LSTA FY2012-2013 Service Improvement Projects

 

Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady-Saratoga
BOCES

Keeping Up with Change

This project will provide professional development to school librarians in the areas of expanding knowledge of current technology by offering a ten-part technology course. Librarians will be introduced to web-based services and networking tools that they can use themselves, as well as share with their students and faculty, all online and in their own time.

The project will also help school librarians develop Student Learning Objectives, thus increasing their familiarity with the Common Core State Standards and Information Fluency Curriculum, Benchmarks and Assessments. School librarians will have the opportunity to collaborate with others in their field, focus their programs on student growth and learning, and engage in meaningful conversations with their building and district administrators about best practices in libraries.

J’aime L. Pfeiffer (518) 464-5104
jpfeiffer @ gw.neric.org 

$5,470

Brooklyn
Public Library System

“Ready, Set, Kindergarten!” Summer Series of Weekend Preschool Storytime

Weekend Preschool Storytime, part of Brooklyn Public Library’s First Five Years initiative, will be continued into the summer months. The program, targeted to working parents, low-income families, and foreign-born families, will increase awareness among parents and caregivers of the vital importance of reading to their children at an early age; of the importance of engaging their children in simple, developmentally appropriate math and science activities; and, of early literacy services and resources available at local libraries. Children will be engaged in a fun, interactive storytime that includes appropriate math and science books in order to build the skills the children will need for Kindergarten readiness.

Rachel Payne (718) 230-2233
r.payne @ brooklynpubliclibrary.org  

$35,400

Broome-Delaware-Tioga BOCES

Libraries, Learning, & the Common Core

A collaborative project between four members of the South Central Organization of School Library Systems, this project will provide improved library programs that reflect the Common Core Learning Standards through professional development opportunities that focus on crafting collaborative learning experiences and preparing students to meet the requirements for college and career readiness.

Kathryn C. Bertrand (607) 766-3730
kbertran @ btboces.org  

$5,470

Buffalo & Erie County
Public Library System

e-Book Use and Download Training

Faced with an ever-increasing demand for download instruction and device assistance, this project will enhance staff productivity and public access through expanded training on the process of downloading eBooks through the library’s OverDrive Downloads 2 Go site. First, staff will receive expanded training on the use of electronic devices and the OverDrive Downloads 2 Go site. Second, staff will provide training classes, open labs, and individual sessions to the public, assisting them with their personal devices and instructing them how to download eBooks. These training sessions, both for staff and the public, will result in a more informed adult citizenry, better versed in digital technology.

Kelly A. Donovan (716) 858-7141
donovank @ buffalolib.org   

$17,400

Buffalo City School
Library System

Libraries, Learning, & the Common Core

A collaborative project between the members of the Western Region School Library Systems, this project will provide improved library programs that reflect the Common Core Learning Standards through professional development opportunities that focus on crafting collaborative learning experiences and preparing students to meet the requirements for college and career readiness.

Diane Cart (716) 816-3131
dcart @ buffaloschools.org  

$5,470

Capital District Library Council (CDLC)

New York Heritage & CDLC: Making the Capital District’s Heritage More Accessible

CDLC will expand and improve their existing digitization program to improve knowledge about digitization among library staff in the region and increase public access to these institutions’ unique resources. A Digitization Field Trainer will help participants in the project add material to the New York Heritage website through the creation of training aids, such as help-sheets, short screencasts, guidelines, and by offering individual assistance. The project will especially focus on small and medium-sized libraries that house unique primary source materials, but lack the digitization training, software, and equipment to otherwise engage in a digitization project of this scope.

Susan D’Entremont (518) 438-2500
susan @ cdlc.org  

$16,334

Cattaraugus- Allegany-Erie-Wyoming
BOCES

Libraries, Learning, & the Common Core

A collaborative project between the members of the Western Region School Library Systems, this project will provide improved library programs that reflect the Common Core Learning Standards through professional development opportunities that focus on crafting collaborative learning experiences and preparing students to meet the requirements for college and career readiness.

Mary Ann Hebert (716) 376-8206
maryann_hebert @ caboces.org  

$5,470

Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES

Internet Safety and the 21st Century Learner

21st century students need the knowledge and skills to create, communicate, and appropriately connect with others in an increasingly digital world. This project will provide librarians, teachers, and administrators an awareness of and access to high quality resources that will support their efforts to present, create, or update their Internet Safety lessons/curriculum. Librarians and teachers will be supported in their collaborative efforts to develop lessons and students will be provided hands-on experience in navigating the Internet in a safe, controlled environment using eBooks with learning simulations.

Ann C. Voorhees (315) 253-0361 x5215
avoorhees @ cayboces.org  

$5,470

Central New York Library Resources Council

Showcasing Central New York’s History

This project will promote access to special and unique historical collections in CLRC’s service area by helping member institutions digitize and add materials to the New York Heritage Digital Collections website. Participating libraries will receive assistance in selecting items to be digitized, setting up the CONTENT dm Project Client, and receive instruction in scanning, metadata creation, and the use of CONTENT dm. At the conclusion of the project, libraries will be prepared to continue their digitization efforts with minimal assistance, fifteen new collections will have been added to New York Heritage, the visibility of regional materials will have been increased, and the value of New York Heritage will have been strengthened.

Deborah Emerson (315) 446-5446
demerson @ clrc.org  

$16,334

Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System

Stay in Touch

Communication between the system headquarters and its member libraries and among the member libraries themselves will be streamlined through the provision of Outlook as a uniform email product and by offering training to library directors/managers, staff, and volunteers and system staff on the full capabilities of the product. Member library directors/managers, staff, and volunteers, as well as system staff, will become more efficient and productive through simplified communication, information sharing, and increased collaboration.

Marin Swalboski (716) 484-7135 x257
mswalboski @ cclslib.org  

$11,400

Clinton-Essex- Franklin Library System

NY Trustees Online Collaborative Project

Eight library systems will collaborate to develop an online learning site for public library trustees and library staff that will improve enrolled trustees’ digital literacy skills; their understanding the importance of effective, legal library policies; and, the knowledge and skills needed to write effective policies. The interactive online forum will facilitate the exchange of resources and best practices among trustees and member library staff in the eight participating systems, allowing them to stay current with library trends and services, technology, library management, funding, and other areas of interest.

Julie Wever (518) 563-5190 x18
wever @ cefls.org  

$11,400

Clinton-Essex-Warren-Washington
BOCES

SEARCH APP

Following evaluation and feedback from a previous project, it became evident that users no longer want to be tied to a physical space – they demand immediate access and rely upon mobile technology to compete successfully in the global environment. To meet user needs and expectations, this collaborative project between six school library systems is designed to provide single login to online databases provided by school districts, school library systems, the region, and the New York State Library, regardless of the user’s mobile platform or location.

Jennifer Henry (518) 561-0100 x361
henry_jen @ cves.org

$5,470

Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego
BOCES

The Bullied Project

Professional development opportunities and access to resources will educate librarians and their teaching partners about bullying and harassment, assist in identifying students subjected to bullying and/or harassment, and provide them with tools to diffuse situations.

Charles O’Bryan (607) 335-1371
obryanc @ dcmoboces.com

$5,470

Dutchess
BOCES

Student Learning Objectives and Technology

Through professional development opportunities, school librarians will develop Student Learning Objectives, implementing grade-level appropriate benchmarks, goals, and assessments that have rigor and consistency and are aligned with New York State’s Common Core Learning Standards.

Rebecca Gerald (845) 486-4840 x4561 rebecca.gerald @ dcboces.org

$5,470

Erie 1 BOCES

Libraries, Learning, & the Common Core

A collaborative project between the members of the Western Region School Library Systems, this project will provide improved library programs that reflect the Common Core Learning Standards through professional development opportunities that focus on crafting collaborative learning experiences and preparing students to meet the requirements for college and career readiness.

Carol Tauriello (716) 821-7070
ctauriello @ e1b.org

 $5,470

Erie 2-Chautaugua-Cattaraugus BOCES

Libraries, Learning, & the Common Core

A collaborative project between the members of the Western Region School Library Systems, this project will provide improved library programs that reflect the Common Core Learning Standards through professional development opportunities that focus on crafting collaborative learning experiences and preparing students to meet the requirements for college and career readiness.

Susan M. Bartle (716) 672-4371 x2022
sbartle @ e2ccb.org

$5,470

Finger Lakes Library System

Find It @ Finger Lakes: Improving Patrons, Trustees, and Member Libraries’ Access to System Services via the Web

Finger Lakes Library System’s website will be updated to add target specific content, enable tablet and smartphone access to the site, and use social features such as blogging, interactive polls, and social media access to build communication between the libraries and patrons. Additionally, a training workshop will be provided to system and member library staff on the use of WordPress, thus providing the skills necessary to update and add content to the system and member library websites.

Kimberly A. Iraci 607-273-4074 x222
kiraci @ flls.org

$11,400

Four County Library System

Traveling Classroom

Necessary upgrades will be made to the Four County Library System’s “traveling classroom,” which is used to provide training to member librarians and for member libraries to use to provide training to their staff and the public. Additionally, three training programs will be held: training in the major upgrade to Four County Library System’s ILS systems; training for the use of the system’s events calendar; and, training for “Directors Station,” The ILS’s report writing software.

David Karre (607) 723- 8236 x301
dkarre @ 4cls.org

$11,400

Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES

SEARCH APP

Following evaluation and feedback from a previous project, it became evident that users no longer want to be tied to a physical space – they demand immediate access and rely upon mobile technology to compete successfully in the global environment. To meet user needs and expectations, this collaborative project between six school library systems is designed to provide single login to online databases provided by school districts, school library systems, the region, and the New York State Library, regardless of the user’s mobile platform or location.

Donna M. Hanus (518) 483-1697
dhanus @ mail.fehb.org

$5,470

Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES

Own Your Future

A two-day “Tech Camp” will be offered to school librarians, library paraprofessionals, and teachers to learn about web-based services and networking tools available that can be used in a variety of educational settings. The workshop will cover topics from blogs to social media to product and presentation tools.

The project will also help school librarians develop Student Learning Objectives, thus increasing their familiarity with the Common Core State Standards and Information Fluency Curriculum, Benchmarks and Assessments. School librarians will have the opportunity to collaborate with others in their field, focus their programs on student growth and learning, and engage in meaningful conversations with their building and district administrators about best practices in libraries.

Deborah Booth (518) 736-4370
dbooth @ hfmboces.org

$5,470

Jefferson-Lewis BOCES

SEARCH for Success App

Following evaluation and feedback from a previous project, it became evident that users no longer want to be tied to a physical space – they demand immediate access and rely upon mobile technology to compete successfully in the global environment. To meet user needs and expectations, this collaborative project between six school library systems is designed to provide single login to online databases provided by school districts, school library systems, the region, and the New York State Library, regardless of the user’s mobile platform or location.

April L.R. Bliss (315) 377-3750
abliss @ boces.com

$5,470

Long Island Library Resources Council

Long Island Memories: The LILRC Regional Digitization Program

Through the collaborative efforts of Long Island archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, and other organizations, the people of Long Island will have access to the visual and oral record of Long Island history, culture, government, and industry through a variety of textual, graphic, and audio content in digital format via the World Wide Web.

LILRC will set the standards for the program to ensure quality and easy access and provide training workshops to develop the skill of librarians and others working with historical materials in the process of digitization. The result will be a collaboratively built regional digital collection that ensures public access to the rich regional resources of Long Island, contributes to the State and National effort to develop digital libraries and museums, and encourages the use of digital resources to meet the New York State education standards.

Virginia Antonucci-Gibbons (631) 675-1570 x204
vantonuc @ lilrc.org

$21,215

Madison-Oneida BOCES

School Librarians as Instructional Leaders

Through professional development and the creation of an online support and resource sharing wiki, school librarians will be taught how data drives instruction in an evidence-based model, the role formative and summative assessments play in guiding instruction, and the methods for differentiating instruction to better meet individual needs revealed in analysis of data. Also, partnerships will be built within schools to promote the collaborative role librarians play in ensuring student learning, allowing librarians to actively engage in preparing students for success on statewide assessments.

Diana Wendell (315) 361-5661
dwendell @ moboces.org

$5,470

Metropolitan
New York
Library Council
(METRO)

Digitizing the Long Tail: Leveraging Libraries’ Special Collections Online

This project is a partial continuation of a previous project, which had focused on increasing access to the rich educational and research information resources in New York City through a collaborative digitization initiative with the Internet Archive and METRO member libraries. The current grant will expand the impact of this collaboration to other METRO libraries to digitize, preserve, and provide access to special collection resources not currently available online.

Anne Karle-Zenith (212) 228-2320 x112
annekz @ metro.org

$24,447

Mid-Hudson Library System

Building Your Base: From the Inside Out

Focusing on the capacity building abilities of member library directors, this project will develop the leadership skill set necessary to build a base of support in member libraries’ communities, motivate internal library stakeholders, and help boards lead the charge to secure sustainable funding for their libraries.

Rebekkah Smith Aldrich (845) 471-6060 x239
rsmith @ midhudson.org

$17,400

Mid-York
Library System

New York Library Trustees Online

Eight library systems will collaborate to develop an online learning site for public library trustees and library staff that will improve enrolled trustees’ digital literacy skills; their understanding the importance of effective, legal library policies; and, the knowledge and skills needed to write effective policies. The interactive online forum will facilitate the exchange of resources and best practices among trustees and member library staff in the eight participating systems, allowing them to stay current with library trends and services, technology, library management, funding, and other areas of interest.

Wanda Bruchis (315) 735-8331
wbruchis @ midyork.org

$11,400

Mohawk Valley Library System

Adult Learners Belong in Libraries

MVLS will partner with two affiliates of Literacy New York to integrate library services with tutor training, improve communication among libraries and adult learners and their tutors, increase the number of library sites where tutoring occurs, improve literacy collections, and increase the number of tutors.

Lois Gordon (518) 355-2010
lgordon @ mvls.info

 

Beyond Storytime: Positioning Libraries As Early Literacy Centers

Training, consulting, and resources will be provided to member library staff to assist them in transforming the library into an early literacy center. Staff will be trained to consistently and effectively incorporate concepts from the latest early literacy research into library storytimes and other programming for children ages 0 through 5.

Sue Rokos (518) 355-2010
srokos @ mvls.info

$11,400

Monroe County Library System

New York Library Trustees Online

Eight library systems will collaborate to develop an online learning site for public library trustees and library staff that will improve enrolled trustees’ digital literacy skills; their understanding the importance of effective, legal library policies; and, the knowledge and skills needed to write effective policies. The interactive online forum will facilitate the exchange of resources and best practices among trustees and member library staff in the eight participating systems, allowing them to stay current with library trends and services, technology, library management, funding, and other areas of interest.

Sally Snow (585) 428-8051
sally.snow @ libraryweb.org

$17,400

Monroe 2-Orleans
BOCES

School Librarians as Instructional Leaders

School librarians will be provided professional development opportunities and resources that will instruct them about the Information Literacy Continuum and Common Core State Standards and their implications for instruction. With this foundation, school librarians will build partnerships with teachers and curriculum staff, thus delivering improved programs and instructional opportunities for students.

James C. Belair (585) 349-9099
jbelair @ monroe2boces.org

$5,470

Nassau
Library System

Welcoming Spaces: Serving Patrons with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Professional development opportunities and resources will be provided to member library directors and staff that focus on providing services, programs, and resources to patrons and their families with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Renee McGrath (516) 292-8920 x230
renee @ nassaulibrary.info

$23,300

Nassau BOCES

Findit! – A Customized Learning Resources Portal

A collaborative project between Southern Westchester BOCES and Nassau BOCES, this project will set up single logins for school buildings to access NOVEL databases, as well as any paid subscriptions, to enable easier access to all students and faculty. School librarians will learn how to experience an online learning community for school librarians through forums and video tutorials; promote database use to students and teachers through customized posters and bookmarks; effectively use database management software features; and, access usage data to make better decisions on database purchases.

Carl Vitevitch (516)608-6646
cvitevit @ mail.nasboces.org

$5,470

New York City School
Library System

Resources for CCSS Implementation

School librarians will be supported in their creation and implementation of robust instruction and assessments that address the Common Core State Standards in their schools through field-tested print and digital resources, resulting in improved collaborative planning with classroom teachers and improved instruction focused on critical thinking, problem-solving, and self-directed learning skills.

Elizabeth Naylor-Gutierrez (212) 356-8558
enaylor @ schools.nyc.gov

$21,200

NY Metro Ref. Res. Council; SEE: Metropolitan New York Library Council

New York
Public Library (NYPL)

“Living Cities” Summer Program with Global Partners Jr.

Partnering with Global Partners Junior, the New York Public Library will offer a seven-week summer series of workshops for youth ages 9 through 12 that will increase the participants’ cross-cultural skills, information literacy, and knowledge of global sustainability issues.

Jack Martin  (212) 340-0851
jackmartin @ nypl.org

$35,400

Nioga
Library System

e-Mobile Training Lab

Funds will be used to support Nioga Library System’s e-mobile training unit, which will visit satellite destinations throughout Niagara, Orleans, and Genesee counties to provide vulnerable populations with broadband access, to promote job creation and job retention, to increase access to online job resource services, and to increase technology skill training opportunities.

Lisa Erikson  ( 716) 434-6167 x33
leric @ nioga.org

$11,400

North Country Library System

Library Trustees Online

Eight library systems will collaborate to develop an online learning site for public library trustees and library staff that will improve enrolled trustees’ digital literacy skills; their understanding the importance of effective, legal library policies; and, the knowledge and skills needed to write effective policies. The interactive online forum will facilitate the exchange of resources and best practices among trustees and member library staff in the eight participating systems, allowing them to stay current with library trends and services, technology, library management, funding, and other areas of interest.

Emily Owen (315) 782-5540
eowen @ ncls.org

$11,400

Northern
New York
Library Network

Newspaper Digitization Project 2010-2013

Historical newspapers will be digitized and added to the Northern New York Library Network’s Historical Newspapers project site to be made available to users for historical and genealogical research.

Bridget Doyle (315) 265-1119
doyle @ nnyln.org

$16,334

Oneida/Herkimer BOCES

SEARCH APP

Following evaluation and feedback from a previous project, it became evident that users no longer want to be tied to a physical space – they demand immediate access and rely upon mobile technology to compete successfully in the global environment. To meet user needs and expectations, this collaborative project between six school library systems is designed to provide single login to online databases provided by school districts, school library systems, the region, and the New York State Library, regardless of the user’s mobile platform or location.

Patricia Skelly (315) 793-8504
pskelly @ oneida-boces.org

$5,470

Onondaga- Cortland- Madison BOCES

Improved Access and Training for School Librarians & Teacher Partners

Two services – the Member Director and Online Resources Username and Password database – will be enhanced and upgraded to ensure the accurate information necessary to support communication and online resource access, respectively. Additionally, a professional development opportunity will be provided to school librarians and teacher partners in implementing the Common Core requirement for collaborative instruction.

Judi Dzikowski  (315) 433-2665
jdzikowski @ ocmboces.org

$5,470

Onondaga County
Public Library

New York Library Trustees Online

Eight library systems will collaborate to develop an online learning site for public library trustees and library staff that will improve enrolled trustees’ digital literacy skills; their understanding the importance of effective, legal library policies; and, the knowledge and skills needed to write effective policies. The interactive online forum will facilitate the exchange of resources and best practices among trustees and member library staff in the eight participating systems, allowing them to stay current with library trends and services, technology, library management, funding, and other areas of interest.

Amanda Travis (315) 435-1825
atravis @ onlib.org

$17,400

Orange-Ulster BOCES

Developing Student Learning Objectives

Through professional development opportunities, school librarians will develop Student Learning Objectives, implementing grade-level appropriate benchmarks, goals, and assessments that have rigor and consistency and are aligned with New York State’s Common Core Learning Standards.

Susanne Hermans (845) 781-4360
susanne.hermans @ ouboces.org

$5,470

Orleans-Niagara BOCES

Libraries, Learning, & the Common Core

A collaborative project between the members of the Western Region School Library Systems, this project will provide improved library programs that reflect the Common Core Learning Standards through professional development opportunities that focus on crafting collaborative learning experiences and preparing students to meet the requirements for college and career readiness.

Lindsay Delaney (800) 836-7510 x3751
ldelaney @ onboces.org

$5,470

Oswego BOCES

SEARCH APP

Following evaluation and feedback from a previous project, it became evident that users no longer want to be tied to a physical space – they demand immediate access and rely upon mobile technology to compete successfully in the global environment. To meet user needs and expectations, this collaborative project between six school library systems is designed to provide single login to online databases provided by school districts, school library systems, the region, and the New York State Library, regardless of the user’s mobile platform or location.

Marla Yudin (315) 963-4363
myudin @ oswegoboces.org

$5,470

Otsego-Northern Catskill
BOCES

Libraries, Learning, & the Common Core

A collaborative project between four members of the South Central Organization of School Library Systems, this project will provide improved library programs that reflect the Common Core Learning Standards through professional development opportunities that focus on crafting collaborative learning experiences and preparing students to meet the requirements for college and career readiness.

Eileen Coryat (607) 286-7915
ecoryat @ mail.oncboces.org

$5,470

Pioneer
Library System

eReader HouseCalls

Member library staff will receive training on several popular eReader devices (which will be provided as an in-kind contribution by the Pioneer Library System) in order to increase their comfort and skill levels with the devices so that they can better support their patrons in the use of their personal devices.

Betsy Morris (585) 394-8260
bmorris @ pls-net.org

$11,400

Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES

The Right Stuff: An eBook Solution for Libraries

Arising from the need of libraries to have a means to search for and distribute eBooks in a reliable manner across vendors and publishers, a searchable database and distribution system will be developed for districts that purchase eBook content through the Eastern Suffolk BOCES School Library System and the Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES School Library System.

Judy Ashby (914) 248-2392
jashby @ pnwboces.org

$5,470

Queens Borough Public Library

Public Library Administration and Management Program

This project will develop and enhance the management skills and credentials of professional librarians working in the public library sector. Focusing on building skills in the areas of human resource management, financial management, facilities, automation systems, and telecommunications, librarians will be updated on new management principles and organizational structures and their practical application within the public library setting.

Angelica Huynh (718) 990-0737
angelica.m.huynh @ queenslibrary.org

$35,400

Questar III

Keeping Up With Change

School librarians will develop student learning objectives, implementing grade-level appropriate benchmarks, goals, and assessments that have rigor and consistency and which are aligned with New York State’s Common Core Learning Standards.

Additionally, school librarians will have the opportunity to participate in a program called Cool Tools for Schools – a self-discovery program that enables participants to keep up and/or catch up with web-based services and networking tools and learn how they can be used in school librarians, education, and for personal use.

Candace F. Portzer  (518) 479-6976
cportzer @ questar.org

$5,470

Ramapo-Catskill Library System

Online Trustee Training Center

Eight library systems will collaborate to develop an online learning site for public library trustees and library staff that will improve enrolled trustees’ digital literacy skills; their understanding the importance of effective, legal library policies; and, the knowledge and skills needed to write effective policies. The interactive online forum will facilitate the exchange of resources and best practices among trustees and member library staff in the eight participating systems, allowing them to stay current with library trends and services, technology, library management, funding, and other areas of interest.

Robert Hubsher  (845) 243-3747 x242
rhubsher @ rcls.org

$17,400

Rochester City School Library System

Cool Tools and the Common Core

Member school librarians will be provided the opportunity to learn about social networking and emerging technology tools. Participants will be introduced to ten online tools and be educated on how they can be used in school libraries for educational purposes.

Additionally, workshops will be held to provide librarians with the tools and skills they need to effectively collaborate with content area teachers to create Common Core aligned units and lessons, to assess student progress, and to identify exemplar texts and the scaffolding materials to support them.

Colleen D. Sadowski (585) 262-8733
Colleen.dadowski @ rcsdk12.org

$5,470

Rochester Regional Library Council

Exploring the Future Library and Library User

Member libraries will receive training on forward-thinking and technology to enable them to better meet the needs of current and future library users.

Member libraries will also receive training on the creation of high-quality digital content, as well as other technical and procedural matters, to encourage and enable member libraries to participate in New York Heritage, a digitization project.

Laura Osterhout  (585) 223-7570
losterhout @ rrlc.org

$16,334

Saint Lawrence- Lewis BOCES

SEARCH App

Following evaluation and feedback from a previous project, it became evident that users no longer want to be tied to a physical space – they demand immediate access and rely upon mobile technology to compete successfully in the global environment. To meet user needs and expectations, this collaborative project between six school library systems is designed to provide single login to online databases provided by school districts, school library systems, the region, and the New York State Library, regardless of the user’s mobile platform or location.

Marcia Eggleston (315) 353-6684
meggleston @ sllboces.org

$5,470

Schuyler-Steuben Chemung-Tioga- Allegany School Library System

Libraries, Learning, & the Common Core

A collaborative project between four members of the South Central Organization of School Library Systems, this project will provide improved library programs that reflect the Common Core Learning Standards through professional development opportunities that focus on crafting collaborative learning experiences and preparing students to meet the requirements for college and career readiness.

Stephanie Wilson (607) 739-3581 x1424
swilson @ gstboces.org

$5,470

South Central Regional Library Council

Leading, Innovating, and Thriving in 21st Century Libraries

 Four opportunities will be provided:

  1. “Going the Distance with Distance Learning” will create convenient, cost-effective learning opportunities for library staff, helping them to provide innovative, effective, customer-focused services to meet the changing needs of their communities.
  2. “Leading Libraries in the Twenty-First Century” will provide opportunities for library directors, board members, managers, and other staff to learn from and network with today’s library leaders.
  3. “Bridging the Digitization Gap” will create three digital collections onsite at three participating SCRLC members that will support the New York State social studies curricula.
  4. In “Improving Electronic Communication,” SCRLC will review and optimize its website to reflect current user expectations and information gathering experience, regardless of user platform.

 

Nora Hardy (607) 237-9106
nhardy @ scrlc.org

$16,334

Southeastern New York Library Resources Council

Technologies & Trends: A Webinar Series to Advance Your Library

A series of Continuing Education webinar programs will be held for librarians and library staff in the Southeastern region of the state, featuring new developments in library discovery, the changing landscape for traditional library services, technology to improve efficiencies in libraries, and recent innovations.

Tessa Killian (845) 883-9065 x14
killian @ senylrc.org

$16,334

Southern Adirondack Library System

NY Library Trustees Online

Eight library systems will collaborate to develop an online learning site for public library trustees and library staff that will improve enrolled trustees’ digital literacy skills; their understanding the importance of effective, legal library policies; and, the knowledge and skills needed to write effective policies. The interactive online forum will facilitate the exchange of resources and best practices among trustees and member library staff in the eight participating systems, allowing them to stay current with library trends and services, technology, library management, funding, and other areas of interest.

Sara Dallas 518-584-7300
sdallas @ sals.edu

$11,400

Southern Tier Library System

Innovation Libraries II

Eight library systems will collaborate to develop an online learning site for public library trustees and library staff that will improve enrolled trustees’ digital literacy skills; their understanding the importance of effective, legal library policies; and, the knowledge and skills needed to write effective policies. The interactive online forum will facilitate the exchange of resources and best practices among trustees and member library staff in the eight participating systems, allowing them to stay current with library trends and services, technology, library management, funding, and other areas of interest.

Ristiina Wigg (607) 962-3141
wiggr @ stls.org

$11,400

Southern Westchester School
Library System

Find it! – A Customized Learning Resources Portal

A collaborative project between Southern Westchester BOCES and Nassau BOCES, this project will set up single logins for school buildings to access NOVEL databases, as well as any paid subscriptions, to enable easier access to all students and faculty. School librarians will learn how to experience an online learning community for school librarians through forums and video tutorials; promote database use to students and teachers through customized posters and bookmarks; effectively use database management software features; and, access usage data to make better decisions on database purchases.

Pam Berger (914) 345-8500
pberger @ swboces.org

$5,470

Suffolk Cooperative Library System

Using Market Segmentation to Improve Services to Underserved Populations

Member libraries will use an evidence-based approach to increase their understanding of their communities, allowing them to more effectively engage in targeted marketing, long range planning, collection development, and create new programming that better meets the needs of currently underserved patrons.

Diane Eidelman (631) 286-1600 x1312
diane @ suffolknet.org

$23,300

Suffolk Eastern BOCES

The Right Stuff: An eBook Solution for Libraries

Arising from the need of libraries to have a means to search for and distribute eBooks in a reliable manner across vendors and publishers, a searchable database and distribution system will be developed for districts that purchase eBook content through the Eastern Suffolk BOCES School Library System and the Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES School Library System.

Gail Barraco  (631) 286-0891
gbarraco @ esboces.org

$5,470

Sullivan BOCES

School Librarians Usage of Common Core Learning Standards

School librarians will develop student learning objectives, implementing grade-level appropriate benchmarks, goals, and assessments that have rigor and consistency and which are aligned with New York State’s Common Core Learning Standards.

Lynn Miller (845) 292-0246
lmiller @ scboces.org

$5,470

Syracuse City School
Library System

Common Core Collaboration: Improving Classroom Instruction with Information Fluency Infusion

Teachers and library media specialists will collaborate to make instructional shifts to incorporate the Common Core Standards utilizing 21st century information fluency skills into student learning experiences to ensure success. Lessons will be collaboratively planned, delivered, and evaluated to continually improve instruction. Library media specialists will also guide the teacher to integrate electronic resources, traditional library resources, and technology in meaningful ways to enhance instruction.

Patricia C. Vilello  (315) 435-4216
pvilello @ scsd.us

$5,470

Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES

Internet Safety and the 21st Century Learner

21st century students need the knowledge and skills to create, communicate, and appropriately connect with others in an increasingly digital world. This project will provide librarians, teachers, and administrators an awareness of and access to high quality resources that will support their efforts to present, create, or update their Internet Safety lessons/curriculum. Librarians and teachers will be supported in their collaborative efforts to develop lessons and students will be provided hands-on experience in navigating the Internet in a safe, controlled environment using eBooks with learning simulations.

Jane O’Brien (607) 257-1551
jobrien @ tstboces.org

$5,470

Ulster BOCES

Student Learning Objectives and Technology

School librarians will develop student learning objectives, implementing grade-level appropriate benchmarks, goals, and assessments that have rigor and consistency and which are aligned with New York State’s Common Core Learning Standards.

Danielle Yoemans (845) 255-1402 x1230
dyeomans @ ulsterboces.org

$5,470

Upper Hudson Library System

Beyond Storytime: Positioning Libraries as Early Literacy Centers

Training, consulting, and resources will be provided to member library staff to assist them in transforming the library into an early literacy center. Staff will be trained to consistently and effectively incorporate concepts from the latest early literacy research into library storytimes and other programming for children ages 0 through 5.

Mary Fellows (518) 437-9880
mary @ uhls.lib.ny.us

Managing the E-Book Explosion

Member library staff will be empowered to better serve their customers within the context of the digital book landscape through a series of four training sessions covering topics such as digital collection development, accessibility, and the digital publishing industry.

Jo-Ann Benedetti (518) 437-9880
jo-ann @ uhls.lib.ny.us

$13,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

$4,400

Washington- Saratoga-Warren-  Hamilton-Essex BOCES

Ethical Use of Information in a Copy & Paste World: Building Ethical Use of Information into the Common Core Lessons

School library media specialists and teachers will benefit from an online instructional platform and other professional development opportunities that will increase the ethical use of information for educators and students alike, build new educational partnerships, create regionally adopted information literacy curriculum from which Student Learning Objectives could be written, and equip librarians to foster information literacy in area schools.

Paige Jaeger (518) 581-3704
pjaeger @ wswheboces.org

$5,470

Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES

Cool Tools and the Common Core

Member school librarians will be provided the opportunity to learn about social networking and emerging technology tools. Participants will be introduced to ten online tools and be educated on how they can be used in school libraries for educational purposes.

Additionally, workshops will be held to provide librarians with the tools and skills they need to effectively collaborate with content area teachers to create Common Core aligned units and lessons, to assess student progress, and to identify exemplar texts and the scaffolding materials to support them.

Judy Marsh (315) 332-2100
jmarsh @ wflboces.org

$5,470

Westchester Library System

Engaging Community Volunteers for GED Connect!

A group of trained volunteers from local communities will be developed who will then be able to assist GED candidates with the use of the GED web portal and with improving their knowledge and understanding of the core competencies tested on the GED examination.

Robin Osborne (914) 231-3237
rosborne @ wlsmail.org

$17,400

Western New York Library Resources Council

Web Development for Libraries: Providing Multiple Training Options to Developing Robust Websites

Member library staff will obtain higher level technical skills in using open-source platforms to develop library-centric websites that can provide a richer experience for end users in discovering content and unique services. Training will focus on three open source platforms – WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal – and will also provide intermediate and advanced training on front-end and back-end development tools such as PHP, MySQL, XHTML, and CSS.

Jaclyn McKewan (716) 633-0705 x121
jmckewan @ wnylrc.org

$16,334

Yonkers City School
Library System

Generating Use of Instruction Databases in Education (GUIDE)

Teacher, parent, and student familiarity with, access to, and utilization of instructional databases will be increased through the creation and dissemination of a graphically illustrated, attractive guide to the databases that includes clear directions on how to obtain logins and passwords. The guide will be available in hard copy and online as a PDF.

Amanda Curley (914) 376-8068
acurley @ yonkerpublicschools.org

$5,470

Last Updated: June 21, 2012