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.

2015 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 6th.

2015 Database Special Pricing Interest Survey

Please indicate below if your district is interested in participating in each of the special price negotiation offerings for the 2015-2016 school year. Price estimates were sent in a previous email for review. Please note that participation is in no way required and that you can select any or all of the offerings that meet your district's needs.

Apply Now! Library of Congress 2015 Summer Teacher Institute, August 3-7--Teaching with Primary Sources: Civil Rights

The Library of Congress is now accepting applications for a Summer Teacher Institute for K-12 educators to be held in conjunction with its exhibit focusing on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the recent deposit of the Rosa Parks collection. The week-long program will focus on strategies for teaching with primary sources—photographs, manuscripts, oral histories, songs, and more from the Library’s collections.

Mitinet Signup

If you are planning on signing up or renewing for Mitinet services, please fill out the form below so we can get subscriptions set up. New accounts will cost $299 per school for a year's subscription, while renews will cost $249 per school. If we get 25 schools to subscribe, then the price will drop to $159 per school.

The form will be open until 12/19. If you have any questions, please get in touch with Brian (bmayer@gvboces.org or 344-7941).

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.

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