SLS Weekly Update

June 4, 2021

Project Look Sharp

In our meeting and survey, many of you expressed interest in developing your leadership work in media literacy skills, as well as collaboration with teachers. Chris and I are looking at this as a two-pronged approach. We would like to start off with summer training for just librarians (see description below). This leadership training will continue through the year. In addition, we are looking at creating a group that will have a collaborative strain throughout the year with social studies teacher(s). More to come on that, but for now, I would like to get our librarian only training scheduled for the summer. If you are interested in being part of this group, please complete this survey by Monday, June 7.

Media Literacy Leadership Training for C-O Librarians

This intensive 3-Day training with Project Look Sharp’s Chris Sperry will prepare C-O librarians to be the media literacy leaders in your schools or districts. We will cover components of media literacy not addressed in the May workshop including media production, models for leadership and advocacy, and other training needs identified by the group. Each librarian will develop an individualized plan for supporting/leading media literacy integration in their school and/or district including needed resources and materials. We will plan for periodic group meetings throughout the year and ongoing coaching by Chris to support your plans.

Learn360 314 New Titles

Number of New Titles: 314

We are pleased to announce the new titles that were added to your Learn360 subscription over the past month.

  • ✔ View your newly added titles: Click here to view a full list of the new titles just added to your collection.
  • One hour Call of the Wild documentary
  • True to Life Productions
  • Foundational Literacy
  • BBC Worldwide Learning
  • Vault Career Tips
  • Monkimun Inc

Teen Video Contest

Are you looking for a fun and creative Summer Reading project to share with teen students?


The Teen Video Challenge, sponsored by the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), is an annual national video contest open to all teens. Librarian and teacher support and collaboration is strongly encouraged, so please help spread the word across New York State! The official submission period opens today.


The challenge is for teens to create a public service announcement-type video that shows their unique interpretation of the 2021 CSLP slogan “Tails and Tales.” Videos should be no longer than 60 seconds and should promote libraries and reading. Find full information at

https://www.cslpreads.org/programs/2015-teen-program/2021-teen-video-challenge/


Videos will be accepted June 1 through August 6, 2021.

  • The contest is open to teens 13-18 (though it's fine for people older or younger to appear in the videos).
  • The process is simple; teens just need to upload their video to the social media outlet of their choice, submit a link to their video, and complete a simple online form.
  • Videos will be limited to 60 seconds, making this a doable project for individuals or small teams.
  • Teens/teen teams may submit more than one video.
  • The program will accept submissions June 1-Aug 6, 2021, so that it can be incorporated into your summer program (it’s still a great opportunity to partner with schools with video production classes or clubs; students can produce the videos as a class project and submit them in June!)
  • Permission and model release forms will only be required from the winning entries (completing the forms is a requirement to receive prizes and acknowledgement).
  • There will be 5 national winners, who will each receive a cash prize of $200. The TVC Ad-Hoc Committee will convene a judging panel from CSLP partners and members in August.

Resources:


Questions about the Teen Video Challenge? Please contact Sharon Phillips, Summer Reading at New York Libraries Program Manager, at nyslyouth@nysed.gov

NOVELNY Webinars

Britannica has scheduled the following webinars for NOVELNY databases for June 2021. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Summer Reading with Britannica: Resources for Children

Explore Britannica School through the eyes of your youngest patrons. Share in the wonderment as we explore the world around us through interactive games, maps, and unique features. Learn how children can explore new people, places, and things with Britannica’s thousands of images, videos, text, and other interactive tools. Find new ways to engage children in the library and at home.

Attendees will learn about the following:

- ‘My Britannica’ to collect, organize, and share favorite content.

- Expanded video and media content, including a video download feature

- New! Fundamentals for PreK-2 grade learners

- Ideas to promote Britannica School in your community

Session Date: Tuesday, June 8th

Session Time: 11 AM EST

Registration Link: https://britannica.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UPTs5cagTombhDu8hj2lUg

Remote Learning with Britannica for Middle School Educators

Join Britannica's Education Consultants to learn about Britannica School and how you can use it to support remote learning.

Attendees will:

- Integrate rich content vital to instruction

- Understand remote learning best practices and how Britannica resources can support students of all ability levels.

- Engage with built-in support tools to reach diverse learners including; read-aloud articles, language translation, text excerpts, and more.

- Access ‘Digital Resources’ specifically created to support connection and continuity as you transition classroom lessons to virtual and student-driven experiences.

Session Date: Thursday, June 10th

Session Time: 2 PM EST

Registration Link: https://britannica.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gQlgzOCOQQaQymDbKvh3oQ

Remote Learning with Britannica for Elementary Educators

Join Britannica's Education Consultants to learn about Britannica School and how you can use it to support remote learning.

Attendees will:

- Integrate rich content vital to instruction for K-5

- Understand remote learning best practices and how Britannica resources can support students of all ability levels.

- Engage with built-in support tools to reach diverse learners including; read-aloud articles, language translation, text excerpts, and more.

- Access ‘Digital Resources’ specifically created to support connection and continuity as you transition classroom lessons to virtual and student-driven experiences.

Session Date: Tuesday, June 15th

Session Time: 4:00 EST

Registration Link: https://britannica.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gDyirjlZQTKHd5sDC0je2g

Provided by the New York State Library, NOVELNY is a Statewide Internet Library connecting New Yorkers to 21st century information. NOVELNY is supported with temporary Federal Library Service and Technology funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The NOVELNY e-resources cost $2,654,778 for 2020-2021 and are supported fully with IMLS funds.

Sharon B. Phillips

News Media Literacy Webinar

Monday, June 14, 2021

2:00 - 3:30 pm


The Capital District Library Council's Regional Automation Advisory Committee is sponsoring this webinar. Registration is free and open to all.

Please note: This program will NOT be recorded.

Seeing is believing, right? NOT NECESSARILY. Increasingly technology is being used to spread misinformation and outright lies. What is the difference between photo enhancement and manipulation? Attend this presentation to find out some of the ways you can investigate if the visual information your accessing, particularly online, is real or manipulated.

About the Presenter: Mary Miller has been the Education Services Director for the New York Newspapers Foundation/New York News Publishers Association (NYNPA) since 2001. Since creating the position, she has helped develop a growing library of News Media Literacy/Newspaper In Education (NIE) curricula and presentations. Her vision for News Media Literacy/NIE in New York State includes strategic partnerships with other organizations interested in providing others with easy-to-use tools to ultimately improve news media literacy. Mary has increasingly used new and emerging technologies in her curriculum development and presentations. She has worked with the We the People and Project Citizen programs, serves on the steering committee of the New York State Family Engagement Coalition, the board of the Capital District Council for the Social Studies, and the executive board of the New York State Reading Association. The NYNPA News Media Literacy/NIE program has been recognized with numerous state, regional and national awards and continues to strive for increased engagement and understanding with emphasis on journalism.

To register, visit CDLC's event page.


Susan D'Entremont (she)

Digital Project Manager & Continuing Education Coordinator

Capital District Library Council