SLS Newsletter

April 2019

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April is National School Library Month!

School Library Month is the AASLs celebration of school librarians and their programs. Every April school librarians are encouraged to host activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in transforming learning. This year's theme: Everyone Belongs @ Your School Library

National Library Week: April 7-13

National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities.

This year’s theme, Libraries = Strong Communities, illustrates how today’s libraries are at the heart of our cities, towns, schools and campuses, providing critical resources, programs and expertise. They also provide a public space where all community members, regardless of age, culture or income level, can come together to connect and learn.

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Upcoming Professional Development:

The "ins and outs" of Follett inventory: April 24

To register:

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn new techniques and strategies to complete inventory in Follett Destiny and how to run affiliated reports. Additionally, participants will receive training on how to catalog within the W-FL Follett consortium collection.

Digital Inclusion: April 24

Finger Lakes Digital Inclusion Coalition

How does digital inclusion affect STEM education and skills gaps? Learn from some experts in the field!

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Connecting with Artists: May 10

Participants will be able to interact with visiting artists and performers to learn more about their services while also having the opportunity to see some of these performers live and in-person. Participants will have an opportunity to develop deeper connections with these artists based on first-hand experience to support bringing visiting artists into local school districts.

To register:

HS to College Workshop: May 22

Join us for this full-day conference where you’ll have the opportunity to learn from your colleagues as we talk about ways to help our students successfully transition from high school to college. This conference will feature breakouts, panels, and poster sessions, with plenty of time for one-on-one conversations and making connections with educators from around the region.

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Save the Date! Tech Camp: Aug 21

This summer, Tech Camp will be held at Monroe 2 BOCES ESC Building on August 21. We are looking for sessions on various topics, and invite you to submit a proposal to present a session. All regular sessions will be 45 minutes long.

More information/call for proposals:

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