School Library System
and Center for Instructional Support

Supporting excellence in school library programs supporting improved student learning.

                                      Phone: (315) 361-5663
Directions to SLS/CIS offices:      GPS Coordinates for the Costello building:  N43°04.246’W075 ° 38.181’     
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To Register for other SLS Workshops or Meetings, please visit our calendar here:
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SLS Adm Year Award  
Beth Geatrakas (Morrisville-Eaton MS/HS Librarian) Nominated Mike Drahos (M-E Superintendent) for 2015 SLS Administrator of the Year Award
Nomination video clip part 1.  Nomination video clip part 2.
Superintendent, Mike Drahos' Acceptance Speech
SLS TOY Awards
Tina Laramie (VVS HS Librarian) Nominated Teacher Team of Darren Barone and Jolene Vanderhoof for 2015 SLS Teacher of the Year Award
Nomination video clip.
SLS Librarian of the Year Award
Diana Wendell SLS Director and Tina Laramie (VVS HS Librarian) 2015 SLS School Librarian of the Year
Nomination video clip.  Plaque video clip.

New Link to ESIFC Arranged by Skill

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  School Libraries Matter: The Changing Role of the School Librarian

C3 & the NYS Social Studies Framework:  MOB Social Studies / School Librarian Conference.  Click here for handouts and pictures from the day.

NYS Archives Awards Luncheon

NYS Interim Archivist - Thomas J. Ruller, Matthew Urtz - Madison County Historian, Denise Roe - Madison County Clerk, and Diana Wendell - Madison-Oneida BOCES SLS Director receiving the 2014 Annual Archives Award for Excellence in the Educational Use of Local Government Records by a Local Government at the Cultural Education Building on Oct. 21, 2014.

Photo credit:  Harvey Vlahos, Altamont Manor Photography.

Students speak out for school libraries (MP3 file)

See what authors have to say about school libraries and school librarians (click full screen icon):

In  2-25-2013:

Selection of Authentic Texts for Common Core Instruction: Guidance and a List of Resources for Text Selection:

Libraries and librarians are also great resources.Your school librarian is likely an under-tapped resource with many library catalogs searchable by Lexile. Your librarian can lead you to a plethora of appropriate materials for learning centers, online access of articles, complexity tools and more. NYS School Library Systems Association has led a resource aggregation for many additional resources to meet the Common Core Learning Standards and curriculum modules. Please visit the following site for an example of such a site: