Council members met for one full day over the summer to put together a first Plan of Service draft, based on the 22014-2015 Annual Survey, a review of other, similar SLS Plans, and input from Council Members.
Meeting Dates and Topics
All librarians are invited.
Register through the LibGuides calendar.
*NOTE: Change of date for Hilda Weisberg (was May 17, 2017)
This will be open to all librarians.
For the 2015-2016 school year, the SLS Annual Survey was the Member Plan, using the School Library Media Program Evaluation (SLMPE) rubric. To see the actual survey and accompanying documents, see the "Member Plan Survey 2015-2016" box (below).
This survey is done by school librarians and their building administrators every 5 years as required by New York State Education. More information can be found at http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/slssap/memberplan.htm.
Results of the survey help to guide future professional development for school librarians as well as communications with building and district administrators regarding their library programs.
The Member Plan must be completed by all districts every 5 years. The last Member Plan was completed in 2010-2011, and will be done again in 2015-2016.
We use the statewide School Library Media Program Evaluation (SLMPE) rubric as the Member Plan for WSWHE BOCES. All Member Plan evaluations must be completed no later than June 15, 2016 in order to have results submitted to State Ed.
Click here to link to the survey.
Or click the pdf or Word links below to download.
Our General Membership meeting on October 19, 2016 was attended by 53 librarians from WSWHE BOCES! The morning included a short, live tutorial from TeachingBooks (2 webinars to follow - see handouts below) and presentations from the following:
We also covered a LOT of topics with updates on everything from Cooperative Collection to Professional Development.
The afternoon focused on the results of the SLMPE rubric as the Member Plan from Spring 2016, with smaller groups discussing questions from each of the 3 areas (Teaching for Learning, Building the Learning Environment, and Empowering Learning Through Leadership) with suggestions for ways to improve Essential Elements which charted low across our region. (PowerPoint for the day below).
Coordinator for School Library Services
27 Gick Road
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: (518) 581-3700
Databases and General Information
Fax: (518) 581-3709
Library Automation and ILL
Phone: (518) 581-3700
Information Processing Specialist
Professional Development Collection and Journals; General Information and Budgeting
Phone (518) 581-3700
On April 26, 2016, we received official approval from DLD that our five-year Plan of Service for 2016 - 2021 was approved. See below for the Plan as both Word and pdf documents.