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ILL & MultiMedia

Council Meetings 2019-2020

Dates for 2019-2010 Council Meetings:

October 1, 2019

January 23, 2020

March 5, 2020

April 29, 2020

Note: Agendas and Minutes will be posted prior to meetings

2019-2020 is the year we write a new 5-year Plan of Service.  Additional meetings may be needed.

Professional Development 2019-2020

Professional Development Opportunities 2019-2020

Click on information links below to register through MLP

(Continue to check back for updates throughout the year)


Fair Use Guidelines and Copyright Laws For Educators – Presented by Anne Dalton, Esquire

Friday September 27, 2019

A fun, interactive, and fast-paced workshop with real-life scenarios, for K-12 teachers, librarians, IT staff, administrators and other educators. Nationally known authority on copyright and fair use laws for schools, Anne Dalton, will discuss these issues for print, media and digital formats. She will present on use, re-use and reproduction of materials for classroom use, as well as looking more closely at media use (Netflix, YouTube) and websites. She will also take a look at individual teacher and school district liability issues to include some recent cases.  Recommended for school librarians, IT and Model Schools, and district/building administrators.


SLS General Membership Meeting

Tuesday October 8, 2019


Our annual “Welcome Back” meeting where all school librarians are welcome to attend.  This year’s PD will include a presentation by Bridget Crossman on her book Community Partnerships with School Libraries: Creating Innovative Learning Experiences.  Sign up by the end of the day Wed. Sept. 11 to receive a free copy of her book.  In the afternoon, we will be introducing you to the ReImagined ESIFC.  Everyone will receive a print copy; if you have a green binder from the last time, please bring it so we can reduce costs, and “recycle.”  See agenda (below) for more information.


Regional Workshop – 4 BOCES SLS – Reimagined ESIFC – The Next Level

Presented by Barbara Stripling

Wednesday December 4, 2019


Barbara Stripling will lead this PD on digging deeper into the ESIFC.  Activities will included creating lesson plans, how and when to use the graphic organizers, collaborating on inquiry projects with classroom teachers, and more. 


Communications Coordinators Meeting

Wednesday March 18, 2020


Regularly scheduled meeting with agenda TBA.  Anticipated will be the rollout of the revised SLMPE Rubric, now known as the School Library Program Rubric.


Communications Coordinators Meeting

Tuesday May 5, 2020


Regularly scheduled meeting with agenda TBA


Inquiry – Beginning/Refresher

Thursday February 6, 2020; 2nd date TBA


Join Laurie Alden, Jen Casabonne and Maureen King for one and a half days to learn about inquiry and put it into practice.  Day 1 (full day) will be learning and activities, with time to start planning a lesson.  Day 2 (half day) will be sharing out results of inquiry lesson you planned, and to reflect and revise as needed.  We ask that librarians bring a teacher and/or teachers bring their librarian.  A primary objective for inquiry is collaboration to give students the best opportunity at success.

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WSWHE Professional Development Resources Catalog