Archive - 2011
Mohawk Valley Library System & Upper Hudson Library
Summer Reading Program Planning Workshop
Thursday March 3, 2011
Schenectady County Public Library
99 Clinton Street, Schenectady
9:00 - 9:30 Registration and networking
9:30 - 3:30 Workshop (lunch included)
Get the jump on summer reading with a day chock-full of
good ideas and our
introduction to the 2011 themes:
One World, Many Stories (Children) and You Are Here (Teens)
Program ideas, performer showcase, food, and lots of fun
fill the day.
Create and wear your own theme-related costume and win a prize!
UHLS member library staff: $15. All others $45.
Make check payable to Mohawk Valley Library System and
mail to Sue Rokos,
MVLS, 858 Duanesburg Road, Schenectady, NY 12306-1095. Registration
deadline: February 25.
flyer for registration form and more details.
Handouts and Resources:
A big thank you to all of the presenters who shared their expertise
2011 Summer Reading Program Planning Workshop on March 3! Your generosity,
hard work, and collaborative spirit make the day valuable for all who
Thanks also to Serena Butch and her crew at Schenectady
Library who are always welcoming and helpful when we come to visit for
Below are links to some of the resources shared during
the workshop. Enjoy!
Paper Stays Put
UHLS, MVLS, and SALS library staff members are invited
to come at no cost to
the workshop next Friday, April 8, given by authors Joe
& Jesse Bruchac.
The workshop is part of Riverway
When: Friday, April 8, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Where: Guilderland Public Library, 2228 Western Avenue
Stories in books and stories shared orally - both are valuable and both
places in libraries and classrooms. When (and how) do stories move from
oral tradition of storytelling to the printed page? Storytellers and
Joe and Jesse Bruchac explore the challenges of translating oral language
written language, drawing from their own experiences of creating books
stories in the American Indian tradition. For librarians, teachers,
tellers of all levels.
For information on the rest of the festival, see the Riverway
To register for Paper Stays Put, please email Mary Fellows
firstname.lastname@example.org with your
name and the UHLS, MVLS or SALS library by
which you're employed.
Throw the Bums Out: A Weeding Workshop for Packrats,
Wouldchucks, and the Rest of Us
Weeding is hard. It's time-consuming, intellectually challenging,
taxing, and sometimes dirty. That's enough to put weeding last on many
librarian's To Do list.
Come learn to:
- Overcome your reluctance to weed
- Establish practices for keeping up with weeding
- Make informed decisions about each item in your collection
- Judiciously dispose of weeded items
Audience: Department heads, frontline staff
Presenters: Jo-Ann Benedetti & Mary Fellows
Date: April 27, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Cost: Free to UHLS, $10 to all others others
Registration deadline is April 22.
Register by contacting Mary Fellows, 437-9880 ext. 228
Handouts and Resources
School Savvy: Schools From The Inside
This interactive workshop will provide participants with:
- An understanding of contemporary school library culture,
- An overview of the structure and evolution of curriculum.
- An opportunity to review some of the issues facing
schools as they
develop a summer reading program.
- An opportunity to share ideas and best practices for
Summer Reading Program with colleagues.
Where: UHLS offices
Tuesday, May 3, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Registration deadline April 29
Friday, May 13, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Registration deadline May 10
Linda Fox has worked as a school library media specialist in public
libraries locally and in the North Country for 23 years. She is the
retired director of the Capital Region BOCES School Library System,
where she worked to develop program, curriculum and advocacy with 155+
school library media specialists. In addition, she served at SUNY Albany
as an adjunct instructor in both curriculum and administration for school
library media specialists from 1992 - 2002.
Cost: Free to UHLS, $15 to all others
Register by contacting Mary Fellows, 437-9880 ext.
Supported by Federal Library Services and Technology Act
funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute
of Museum and Library Services.
MVLS & UHLS present their annual tween/teen
The Future of Youth Services is Here
The Future of Youth Services is Here: Thursday,
October 13, 2011
@ the Schenectady County Public Library, McChesney Room, 99 Clinton
St., Schenectady 12306 www.scpl.org
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Check-in and Networking
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Workshop program
In August 2011 the web turned 20. In those 20 years the tools and resources
for librarians working with teens and tweens have changed dramatically.
So too have the ways in which teens and tweens interact with libraries.
In this interactive session, led by Linda W. Braun, you'll find out
what is and should be happening in services to tweens and teens today
and where teens and tweens and libraries are headed tomorrow.
The workshop is free for MVLS and UHLS library staff. Non-MVLS/UHLS
per library fee is $25.
For more information contact: Sue Rokos 355-2010 ext. 226/ email@example.com
Register online here.
This workshop is supported in part by Federal Library
Services & Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library
by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Early Literacy Skills Workshop, sponsored by
Upper Hudson Library System and Mohawk Valley Library System
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Guilderland Public Library
2228 Western Avenue (US Route 20), Guilderland, NY 12084
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Check-in and Networking
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Workshop
Presenters: Mary Fellows, UHLS & Sue Rokos,
National emphasis on early literacy and the parents role in preparing
children for reading success is increasing. As funders and government
agencies focus more resources on early literacy, public libraries need
to develop staff skills and early literacy-based services to position
the library as a key player.
In this workshop, you will learn about research-based practices to help
young children develop the skills they need before they learn to read.
- An introduction to the second edition of Every
Child Ready to Read® (ECRR) @ your library®, a program based
on the five early literacy practices of talking, singing, reading,
writing, and playing.
- Information about the importance of developing
early literacy skills in children from birth to age five.
- A preview of the ECRR workshop for parents and
- Creating early literacy and learning spaces in
Well also welcome local author/illustrator
Matt McElligott (www.matthewmcelligott.com).
Matt will join us to present his work in the context of early literacy.
Book signing to follow!
The workshop is free for MVLS and UHLS library staff. Non-MVLS/UHLS
fee is $25; send to Mary Fellows, UHLS, 28 Essex St., Albany, NY 12206.
For more information contact: Mary Fellows, Upper Hudson Library System;
437-9880 ext. 228 firstname.lastname@example.org or Sue Rokos, Mohawk Valley Library
System, 355-2010 ext. 226 email@example.com
Below are links to the PowerPoints and the handouts
shared during the workshop
We welcome any feedback on how you used any of these ideas,
what obstacles you encountered, and the successes you achieved!