Upcoming Events

  • Virtual

    Unlocking Opportunities: NOVELny's New Resources for Academic Success and Career Advancement

    Provided by the New York State Library

    Join us for an exciting webinar showcasing NOVELny's newest resources: Gale Business: Entrepreneurship, Gale OneFile: Leadership and Management, and Gale Presents: Peterson's Test and Career Prep. Discover how these powerful tools can support your students' career development, enhance their leadership skills, and provide comprehensive test and career preparation. Learn how to navigate the databases, access authoritative content, and utilize features to empower your patrons on their academic and professional journeys. Don't miss this opportunity to explore the vast potential of NOVELny's new resources and help your students thrive!

    Register to attend or receive a link to the recording.

    SWBOCES School Library System
  • Virtual

    Destiny Resource Manager Training - Back-to-School Checklist

    The start of the school year is a busy time. This webinar will help you get ready to circulate resources to your patrons.

    Registration

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  • Virtual

    Enriched Reporting in Destiny Library Manager – A Dashboard View of Your Library

    Enriched Reporting gives you a dashboard view of your library in a visual format that allows you to drill through for more information. It’s already installed within Follett Destiny® Library Manager. Join Follett to learn how to make the most of this feature. 

    Registration

    SWBOCES School Library System
  • Virtual

    Transform Your Library's Fundraising Strategy

    Join Follett to discover effective strategies that complement your book fairs and boost your library’s resources. Hosted by media specialist Carrie Friday and Gary Hensley, Vice President of Business Development at Follett School Solutions, this session will provide you with actionable insights and practical tips to enhance your fundraising efforts.

    Registration

    SWBOCES School Library System
  • Virtual

    Destiny Tune-Up for Back-to-School with Shannon Miller

    In this informative session led by librarian leader Shannon McClintock Miller, you’ll discover how to leverage Follett Destiny® Library Manager to create a dynamic and engaging library environment. Shannon brings her wealth of experience and innovative strategies to help you transform your library into a vibrant center for learning and discovery.

    Registration

    SWBOCES School Library System
  • Virtual

    Secondary-Supporting English Language Learners with TeachingBooks

    Discover resources to support responsive literacy instruction for all readers. Easily vary content, pacing, and outcomes to meet reading readiness. Access and share resources in a variety of formats to meet diverse learning needs and scaffold support.

    Audience: Secondary Educators

    Registration

    SWBOCES School Library System
  • Virtual

    Elementary-Supporting English Language Learners with TeachingBooks

    Discover resources to support responsive literacy instruction for all readers. Easily vary content, pacing, and outcomes to meet reading readiness. Access and share resources in a variety of formats to meet diverse learning needs and scaffold support.

    Audience: Elementary Educators

    Registration

    SWBOCES School Library System
  • Newburgh Armory, 321 S. William Street, Newburgh, NY 12550

    Fall Into Books Children's and Teen's Literature Conference

    The southeast New York regional library systems will host their full-day annual Fall Into Books Children’s and Teen’s Literature Conference on Thursday, October 24, 2024.  This year the event will take place at the Newburgh Armory, 321 S. William Street, Newburgh, NY 12550. 

    Held annually, Fall Into Books brings together school and public librarians from eight counties within the Mid-Hudson Valley for a day of literacy, discussion, networking, and insight. This collaborative event features book discussion sessions ranging from picture books to young adult literature. Our morning keynote speaker will be a representative from the Hudson Valley Writing Project. Our afternoon author speaker will be Brendan Kiely.  A continental breakfast and lunch are included with registration.

    This conference provides an excellent opportunity for attendees to engage in collaborative discussions about children's and teen literature. Library workers and educators of all types are welcome.

    Fall Into Books is sponsored by the BOCES School Library Systems of Dutchess, Orange-Ulster, Rockland, Sullivan, and Ulster, Southeastern New York Library Resources Council, Ramapo Catskill Library System, and Mid-Hudson Library System.

    Registration is mandatory for this full-day conference.  Register, select breakout sessions, and make payment by signing up with Southeastern at fallintobooks.org.

    SWBOCES School Library System
  • Promoting Independent Reading with TeachingBooks

    Discover searching tips that will match titles to readers. Explore and share resources in a variety of formats that deepen connections to books while engaging readers.

    Registration

    SWBOCES School Library System
  • Virtual

    Supporting Early Literacy with TeachingBooks and Sora

    Discover exceptional texts to support and supplement early literacy instruction. Use TeachingBooks to identify popular picture books by more than a dozen phonics and phonetical awareness classifications. Additionally, you’ll have worksheets for each book to extend reading instruction in the library, home, or classroom. 

    Audience: Elementary Educators

    Registration

    SWBOCES School Library System
  • Virtual

    Secondary-Navigating Book Selections with Book Resumes and Instant Collection Reports on TeachingBooks

    Receive insights, reports, and confidence around the titles you choose for displays, storytimes, book clubs, and more. Book resumes provide you with the book’s bona fides: awards, reviews, genres, reading levels, and more. Collection analysis reports give you insights into diversity, recency, fiction/non-fiction, and more – while also helping you identify titles for possible augmentation.

    Audience: Secondary Educators

    Registration

    SWBOCES School Library System
  • Elementary-Navigating Book Selections with Book Resumes and Instant Collection Reports on TeachingBooks

    Receive insights, reports, and confidence around the titles you choose for displays, storytimes, book clubs, and more. Book resumes provide you with the book’s bona fides: awards, reviews, genres, reading levels, and more. Collection analysis reports give you insights into diversity, recency, fiction/non-fiction, and more – while also helping you identify titles for possible augmentation.

    Audience: Elementary Educators

    Registration

    SWBOCES School Library System
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The SWBOCES School Library System serves 161 participating school libraries in Southern Westchester.

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