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What is a School Library System?

The New York City School Library System (NYCSLS)/Department of Literacy, AIS, and Library Services is part of a state-funded network of 40 school library systems in New York State and is an integral part of the New York City Department of Education's Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional LearningNYCSLS offers an array of services, supports, and professional learning opportunities designed to support school librarians, administrators, and teachers in developing strong and equitable library programs for all students in public and non-public schools across New York City. For additional information on any of our programs or services, please contact Melissa Jacobs, Director of Library Services.

Contact Information

Melissa Jacobs
Director of Library Services
Michael Dodes
​Library Operations & Instructional Coordinator, Queens
Leanne Ellis
Library Operations & Instructional Coordinator, Bronx
Library Operations & Instructional Coordinator, Manhattan
Patricia Sarles
Library Operations & Instructional Coordinator, South Brooklyn (Districts 18, 20, 21, 22) and Staten Island
Debra Randorf
Library Operations & Instructional Coordinator, North Brooklyn (Districts 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 23, 32)

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