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Communication Coordinators - School Library System Council Meeting- May 7, 2019: SLS Council Meeting Minutes


Friday, March 1, 2019. BOCES Conference Room 1.

School Librarians Present

Auburn Enlarged City School District


Cato-Meridian Central School District

Susan Cutri

​Jordan-Elbridge Central School District

Catherine Gensler

Jennifer Martin

Moravia Central School District

Jenifer Westover

Port Byron Central School District


​Skaneateles Central School District


Southern Cayuga Central School District


​Union Springs Central School District

Stephanie Berry

Lori Willey

Weedsport Central School District

Aja Hahn (via teleconference)

SLS Council Meeting Agenda


  • SCOOLS ILL- The last day to loan books is May 22. The last day for book returns is June 14. Please contact SLS if you have any concerns about getting books back that you loaned or getting books returned that you borrowed.
  • Summer Reading- 
  • OPALS-SchoolTool Integration- The library catalogs for Cato-Meridian Elementary, Middle, and High Schools were successfully integrated over the Spring Break. At the request of several school librarians, we will integrate their library catalogs later this Spring or over the Summer. The purpose of this integration is to automatically update patron records in the library catalogs. When new students move into the school or information about current students changes (e.g.: they move from one grade to another, etc.), the patron records will automatically be updated. Contact SLS if you would like your catalog to be integrated.
  • Discovery Education and Google Single Sign-On- We are in the process of setting up the Google SSO with Discovery Education. This will allow teachers and students to log into Discovery Education using their school Google accounts. Discovery Education will still be available through Snap.
  • New SLS Council President- Jenifer Westover was elected as the new SLS Council President.

Upcoming Professional Development

  • NYLA-SSL Annual Conference- "SLS Shifting Perspectives" (May 1 - June 1)
  • NYLA-SSL Leadership Retreat- "The Re-Imagined IFC" (August 7 and 8)
  • Council meetings and the tentative regional workshops for 2019-2020 were discussed.

School Librarian Recognitions

  • Peer Recognitions- Several school librarians recognized their peers as either Shining Star Librarian or Trail Blazing Librarian. These recognitions were shared as part of the meeting:
    • Anne Mlod as a Shining Star Librarian. Recognized by Lori Willey.
    • Penny Pitman as a Shining Star Librarian. Recognized by Anne Mlod.
    • Anne Mlod as a Trail Blaizing Librarian. Recognized by Missy Beyel.
    • Victoria Calarco as a Trail Blazing Librarian. Recognized by Missy Beyel.
    • Aja Hahn as a Shining Star Librarian. Recognized by Missy Beyel.
    • Jennifer Martin as a Shining Star Librarian. Recognized by Katie Gensler.
  • SLS Recognitions- SLS recognized several school librarians for things they have been doing this year. Your service is appreciated.
    • To Sue Cutri for her many years of service as the SLS Council President.
    • To the elementary school librarians in Auburn ECSD for the work they have done with their students in their new Innovation Stations.
    • To Missy Beyel for the work she is doing with students in her new makerspace.
    • To school librarians new to the region, non-certified teachers in the role as school librarians, and those in new roles in their school districts.

Others Present

Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES

Andrew Dutcher, School Library System Coordinator

School Library System | Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES | 1879 West Genesee Street Road | Auburn, NY 130211879 West Genesee Street Road ● Auburn, NY 13021