Library Services ESC11

Upcoming Events and News to Share 2018-19 year

Great things are happening at your Region 11 ESC and we are here to support your library program

Welcome to ESC 11 Library Services, my library "tribe"! I am looking forward to meeting you and truly hope you will make it to our professional development sessions so we can make each other's acquaintance.

Follow ESC 11 Lib Services @esc11libserv or my Twitter @lib2tell, join our fabulous Facebook group Lib2Tell (it's a closed PLN group, so ask to join),follow the Smore here, and be sure to check out the upcoming events.

Karen E. Smith

ESC Region 11 Library Services Consultant, former elementary librarian, high school librarian and educator for over 20 years in several surrounding districts.

Current chair elect for TLA district 7, on TLA advocacy committee, AASL crosswalk committee, 2020 TLA ProCo, and part of TLA, ALA, AASL, TASLA, North TX Library Directors PLN, and on my hometown Grapevine Public Library Board.

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TREC Members Follett Updates and Features Training and BrainHive

Monday, Sep. 17th, 8am-4pm

1451 South Cherry Lane

White Settlement, TX

Fall 2018 TREC Follett and BrainHive Training Day - 013091

Come spend the day learning all about how to maximize use of Follett Destiny and Brain Hive resources included in your TREC membership. We will discuss updates, answer questions, and go over features such as Collections and the new audiobook format. This training is for TREC members only.
Click HERE to register

Design Thinking (in Makerspaces) Across the Curriculum

Monday, Oct. 22nd, 9am to Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 3pm

1451 South Cherry Lane

White Settlement, TX

Design Thinking: The Whys and Hows of Incorporating across the Curriculum - 013232

Join us during the STEAM Carnival to explore the aspects of design thinking and how it can be incorporated in all subjects. We will spend the morning looking at data, discussing ideas, and participating in our own design thinking activity. The afternoon will be to enjoy the carnival and see all the ways design thinking is utilized in the student showcases, carnival activities, and special guests presenting exhibits at the carnival.
Click HERE to register for Oct 22
Click HERE to register for Oct 23

North Texas Library Expo: ESC 10, 11, Irving ISD, Richardson ISD, Plano ISD collaboration

Saturday, Oct. 27th, 8am-2pm

4601 North MacArthur Boulevard

Irving, TX

North Texas Library Expo 2018 - 013204

Join us for a new day for the North Texas Library Expo, powered by Irving ISD, Richardson ISD, Plano ISD, ESC Region 10, and ESC Region 11. The Expo will have featured keynote speakers, breakout sessions, vendors, Google certification prep, a mini-maker fair, and more! This will be held at Jack Singley Academy, Irving ISD, 4601 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75038, NOT THE ESC. For more information, check out the official NTX Library Expo site at
Click HERE to register

Library Engagement Through Collaboration (Two part workday)

Thursday, Nov. 1st, 8:30am-4pm

1451 South Cherry Lane

White Settlement, TX

Eradicate student Boredom, Give Them a Stage, Not Just a Desk.

Don’t give students another boring PowerPoint full of factoids. Instead, learn techniques on how to engage students in their learning! No more same thing every year, it’s time to mix it up! Learn how to create relationships in and out of student groups, create exciting learning through exploration (think digital breakout edu) and other great ways for students to collaborate with each other. Leave with ideas to implement in your next lesson right away!

(Naomi Bates presenting.)

Best Book Binging: for clubs, classes, and collaborations!

Spend the afternoon learning about new titles and ideas on how to incorporate them in your program. Whether it is for a book club idea, a classroom read aloud, a collaboration across the curriculum, or just to recommend to that kiddo wanting a perfect fit book, let Naomi and Karen guide you to some of their favorite picks and ideas for use. Come binge on the best with us and leave full of ideas!

SAVE THE DATE! Registration to come soon!

ESC Region 11 Library iCon 2019

Thursday, Jan. 24th 2019 at 8am-4pm

1451 South Cherry Lane

White Settlement, TX

Formerly the Lib2Tell Conference, changed to reflect the Library iCon mindset of our region 11 librarians, save the date! More info soon!

TexQuest MiniConference for ESC Reg11

Tuesday, Feb. 26th 2019 at 8am-4pm

1212 Bolivar Street

Denton, TX

This year we are moving the TexQuest training to Denton (last year we held in HEB). More info to come. Save the date!

North Texas Teen Book Festival EDUCATOR DAY

Friday, March 22nd 2019 at 7:30am-4:30pm

500 West Las Colinas Boulevard

Irving, TX

Save the date! More info soon as I get it!