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Library Services

School Library System

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The basic, state-funded School Library System service provides regional resources, professional development, and a means of sharing resources among component school libraries via inter-library loan.
There is no cost for participation in the basic service.
Expanded School Library System services are offered at an additional cost to component districts. They are listed below.
Contact: 
Nicole Waskie-Laura, Coordinator 
Phone: (607) 766-3730 | Email: [email protected]
or
Michaela Gay, Program Assistant
Phone: (607) 766-3731 | Email: [email protected]



Open Source Automated Library System (OPALS) - School Library Automation

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This service offers access to a Web-based, open source library automation program with a central server maintained at BOCES. In the initial year of implementation, Phase I includes database development in machine-readable (MARC) format and Phase II includes training and installation of hardware and software.  Second year costs do not include start-up expenses.

Prerequisites: Participation in the basic state-funded School Library System service and in the Expanded Database Development service.

Additional Costs: Barcodes, equipment and special requests.

Contact: Elaine Stankosky
Phone: (607) 766-3912
Email: [email protected]

Additional Modules:
 
Equipment Module: This service builds upon the core OPALS system to offer equipment management, a comprehensive module for tracking, inventorying and circulating assets.
Database Authentication: This service streamlines access to all district databases via a single webpage interface; students can enter a single password to access all database subscriptions.
 
Book Room Module: This service allows for the creation of a separate OPALS site to manage book room collections.  

 

School Library System Expanded Interlibrary Loan

Embedded Image for: School Library System Expanded Interlibrary Loan  (20144813325815_image.png) This service provides inter-library loan of resources with schools in other BOCES areas, colleges, and public and special libraries.

Prerequisites: Participation in the basic state-funded School Library System Service.

Contact:
Michaela Gay 
Phone: (607) 766-3731
Email: [email protected]



Media Library

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This service provides teachers with instructional resources(e.g. digital streaming media, DVDs, videos, multimedia kits, sound recordings, audiobooks, multiple-copy books, and document collections), specialized media-related equipment and associated professional development.
Included in this service:
Contact:
Kristina Garcia
Phone: (607) 766-3734

School Library System Expanded Database Development and SCOOLS Database

Embedded Image for: School Library System Expanded Database Development and SCOOLS Database (2014481372524_image.png) This service includes the input of newly acquired school-owned resources into a central database for the BOCES area. The output will be a database maintained on the Internet as a cooperative project with five other BOCES school library systems in the South and Central regions of New York state (SCOOLS).

Prerequisites: Participation in the basic state-funded School Library System Service.

Contact: Elaine Stankosky
Phone: (607) 766-3912
Email: [email protected]



School Library System Coordinated Cooperative Collection Development

Embedded Image for: School Library System Coordinated Cooperative Collection Development (20144813648257_image.png) Coordinated Cooperative Collection Development (CCCD) enables school libraries to plan resource purchases with the greatest cost efficiency. Service must be purchased in units as specified in the Final Request form.

Prerequisites:  Participation in the basic state-funded School Library System service.

Contact: Nicole Waskie-Laura
Phone: (607) 766-3730
Email: [email protected]
or
Michaela Gay
Phone: (607) 766-3731
Email: [email protected]



Hanover Educational Research

Embedded Image for: Hanover Educational Research (20144813755853_image.png) This service provides coordination of Educational Research Service orders and resources for a professional collection located at BOCES.

Prerequisites: Participation in the basic state-funded School Library System Service.

Contact: Nicole Waskie-Laura
Phone: (607) 766-3730
Email: [email protected]
or
Michaela Gay
Phone: (607) 766-3731
Email: [email protected]

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  • Students are our first priority.
  • Employees are our most valuable resource.
  • Cultivating diversity, equity, inclusion and guarding against bias are essential.
  • Everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
  • All employees will exhibit professionalism, integrity and excellence.
  • Creativity and continuous improvement are crucial to everything we do.
  • A safe, challenging and nurturing environment supports learning.
  • All can learn and grow academically, socially and emotionally.
  • Customer service and collaboration are key to being a successful and trusted partner.