School Library System
September 16, 2016
A Note From Jen and Jane
Collective Book Knowledge Matters: Increasing Student Reading by Increasing Staff Book Knowledge
Meeting Times: 4:00-6:00
Meeting Dates: Mondays
- September 26
- October 24
- December 5
- January 23
- February 27
- March 20
- May 1
- June 5
SNOW DAY: June 6
For more information or to register, please contact Nancy Pine at 518-622-8543 x58000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NYS K-12 Kids Safe Online Poster Contest
The NYS Office of Information Technology Services’ Enterprise Information Security Office is hosting the “NYS K-12 Kids Safe Online Poster Contest” this fall in conjunction with “National Cyber Security Awareness Month” activities. Attached is an informational flyer inviting students to participate in the contest which may be distributed to all parents, teachers and students in NYS public, private and home-schools.
This is a great opportunity for teachers to talk to students about being safe while on the Internet and when using computers and mobile devices. The contest has four entry categories: Kindergarten – Grade 2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12. New York State winners will be displayed in the 2018 NYS Kids Safe Online Calendar and entered into the MS-ISAC National Computer Security Poster Contest which is held in the spring.
The “NYS K-12 Kids Safe Online Poster Contest” information web page is http://its.ny.gov/2016-2017-kids-safe-online-nys-poster-contest. Questions regarding the contest may be submitted to email@example.com.
Don’t miss out! The Contest entry deadline is November 30, 2016.
For further information on Cyber Security Awareness Month, please visit https://www.its.ny.gov/NCSAM16
Jessica E. Smith
Outreach, Enterprise Information Security Office
Summer Library Program Survey from NYSED
The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) Ad Hoc Committee on School Outreach is researching ways to potentially increase partnering between schools/school libraries and public libraries for future Summer Reading programs. Currently, schools and school libraries are not able to join the CSLP consortium as members, but many schools have expressed an interest in joining CSLP and in greater participation in Summer Reading.
The committee has created a survey and asked the State Library to share it with public and school libraries and library systems in order to get as much input as possible on this topic. In addition to completing the survey yourselves, we also ask that you share it among your professional contacts in the education and summer learning communities so that CSLP has a wide variety of responses.
A link to this brief survey is located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017SchoolSurvey
Responses are due by October 7, 2016.
Questions about the survey or the CSLP School Outreach Committee may be directed to:
CSLP School Outreach Ad Hoc Committee Chair
Interlibrary Loan Reminder
For instructions on borrowing and lending, please review the directions on the Interlibrary Loan page on the SLS LibGuide:
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If you haven't checked out the SLS OverDrive collection, this is the perfect time!
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