Lynn Miller, Director
Phone: (845) 295-4090 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
This service will build, maintain and expand a collection of professional and instructional materials that support the New York State Learning Standards. The library media specialists collaborate on the acquisitions of specialized collections of library resources in order to make the best use of school library budgets and space. The materials are housed in the member districts’ libraries and centrally which are available for loan. A professional resource collection consisting of multimedia, CD-ROMs, and kits is housed at BOCES and are available to participating districts. Teachers and library media specialists of the participating districts have developed thematic units based on the elementary science, math, and social studies curricula. Multiple copy book sets are available within the tematic units.
The newest services for schools are production and access to digital video for instructional use and/or community broadcast. The service provides commercially produced instructional video available as video-on-demand by streaming from our local server. We provide digital streaming services from Learn360, CCC! Core Curriculum Content, Visual Learning and VITAL New York. Royalty-free music is available for student productions from Soundzabound. There is also the availability for student produced video to be stored and shared either internally within the district or broadcast for the community. The availability of recording and sharing school board meetings and other community events is also possible.
Educational research services for graduate classes will be available for use by participating districts. Such a collection would alleviate duplication, be cost-effective to all districts and relieve storage problems. ProQuest Professional Collection, FirstSearch with Wilson Full-text Select articles and other database searches as well as ASCD e-books are part of this service. The school districts will have access to all professional resource materials via direct borrowing, interlibrary loan requests and e-mail.