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ONC BOCES School Library System: Professional Development

For users of the ONC BOCES School Library System and those interested in learning more.

Upcoming Liason Meetings

Best Practices in the School Library
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Kathleen Odean
​The Best Young Adult Books
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Administrator Breakfast/Workshop
Hey Julie Smith-Medial Literacy
Thursday, May 12th, 2020

Professional Development for 2018-2019

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Administrative Symposium - The Compassionate Maker: Embracing the Whole Child

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
SUNY Oneonta

The ONC BOCES School Library System and the Principals' Academy are joining forces for a day of professional development. Join us on May 23th for the 28th Annual Administrative Symposium - our keynote speaker is Gina Seymour.

Gina is the library media specialist at Islip High School Library on Long Island, NY. She has a Masters in Library Science from Queens College and a Masters in Education (Instructional Technology) from NYIT where she graduated with distinction and also received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Technology. She is the 2014 recipient of the SSLMA School Librarian of the Year award. Named�½Library Journal's Movers & Shakers 2017, Change Agent. In 2019, Gina was named an AASL Social Media Superstar Finalist in the Social Justice Defender category. She is the author of Makers with a Cause: Creative Service Projects for Library Youth and a chapter on inclusive makerspaces in School Library Makerspaces in Action (2018).

Administrators and school librarians will come together for the keynote about MakerSpaces. The keynote will be followed by the Administrator of the Year Award and the Susan Tumasella Award. Principals will then meet for Principal Academy. School librarians will have two PD sessions: Gina will provide two sessions about exploring societal themes, such as compassion, empathy and social action through the creation of authentic content and products.

Using Your Noodle - Liaison Meeting/NoodleTools
             8:00 AM – 3:00 PM                                                           
  •  Presenter: Katie Cannon ONC BOCES SESIS
  •   ISS Office, 7352 State Highway 23, Suite 3, Oneonta,
  •   Morning - General Meeting with updates & committee meetings
  •  Afternoon – Using NoodleTools Tips, Tricks and Assisting Special Needs
  •  Audience – School Librarians
  • My Learning Plan Enrollment



Understanding and Embracing the new AASL School Library Standards for  Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries

Workshop Resources

May 23rd Symposium
Keynote Gina Seymour Website:

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