by Kelly Kroese
Here in the Buffalo area, SLMS students have access to a great resource in the School Library Association of Western NY. SLAWNY membership for students is $10 for the school year and you can join at any point during the 2008-2009 year. However, if you’d like to be listed in the SLAWNY directory, you must get your registration sent in by October 17th. The first general meeting will be held on September 30th starting at 4:30pm. It will be held at Orchard Park High School.
Also, SLAWNY is starting a newsletter! This will go out to all WNY librarians through BOCES. For their second issue (coming out in February) they would like to do a feature on recent DLIS SLMS graduates. You must be a SLAWNY member in order to be relevant for the newsletter. There will be a form available in their first issue to gather the needed information for the feature. The first issue will be coming out at the end of September. This could be a great opportunity for recent graduates because, remember, it will go out through the BOCES system. You never know who could read it! Watch for their first issue on the website: www.slawny.bfn.org.