School Library System
Week of November 4 - 8, 2019
News You Can Use
ILL Requests and the Listserv
January Communication Coordinator Meeting
Census 2020 Presentation - Questar III Regional PD Day
ALA Offers Census 2020 Mini-Grants
ALA will provide 25 libraries with $2,000 mini-grants to bolster their service to hard-to-count communities and help achieve a complete count in the 2020 Census.
All types of libraries and library organizations are eligible to apply (e.g., public libraries, school libraries, academic libraries, tribal libraries, state library agencies, Library Friends or Foundations, library cooperatives, state library associations, etc.).
Applicants may propose activities such as conducting community outreach activities or expanding the library's technology capacity for people completing the census questionnaire online.
For more information:
* Deadline: November 22, 2019
Librarian Spotlight - Librarians Needed
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Professional Learning Opportunities
School Library Department Leader Workshop Series
Are you the official, or unofficial, department head of the library program at your school? Are you looking to learn how to juggle it all while also trying to complete your duties as a full time librarian? Wondering how to unite the rest of the librarians in your district toward a common goal? Or are you just curious to see how others manage to do it all? No matter what challenges you may face, there is help. Join us for this four part series of workshops that will focus on program advocacy, budgeting on a district level, working with other librarians in the district, and more.
This will be a four meeting series held throughout the year. The first meeting will be held November 19th at Questar III beginning at Noon. All other dates and times will be determined by the group at the first meeting so as to meet everyone's scheduling needs. Due to the fact that this series is largely based on discussion, if fewer than five people sign up, the series will be cancelled.
Register by November 12th: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=15197&I=3177972
Date: November 18th
Time: 4 - 5 pm
Location: Zoom Meeting
Rosen Interactive eBooks & PowerKnowledege Science Suite Webinar
Information Session on Becoming Certified as a School Librarian
Questar III School Library System, in partnership with SUNY Albany, St. John Fisher College, and the University of Buffalo Library Science programs, the certification office at Questar III, and several regional librarians will be holding an information session on December 18th at Questar III Central Office beginning at 4 pm. This information session is designed to help certified teachers learn more about the various pathways to being certified as a school library media specialist, and for school administrators learn how they might approach filling those hard to fill school librarian positions.
Register by December 11th: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=15197&I=3315257
Troy City School District
Library Media Specialist
With approximately 4,000 students, Troy is a small urban school district in NY’s Capital Region. Our learning community values our ethnic, social and cultural diversity.
Troy City School District has an immediate opening for a Library Media Specialist at Troy Middle School. The position is full time probationary. Must have valid NYS certification. The district is willing to consider candidates who are certified in other areas who are willing to take the necessary steps to obtain a Library Media Specialist certification. Step salary is based on experience and the TTA contract. ALL applications will be accepted through OLAS only.