Welcome Back!

2017-2018 School Year

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Welcome back friends! Another summer has come and gone and now we are back to the school day grind. Please remember that the MultiMedia library is here to support you and your school district in any way we can. At the very bottom of this flyer you will find a few of our helpful user guides. These will help you learn how to book multiple books at once and access resource lists. If you ever run into any problems or have any questions, don't hesitate to call or email us. Also, if you or your school district would like a visit to review the best ways to use the MultiMedia library, please contact us.

Reminder!

ALL users passwords are now WSWHEBOCES. We did this because many users with unique passwords were having issues with streaming media. If you have any questions or problems, please contact me. We apologize if this causes any inconvenience.

Things to remember for the beginning of the school year:

Courier Delivery: If you have ordered multiple copies of a book (generally more than 10 copies or so) please expect your items to be delivered on your specific courier day. Anything more than 5 copies is generally to heavy for the bus drivers to carry. If you are unsure of your courier delivery day, please contact us. *DAILY MAIL WILL BEGIN ON 9/11/18. * (applicable only to schools that receive daily mail)


Booking Multiple books: Multiple books are booked out by COPY, not as classroom sets. If you are looking to order more than one copy of a book, you must enter the amount in the "how many" spot on the ordering page. If you run into any difficulties with this please let us know.


Login Refresher: Usernames and passwords are generally first initial last name. An additional A or B may be at the end of the username if you have a popular name. The generic password for everyone is WSWHEBOCES (not case sensitive). Passwords cannot be changed. Having a generic password makes our pass-through streaming service run smoothly and avoids having to login multiple times on different websites.


Resource Lists: Foreign Language film resource lists have been created and High Low Book resource lists have been updated. The Battle of the Books resource lists have been updated as well. We now have at least 30 copies of ALL titles used during the Battle of the Books. Please keep in mind that resource lists are easy to use and create and are a great way to keep materials organized.


Regents Review: 2016 regents review videos are available streamed online thanks to WCNY. This link can also be found on the library catalog login page.

Booking Periods:

Audio Book & Playaway booking periods have been extended to 40 school days (or 8 weeks). We did this to match the Multiple Book booking period. Jackdaw Primary Resource kits booking period has been extended to 20 school days (4 school weeks). Traveling Revolutionary Haversacks booking period has been extended to 20 school days as well. As always, if you know that you are going to need a specific item for a longer than normal amount of time please contact us! We will try to extend the booking period to your needs.


Note: School vacations & weekends are not included in booking periods.


Please keep in mind that the booking periods of other items are as follows-


DVDs : 10 days / 2 school weeks

Big Books : 30 days / 6 school weeks

Multiple Books : 40 days / 8 school weeks

Audio Books & Playaways : 40 days / 8 school weeks

Centered Learning Bags & Leveled Reading Kits : 40 days / 8 school weeks

Module Kits : 40 days / 8 school weeks

Jackdaw Primary Resource Kits : 20 days / 4 school weeks

Traveling Revolutionary War Haversack Kits : 20 days / 4 school weeks

LEGO WeDo & LEGO Mindstorm Kits : 40 days / 8 school weeks

*NEW* Makerspace Kits : 40 days / 8 school weeks

Workshops & Professional Development

Are you interested in having Alicia come out and do a quick refresher for your teachers on what MultiMedia services is all about? Email or call to schedule a workshop to review the basics of the MultiMedia service. Alicia is also available for more focused workshops on streaming, ordering and finding materials. Workshops will be built around the needs and wishes of the school district.

Material Requests:

If you or anyone in your district has an item (DVD, Book, Audio Book, etc.) that they would like added to the MultiMedia collection, please let us know! We are constantly taking requests and take pride in a collection that is built on our teachers needs and wants. Please email Alicia with any requests.

Contact Us!

The MultiMedia library is open 7:30am-3:30pm Monday-Friday. Please call or email us if you have any problems or requests!