Fostering Student Research & Information Literacy Skills for Teachers, Secondary School Librarians and College Librarians
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
8:30 am to 2:30 pm

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Erie 1 BOCES Educational Center


The Erie 1 BOCES, Orleans/ Niagara BOCES School Library Systems & WNYLRC would like to invite you to attend a Professional Development learning opportunity:

There will be 5.5 hours of CTLE hours available from WNYLRC

Librarians from academic, school and public libraries will introduce attendees to methods which will help their students understand the research process. Based on writing assignments submitted beforehand by attendees, the presenters will proceed to model tools and skills teachers can utilize with their librarians that would introduce students to the research process and increase their information literacy skills. This will include helping students create questions to narrow and refine research topics, navigating a variety of information systems and introducing advanced search techniques for efficiency and best results.  Participants will also explore ways to assist students in critically evaluating open-web and library sources for quality and relevance to their topic.

Please bring a fully charged internet ready device with you.

There will not be any to borrow.

***Substitute reimbursement will not be provided.***

*** There is NO cost to attend, lunch will be provided on location.***



Erie 1 BOCES Educational Center

355 Harlem Rd. West Seneca

Rooms B2A & B2B



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Molly Maloney, Maria Lowe, David Lewis, Andrew Johnston
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Intro to the Springshare Platform for WNYLRC Libraries

Join us to learn more about Springshare and the full suite of products available on the their platform. Springshare is emerging as the go-to vendor for libraries looking for cutting-edge, affordable, easy-to-use cloud software solutions. Springshare helps libraries thrive in a digital-first world by empowering librarians to shine and provide amazing service to users. Curate resources and share knowledge with LibGuides, provide answers vial LibChat and manage your Helpdesk ticketing with LibAnswers, engage your community by promoting your programming and scheduling of staff appointments with LibCal, deepen relationships with users, analyze the use of library services and related data with LibInsight; all with Springshare's librarian-first software platform.

This introductory webinar will introduce the products available on the Springshare platform, highlight key cross capabilities, provide a few customer examples, a sneak peek to the LibApps staff dashboard, and outline our training and support materials available to our customers. The Springshare platform includes:

  • LibGuides / LibGuides CMS
  • LibWizard Full
  • LibAnswers
  • LibCal + Equipment Booking
  • LibStaffer
  • LibInsight
  • New! LibCRM

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Professional Development Workshop: Protest and Citizenship: Using Primary Sources to Create Evidence-Based Arguments


Professional Development Workshop: Protest and Citizenship: Using Primary Sources to Create Evidence-Based Arguments


2 Professional Development Sessions that Support C3 Framework and Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards

Mondays, December 2 and 9, 2019 from 8:30am-2:30pm

Location: WNYLRC Training Center (4950 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY)


The goal of this professional development program is to:

  • Introduce educators to the principles of communication across the curriculum and communication in the disciplines;
  • Build a knowledge base of digital primary sources available through the Library of Congress;
  • Understand and develop strategies to foster critical thinking through communication across the curriculum techniques;
  • Identify key considerations for selecting primary sources for instructional use;
  • Identify how argument and communication techniques can be effectively used in the social studies or history classroom;
  • Develop and implement practical strategies to support evidence-based arguments;
  • Lead supported debate to deepen students’ ability to use valid reasoning and evidence;
  • Implement reflection to integrate learning and achieve writing or communication goals; and
  • Create a new and refreshing 21st century classroom where teachers can offer students an environment of blended learning in which students are active participants.

Each attendee will be required to attend two full day sessions:

  • The first full-day session will be devoted exploring how to foster critical thinking through communication across the curriculum techniques; building a knowledge base of digital primary sources; and conducting inquiry-based learning with primary sources.
  • The second full-day session will be devoted to introducing the TPS Teachers Network for further sources and lesson plans; instructing using inquiry, argument and writing in the social studies or history classroom; and conducting pop-up debate and reflection to further communication and writing outcomes.

We are very excited to launch this new program for interdisciplinary civic engagement learning and hope that you will participate in a unique endeavor that offers the best from the ELA and social sciences fields.


Dr. Ann Rivera, Director, Writing Across the Curriculum, Chair, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at Villa Maria College, and member of the Buffalo Board of Education

Heidi Ziemer, Outreach & Digital Services Coordinator, Western New York Library Resources Council, and Teaching with Primary Sources Professional Development Provider Institute Coach


Stipends are available to reimburse the cost of substitute teachers


CTLE credit will be available and lunch will be provided


Contact Dr. Ann Rivera at or Ms. Heidi Ziemer at for more information about registration



This program is sponsored in part by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Eastern Region Program, coordinated by Waynesburg University.