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Basics

How do I:
  • get an account on the LSYC website?
    1. Click on the Register link in the upper right.
    2. Type in your user name. We recommend that you use your full name (ex. Jane Doe) so you will be easily identifiable in the directory, which is only visible to registered users.
    3. Type in your email address.
    4. Add any other information you would like to share. The directory is default sorted by state, so including at least your home state is recommended.
    5. If you belong to any organizationsl (ALA, ACA, CEA, etc.), type one in each affiliation box. You can add more than two affiliations by clicking the Add another item button.
    6. If you work in/with a facility and the facility has already been added to the facility directory, you can enter the first few letters in the facility box. Wait while the system pulls up suggestions, then select the appropriate facility. If your facility does not appear, you will need to add it to the facility directory.
    7. Complete the word verification (there is a link for an audio option for accessibility).
    8. Press the create new account button.
    9. An email will be sent to your email address to complete the registration process. This is to avoid spammers accessing our individual directory.
    10. Next time you visit the site, log-in using the link in the upper right.
  • become an approved author for the LSYC website?
    1. Only members of the Library Services for Youth in Custody organization may become authors on the LSYC website. See the directions for becoming a member below.
    2. Once you have submitted the membership form, please allow up to one week for your membership and author approval to be processed. There's only one person on the membership committee and he's a busy guy!
  • become a member of the Library Services to Youth in Custody (LSYC) organization?
    1. fill out the Library Services for Youth in Custody membership form.
    2. No other organizational membership or specific form of employment or credentials are required for LSYC membership. We accept everyone with an interest in the area. There are no dues, no attendance requirements, and no required time commitment unless you chose to join a committee.

Directories

How do I:
  • add a facility to the facility directory?
    1. First, make sure you are logged in (in the upper right).
    2. Click on the Facility Directory link [in the big purple box]
    3. The default sort on the list is by state. Find your state and make sure the facility is not already in the directory.
    4. Click the Add Content link in the upper right.
    5. Select Facility from the list to open the form. Only the name of the facility is required, but add as much information as you like.
    6. The facility's parent organization is the larger system which runs the facility or licenses the facility. So, if you are a local school district teacher who works in a Nevada Juvenile Justice Services facility, you would enter NV Juvenile Justice Servivces, not the name of your school district.
    7. Pre-adjudication means a youth has been arrested or charged with a crime but is still awaiting the outcome of their case. Post-adjudication means a youth who is serving a sentence as the outcome of their case.
    8. Things to put in the notes field include facility gender (co-ed, male, female), who provides library services if it is an outside organization, who provides educational services if it is an outside organization, average length of stay, or anything else you'd like to add.
    9. If you would like to add a photo (and you have permission to do so, you can browse to the photo file and upload it to the facility page.
    10. Press Save to add the facility to the directory.
  • make my name show up as the staff for a facility?
    1. Click on your user name in the upper right of the screen to bring up your profile.
    2. Click the Edit tab.
    3. Scroll down to the Facility section.
    4. Enter the first few letters of the facility's name. The system will pull up suggestions of facilities which match those letters.
    5. Select the appropiate facility from the list.
    6. Click the Save button to save your change.

Book Lists

How do I:
  • add a book to the book lists?
  1. Click on the Add Content button in the upper right.
  2. Click on the tab for ISBN book by lookup.
  3. Enter the book's ISBN and click Search.
  4. If you are lucky, the ISBN will pull up a book cover image as well. If it doesn't, see the directions below for adding a cover image.
  5. Generally, the information isn't pulled exactly the way we want it, so you will need to do a few edits. Change the author to last name, first name; remove the location from the publisher line and change the publishing date to just the year.
  6. If you know furthur information, please add it. Add the age level in terms of interest and content and the available formats.
  7. Add the appropriate reading level. We currently use 4 levels -- emergent, early, transitional, and fluent; see this correlation chart for help determining levels.
  8. Check off any potentially problematic content contained within the book. Checking off these categories indicates ONLY that the topic is convered in the book, not that the coverage is problematic. So, for example, if the book includes mention of illegal drugs, whether that mention is positive, negative, or neutral, you would still check off the box for "drugs".
  9. Add any notes, reviews, or links to reviews on other sites to the notes section.
  10. Select which lists the books should appear on. [Don't see the list name you are looking for? Email the webmaster to create a new list title at tadhg_c@cde.state.co.us
  11. Click the save button at the bottom of the page.
  • add a book to the book lists when the ISBN doesn't work (i.e. when you receive a "didn't find any results" error in the above instructions)?
    1. Click on the Add Content button in the upper right.
    2. Choose the 2nd option, "Create Book Lists."
    3. Add the title, author (last name, first name), publisher, and publication date; then add the age level in terms of interest & content, and the available formats.
    4. Add the appropriate reading level. We currently use 4 levels -- emergent, early, transitional, and fluent; see this correlation chart for help determining levels.
    5. Check off any potentially problematic content contained within the book. Checking off these categories indicates ONLY that the topic is covered in the book, not that the coverage is problematic. So, for example, if the book includes mention of illegal drugs, whether that mention is positive, negative, or neutral, you would still check off the box for "drugs".
    6. Add any notes, reviews, or links to reviews on other sites to the notes section.
    7. Select which lists the books should appear on. [Don't see the list name you are looking for? Email the webmaster to create a new list at tadhg_c@cde.state.co.us
    8. Click the save button at the bottom of the page.
  • add a cover image to a book record?
    1. Go find a cover image and save it to your desktop (scan, find one on the internet, whatever works for you).
    2. Find the book record by searching or by clicking on the Book List tab, opening the appropriate book list and finding the book on the list.
    3. Once you've opened the book's record, click on the Edit tab.
    4. Under Cover Image, click the Browse button.
    5. Browse to the cover file you have saved and select it.
    6. Click the upload button.
    7. Click the Save button at the bottom of the page.
    8. Discussions

      How do I:
    • create a new discussion topic?

    Resource Pages

    How do I:
    • create a new page in the Resources section?
    • create a link from one page to another in the Resources section?

    Miscellaneous

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