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July 18, 2016


Happy Summer! I hope you are enjoying the beautiful warm weather. We are looking forward to our new librarian orientation on August 23rd. If you are the Communication Coordinator for your district, please make sure you send this information to any new hires in your district. If you have the names and emails of your new librarians, please send them to us as soon as possible so we can reach out to welcome them and, of couse, get them on the List-serv and access to all of their resources and services.

Quick reminder

Registration for the 2016 Greater CNY School Library Systems Fall Conference: FUTURE READY! is open and ready for to register.


Please join me in welcoming Joellyn Murry from St. Margaret’s School as our non-public representative on our SLS Advisory Council. We also want to thank both Ellen Pristash and Heather Turner for agreeing to continue with another term!


Have you signed up for the following workshops yet?

The success of the MyOn Summer Reading program has succeeded our expections! Your students are reading like crazy. If you would like an update on the statistics for your building, please do not hesitate to contact Allison.

We broke out some of our Mobile Maker Kits at the Tykes Tuesday event at Destiny. The kids, parents and librarians had so much fun! Thank you to Karin Backus, Penny Feeney, Ellen Pristash, and Allie Comes for volunteering your time to help out!
Maker kit images

Wondering if you’re the only one who really doesn’t understand the whole Pokemon Go phenomenon? Here’s an article that might help- Pokémon Go: 9 questions about the game you were too embarrassed to ask. You also might want to check out Pokémon Go- What do Librarians Really Need to Know?

The AASL’s Fall Forum is taking place in Rochester, NY this year. Register for “Gaming as Meaningful Education.” Here’s a great infographic to share with your administrators so they see the importance of your attendance!

Don’t forget to check out the CNYSL website to find out about all the local events to increase your opportunities to be part of this wonderful professional learning community! Remember that they are currently accepting nominations for the “Super Librarian Award” also. Nominate a colleague today!

We want to hear from you! If you have an event, workshop, exciting lesson or fun event that would inspire your colleagues, please send us a small blurb to share in the digital newsletter! We would also like to include book recommendations. If you've read a great new book, please send Doreen a recommendation that includes title, author, genre and interest levels along with a short review. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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