New York State Children’s Choice Book Award is Back!

After a 2 year hiatus, the New York State 3 Apples Book Award is back! Started in 2007 by the school library and youth services sections of the New York Library Association, the award celebrates […]

President Obama’s Book Lists

president obama reads books

Thanks Obama! Recently, the NYTimes published two wonderful pieces sharing how  important reading has always been to President Obama. Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books Transcript: President Obama on What Books Mean […]

Protect Your Privacy – Opt Out of FamilyTreeNow

FamilyTreeNow, a free “people search” site, has received a lot of attention in the past week, starting with some tweets and a Washington Post article. Like many, I’d never heard of the site. The site […]

Book Riot’s 2017 Read Harder Book Challenge

BookRiot has posted it’s 3rd annual Read Harder Challenge. A list of 24 reading tasks to challenge you through the year. Read a book for each task or use a single book to meet multiple […]

WebJunction: Toward Tech Savvy Trustees

What do your trustees need to know about tech and libraries? Find out at this free WebJunction webinar on Thursday Jan 26, 2017. Sounds like it would also be useful for Friends groups, school boards, […]

Social Media & Friends of Libraries

The #NYLA2016 conference is happening this week in Saratoga Springs. I need to skedaddle and get myself there! I’m excited to be presenting a session a session for the Friends of the Libraries section on […]

Social Media & Libraries Workshops

Social Media & Graphics is the topic for the 2nd session of the Social Media & Libraries series being held at SALS in Saratoga Springs, NY on Wednesday September 28, 206. The workshops are sponsored […]

Cool Tools for Schools 2015-16 Concludes

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 […]

2016 School Library System Tech Retreat

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 […]

Learning with Innovative Technology: Call for Speakers

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 […]