Friday Focus

NEISD Library Services

Week of April 20 - 23, 2015

In this Friday Focus:

  • NEISD Librarian TLA Chat (storified)
  • Library Annual Report (Action Item)
  • Opportunities to Grow Your Professional Knowledge & Skills
  • Britannica Image Quest Trial (Reposted)
  • New Library Services Clerk
  • Reminders & Updates

TLA Chat - Click Below

Library Annual Report - Action Item

Action Item

An email was sent at 5:00 p.m. on April 17 which included links to directions and statistics for the Library Annual Report. The report must be completed by May 1 at 5:00 p.m.

Once the report is completed, please email Kim Green. The report will be reviewed, published, and linked to the Library Welcome page under the 2013-14 report.

Directions for Completing Library Annual Report

Library Annual Report Stats for 2014-2015

Opportunities to Grow Your Professional Knowledge & Skills

Librarian Appraisal - Campus Leader Role

Please review some of the following opportunities to present your professional knowledge and skills.

While there were many wonderful sessions at TLA 2015, my thoughts were that NEISD librarians are "already doing that" and my question was, "Why aren't they presenting?"


It’s already time to start planning for the 2016 Conference. The Texas Association of School Librarians invites all interested members to submit conference program proposals. The 2016 TLA Conference will be held in Houston, April 19-22, 2016. The 103rd conference theme is Open Libraries- Open Opportunities.

Please complete this form below to submit your proposal to Renee Dyer ( by May 8, 2015. You will be notified of your acceptance status by July 31, 2015.

Submit to Present at TCEA 2016

Do you have a technology integration tool, innovative teaching process, or best practice learning strategy you'd like to share with other educators? Submit to present at TCEA 2016 today. A careful review process selects the best of the best presentations. Being selected as a TCEA presenter showcases you as a leader in education. Share your strengths and submit today.

ESC-20 Library Resource Roundup 2015

Look for submission information soon!

Britannica Image Quest Trial (Reposted)

Library Services has set up a trial for Britannica Image Quest. The trial expires on June 1, 2015. This resource is being considered for purchase by Library Services for the 2015-2016 school year, and your feedback will be solicited in early May.

During the trial you may add an Image Quest icon / link to the right side of your Library Resources page:

Procedure Manual>LibGuides>LibGuides Basics>Campus Icons and Links

The home use username and password are the same as existing library resources.

New Library Service Clerk

Welcome to Lisa Hastings, our new LS clerk! Lisa comes to us most recently from Incarnate Word High School and before that she was the Stahl Library Assistant. You all will get a chance to meet Lisa at the May EOY PDs.

Reminders & Updates

Battle of the Books

May 21, 2015 at Wetmore ES

Save the Date

September 18, 2015

22nd Annual ESC-20 Library Resource Roundup 2015

"Picture Yourself"

TLA Tech Camp - MakerSpaces

Follow Colleen Graves blog at

Build Something Bold - SLJ & Lego Project Based Learning Instruction

Nominations close April 30, 2015

CRMS Library Materials Pick-up (Reposted)

The CRMS Manager requests that books and other media be packed in separate boxes for pick-up. The vendor is now charging NEISD to process boxes that have mixed media (books and other materials).

Please send separate forms when requesting pickup; one form for books, another for all other media (tapes, DVDs, etc). Indicate the type of media in the comment section of the form.