School Library System

May 1, 2015

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A Note From Jen and Jane

This newsletter is being sent to you from beautiful Tarrytown, NY where the SSL Conference is in full swing. Many highlights from the conference will be in next week's newsletter.

Reminder -

Please submit your database order as soon as possible. Be sure to have the correct signature on your Resource Access Tools Information Sheet.

Free Comic Book Day - Saturday, May 2nd

Start your weekend off right with a free comic book! Visit for more information.

Digital materials from New York institutions available DPLA

The Capital District Library Council (CLDC), a member of the NY 3Rs Association, Inc, and Empire State Digital Network (ESDN) are pleased to announce that digital materials from New York institutions are now available in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

During the past year, CDLC and NY Heritage have been collaborating with ESDN to facilitate the sharing of digital collections from member institutions to DPLA. In April, ESDN contributed a first batch of 87,000 metadata records from New York cultural heritage institutions to DPLA. Included in this initial contribution are records from New York Heritage, Hudson River Valley Heritage, Long Island Memories, and the New York State Library. These New York collections join more than 10 million items already available through DPLA.

More than 11,000 records from the following CDLC member’s NY Heritage Collections are now available in the DPLA!

· Albany Law School:

· Albany Public Library:

· Bethlehem Public Library:

· Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library:

· miSci:

· New York State Military Museum:

· Saratoga Springs Public Library:

· Siena College:

· Steinmetz Digital Collection of Schenectady:

· The College of Saint Rose:

· The Sage Colleges:

· All Empire State Digital Network records in DPLA:

· New York State Library records in DPLA:

FInd an Image Using Pixabay!

What is Pixabay?

"On Pixabay you may find and share images free of copyrights" - Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. "You can copy, modify, distribute and use the images, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission and without paying attribution. However, depicted content may still be protected by trademarks, publicity or privacy rights." Once an image is selected, be sure to read the license information to the right.

Teen Book Lists & Book Trailers - NYS Summer Reading

Check out these lists and book trailers for some great reads:

If you want to create your own LibraryThing widget like the one on the NYS site, check out Polly Farrington's instructions.

NYLA Webinars

2015 Making and STEAM Round Table Webinar Series -

Getting Started With STEAM - June 16 , 2015, 2:00-3:00

Injecting STEAM Into Everything You Do - August 25, 2015, 2:00-3:00

Making the Makerspace - October 7, 2015, 2:00-3:00

BookExpo America (BEA)

If you plan to attend BEA, Register by May 8 to take advantage of the NYLA Member Discount:
BookExpo America (BEA) is the best place for librarians to discover new books and meet their favorite authors. You’ll have access to the largest show floor in North America featuring 1000+ exhibitors, the New Title Showcase, four Author Stages, 800+ autograph sessions (Take a sneak peek at the authors who will be there!), the all-new BEA Content & Digital Conference, and so much more. Join us at BEA—a librarian’s heaven— Wednesday, May 27 – Friday, May 29 at the Javits Center in New York City.

Google Cultural Institute

Discover exhibits and collections from museums and archives all around the world with Google Cultural Institute. Explore cultural treasures in extraordinary detail, from hidden gems to masterpieces.

Create your own galleries and share with your students!

Google Cultural Institute: How To Use the Site