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State Library Updates Informational Brief on School Librarians and Student Success
"Assistant Commissioner for Libraries and State Librarian Lauren Moore announced today that the New York State Library has released a new Informational Brief entitled Roles of the School Librarian: Empowering Student Learning and Success (2019) which is now posted at http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/slssap/ncc-roles-brief.pdf. An Executive Summary of the document is available at http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/slssap/ncc-roles-exec-summ.pdf. This new compilation of research studies shows that the school librarian's contributions are consistently shown to be of positive value to students, teachers, and the wider school community.
In this 2019 Brief, numerous research studies on student achievement highlight the ways in which school libraries and school librarians are invaluable and integral to the learning process - in the library, in the classroom, and beyond the school walls to the global community of learners. The Brief includes statewide impact studies conducted since 2011 and goes beyond to look at the evolving roles of school librarians in leading technology integration in schools, engaging students with disabilities, assisting students with the transition to college and career, in STEM education, and more."
Pathways to Certification - School Librarian
Reimagined Information Fluency Continuum
Many of our professional development workshops this year will focus on the IFC. Our General Membership/Communication Coordinator Meeting (found in our Professional Learning Catalog) on October 22nd was mostly devoted to showing librarians the revised document and how to begin to use it in every day practice.
On December 4th, Barbara Stripling, creator of the IFC, will present at our SLS Regional Professional Learning Day. The sign up information for this workshop is also in the Professional Learning Catalog. Barbara will take participants deeper into the IFC and show them how to use the document to enhance student learning.
Bridging the Gap: Preparing High School Special Needs Students for Success in College
Join us for an all-day conference planned by the Capital District Library Council High School to College Interest Group. This conference will take place in the Marvin Library Learning Commons at Hudson Valley Community College from 8:30 - 3:30 pm on January 14, 2020. Lunch will be on your own. A tour of the library will be offered at the end of the day.
Pam Brehm-Bisaillon, Senior Transition VR Counselor, Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR)
Kim Taylor-Dileva, librarian and author of Once Upon a Sign, who will share the parenting perspective
University at Albany Panel including Jennifer Obeng Ampomah, Coordinator of Project Excel Program and Carolyn Malloch, Director of the Disability Resource Center
Sally Lauletta, Transition Coordinator and Special Education Guidance Counselor, Questar III
DeAnne Martocci, Director of Center for Access and Assistive Technology, Hudson Valley Community College
Dr. Susan DeLuke, Department Chair, Early Childhood Special Education, The College of Saint Rose and Jennifer Levesque, Coordinator of Student Teaching, The College of Saint Rose
Registration Information: https://cdlc.libcal.com/event/5718821https://cdlc.libcal.com/event/5718821
The SLS Professional Learning Catalog is the home for all professional learning opportunities for school librarians for the 19-20 school year.
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The Arts and Enrichment catalog provides excellent programming ideas for your school. There is something for every subject area and every grade level.
We use an electronic system for arts in education and exploratory enrichment program approvals. You may have seen emails coming in that ask you to approve programs. Please approve or deny programs as soon as possible so artists can be paid on time.
Judges and Volunteers Needed
Judges (must be at least 18):
Judges must be able to attend the training on January 25, 2019 from 9-1 (new judges) or 10:30-1 (returning judges) at Capital Region BOCES. Click HERE to sign up as a judge for the tournament on March 21st (snow date March 22nd).
Click HERE to sign up to volunteer at the tournament on March 21st (snow date March 22nd). Please specify your availability so we can accommodate your schedule as much as possible.