WSWHE BOCES - SLS
September 3, 2015
Below you will find information and links that we hope will get you started for the year.
If you need anything from us, please contact the following:
Databases (Purchase and Login Information) - Jane Kehoe - 581-3700 or 746-3700
OPALS and Databases (Not connecting) - Sharon Hinkle - 581-3736 or 746-3736
Anything else - J’aimé Pfeiffer - 581-3704 or 746-3704 (If no answer, call Jane)
IF there are any missing pieces of information or mistakes, please let Jane know so we can update our Master file.
PLEASE - CHECK ALL OF YOUR DATABASES THROUGH OPALS 24/7 TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE THERE, AND WORKING CORRECTLY! Let us know immediately of any problems. We recommend you do this before any classes arrive to use them; sometimes we aren't in the office to fix problems and don't want you to have your lesson ruined. :(
You may also want to check to make sure the web addresses and usernames/passwords are working if that's how your students access from school or home.
Calendars are almost all updated. If you see any problems, please contact Sharon.
There is an OPALS tab on our LibGuides that has links to specific areas you may need for the beginning of the school year.
We updated Lexiles, Fountas & Pinnell, etc. with Mitinet over the summer so you should see even more in your catalogs!
And ... we are almost ready to add the SIP-2 connection to OPALS! We should start with our schools that volunteered to go first, starting the end of September/beginning of October. More information on that will be coming soon.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP WORKSHOP
LIBRARY GIRL IS COMING!
Sign up early - space will be limited!
You can also see her blog and other information at The Adventures of Library Girl.
OTHER MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS - WSWHE SLS
Due to requests to bring back both "cluster" groups AND book groups, you'll see that we are working to combine these meetings. It is up to the attendees how you want to split the time. Our goal is to have 4 meetings this year for each group - Elementary and Secondary. Two of them are scheduled to be held here at Gick Road; the others will be in the "Northern Tier" for one and the "Southern Tier" for the other.
We also plan to have 3 school library specific workshops: Materials & Challenge Policies; Statistics & Reporting; and Weeding & Feeding Your Collection.
We will have informational flyers coming out soon for these and, as always, sign up with Jane Kehoe to get your PD certificates.
October 17, 2015
- Jennifer Armstrong
- S.A. Bodeen
- Eric Devine
- Helen Frost
- David Levithan
- Jackie Morse Kessler
- James Preller
- Elliot Schrafer
- Todd Strasser
To get more information about the books and authors to share with students, go to TeachingBooks.net - TRC 2015
BATTLE OF THE BOOKS 2016
As your students are reading, they may want to get more information on the books and authors. Check out these links at TeachingBooks.net:
INTERLIBRARY LOANS (ILLs)
OTHER BOCES SERVICES
There will be some overlap in what you can see in both places; we will have less and less in the future, but still need to bring items over from the original page to the LibGuides that we know you count on seeing!
If there are items of importance that you want to see, please let me know! We want this to be a working document for YOU to use and get good information on. As well, when you find good links you want to share, please send them so we can add them to the LibGuides.