The School Library System Council meets quarterly to discuss school library initiatives and emerging trends, engage in cross-district conversations, and make recommendations for School Library System programs. Council members are nominated by their district for three year terms, and the Council meets four times a year.
In recent years, the Council has expanded their membership to include representatives from SUNY Broome and Binghamton University, the South Central Regional Library Council, and the Four County Public Library System, enabling the group to connect to a variety of library types to co-plan programs and expand regional resource access.
The Council also aims to develop the leadership capacity of its members. Council members engage in professional book studies (most recently:
Engaging the Rewired Brain
by Dr. David Sousa and
The Power of Moments
by Chip and Dan Heath), participate in webinars and mini-workshops, review mandated state-level School Library System reports, and discuss local, state, and national initiatives related to a range of literacies. If you are interested in attending a Council meeting, please reach out to
. We would love to have you join us!