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The School Library System publishes a weekly newsletter, during the months of September through June.

If you would like to be on our mailing list, please contact Becky.

2023-2024 Newsletters

June 18, 2024

  • PLConnect
  • Tech A-Day Proposals
  • New Gale eBooks
  • Summer Reading from NYSED
  • New PD Titles
  • New AV2 & Lightbox Titles
  • Summer PD - Save the Dates!

June 11, 2024

  • End of Year Survey
  • Art Show 2024
  • Sora AASL Pick 2024
  • Webinar: Trans Children in Today's Schools
  • June YA Book Group
  • Summer PD
  • Sora Suggestion Box

June 04, 2024

  • End of Year Survey
  • Literacy Briefs: Continuing the Conversation
  • Digital Citizenship Framework
  • Summer PD - Save the Dates!
  • Vibrant Voices NYPL
  • Swank AI Tool
  • Sora Suggestion Box

May 28, 2024

  • Summer PD - Save the Dates!
  • SLS End of Year Survey!
  • AI Summer PD
  • AI in Teaching (article from The Reading Teacher)
  • Job Opportunities WSWHE Area
  • Elementary Roundtable
  • Sora Suggestion Box

May 20, 2024

  • A Win for Libraries!
  • End of Year Survey
  • Summer PD: Save the Dates!
  • Share Your Work!
  • Classroom Reading Article
  • Elementary Roundtable
  • LIT Conference
  • Sora Suggestion Box

May 14, 2024

  • Database orders due
  • End of Year Survey
  • Sweet Reads + TeachingBooks
  • Summer PD from Teq Trends
  • ENYSLMA Newsletter May 2024
  • Follett Webinars
  • Elementary Roundtable
  • LIT Conference
  • Sora Suggestion Box

May 07, 2024

  • Database Orders Due
  • End of Year Survey
  • "Yes, You Can!" Article from Knowledge Quest
  • Sora Suggestion Box
  • Swank Reminder
  • IML Print Text Sets

April 30, 2024

  • Amanda Jones Regional PD
  • Database Orders Due
  • Sora Suggestion Box
  • NYS History Units - Kids Discover
  • Digital Reading Article
  • ELL for Specials Teachers PD Opportunity
  • JLG Bookmark Contest
  • IML Print Text Sets

April 23, 2024

  • Database Orders Due!
  • Users Group Meeting
  • CDLC Book Repair Workshop
  • Secondary Librarian Roundtable
  • New Sora Books
  • YA Book Group
  • IML Print Text Sets
  • Job Opening
  • HS to College Interest Group
  • School Visits

April 16, 2024

  • Resource guide: Earth Day/Arbor Day
  • Sora "Read to Me"
  • Contact Information (Annie)
  • Generation Genius Webinar
  • Kindergarten Tips
  • JoVE Trial
  • TeachingBooks News
  • Sweet Reads 2024
  • New Sora Comics & Magazines
  • Eclipse Glasses Recycling
  • IML Print Text Set Recommendations 

April 09, 2024

  • Poetry Tastings on TeachingBooks
  • De-Escalate Students
  • Cyber Civics Free Lesson
  • Misinfo Day
  • Schenectady BotB
  • Sora Magazines
  • Middle School Opening
  • IML Print Text Sets
  • SSL 2024
  • Webinar Series

March 26, 2024

  • Eclipse Resource Guide
  • HackersJack Trial
  • YA Book Group
  • Infobase Trial
  • Book Resumés
  • Día (Children's Book Day)
  • Sora Sweet Reads Book Talk Webinar
  • Accessing the Menu
  • Webinar Series

March 19, 2024

  • Free Eclipse Resource (Kids Discover)
  • Accessing the Menu
  • ALA Banned Book Information
  • Infobase Trial
  • Women's History Month: Anne Carroll Moore
  • New Mysteries on Sora!
  • Mirrors & Windows ELL Webinar Series
  • Webinar Series (SLS)

March 12, 2024

  • Accessing the Menu
  • Webinar Series
  • AI Tools
  • Classroom Refresh
  • Reluctant Reader Suggestions

March 05, 2024

  • NYS Archives Jr Magazine
  • Library Valentines
  • 2023 Diversity in Publishing Study
  • Book Repair Workshop
  • YA Book Group
  • Accessing the Menu
  • Webinar Series

February 27, 2024

  • Women's History Month Resources
  • Webinar Series
  • SSL Conference 2024
  • Free Art Books

February 20, 2024

  • Mid-Winter Break - No Newsletter!

February 13, 2024

  • CC Meeting Scheduled
  • Advocacy Day
  • Webinar Series
  • YMA Titles in Sora
  • Tough Questions and Misinformation
  • IML Schools: Swank News
  • Elementary Library PD Opportunity

February 06, 2024

  • Staff News
  • Webinar Series
  • CC Meeting #3
  • Elementary Roundtable
  • EL Education Poll
  • Secondary Roundtable
  • NOVELny Webinars

January 30, 2024

  • Media Lit: Virtual Assembly
  • NYSED's Literacy Briefs
  • High School to College Group
  • Book Study Starting Today
  • Gale Trial
  • Secondary Roundtable
  • PBS Learning Media; Celebrating Black History Month

January 23, 2024

  • Digital Literacy Showcase
  • Media Lit: Virtual Assembly
  • Book Study Starting Soon
  • Day of AI
  • PBS Learning Media: Celebrating Black History Month
  • High School to College Group
  • June Regional Meeting: Amanda Jones

January 16, 2024

  • June Regional Meeting: Amanda Jones
  • CC Meeting #3
  • PBS Learning Media Black History Month
  • Book Study Starting Soon
  • Tech Tools
  • High School to College Group
  • Media Lit Virtual Assembly

January 09, 2024

  • PD Survey
  • Amanda Jones Regional Meeting
  • Libguide Feedback
  • January Elementary Book Group
  • High School to College Group
  • Media Lit Virtual Assembly
  • Crayola Creativity Week
  • TumbleBooks Update
  • YA Book Group
  • Public Domain Information
  • Winter Break Reading!

January 02, 2024

  • New Libguide!
  • What did you read over winter break?
  • Nonfiction Genre Readalikes
  • January Elementary Book Group
  • Need DAP Cards?
  • Media Lit: Virtual Assembly

December 19, 2023

  • Professional Book Study
  • Libguide Launch!
  • January Elementary Book Group
  • Need DAP Cards?
  • "Mind the Middle" Project
  • Media Lit Virtual Assembly

December 12, 2023

  • New Date: AI Statewide PD
  • Direct Access Program
  • January Elementary Book Group
  • Mind the Middle Project
  • Media Lit: Virtual Assembly

December 05, 2023

  • Elementary Book Group
  • Mind the Middle Project
  • DAP Information Session
  • New Professional Titles
  • Odyssey of the Mind Volunteers Needed
  • YA Book Group
  • Upcoming Mentor Meetings

November 28, 2023

  • AI Statewide PD
  • Upcoming Mentoring Meetings
  • Elementary Roundtable
  • New Professional Title
  • DAP Information Session
  • ENYSLMA Event
  • Free eBooks Israel
  • NYLA Scholarship
  • Sibert Smackdown

November 21, 2023

  • AI Statewide PD
  • New Professional Books
  • DAP Information Session
  • Sibert Smackdown (Mock YMA)
  • Lightbox is Live
  • Weebly Library Pages
  • NYLA Scholarship
  • LGBTQ+ Report
  • Swank Requests (IML Schools)
  • Y'all Fest

November 14, 2023

  • New Dates! Elem Book Club
  • Mentoring Session
  • Exploring Nature PD
  • CC Meeting 11/15!
  • Users Group 11/15!
  • Indigenous Reads Rising
  • Swank Requests Paused
  • Print Text Sets

November 07, 2023

  • CC Meeting 11/15!
  • Users Group 11/15!
  • Sora: New Non-Fiction!
  • Mentoring Session
  • NewsLitNation Professional Learning

October 31, 2023

  • Spooky Books!
  • Users Group 11/15
  • CC Meeting 11/15
  • Webinar: Exploring Hip-Hop to Confront Misinformation
  • Forecasting the YMAs
  • Gale Professional eBooks
  • Marketplace Training
  • ENYSLMA Meeting

October 24, 2023

  • News-o-Matic
  • Annie goes to AASL!
  • Lightbox Titles
  • Sora Video: Adding a Library!
  • ENYSLMA Meeting
  • YA Book Group
  • Nonfiction Title Suggestions

October 17, 2023

  • CC/UG Meetings
  • Media Literacy & Current Events
  • Gale Webinars
  • Sora: Big Library Read
  • Sora: Comics & Magazines
  • AI Webinar Series

October 10, 2023

  • Lightbox Webinar
  • Bookshare Webinars
  • Elementary Book Group
  • TeachingBooks Digital Escape Rooms
  • IML Users: Clickview Updates
  • Tech Tip: Special Characters in Google Docs

October 03, 2023

  • New Sora SEL Books
  • ENYSLMA Meeting
  • DAP Webinar
  • Misinformation Webinar
  • Elementary Career Resources
  • Virtual Author Study
  • Library Study
  • CC Meeting Feedback

September 26, 2023

  • Dr. Mona Kerby
  • News-o-Matic for ELL
  • Spanish Literature Resource
  • YA Book Group
  • Job Opportunity (Albany Academies)
  • New Instagram Account

September 19, 2023

  • Dr. Mona Kerby
  • Gale Professional eBooks
  • New Instagram Account
  • Welcome Back Packets
  • TeachingBooks Update
  • Media Literacy Grant

September 12, 2023

  • Welcome Bri!
  • Welcome Back Packets
  • Check your DB Links
  • Secondary Librarian Meetings
  • NOVELny Fall Webinars
  • Sora Holds Update
  • Sweet Reads
  • Share Your Reading
  • Forecasting the YMAs