Hello World Tech & Youth Services in the Southern Adirondack Library System

Where to get Images?

2021 Update.

We have our usual places:

  1. Unsplash--The top spot goes to Unsplash. Ease of use, a lot of images
  2. Pixabay-- The old stalwart. Always there and reliable
  3. Google Advanced Image Search--I would avoid using google to find rights free images to use

New comers.

Many museums have recently opened their collections for public use. The art in these collection are available for public use.

There are many more options out there just do a search for open access images and museums and you'll be sure to find a lot more.

So say you've found some fun images and you're looking to make a flyer. Jump over to https://www.canva.com/ and design your flyer.

New addition to Early Literacy Kits

We are still not circulating the entire collection but one item that we are circulating is:

The New Sensory Tiles

You can use this indoors or Outdoors. You could use them for your storytimes or as pod stations. Get creative and let me know what you'd like to use them for.

Currently we have 40 total but it would be extremely difficult to ship you all 40. I think the easiest way to send them through the deliver is to send between 8-10.

So if you are interested in borrowing these sensory tiles please let me know.

SYNC Free YA Audiobooks

SYNC delivers free YA audio books through the SORA app all summer long. These ebooks can be downloaded each week and don't need to be returned.

If you haven't used Sora before this might be a good opportunity to download the app and give it a try. Sora is the youth version of Libby provided by Overdrive to school students. Normally you would need to be affiliated with a school system in order to utilize Sora, but using the SYNC instruction your able to get started.

Follow the instructions here https://www.audiofilemagazine.com/sync/

SALS Calendar

Please remember to check the SALS Calendar for upcoming Continuing Education

Here are a few of upcoming webinars that might be of interest.

  • May 11th--Census Data for Librarians
  • May 17th--HR 101: Ask the HR Expert webinar
  • May 18th--Prioritizing and Promoting Self-Care to Avoid Burnout

Summer Reading Program

The Collaborative Summer Learning Program (CSLP) shared a link of potential programming ideas. They have a section dedicated to outdoor programming ideas

Visit this link to download the files: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/au8ghaia0u0imkt/AAB8G6mMHikPWTZfoDVKthJ6a?dl=0

Leaving Our Fingerprints on History--youth Survey

Are you interested in adding the New Leaving Our Fingerprints Youth Survey to your Summer Reading Program?

I should also mention that the Leaving Our Fingerprints website is up and running and you can view it here: https://fingerprints.sals.edu/. Please share the stories. If you are interested in creating an exhibit please let me know.

Intellectual Freedom & EDI Workshop

“Oh, the Places You’ll Go”: The Intersection of Intellectual Freedom & Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

The Mid-Hudson Library System and Southern Adirondack Library System have partnered to offer the upcoming event, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go”: The Intersection of Intellectual Freedom & Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. This online event will be held on Friday, June 4th at 10:00 am.

In the aftermath of the recent controversy surrounding the decision by the Dr. Seuss estate to stop selling several of his books after concluding that the works contained racial and ethnic stereotypes they found “hurtful and wrong,” Deborah Caldwell-Stone, Director of American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom & Executive Director of the Freedom to Read Foundation and Dr. Emily Knox, Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Associate Professor of School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will discuss the intersection of intellectual freedom and issues surrounding equity, diversity and inclusion as they pertain to library work, in particular, collection development.

Outcomes of the program:

  • Exploration of the intersection of Intellectual Freedom and issues surrounding social justice
  • Examination of the core values of the library profession in context of current events
  • Increased confidence of attendees to build and weed collections that meet the needs of their community
Created By
Jack Scott


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