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Friday February 26, 2021

The JCMS Library has been lucky enough to be able to get some new books, both hard copies and ebooks!! I will soon be posting pictures of the new hard copy books and a list of the new ebooks available on Sora.

Additionally BOCES has compiled a list of simultaneous use ebooks on Sora: BT BOCES SLS Simultaneous Use eBooks. The list is also posted under the "Teacher Resources" page. You can access the Sora database on the "eBooks" page or by clicking here.

Monday January 11, 2021

🎉HAPPY NEW YEAR🎉 There have been a lot of developments for the library in 2021!

  1. JC now has its own ebook collection in Sora. You will not see this difference and will still search the Broome-Tioga BOCES collection, but when signed in under your JC email, you will see more ebooks than other districts. A list of these ebooks will soon be posted.

  2. An order for physical books has been placed so our physical collection will be growing. Soon I will post a list of the books coming in.

  3. Hybrid (in-person) students and staff can now checkout books! Browsing the collection is limited to online only through our online catalog (OPAC), BUT if you don't know of a specific title you want to read you can also request a topic/genre and I will suggest some books for you to choose from. Books can be requested by filling out a Google Form here. The logistics may change as we work through this new procedure.

Tuesday December 22, 2020

I am working on small orders of both physical books and ebooks. If there are any books you would like to see in the collection and/or (teachers) that you could use in your instruction, please let me know. Limited circulation is in the works. I'm hoping to start the new year with some good news of getting physical books back into the hands of students and staff!

Thursday December 3, 2020

Nonfiction library signage is complete and is in the process of being formatted, printed, and displayed. Additionally, talks about a limited reopening are underway! I may be reaching out to some faculty for input. As always, if there is any way the library can support you, please reach out!

Thursday November 12, 2020

Although the JCMS Library isn't officially opened for circulation yet, it is almost back to "normal"! Thanks to the amazing staff who helped, we have unpacked and reshelved all of the books in our collection, over 15,000! If you haven't had a chance yet, please come in to see the updates!

Also, I am currently working on creating two new sections: 1. A vintage book section that includes books published prior to 1980 (actually, anything prior to 2000 is considered vintage but I don't think we're ready for that!), and 2. A grade and subject specific section that includes books related to grade-level projects and curriculum. Please contact me with any topics/genres you'd like to see included here!

Monday November 2, 2020

BOCES compiled a list of all the audiobooks available for simultaneous use through Sora: BT BOCES SLS Simultaneous Use Audiobooks. All of the titles on this list are available in Sora and are licensed for simultaneous use in our region. The books are divided into three categories: juvenile, young adult, and general adult. Elementary students can view and borrow juvenile titles; middle school students can view and borrow the young adult and juvenile titles; high school students can view and borrow books from all three categories. If you would like a general adult title made available to your students, please contact me.

You can access the Sora database on the "eBooks" page or by clicking here.

Tuesday October 27, 2020

I've posted some helpful resources for using BrainPOP's advanced features, courtesy of BOCES. You can find them under "Teacher Resources" or by clicking here.

Thursday October 1, 2020

Some publisher permissions have been extended for read alouds! See the complete document under "Teacher Resources" or by clicking here.