School Library System

School Library System


School Library System

New York School Library Systems are a collection of state-aided programs sponsored by each BOCES or 'Big 5' city school district.  They provide vital library and information resources to public and nonpublic schools throughout the state.  Each system operates under a state approved plan of service to provide:

  • Leadership and training through professional learning activities

  • Assistance with resource sharing among its member school libraries

  • Access and direction with cooperative collection development of school library materials

  • Provide electronic catalogs of regional and local resources.

  • Facilitate interlibrary loan requests and resource sharing.

  • Provide professional learning opportunities for school librarians and other educators and administrators.

  • Connect with the New York State Library as well as public, academic and special libraries for access to specialized resources.

The DCMO BOCES School Library System provides support for automation, Interlibrary loan, cooperative purchasing for digital student resources, and access to a wide selection of Ebooks and audiobooks. Services also include professional learning workshops, grant writing support, consultation, mini-grant funding opportunities and resource and curriculum development.

Mission Statement

The DCMO School Library System is committed to providing equal and equitable access to information and resources throughout the educational community in order to support and encourage responsible, lifelong learners

SLS Staff


Betsy Hartnett 

Assistant Director of Instructional Technology & School Library System  
[email protected]

(607) 335-1371

Rachel Everitt Solabac

SLS Secretary

[email protected]

(607) 335-1364

Ron Pike

SLS Automation Specialist 

[email protected]

(607) 335-1372

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