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HFM BOCES School Library System Meeting Minutes

HFM BOCES School Library System
Council Meeting Minutes
December 14, 2016

Click here to download minutes in PDF format

PRESENT:

Deb Booth, Cornelius Bradt, Tariyka Chaulk, Mike Daly, JoMarie DiTata, Kathy Gundrum, Megan Hallenbeck, Karen Johnson, Tammy Jones, Christine Suhr, Dylan Thomarie, Eric Trahan, Edie Willcox

ABSENT:

Flo Glasser

Library Automation Update – Edie Willcox

The last borrower of a book will now display for 60 days.  This will be good for books that are damaged but not noticed at check-in.

We have been working with Tammy Jones to set up amalgamated searching through NoveList Plus.  I believe we are at the very last detail- finally.

CDLC Update – Kathy Gundrum

You can use the e-ill form and request items directly.

They have added miscellaneous materials for use.

The NY Heritage collections have been updated and expanded.

Professional Development – ILL/CDLC Training is available for those who are interested.

FMCC Update – Mike Daly

They just finished orientation including library materials/services.

Financial Literacy courses are available.  Contact Mary Donohue.

They are using (Iasha pdf) to hunt down materials like articles.

MVLS Update – Eric Trahan

They are concentrating on outreach to share/expand services and delivery.

All students can get a public library card!  They are good for audiobooks!

December Workshop – Edie Willcox

December 9th was the 4 system workshop – Text Sets

The workshop was very well received!  We worked through one guided set, depending on the grade(s) covered – from the student’s point of view and then we had additional time to develop our own to be shared.

Common comments:

  • It’s better to require a classroom teacher to attend with the librarian.
  • Excellent to have it done from the student perspective.
  • It is a good collaboration tool and conversation starter.
  • Please do another (part 2)

ICAD – Karen Johnson

Middle and high schools were given $150 to purchase fiction/nonfiction to encourage reading for pleasure.  The SLS is entering the purchase orders now.

Advocacy – Edie Willcox

Appeals were written to Governor Cuomo to increase library aid to State Ed required levels.

“Libraries are a core component of our state’s educational infrastructure.

New York State Education Law requires Library Aid for FY 2017-2018 to be $102.6M.  Total state funding in the FY2016-17 enacted budget was $95.6M, placing library aid at 2006 funding levels.

Please help to bring us up to date!”

Continuing Education – Deb Booth

Would all Certified Library Media Specialists like a local Professional Development Day (March) to include a Member Plan explanation and time to fill it out (1/2 day)? YES!

Other topics for the remaining 1/2 day:

  • CDLC services and materials
  • Can opt for 1/2 day attendance for the Member Plan only

Other Business – JoMarie DiTata

None to report

Upcoming Dates  – JoMarie DiTata

Member Plan Committee – TBA – January

Advisory Council/ Communication Coordinators – March 9, 2017

Long Range Planning Committee – January 20, 2017

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn made by Eric Trahan and seconded by Megan Hallenbeck.

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