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NOVELNY Databases

The New York State Library has confirmed that the current collection of NOVELNY statewide e-resources  will continue through the coming year, and will be extended for an additional year through June 30, 2021.

Barring unforeseen circumstances and pending availability of funds, the following databases will be available July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021:

 

Business:

*Business Insights Essentials (Gale, a Cengage company)

 

Education:

*Educators Reference Complete (Gale, a Cengage company)

 

General Periodicals:

*Academic OneFile with InfoTrac Collections (Gale, a Cengage company)

*Expanded Academic ASAP with InfoTrac Collections (Gale, a Cengage company)

*General OneFile with InfoTrac Collections (Gale, a Cengage company)

*General Reference Center Gold with InfoTrac Collections (Gale, a Cengage company)

*Informe Académico (Gale, a Cengage Company)

 

Elementary Level General Periodicals:

*Kids InfoBits (Gale, a Cengage company)

 

Secondary Level General Periodicals:

*Research in Context (Gale, a Cengage company)

 

Encyclopedia

*Encyclopedia Britannica (Britannica Digital Learning, a division of Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.):  Includes Britannica School, Britannica Academic and Britannica Escolar.

 

Health

*Health Reference Center Academic (Gale, a Cengage company)

 

Issues

*Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale, a Cengage company)

 

Newspapers

*InfoTrac Newsstand including New York State Newspapers (Gale, a Cengage company)

 

Technology

*Computer Database (Gale, a Cengage company)

Arts in Ed News

It’s that time again, to start letting Wendy Petry know of any authors you would like to pursue for school visits through Celebrities in the Schools for next year.  The deadline for 2018-19 purchase orders to Monroe One BOCES is mid-April.  Please have all Arts in Education purchase orders to her by then at the latest for new requests.  Please let your teachers know of this deadline.

Also, a reminder to teachers and librarians to fill out evaluations on-line after an event at the AIE website, Arts in Education Evaluation (link).

 

New Safari Content

For those districts participating in the Multimedia Service, Safari has been adding new content. The packages listed below are already available to you in our SAFARI Montage system.

  • Simple History Video Links – 58 Web streaming links to animated history videos. Topics include: the Industrial Revolution, California Gold Rush, Berlin Wall, Space Race, Thanksgiving and more. Grades 7-12.
  • Osmosis Video Links – 39 web streaming links to videos exploring a variety of medical concepts including: asthma, concussion, HIV & AIDS, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, bulimia nervosa and more. Grades 9-Adult.
  • Basho and Friends Video Links – 62 web streaming links to Spanish, French and Mandarin Chinese instructional music videos. Grades PreK-4.
  • NUMBEROCK Video Links – 70 web streaming links to musical animated math videos. Topics include: angles, order of operations, addition, subtraction, fractions and more. Grades PreK-6.

We will keep you updated as they add content!

The Power of Reading

Good morning! There’s one week left to go before February break. Let’s start our week by re-invigorating our love of librarianship with this beautifully written article by Maria Popova published on her blog, brainpickings.org about the power of reading.

“We read to remember. We read to forget. We read to make ourselves and remake ourselves and save ourselves. … Most of all, we read to become selves.” Popova’s brief article contains some of the most beautiful language I have read about what it means to read and how it affects our human experience.

Enjoy!

2019 ALA Annual Conference Info

Registration is now open for the 2019 ALA Annual Conference. This year’s conference will be held in Washington, D.C. from June 20-25. A preliminary schedule of conference programs will be available in April 2019.

ALA Annual Conference registration includes:

  • 500+ educational programs, discussions, and workshops on key topics
  • World-renowned speakers and experts
  • Pre-conferences for in-depth professional development
  • Entrance to the exhibits where 800+ exhibitors at 1,500 stands highlight new and favorite products, titles, and services—one-stop shopping for everything your library needs
  • The opportunity for you to present a paper or poster
  • Meetings and events such as Opening and Closing General Sessions and ALA President’s Program
  • Dozens of social and fun events
  • Access to the International Visitor’s Center and Internet Café and WIFI—online access so you can stay in touch
  • A free ticket to the popular International Librarians Reception (for full conference registrants)
  • and more.

You can register online at: http://2019.alaannual.org/registration/register-now

 

Author Webcasts at Read.gov

The Library of Congress Center for the Book hosts a series of author webcasts and posts them on their website. Here you can see and hear favorite authors discuss their work.

The list of authors includes webcasts by R.L. Stine, Jon Scieszka, Katherine Paterson, Stephenie Meyer, Toni Morrison, Neil Gaiman, Jan Brett and more.

Scroll through the list at read.gov/webcasts.

On-Demand Programming: American Graduate: Getting to Work

In 2018, together with 19 stations (including our own WXXI), the Corporation for Public Broadcasting launched the American Graduate initiative’s, “American Graduate: Getting To Work,” to partner with schools and businesses, and help prepare students with the skill sets and training needed to be part of the new workforce, especially for high-demand fields.  As part of this, WXXI is offering on-demand programming highlighting local career opportunities that may not require an expensive 4-year college degree.

American Graduate is one of the largest public media collaborations across the country with over 125 local public media organizations, and national television and radio producers and distributors, working with more than 1,700 community partners.

Click here to find their local career pathway videos