Upcoming Events

  • Zoom

    SLS Elementary School Librarians Forum

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    Join your fellow elementary school librarians in the Southern Westchester Region to discuss issues that impact your teaching, library program, and school community. Librarians are encouraged to submit topics of interest as we co-create our monthly agenda together. For questions regarding this activity, please contact aprice-gordon@swboces.org.

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  • Zoom

    SLS Secondary School Librarians Forum

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    Join your fellow secondary school librarians in the Southern Westchester Region to discuss issues that impact your teaching, library, and school community. Librarians are encouraged to submit topics of interest as we co-create our monthly agenda together. For questions regarding this activity, please contact aprice-gordon@swboces.org.

    SWBOCES School Library System
  • 450 Mamaroneck Avenue 3rd Floor Harrison, NY 10528

    SLS SORA Training and Support: How to get the most from your digital collection

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    The Digital Library Advisory Board, consisting of visionary representatives from member school libraries, guides our consortium platform for eBooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines. This board provides input to the School Library System related to platform settings, collection development guidelines, curation of specialized collections, and professional learning opportunities related to digital reading. Consortium members will be Immersed in dynamic discussions, share inspiring ideas, and learn practical strategies to gain insights into the transformative power of the digital library. Please note that the morning will primarily focus on collective decision making and the afternoon will focus on professional learning. For questions regarding this activity, please contact aprice-gordon@swboces.org.

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  • Southern Westchester BOCES,450 Mamaroneck Ave. 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528

    SLS: Media Literacy

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    This Media Literacy class will focus on teaching our students how to be critical consumers of the media in their lives. We will explore the vocabulary necessary to begin shaping these lessons and discussions. We will explore ways to put students into the role of the creator and not just the consumer. You will leave with some inspiration for lessons you can add to a larger media literacy course, or lessons you can collaborate on with subject area teachers. Consideration about how these lessons could potentially align with NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency standards will be discussed. For questions regarding this activity please contact: Anne Price-Gordon at aprice-gordon@swboces.org.

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  • 450 Mamaroneck Ave. 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY

    SLS: Get the Scoop: Best new books, graphic novels and diverse reads! Elementary Focus

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    Talking about great books with friends and colleagues! Join us as we talk about some of our favorite titles published over the last year, books that represent the diverse needs of our learners, and graphic novels and manga to excite readers.

    Alicia Abdul and Stacey Rattner will be joining us to present a professional learning session on new and must-have books. They will be sharing:

    Graphic novels and manga that enhance your school library collection
    Diverse titles focused on student representation
    New titles that are must-haves
    Favorite books to share with students and faculty

    Alicia Abdul is a school librarian at Albany High School. She blogs, presents nationally, and volunteers for the American Library Association's Young Adult Library Services Association award and selection committees including: Great Graphic Novels for Teens, William C. Morris Award Committee, Best Fiction for Young Adults, chaired the 2022 Excellence in Nonfiction Award, and is a current member of the 2024 Alex Award Committee.

    Stacey Rattner is a school librarian at Castleton Elementary School. She is the co-creator of Author Fan Face-Off with Steven Sheinken. She is wildly creative and energetic and is often chosen as the librarian to host book birthday events to celebrate new titles being published. Stacey has developed long lasting relationships with award-winning authors and has the inside scoop on what's coming next.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Jen Cannell.

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  • 450 Mamaroneck Ave. 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY

    SLS: Get the Scoop: Best new books, graphic novels and diverse reads! SECONDARY SCHOOL Focus

    Click here to register on My Learning Plan

    Talking about great books with friends and colleagues! Join us as we talk about some of our favorite titles published over the last year, books that represent the diverse needs of our learners, and graphic novels and manga to excite readers.

    Alicia Abdul and Stacey Rattner will be joining us to present a professional learning session on new and must-have books. They will be sharing:

    Graphic novels and manga that enhance your school library collection
    Diverse titles focused on student representation
    New titles that are must-haves
    Favorite books to share with students and faculty

    Alicia Abdul is a school librarian at Albany High School. She blogs, presents nationally, and volunteers for the American Library Association's Young Adult Library Services Association award and selection committees including: Great Graphic Novels for Teens, William C. Morris Award Committee, Best Fiction for Young Adults, chaired the 2022 Excellence in Nonfiction Award, and is a current member of the 2024 Alex Award Committee.

    Stacey Rattner is a school librarian at Castleton Elementary School. She is the co-creator of Author Fan Face-Off with Steven Sheinken. She is wildly creative and energetic and is often chosen as the librarian to host book birthday events to celebrate new titles being published. Stacey has developed long lasting relationships with award-winning authors and has the inside scoop on what's coming next.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Jen Cannell.

    SWBOCES School Library System
  • 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY 10528

    SLS Annual Joint Conference: Connecting communities: promoting success for all students

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    School Libraries provide environments in which collaboration, innovation, and creative problem solving thrive. This conference looks at the role school libraries can and do play in advancing success for all students by leveraging collaborative relationships with faculty, families and caregivers, and community partners. Gain skills, ideas, and support for building and sustaining collaboration and coordination between the library media program, classrooms, and the community.

    Early Bird Special: Before March 15, 2024-$125
    After March 15, 2024-$150

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact jcannell@swboces.org.

    SWBOCES School Library System
  • Zoom

    SLS Elementary School Librarians Forum

    Click here to register

    Join your fellow elementary school librarians in the Southern Westchester Region to discuss issues that impact your teaching, library program, and school community. Librarians are encouraged to submit topics of interest as we co-create our monthly agenda together. For questions regarding this activity, please contact aprice-gordon@swboces.org.

    SWBOCES School Library System
  • Zoom

    SLS Secondary School Librarians Forum

    Click here to register

    Join your fellow secondary school librarians in the Southern Westchester Region to discuss issues that impact your teaching, library, and school community. Librarians are encouraged to submit topics of interest as we co-create our monthly agenda together. For questions regarding this activity, please contact aprice-gordon@swboces.org.

    SWBOCES School Library System
  • SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor

    SLS Council Meeting

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    The School Library System Council is responsible for developing and approving the Plan of Service; is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Plan of Service; recommends for approval the annual budget prior to submission to the District Superintendent for his signature; and supports the activities of the School Library System, through service on a committee.


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  • SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

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    Quarterly meetings for SLS Communication Coordinators as mandated in NY State Education Law 90.18. Communications Coordinators are informed on topics such as New York State Education Department updates, technology, and Information Fluency Skills. Professional development is provided on current issues with the expectation that it is shared with other school librarians in district.

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  • Zoom

    SLS Elementary School Librarians Forum

    Click here to register

    Join your fellow elementary school librarians in the Southern Westchester Region to discuss issues that impact your teaching, library program, and school community. Librarians are encouraged to submit topics of interest as we co-create our monthly agenda together. For questions regarding this activity, please contact aprice-gordon@swboces.org.

    SWBOCES School Library System
  • Zoom

    SLS Secondary School Librarians Forum

    Click here to register

    Join your fellow secondary school librarians in the Southern Westchester Region to discuss issues that impact your teaching, library, and school community. Librarians are encouraged to submit topics of interest as we co-create our monthly agenda together

    SWBOCES School Library System
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Member Districts

The SWBOCES School Library System serves 162 participating school libraries in Southern Westchester. 

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