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NYSED Seeks Volunteers for Educational Technology Advisory Committee

posted Mar 2, 2017, 4:25 PM by Slmsseny Technology

Great opportunity to offer feedback on technology issues! Membership Opportunity: Educational Technology Advisory Committee (ETAC)

NYSED’s Office of Educational Design and Technology is forming a volunteer advisory group, the Educational Technology Advisory Committee (ETAC).

The committee will meet monthly for approximately 1 hour each month, in the late afternoon. A teleconference option will be available for those members who live at a distance.

Our goal is to obtain feedback and advice from the educational community regarding such matters as:

• Technology Planning
• BYOD and 1:1 initiatives
• Computer-based Testing
• Technology-related funding sources
• Professional Development
• Online and Blended learning
• The role of School Librarians in educational technology
• Technology Literacy Standards
• Educational technology-related statewide policy

P-20 educators, administrators, educational leaders, and members of educational organizations with an interest in Educational Technology are encouraged to apply. The membership application is available at: Educational Technology Advisory Committee Application. Please apply by the deadline of March 31st, 2017.

For more information, please visit or email

Current Openings in NY State and the surrounding area

posted Feb 26, 2017, 1:19 PM by Slmsseny Technology

Current openings for School Librarians in New York State ‎‎(and surrounding areas!)‎‎

LMS Opening - Middletown

posted Jul 26, 2016, 9:02 AM by Slmsseny Technology

Librarian/Media Specialist Position
Full Time
Middletown High School
Enlarged City School District
Middletown, NY 10924

Applicants with minimum of two years of experience preferred and must be eligible for or have the appropriate New York State Certification/License. Will be responsible for the customary duties associated with the position. Salary will be determined according to training and experience as per the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Please contact Magdalen Radovich, Instructional Administrator via

LMS openings - Lower Hudson Valley

posted Jun 14, 2016, 6:56 PM by Slmsseny Technology   [ updated Jun 14, 2016, 7:06 PM ]

Ossining UFSD
2016-2017 Library Media Specialist, probationary position in an elementary setting. Library Media Specialist certification required. Bilingual preferred.

Hendrick-Hudson School District
ANTICIPATED VACANCY for the 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR Extensive knowledge of 21st century learning tools and pedagogies required. Ability to develop and lead professional learning opportunities for all staff. Salary & Benefits: Highly Competitive. Application deadline: June 24, 2016

(Search Re-opened.) Full-Time Tenure Track Library Media Specialist, K-12. Candidate must possess a strong vision of 21st Century teaching and learning with an emphasis on digital literacy, technology infusion, and project-based learning. An expansive knowledge and understanding of child and adolescent text, fiction and non-fiction is required. Must be able to collaborate effectively with students and faculty. Must be able to develop and maintain welcoming and engaging learning spaces. All applicants must hold the appropriate New York State Certification.

Southern Westchester BOCES
•Facilitate the Digital Library Advisory Board; •Coordinate, purchase, market and maintain a digital book collection; •Coordinate automation services; •Prepare and monitor budgets and contracts; •Plan and implement online and onsite professional development and other continuing education activities; •Create the School Library System monthly print/digital newsletter and an online educational technology newsletter; •Support the planning and implementation of the communication coordinators and council meetings and the annual conference; •Design, create and maintain specialized libguides; •Assist in the development of a blended learning model for the 2015-2018 Learning Technology Grant. NYS Certification as a School Library Media Specialist with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience; Strong organizational, writing, communication and interpersonal skills; Experience with inquiry-based teaching and technology integration; Proficiency in engaging adult learners in a variety of instructional strategies; Strong technology skills.

New Rochelle
The City School District of New Rochelle is seeking a tenure-track elementary school Library Media Specialist. Valid New York State Library Media Specialist certification at the time of application is required. Please include a copy of your certification(s) with your application. Do not send resumes directly to the Teacher Personnel Office. They will not be accepted.

Mid-Hudson LMS Openings

posted Jun 14, 2016, 6:51 PM by Slmsseny Technology   [ updated Jun 14, 2016, 6:53 PM ]

Minisink (Summer School)
Anticipated- Temporary position assigned to the middle/high school summer school program. Appropriate NYS library certification required.

Millbrook CSD
The Millbrook Central School District is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure track Library Media Specialist position which will report to the Millbrook Elementary School Principals. Candidate profile: • NYS Certification as a Library Media Specialist • NYS Certification Elementary Education (Pre K/K/1-6 and/or B-Grade 2 and/or Grades 1-6) preferred. Applicants should be able to demonstrate and articulate how they have used technology to enhance instruction and how they have aligned their instruction to the common core learning standards. Application procedure-A complete application requires a letter of interest, a copy of NYS Certification(s), current resume and three letters of reference. Please upload all of the application documents by June 27, 2016 to: Ms. Karen Ferguson, Principal Elm Drive Elementary School

Hyde Park
(1) Library Media Specialist Probationary Position 1.0 FTE Location: North Park Elementary School Salary: As per the Hyde Park Teachers Association Contract

Valley Central School
Elementary level: Must have Library Media Specialist certification. Please provide a letter of interest, resume, OLAS application, 3 letters of professional reference and copies of your transcripts & NYS certification(s).

Bilingual (Spanish) LMS - 2 Positions in White Plains

posted Jun 14, 2016, 6:46 PM by Slmsseny Technology   [ updated Jun 14, 2016, 6:47 PM ]

NYS certification School Media Specialist (Library) or Library Media Specialist (all grades) required. There are 2 full time probationary tenure track positions. The preferred candidate will be bilingual (Spanish proficient in reading and writing) and will be able to integrate technology to support the academic curriculum and information literacy. Salary placement is on the White Plains Teacher's Association salary schedule with benefits.

Job Openings in the area

posted Jun 2, 2016, 2:28 PM by Slmsseny Technology   [ updated Jun 2, 2016, 2:28 PM ]

East Coldenham Elementary School
There is a .6 position at the East Coldenham Elementary School in the Valley Central School District for the 2016-2017 school district. Anyone interested should go to this URL to get the info on the job and where to send an application.

Mt. Vernon School District
Mt. Vernon School District has two openings for the 2016-2017 school years. Details can be found:

SLMSSENY President Thibault-Edmonds festured in Record Online

posted Apr 2, 2016, 7:15 AM by Slmsseny Technology   [ updated Apr 2, 2016, 7:15 AM ]

Be sure to check out the awesome work Tara is doing in her school!

SLMSSENY Member Heckler Receives International Story Bridge Award!

posted Apr 2, 2016, 7:08 AM by Slmsseny Technology   [ updated Apr 2, 2016, 7:15 AM ]

Congratulations to Melissa Heckler! Melissa is the recipient of the International Story Bridge Award. The International Story Bridge Award recognizes the exemplary work, dedication and spirit of those individuals or groups that promote the building of bridges between their country and other countries through the use of storytelling and/or storytelling events.

As some of you may know, Melissa Heckler has been promoting the building of bridges between children, educators and storytellers from the United States of America with the San people of Namibia. Her work has involved bridging the academic cultural divides among an international array of scholars dedicated to the plight of San peoples in Southern Africa. All of Melissa’s work focuses on the power of storytelling and storytelling events to propel our world toward a better future by incorporating the resounding sanity and the story wisdom of the Ju/'hoan people.

Congratulations, Melissa!

(written by Kelly Maloney)

SLMSSENY Member Mersand Featured in Tech & Learning Article

posted Mar 30, 2016, 7:16 AM by Slmsseny Technology   [ updated Mar 30, 2016, 7:17 AM ]

Shannon Mersand, SLMSSENY Member and Technology Chair is featured in this month's Tech & Learning Magazine. Be sure to check it out!

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