And it’s a wrap on another year of the Cool Tools for School online workshop!
This year we had 65 active participants from 15 regional School Library Systems. 45 participants completed the program and earned a Professional Development hours. 590 PD hours were awarded and on average, each PD hour cost $11. Not a bad return on investment.
Hard to believe that this is the 8th time that we’ve run this program for K12 librarians and classroom teachers since 2011. In that time we’ve had over 700 participants.
We’re already committed to offering the workshop again this coming year and hope to see the project expand as we welcome our first out-of-state group of school librarians this year. See you in the fall!
This past weekend, 20+ school librarians from the Capital Region of NY gathered in Rensselaerville at the Carey Institute for Global Good in the beautiful Helderberg mountains, for a weekend of learning and lots of laughter.
Saturday was a full day workshop on annual reports. (Can you imagine giving up your weekend for this? I promise, I tried to make it as fun and useful as I could!) In the morning we looked at a lots of annual reports and focused on ways to gather and present data in a meaningful way. (more…)
The 1st Annual Learning with Innovative Technology Conference will be held in Saratoga Springs on July 8, 2016. Speakers at this free conference will share innovative uses of technology in K-12, higher ed and other educational settings.
What a great opportunity to share YOUR innovative ideas and programs. The call for speakers is open until May 2.
What a great part-time job opportunity. A terrific chance to learn more about library systems in NY and network with lots of library folks.
Empire State Library Network (formerly the NY3Rs), an organization comprised of nine systems that serve all types of libraries in New York State, is seeking a part-time Projects Coordinator. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016.
Empire State Library Network PROJECTS COORDINATOR
The ESLN Projects Coordinator conducts tasks to support the various projects sponsored by the Network (more…)