Library Media Services



Manami Tezuka, Supervisor of Libraries
Maureen Gridley, Instructional Technology Integration Specialist
Joan Kirschenheiter, Library Secretary
Department Phone: 315-435-4216

Office Location:
SCSD Professional Development Center
1005 West Fayette Street
Syracuse, NY 13204

Mission
The Syracuse City School Library System members work collaboratively to facilitate student learning and achievement through developing higher-level thinking skills and literacy by teaching the effective use of information resources and technologies and instilling a lifelong appreciation of literature and learning.

Information Fluency Instruction
The Empire State Information Fluency Continuum is the Common Core aligned information fluency standards adopted by New York State. The Syracuse City School District library program bases information literacy education on these standards.Currently, the 32 Library Media Specialists are refining these standards to best meet our student's needs.

Instructional Technology Integration
Instructional technology integration is supported by the Library Media Specialist in each building. Professional development in effective instructional technology integration is provided through the partnership of Library Media Specialists and an Instructional Technology Integration Specialist.
Please contact your Library Media Specialist to schedule training for your building.

Currently available training:
SMART Notebook
SMART Response
Eno Board
Mobi Boards
Web 2.0 Tools for School
Edmodo