The School Library System

The School Library System (SLS) of the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, established by Commissioner's Regulations in 1985, is a state funded program dedicated to improving the libraries of the region's 22 districts and non-public schools. Through cutting edge web development, professional support, and the facilitation of resource sharing tools, the SLS provides mission critical support for libraries and classrooms. Our programs have been recognized nationally as exemplars of the next generation of library services.

Keypad Order Signup

Because of the inexpensive cost associated with the keypads and to make things easier for everyone in regards to ordering, the SLS will be making a bulk purchase of numeric keypads for interested libraries in the region at no cost to the member libraries. If you would like a Number Keypad for your library, please sign up below. Signups will end on 11/15 at which time we will be placing an order and will send out the keypads once they arrive. If you have any questions, please get in touch with Brian (bmayer@gvboces.org).

2014-2015 SLS Communication Coordinators meetings

The 2014-2015 Communication Coordinators meetings are scheduled for the following dates:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - Conf. Room A
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - Conf. Room E
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - Conf. Room E
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - Conf. Room C

Morning workshops: 8:30-11:30
Communication Coordinators: 12:30-3:00
SLS Council: 3:00-4:30.

Information about the morning workshops will be posted at a later date.

2014 ALA Awards Book Grant

The School Library System is once again offering member libraries an ALA Award Books Grant. You will be able to select either the award winner or one of the honor books for each of the four covered awards (Caldecott, Geisel, Newbery, Printz). While selection is open for all libraries for all awards, please only purchase books that you will use in your library to help keep costs down. In order to be eligible for this grant, you must apply online using this form by Friday, March 21st.

Welcome to the New SLS Communication Site

Moving forward, we are moving all functionality from the former SLS site to this new internal communication site. Currently we have moved the Multiple Copy Request process and the Library Forums over. We have also created an SLS Support forum where you can post requests for the SLS Staff. We will be moving over and adding more functionality over time.