School Library System
Week of May 20-24
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.
Best Practices for Moving to Genre Organization in Your Library
Union Catalog - Records Needed
Schools who are part of Follett library automation through Questar III do not need to submit records.
Rosen Spotlight on Coding and Computer Science - NEW!
ALA releases new Libraries' Guide to the 2020 Census
The Guide contains practical information to assist library staff in addressing potential patron and community requests regarding the upcoming 2020 Census. The Guide includes:
* basic information about the Census process;
* highlights of new components in the 2020 Census, such as the online response option;
* frequently asked questions;
* a timeline of key Census dates;
* contact information and links to additional resources.
ALA teamed with the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality to develop the Guide, with support from ALA’s 2020 Census Library Outreach and Education Task Force.
ALA plans to provide additional resources for library practitioners in the months leading up to Census Day on April 1, 2020.
The Libraries’ Guide to the 2020 Census<http://www.ala.org/advocacy/sites/ala.org.advocacy/files/content/govinfo/LibrariesGuide2020Census.pdf> is available for free download at ala.org/census<http://www.ala.org/advocacy/govinfo/census>.
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.
OER Summer Workshop at HFM BOCES
The HFM BOCES School Library System (SLS) will be hosting a ½ day workshop focused on using Open Educational Resources with students in grades 7-12. Michael Daly, SUNY OER Services, will be presenting at the HFM BOCES Conference Center on August 21, 2019 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.
The flyer for the event and information about Open Educational Resources are attached below. Please feel free to share with your faculty.
Contact Tariyka Chaulk with any questions…
School Library Media Specialist
HFM BOCES School Library System