School Library Systems (SLS)

                                                           School Library System Staff
    Elizabeth A. Hartnett
    Coordinator SLS & Media Services
    Phone: 315.793.8505
    Mary McCormick
    Program Assistant
         Phone: 315.793.8505    
    Janice Murray 
     Instructional Support Specialist    
       Phone: 315.793.8514 
    Aileen Judd
     Systems Librarian 
     Phone: 315.793.8516 
    Kenn Runninger
    ILL, Resource Specialist & Cataloging      
    Phone: 315.793.8506          
                               School Library Systems Mission Statement 
    The Oneida/Herkimer School Library System (O/H SLS) promotes and facilitates equitable access to information through coordinated resource sharing. We lead the investigation and introduction of effective technologies to our member libraries. The O/H SLS advocates for and provides resources to stake holders on the impact of librarians and libraries on student learning. By providing professional development, we assist members in adapting to the dynamic nature of digital and information literacy.
    The Oneida/Herkimer School Library System is an organization of 22 school districts and 4 nonpublic schools in a BOCES region that provide library coordination and services to member libraries under a plan of service approved by the Commissioner of Education. 
    The School Library System provides many online and digital resources and services such as:
    CIDER Catalog for Interlibrary Loan - The regional union catalog holds the combined collection of approximately 170 school libraries in three School Library Systems. Teachers and students can browse the catalog and place interlibrary loan request through their librarian
     database access
    The On-site Database Access Service provides direct access to remote electronic information and instructional resources including periodicals (many full text), newspapers, references, and visual images to participating school libraries.
    The School Library System also offers training in bibliographic instruction of on-line search strategies and technical support to library media personnel.
    Example subscriptions may include EBSCOhost Limited, Electric Library, Grolier’s Encyclopedia, ProQuest Direct, and World Book.
    The SLS Database Product Lookup now provides a complete list of products offered for subscriptions. It contains the (SCORE) - SLS Consortium of OnLine Resources for Education. You can list all products, or select by Vendor Name, Product Name, New Products or keywords contained in the Description.
    Cooperative Collection Development - Cooperative purchasing of books, e-books, DVDs and other library materials. Resources are housed in the district libraries, and are available for borrowing by other libraries through the shared regional catalog, CIDER. Existing library collections are improved and expanded through CCD.
    Virtual Resource Library - eBooks for research in all grade levels. It includes access to Gale Virtual Reference Library, TumbleBook Library(elem), and TumbleBook Cloud(MS/HS).
    SEARCH for Success – a program with single login access to all databases, including those purchased by districts, provided by SLS, and provided by New York State. 
    SNAP Resource Catalog - The service has been building capacity in video management and streaming of digital content for the past several years. The video streaming content includes more than 50,000 titles in digital format. Access SNAP.