Digital Equity

• Family Support and Engagement

• Social and Emotional Learning

• Information Literacy

• Collaboration

Register for The Role of School Librarians in Remote and Hybrid Instruction.

This event is being organized in partnership with the School Library Systems Association.

For more information, please visit the event page or contact Sarah McFadden at

Library Services for Indigenous Peoples: From Land Acknowledgement to Outreach

Monday, December 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Description & Objectives:

This hour of conversation will focus on how libraries may work with indigenous peoples to support their cultural identities and sovereignty. Our objectives are to:

  • Understand the purpose of a land acknowledgement and what it does and does not do.
  • Brainstorm ideas of strategies to work with tribal communities.
  • Consider how to evaluate library services in terms of how they might be received by indigenous communities.
  • Discuss building collections that reflect the indigenous experience.

Dr. Loriene Roy is Anishinabe (Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, White Earth Reservation. She is a Professor in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin, teaching public libraries, reference, and library instruction/information literacy courses. She is an adjunct for the University of Hawai'i at Manoa where she teachers a graduate course on "Indigenous Librarianship." She serves on boards for a number of projects including the Library of Congress Literacy Awards and the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition. She was President of the American Indian Library Association (AILA) ('97-'98) and the American Library Association ('07-'08).

She received the AILA 2015 Distinguished Service Award; 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award, The University of Illinois; UH-Manoa 2014 Sarah Vann Award; 2009 Leadership Award, the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums; 2007 Library Journal Mover & Shaker; Texas Exes Teaching Awards; James W. Vick Texas Excellence Awards for Academic Advisors; and is an inaugural member of the UT-Austin Distinguished Service Academy. She has given over 600 presentations and has over 200 publications including 10 co-edited books.

Free, but registration is required.

This workshop will be recorded.