School Library System
Week of May 13 - 17
Questar III School Library System End-of-Year Dinner
Thursday, June 13th, 4-6pm
1640 Columbia Turnpike
Sign up now for a fun evening of networking with colleagues, regional recognition awards, and fun! The cost is $20 per person which pays for a buffet style dinner including pulled pork, baked beans, cole slaw, corn bread, and mac & cheese. Please bring cash for beverages other than water. Payment must be received by May 31st in order to secure your spot. In order to meet requirements of the restaurant, we must have at least 20 people. Contact Kerrie with any questions. Join us for a fun evening!
Sign up: http://bit.ly/Q3dinner19.
Union Catalog - Records Needed
Schools who are part of Follett library automation through Questar III do not need to submit records.
View List of ILL Contacts/District Contacts
When the new year starts, you will want to go back to the LRM for your database access information, but we still have lots of time before that!
Art Resources Transfer's 2019 Poulin box set is now available!
If you are a public library, school, prison or community center in New York State, you are eligible to receive a free box set of poetry, literature, and nonfiction writing. Books are entirely free and shipped at no cost.
Please enter your shipping information in this short form to order your box set:
A.R.T. also provides public institutions with free art books through our D.U.C Library Program. If you are not already a participant, we encourage you to place your order of free art books here: http://www.artresourcestransfer.org/duc
About the Poulin Project:
The Poulin Project provides New York state libraries, schools, prisons, and community centers with free box sets of contemporary literature from small presses around the state. Sets include 50-75 titles by publishers including NY Review Books, Graywolf Press, Fence Books, and many others. Please note we are limited to distributing 60 sets, and you can expect its shipment in September 2019.
The Poulin Project is a NYSCA-funded initiative dedicated to expanding access to the arts and literacy. The project supports New York State independent publishers by introducing works by hundreds of contemporary writers and poets to new audiences, and enables public institutions to diversify their collections.
The Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program (D.U.C.) distributes books on contemporary art and culture to public schools, libraries, prisons, and alternative education centers nationwide, free of charge. D.U.C. books create access to the arts and literacy these institutions could not otherwise afford to acquire.
ENYSLMA Summer Meeting
Wednesday, July 10th, 1pm
497 Old Niskayuna Road
Professional Learning Opportunities
Bridging the Gap: Preparing High School Special Needs Students for Success in College
Monday, June 3rd, 8:30am-3:30pm
432 Western Avenue
This symposium, held at the College of St. Rose, will focus on helping special education students transition from high school to college. Speakers include ACCESS-VR's Pam Brehm-Bisaillon, Questar III's Sally Lauletta, a student panel, DeAnne Martocci from HVCC, and more! The cost is free and registration is taking place through CDLC. You can register here: https://cdlc.libcal.com/event/5254752. Please request a certificate when registering. There will not be a MLP link. Please forward to administrators and teachers who might be interested in attending.
Summer Professional Learning
This summer we will focus on:
- AASL Standards - Elementary
- AASL Standards - Secondary
- Primary Sources
- Leap Into Readers Advisory with Stacey Rattner and Alicia Abdul
- Lesson Collaboration
Register soon. Workshops with fewer than 10 people on June 30th may be cancelled.