NYSED/NYLA/SSL School Library Services Summit 2014 Wiki

Enable all New York State students to be college and career ready by strengthening the critical role of school librarians in teaching and learning.

Through a partnership of professional library associations, school library systems, state education offices, educators, and community members, a framework and plan will be created to ensure all students have access to relevant resources and a certified school librarian in every school.

The partnership will ensure district-wide awareness of the important impact of school libraries on student achievement by articulating expectations through:
  • Instructional Standards or Standards that drive instruction (CCSS, IFC, AASL, etc.)
  • Providing program evaluation tools,
  • Using instructional best practices that are research-based,
  • Advocating for increased funding to strengthen school library system support,
  • Securing funding to enhance materials support based on student need,
  • Encouraging sustained professional development for all library and education leaders on the use of school libraries to improve student college and career readiness.

The purpose of a New York State Education Department/School Library Services Summit with the New York Library Association (NYLA), Section of School Librarians (NYLA/SSL), School Library System Association (SLSA), and other invited educational leaders in New York, would be to share ideas on actions we can engage in to support increased student achievement within the context of school library services, as they relate to curriculum, instruction, assessments and professional development and the proposed Regents Research Requirement for graduation.

The goal is to develop consensus around 4 to 6 mutually agreed detailed recommendations and supported action steps to present to NYSED Senior Managers, that could be achieved within the 6, 12, to 18 months following the Summit. The desired effect of a NYSED/School Library 2014 Summit would be to raise the visibility of school library support of student achievement with NYSED Senior Managers, to obtain the necessary NYSED resources if possible, and to accelerate progress towards accomplishing the agreed upon action steps.

To view what Summit action steps might look like, please visit http://www.p12.nysed.gov/technology/library/summit.html to see results from the 2009 NYSED/School Library Services Summit.

NYSED/School Library SummitAGENDA
Monday, July 7, 2014

Enabling all New York State students to be college and career ready by strengthening the critical role of school librarians in teaching and learning.

Day 1 Schedule

9:30 a.m. Registration of Participants Medical Library, Room 217

Disbursement to Breakout Rooms for Warm-up

10:00 a.m. Central Convening - Setting up the Process

Welcome: Jeffrey Cannell (5mins)

Remarks: Sara Kelly Johns (5 mins)

Statement of Purpose: John Brock(10 mins)

10:30 a.m. Work Groups Begin Deliberations Session 1:

Workgroup Break-Out Rooms

Discuss assigned question and brainstorm ideas.

12:00 p.m. Working Lunch – Summit Big Picture Provided by NYLA

Summit History & Goals: Fran Roscello (5 mins)

School Library History & Future: Bernie Margolis (5 mins)

National Perspectives & Trends: Barbara Stripling (5 mins)

1:00 p.m. Work Groups Continue Deliberations Session 2:

Session informed by the lunch presentations Workgroup Break-Out Rooms

Adjustments made to AM work Continue discussions and begin

crafting recommendations.

3:00 p.m. Progress Reports and Feedback Session 3:

Cross-workgroup check-in

10 mins per workgroup Medical Library, Room 217

(5 mins report & 5 mins feedback) Groups will report out to identify

gaps and duplications. Findings will be incorporated into tomorrow’s work group discussions.

4:00 p.m. Closure With Informal Overnight Assignment

NYSED/School Library Summit

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Day 2 Schedule

8:00 a.m. Sign in Medical Library, Room 217

8:30 a.m. Work Groups Continue Deliberations Session 4:

Refinement and finalization of recommendations Workgroup Break-Out Rooms

Groups continue discussions incorporating comments from session 3, day 1 (create draft Power Point using template).

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Progress Reports and Feedback Session 5:

Collective adjustments to recommendations

10 mins per workgroup Medical Library, Room 217

(5 mins report & 5 mins feedback) Groups share draft

recommendations with all participants for feedback and suggestions.

12:00 p.m. Lunch (Provided by NYLA) - Informal Discussions

1:00 p.m. Presentation Refinement and Practice Runs Session 6:

Medical Library, Room 217

Groups will create presentations in Power Point template.

1:45 p.m. Break

2:00 p.m. Presentation to Senior Managers Session 7:

(20 mins per workgroup + lead in and wrap-up) Medical Library, Room 217

Regent Dawson

Regent Tilles

John B. King, Jr.

Commissioner of Education

President of the University of the State of New York

Ken Wagner

Deputy Commissioner, Curriculum, Assessment, and Educational Technology

Kathleen Moorhead, Executive Director of Data Systems & Educational Technology

Mary Cahill, Director, Curriculum and Instruction

Renee Rider, Assistant Commissioner for Student Support Services

Jeffery Cannell, Deputy Commissioner for Cultural Education

Bernard A. Margolis, Assistant Commissioner for Libraries and State Librarian

Carol A. Desch, Coordinator of Statewide Library Services

4:00 p.m. Next Steps Carlos Ramirez, Coordinator

Educational Technology Policy and Planning