March Media Madness

(or is it Mania?)

But Wait, There's More....Summer of eLearning, That Is

I have attended many of the past summer of eLearning events. They are always very worthwhile and inexpensive or even free! You can see the complete listing here. They are held across the state primarily during June & July. If you would like to know about any of the keynotes, I have seen most of them. I would particularly recommend George Couros and Kevin Honeycutt.

IMLEA Fall Conference "Connect in the Middle" September 26, 2016 -Proposals Now Being Accepted

This year's conference will be held at the Sheraton at Keystone at the Crossing. The last IMLEA conference had nearly 500 attendees. Proposals to present are now being accepted through April 4. I am sure that there are individuals or teams at Creston that have much to share. Please let me know if you have any questions. I have been involved with IMLEA for many years; they are the main proponents for middle level education in our state.

Spring Book Fair, March 14-18 in LGI Room

Our next fair will be held in the LGI room the week before spring break. We will be open during school hours and on the evenings of March 16 and 17. Language arts teachers will have the opportunity to bring classes for a preview. As always, we extend a 10% discount for staff. You can see more about it on our book fair webpage.

Free Access to Britannica and ImageQuest until the End of School; Great for Science & Social Studies and Other Research

Students and staff have free access to Britannica and its thousands of articles, and the accompanying database "ImageQuest" of over 3 million images. I have demonstrated this to classes as they visit the library for checkout, and highlighted its support for science and social studies in particular. If you have any questions (and would like to know the username and password) please let me know. I have posted them within Google Classroom for students.

March Book Madness

Basketball isn't the only thing with brackets! There are even book trailers for the titles. We have all of the middle level books from the brackets in our collection (although they are often checked out!)

Through Friday, students can vote to help determine the seedings for the brackets, and voting starts next week. I will once again be posting the brackets on the media center windows.

You can see all of the titles, and the map of participants (yes, we're underneath all of that) on the March Book Madness Weebly.

Author Visit April 14: John David Anderson

Anderson's books are among our top-circulated books in the media center this year. In addition to his visit during the day, we will have an evening event with him in attendance, plus a storyteller, crafts, and other activities.
Big image

Wonder What Types of Books are Most Popular in Our Library?

Big image
And how do all of these books make it back on the shelves, ready to be checked out again? Mrs. Meid and Mrs. O take care of all of it, often after school.