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NYCSLIST is an electronic listserv intended to link all NYC School Library Personnel and create a common forum for the exchange of thoughts and ideas.
NYCSLIST Joining and Archive Search Instructions
To subscribe to NYCSLIST, register through the webpage at http://netpals.lsoft.com/archives/nycslist.html.
1. Click on “Subscribe or Unsubscribe”
2. Enter your full name, NYC DOE e-mail address and click on submit.
3. You will receive a confirmation in the e-mail account you registered with. Click on the link in the e-mail to confirm registration.
4. From the “Join or Leave the NYCLIST List” page, users can also update personal settings including subscription type (regular, digest, or index form), mail header style (listserv-style, with list name in subject is preferred), acknowledgments, and disable mail delivery. Digest will send you an email once a day with all emails from the day. “Regular” will send every post to you as they are sent out. Be aware that the delay of a digest may mean you will receive time sensitive emails the next day.
How NYCSLIST Became the Go-To Resource for New York City School Librarians
Librarians are among the true "power users" of LISTSERV email lists. A simple query of CataList, the official catalog of LISTSERV lists, shows 588 different lists, and that only includes public lists. Librarians from schools, universities, historical venues, governments and other organizations have been using LISTSERV for decades. This feature on librarians' work with LISTSERV spotlights email list tips, experiences and insights shared by Melissa Jacobs, List Owner, NYCSLIST.
NYC School Library Association
HVLA Membership Form
Thank you for your interest in joining or continuing your membership with the Hudson Valley Library Association (HVLA) the local professional organization serving independent and non-public school librarians! We ask each member to (re)register in the fall, even if you previously joined mid-year, so that we have the most accurate information about our members for the new school year.
Formed in 1959, HVLA brings together librarians primarily from independent K-12 schools in the New York City, Long Island, Westchester and nearby New Jersey and Connecticut communities. With a minimum of formality and a maximum of benefit, members meet three times a year to discuss and consider a wide range of topics, including evaluation of books and reading programs, technology and libraries, information literacy, and professional development. An active listserv keeps us connected between meetings. In addition, divisional groups exist for lower, middle, and upper school librarians to discuss curricular and collection-related interests.
New York Library Association
METRO - Metropolitan New York Library Council
All NYC DOE school librarians are members of the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) as a part of the NYC School Library System Organizational Membership. METRO is a network of libraries, archives, and museums in New York City and Westchester County and a non-profit service provider for knowledge organizations all over the world.
Become Active at the National Level
American Library Association
The American Library Association is the national organization for librarians working in all aspects of librarianship.
American Association of School Librarians
A division of the ALA, the American Association of School Librarians is the only national organization serving school librarianship.
Association for Library Service to Children
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is the world's largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children.
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is a national association of librarians, library workers and advocates whose mission is to expand and strengthen library services for teens, aged 12-18.
United for Libraries
United for Libraries brings together libraries’ voices to speak out on behalf of library services and free public access to information.
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