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A Message from the Three Apples Committee
The Three Apples Committee has been working hard to get the website and ballots ready for the opening of voting on April 1st. Please encourage your colleagues to have their children help choose NY State's next award winners!
The Plattsburgh City School District has posted a notice of vacancy for an Anticipated Librarian/Media Specialist, Districtwide. Details at:
The New York State Educational Media Technology Association offers two (2) grants of $1000 each to support educators who provide instruction and resources that correlate to state and national learning standards for instructional excellence promoting media literacy. For more details click here.
The Library of Congress is now accepting applications for its week-long summer institutes for K-12 educators. Held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., this professional development opportunity provides educators of all disciplines with resources and strategies to effectively integrate primary sources into K-12 classroom teaching. Each session will focus on pedagogy, with an emphasis on supporting student engagement, critical thinking, and construction of knowledge.
The 3 Apples Book Award Committee announced the finalists for this year's award. Click here for more information on the selected books and details on how your students can vote on their favorite book.
The Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego BOCES is now accepting applications for the position of School Library System Coordinator. Interested candidates must have at least 3 years of experience as a certified library media specialist and must possess, or be willing to possess, their School District Leader (SDL) certification within 3 years of taking the position.
Rondout Valley Central School District is seeking a Library Media Specialist for the Intermediate/JHS (grades 4-8). It is an anticipated opening with a start date of 3/1/2017.
Send cover letter, resume and two letters of reference to Karen F. Sakellariou,Rondout Valley Central School District, P.O. Box 9, Accord, NewYork 12404.
Application Deadline: January 6,2017
The Award recognizes an Elementary or District Administrator who has been responsible for initiation, maintenance, and/or the improvement of an Elementary School Library Program in a New York State school district during the past three to five years. The winner receives a plaque at the SSL Spring Conference, acknowledging their support of the School Library Program.
Deadline: January 18, 2017