Daily Archives: September 9, 2019

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SLS NewsBlast 2019.09.09

Welcome Back!  Happy 2019-20 School Year!

We hope that you’ve successfully navigated the first days of the new school year and that everything in your school library is off to a wonderful start.  We extend a special welcome to three school librarians who are new to the Monroe One BOCES region:

Melissa Bohrer, Ivan Green Primary School, East Irondequoit

Jenn Costello, Laurelton-Pardee Intermediate School, East Irondequoit

Becky Hibbert, East Irondequoit Middle School, East Irondequoit

SLS Mini-Grants
  • The Monroe One BOCES School Library System is pleased to announce that $20,000 in funding is available mini-grants this year.  Certified school librarians in our SLS member schools of up to $1,200 for mini-grants for collection development, innovative projects, or professional development.
  • Please click on the SLS Mini-Grant page to learn more.  The individual documents are linked here as follows AnnouncementApplicationFrequently Asked Questions (FAQ), and Evaluation Rubric and also at the right-hand side of the SLS Mini-Grant page. Contact Katie Bertrand at katie_bertand@boces.monroe.edu if you need more information.
Re-imagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum (ESIFC)

The School Library Systems Association (SLSA) and the New York Library Association Section of School Librarians (NYLA/SSL) have recently completed a year-long, joint effort, working with Dr. Barbara Stripling, to Re-Imagine the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum (ESIFC).  The entire Re-Imagined ESIFC can now be found at this libguide.  Each of your school libraries should have an ESIFC Binder with the original version which was released/provided in 2013.   Please hold on to those binders.  In mid-October, your SLS will provide the new print version, which you can insert into your existing binders.  If you do not currently have an original ESIFC binder, please email us at library_services@boces.monroe.edu and we will try to find a replacement for you.  See the next item for a professional development opportunity related to the Re-Imagined ESIFC,

Upcoming Professional Development
  • Using Graphic Novels, Graphic Nonfiction, and Graphic Biographies in the Classroom with G. (Greg) Neri, will take place on Monday, October 7, 2019, at the School of the Arts, 45 Prince St. Rochester, from 6:30-8:00 pm.  This workshop, intended for librarians and teachers is presented jointly by the Monroe One, Monroe 2 Orleans, and City of Rochester School Library Systems in cooperation with the Monroe County Library Systems and Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library. Click on the workshop title for complete information and to register.  (Read on for more about G. Neri, and opportunities for students)
  • Re-Imagining Information Fluency and Standards Alignment for our Students with Dr. Barbara Stripling will take place on October 10, 2019, at Monroe One BOCES, 15 Linden Park, Room 2AB, 9:30am-3:00pm.  Please click on the workshop title for a complete description and registration information.  Those attending will receive their new print copy of the Reimagined ESIFC at this time.  Please bring your emptied binders.
Speaking of G. Neri

The 10th Annual Greater Rochester Teen Read takes place October 7-11, 2019 and G. Neri is the featured author.  For more information about the Teen Read and opportunities for your students, please see the attached brochure and poster.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have questions or need assistance. Click HERE for our Monroe One SLS Staff Contacts.  If you’re ever uncertain who to, email library_services@boces.monroe.edu and your question will be directed to the appropriate staff member.   

Wishing you a wonderful, rewarding 2019-20 School Year!

Your Monroe One BOCES Library Services Team

Re-Evolution: The Cuban Dream

Diving into the streets of Havana, RE-EVOLUTION: THE CUBAN DREAM introduces a social worker, an ethnographer, and three artists. Their stories provide unique perspectives on how Cuba is shaped by an ongoing culture of revolution that is more nuanced than meets the eye.  This program is the first in an eventual four-part series which will explore pillars of Cuban society that are drastically evolving today.

airs 9/13 at 10:30 p.m.