SLS Report Cards: Suffolk Western BOCES

 

Suffolk Western BOCES School Library System
2009 Report Card

School Library Systems (SLS) are a state-aided program set forth in Education Law and Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. Each BOCES and the Big 5 Cities (NYC, Yonkers, Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse) sponsor the program, which provides vital library and information resources to public and non-public schools. Each system operates under an approved five-year Plan of Service. Some of the key functions of SLS are:  to provide leadership and training through professional development activities, enrich the NYS Learning Standards by providing information literacy awareness and skills training; facilitate resource-sharing among its participating school libraries; interlibrary loan activity for 2008-2009 amounted to one-half million items statewide; facilitate access to electronic databases through NOVELNY (New York On-line Virtual Electronic Library) for over 3,900 schools statewide; promote advances in technology for information storage, retrieval and access to school library collections; focus on cooperative collection development of participating school libraries; address the information needs of special client groups and participate in regional library initiatives with the public, academic, special and other school libraries. Students, teachers and administrators in each SLS service area benefit from the programs and services of the School Library System.

 

 

 

Chart: Number of Library Media Centers 

Year

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Library Media Centers

133

130

130

Chart: Consulting and Technical Assistance plus Reference by SLS Staff 

Year

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Consulting/Technical Assistance Services plus Reference by SLS Staff

5087

5874

5873

Chart: Number of Professional Development Workshops 

Year

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Professional Development Workshops

7

13

21

Chart: Number of Participants at Professional Development Workshops 

Year

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Participants: Professional Development Workshops

202

183

410

 


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