School Library System
January 16, 2015
A Note from Jen and Jane
Interlibrary Loan & Our Courier
Please be sure to properly pack and label all items! We would prefer that all items be in an envelope (or bag if larger) clearly marked with:
- Name of recipient (first AND last)
Jane has created ILL Routing Labels which you can print and attach to all items being sent through the courier. We prefer if these labels are on blue so they are easily identifiable to the couriers. The couriers visit dozens of schools and have hundreds of people they are supporting.
PLEASE DO NOT...... send items with no labels!
... send books without putting them inside of an envelope or bag!
... get frustrated! If something is not picked up the day you think it should be, give us a call. We will find out why there was a delay.
Thank you for identifying where items are being picked up from in your district. The couriers really do follow the schedule and they really do look in the designated location for items on scheduled pick up days. They are not able to identify items they are supposed to take if they are not in the correct area or if there is not a note in that area alerting them that the item is elsewhere.
Thanks for your patience and assistance!
Skype/Zoom with a 3-Time Iditarod Musher and her Iditarod Lead Dog
Karen Land — writer, oral historian, public speaker, and three-time participant in the 1,150-mile Iditarod Sled Dog Race across Alaska — will be Skyping/Zooming with students across the globe this Winter/Spring 2015. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to set up a date!
Karen is available for one-time Skype/Zoom visits, or is offering a DAILY IDITAROD CHECK-IN throughout the 2015 race (the Iditarod starts March 7, 2015). For those classrooms following the Iditarod, Karen and her sled dogs, Lolo and Romano, will answer students’ questions as they arise and provide fun, informative commentary only an Iditarod-finisher can offer.
Just a Reminder...
Professional Development Opportunities
Teaching is the Core Regional Workshop: How Assessment Data Can Inform Instruction
Presenters: Nichole McCollum, Senior Data Analyst
Chris Casey, Associate Data Analyst
Date/Time: Monday, March 23, 2015 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Cost: Free for Teaching is the Core Consortium Districts, $250 for Non-Consortium Districts
Location: Questar III BOCES Conference Center
10 Empire State Blvd., Castleton, NY
March 2015 Wednesday 3/18/15, 7 to 7:30 p.m. EST: LEARN360: Online Learning
"This webinar covers the My Learn360 suite of features, which provides teachers the tools they need to get classes online and incorporate flipped classroom teaching methods. We will also cover how to share content on Learn360 as well as how to find content that has been shared at the school, district, state, or even across the entire Learn360 community!"