Networking

Communications
Please feel free to email our office at libraries@schools.nyc.gov with additional questions and comments.  We look forward to hearing from you.

NYCDOE Social Media Policy
These Social Media Guidelines provide guidance regarding recommended practices for professional social media communication between DOE employees, as well as social media communication between DOE employees and DOE students. 

NYC School Library Services Staff - The staff of the Office of Library Services

Personnel Survey - A survey to be filled out by all library personnel with basic information about the school, library staff and library program

Professional Listservs
New York City School Librarians Information Sharing Tool (NYCSLIST)
http://netpals.lsoft.com/archives/NYCSLIST.html
The focus of NYCSLIST is on issues, concerns, and celebrations of public and non-public school library personnel in the New York City School Library System.
NYCSLIST Registration Instructions

AASLForum
http://www.ala.org/aasl/aboutaasl/aaslcommunity/communityinaasl/aasledisclist/aaslforum
Informed discourse and lively debate advance AASL's mission to advocate excellence, facilitate change and develop leaders in the school library media field. The AASL Members Forum (AASLFORUM) -- a discussion list for AASL personal members-only -- affords the opportunity to participate in timely discussions of issues and new developments in school librarianship.

CataList
http://www.lsoft.com/lists/listref.html
If you want to find a listserv on a specific topic, this is a good place to start.  It makes information available on over 70,000 public lists.  List options include location of lists by country, size, subject and a search capacity. 
 
CCBC
http://www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/ccbcnet/default.asp
This moderated and highly structured listserv features topical discussions of children's books and children's literature.  CCBC allows general posts at the end of one month's discussion and the beginning of a second month's discussions. 
 
CHILDLIT
https://email.rutgers.edu/mailman/listinfo/child_lit
This moderated listserv is hosted by Rutgers University.  There are a little over 1,300 members.  Membership is international and includes librarians, scholars, authors, and many others interested in children's literature. 
 
GNLib-L
http://www.angelfire.com/comics/gnlib
Sign up by following the link "Quick Tips for using GNLib-L"
Dedicated to discussion of graphic novels in libraries, the membership consists of librarians with a sprinkling of publishers and authors.  The list has an owner, but is loosely moderated, if at all.  This page also has a link to the archives.  Many of the threads focus on requests for suggestions for graphic novel collections in public and school libraries so the archives can be a resource if you plan to start a graphic novels collection.  

ISS
http://www.ala.org/aasl/aboutaasl/aaslcommunity/aaslsections/iss/resources
ISS is a list for AASL personal members who are also members of the Independent Schools Section (ISS).  ISS provides a means for discussion of and action on the problems relating to all phases of non-public school librarianship.

LM-NET
http://lmnet.wordpress.com/subscribe/
LM_NET on the Web is dedicated to school library media specialists worldwide, and to people involved with the school library media field. In addition to the international listerv, there is a LM_NET Wiki Annex where users can share files, images, lessons, handouts, rubrics, etc. Visit the Wiki at http://lmnet.wikispaces.com/.
 
Metro-L
http://www.metro.org/connect/
Subscribers to METRO-L can receive announcements about METRO programs and services, make important announcements about their own institution's activities, and receive legislative updates and alerts, post problems and share solutions. Or, connect with the METRO community via social media.
 
NYLINE (New York’s Libraries Information Network)

http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/nyline.htm
Join NYLINE for up-to-the-minute information about library developments in New York State, news from the New York Library Association, news from the New York State Library, and networking with your colleagues.

PUBLIB
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/PubLib/
The PUBLIB electronic discussion list is for the discussion of issues relating to public librarianship.

PUBYAC

http://www.pubyac.org/
A moderated list with a reasonable volume of e-mail, any topic applying to public service to youth is acceptable. 

Professional Organizations

American Library Association

http://www.ala.org
 
American Association of School Librarians
http://www.ala.org/aasl

Association for Library Services to Children
http://www.ala.org/alsc/

International Association of School Librarianship
http://www.iasl-online.org/index.htm 
 
Metropolitan New York Library Council

http://metro.org/

New Jersey Association of School Librarians
http://www.njasl.org/
 
New York City School Librarians Association
email: nycsla.librarians@gmail.com
http://nycsla.com
http://twitter.com/nycsla
 
New York Library Association (NYLA)
http://www.nyla.org/
 
Section of School Librarians of the New York Library Association
http://www.nyla.org/page/slms-school-library-media-section-301.html
 
School Library Systems Association of New York State
http://www.slsa-nys.org/
 
Young Adult Library Services Association
http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/yalsa.htm