SLS Weekly Update

October 16, 2020


I hope this finds you healthy and well.

We have been busy with some training! Below I have started a doc that has links to the recordings of the trainings that we have bot so far this year. i will try to keep it updated so that you will always have one place to go back and review them.

A great notification from Anne Mlod with some studentss that she is mentoring- be sure to vote! Also have some great pictures from Aja showing her advertising to students. If you have anything you would like to share, please send it to me so that I can share it on the next newsletter! We can all get great ideas from one another.

Next is an updated ILL page. I have also created it in LibGuides and I am trying to update the pages of the website. The Libguide should soon be there of this year's staff and ILL choices.

I have also added the October PD Pulse, where there is info on our trainings as well as others through C O BOCES that you might be interested in.

Additionally, there is a video on using media literacy to combat election disinformation, and links to some fun fall storytelling events.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Training Links

Now that we have some training under our belt for this year, I created a Google doc that has links to all of the training recordings and upcoming trainings. I hope you find this useful.

Auburn and Union Springs Votes needed!!

I am the mentor for these two amazing kids - please feel free to share and thanks for voting!


Union Springs 9th grade student Alexander Church and Auburn Jr. High student Johntae Smith met for the first time one year ago as participants in the

Young Entrepreneurs Academy

(YEA) held at CCC. Since then, they have become business partners and owners of EZ-Carries, a business that makes water bottle holders that attach to crutches, canes, wheelchairs and walkers. They are one of thirty-four YEA businesses in the nation competing this Saturday - please register to vote for them in the People’s Choice category at this link and check out their website where you can pre-order their product! (Note: voting takes place by text on Saturday, but to vote you have to register).

Here is their one-minute promo video:

Updated ILL information

Below is the google doc showing which schools are participating in ILL's right now. Red means no, green means it is OK to contact the school.
Using Media Literacy to Combat Election Disinformation: Librarian Train-the-Trainer Workshop

The Storycrafters Apple, Corn and Pumpkin Leaves (Elementary Audience)

The Storycrafters will present a popular mix of autumn-themed folktales and songs, with images of harvests, pumpkins, apples, and just a touch of gentle Hallowe'en 'chill' thrown in for good measure. Stories can include "The Old Woman and the Pumpkin"(India), "Feegbah the Giant Pumpkin"(North Africa), "The Apple Picker's Reel"(traditional US), "The Goats and the Bear"(Grimm's), "The Squash Vine"(US tall tale), "The Squeaky Door"(Puerto Rico), and more.

For children from preschool through elementary school.

Registration required. This program will be live streamed via Zoom. A link will be emailed to registrants the day before the program.

Barry Marshall, and Jeri Burns, PhD have been working together as The Storycrafters since 1991. They are the 2018 recipients of the National Storytelling Network's "Circle of Excellence" Award. The Storycrafters have produced twelve award-winning CD recordings. Their 2018 book, "Storytwisting", published by Parkhurst Brothers Publishers, was the winner of the 2019 'Storytelling World' Award.

Storycrafters Bumps in the Night: Creepy Tales and Ghost Stories for Tweens and Teens

Celebrate Halloween and enjoy an evening of creepy tales and ghost stories! Dress up in costume for this live streamed performance by The Storycrafters and watch from the comfort of your home!

For Tweens and Teens, Ages 10 and up.

Registration Required. This program will be live streamed via Zoom and a link will be emailed to registrants on the day of the program.