September 24, 2010


Ronda's Corner
Aren't the leaves just beautiful out there?? Ok, Ronda, focus..
This week I decided to try to catch everyone up on all the changes that took place in our School Library System over the summer. It was a little like a snow globe that was shaken with librarians instead of little white beads in it.
First off, Allegany Limestone closed Limestone Elementary. Megan Carr is full time at Allegany Elementary now.

Next up is Fillmore. Luanna Ellis is no longer at Fillmore. Currently Beth Duell, her aide, is handling the ILL request. I'm not sure when a replacement is going to be in place for that library.

Olean was our biggest change. Jodi McMullen and Becky Billings's positions were eliminated at the end of the school year. Carmen Soplop has taken on Boardmanville Elem and East View Elementary; Cindy Kurjakovic has taken on Ivers J Norton and Washington West. I added the aides in all four schools to the all call email group to help with the ILLs.

Pioneer has two "new" elementary LMS. Kristina Pierce (formerly from Salamanca's Prospect Elem.) is now at Arcade Elem. and Jodi McMullen (formerly Olean Elem.) is at Delevan Elem..

Randolph Academy is being covered by Adam Walters until October 30th. Any chance you could stay longer, Adam?

Kim Richard is no longer at Randolph M.H. .Christine Prinzi is the new LMS for that library.

Michelle LaVoie is now the LMS for both of Salamanca's Elementary Schools - Prospect and Seneca.

Bonnie Hadley went into teaching of the Pre-K class at Southern Tier Catholic. They are in the process of hiring a new LMS there.

Pat Wygant has decided to retire from Wellsville. She is working through Oct 30th. I have added Shaye Reagan to the all call e-mail group to cover ILL requests for the Wellsville Middle School. (Remember Kathy Breuer retired at the end of last year?)

Wow! That was a lot of changes! I hope I didn't miss any. The new directory is done as far as the information I have currently. It will be posted on the web site soon. I will email it to everyone towrd the end of Oct. Hopefully ,everyone will be in place in the undecided districts.






October Agenda for C3

Beds Forms - The state databases - # 9 When filling out form don't forget to include this number with the databases the school buys.


Main page for BEDS documentation: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irts/beds/
Link for Public School BEDS form: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irts/beds/2010/IMF/Forms/School-Data-Form-Public-fall-2010.pdf
Link for Non-Public School BEDS form: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irts/beds/2010/NP/Nonpublic-Data-Form-Fall-2010-FINAL-rd.pdf
(note - if links for forms do not work for you - go to the main page and scroll down to get to the forms)Key library notes (questions copied at end)
1. Library sections on pg. 8-9 on public school form; pg. 8 of non-public school form
2. Of the questions below, non-public schools are only asked to answer sections: A, B, & D (#1-4)
3. IMPORTANT - public schools - question D. 5 (top of pg. 9)
5. Which of the following does your school library program use? (check all that apply)
a. Information Literacy curriculum
b. Collection Development policy
c. Intellectual Freedom policy
d. Challenged Materials policy
e. NYSED School Library Media Program Evaluation (SLMPE) rubricDo not fudge use of SLMPE Rubric If you have not used this yet, don't check it off because you
think you should have. SED is hoping to use this as a vehicle of change to improve library programs.
If you say you are using this, but really aren't, there will be no measureable change and falsely give
the impression that the rubric measures are worthless.
*21. LIBRARY/LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER (LMC)
A. Facility1. Does this school have a school library/LMC or access to a shared school library/LMC in this
building?√) Yes No
[If NO, skip to Item 22 on the next page.]2. Does another school in this building share this school library?………………………………… (√) Yes No
B. Resources as of October 6, 20101. Total number of books in this school library/LMC (traditional paper copy)……………….………………….
2. Total number of electronic books that are cataloged and available in this school library/LMC ……………..
3. Total number of non-book materials that are cataloged and processed in this school library/LMC………...
4. Total number of database subscriptions, including those provided by NOVEL (statewide) regional library
council, School Library System, or other library consortia ……………………………………………………
5. Total number of computers with Internet access in this school library/LMC ………………..…………..……
6. a. Does the library have an automated system to access library resources?…………….. (√) Yes Nob. If yes, is this school’s library catalog available on the Internet? ……….………………….. Yes No7. Is this school a participant in a School Library System (SLS)? …………..………………..(√) Yes No8. Does the library have a Web presence in the form of a Web page or Web Portal?................... Yes No9. Is this library equipped with an LCD projector?.......................................................................... Yes No10. Is this library equipped with an interactive white (SMART) board?......................................... Yes No
C. Staffing1. Does this school have one or more certified Library Media Specialists (LMS)?………… (√) Yes NoIf Yes, which most closely approximates the portion of a full-time position devoted to library functions? (check one) (√)
a) 1/2 time or less b) full-time c) full-time plus a 1/2 time
d) 2 fulltime LMS e) More than 2 full-time LMS
2. How many professional staff other than a certified LMS are assigned to the library? (Enter 0 if none.) .…..
3. How many paid Support Staff are assigned to the library? (Enter 0 if none.)D. Program
1. How many hours is the library media center staffed and open for student use? (check one) (√)
a) fewer than 10 hours a week b) 10-20 hours a week
c) open during all school hours d). open during all school hours and before and/or after school
2. Which of the following terms BEST describes the method used to schedule school library classes? (check ONE)
a. Fixed/Block: classes scheduled at regularly specified times
b. Flexible: open schedule, i.e., scheduled at varying times according to need
c. Mixed: some classes block scheduled; some classes flexibly scheduled
d. No classes are scheduled
3. Collaboration and integration
a) Does the LMS collaborate and plan with classroom teachers for instruction?……. (√) Yes Nob) Do classroom teachers accompany students to the library for whole-class instruction? (√) Yes Noc) Are library and information literacy skills taught and integrated into core academic areas to meet the NYS Learning
Standards? (Check all that apply.) (√)
1. English/Reading 2. Social Studies 3. Math 4. Science
4. Does the library promote Inquiry- or Problem-based learning activities?............................Yes _ No _21. LIBRARY/LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER….continued
5. Which of the following does your school library program use? (check all that apply)
a. Information Literacy curriculum
b. Collection Development policy
c. Intellectual Freedom policy
d. Challenged Materials policy
e. NYSED School Library Media Program Evaluation (SLMPE) rubric
E. Professional DevelopmentWhich of the following professional development opportunities related specifically to school librarians were
available to school librarians serving in this school during the 2009-10 school year? (check all that apply)
a. In-district In-service Programs d. Programs Offered by Professional Organizations
b. Multi-district In-service Programs e. Other Programs
c. Out-of-district Programs f. None


October 28, 2010 -Barry Britt - co-sponsored by WNYLRC - if you have any questions about aspects of digital copyright, let me know- and we will include your request to an e-mail to Barry.

December 1, 2010 - Kathleen O'dean AM - Girls and Books ALL AGES - PM - Tweens and Teens



The Systems are looking into having a combined vendor fair in November. Vendors would present their product and then all of us would have an opportunity to network with them. The systems are also looking into having local authors attend the fair and present. I realize that this is a lot to happen in a short amount of time. Cost to the district would be for the sub and if your district is in the correct Coser your sub is aidable. I also know that distance is a factor. The fair would be at WNED. It is a good opportunity and soon enough for next year's budgets. We will talk about this at C3.

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