Library Media Services Update

May 2016

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Office 365 Change Over - May 23rd

We have been hearing about this for months, and the day is finally here. All email and calendar events will begin to flow through Office 365 on May 23rd. I hope you have been able to become more familiar with new platform by accessing your sandbox account and can provide extra support for your campus as the district makes this important transition. I am hoping I will be able to have level library groups set up before the end of the year in Office 365, but if that doesn't happen, I will continue to put the audience level in the subject of emails as I have done in Library Announcements to help identify the intended audience. (Example: ALL: End of Year information or ELEM: Battle of the Books Awards Information etc.)

Summer Professional Learning Opportunities

AISD 2016 Summer Professional Learning Institute

AISD's 2016 Summer Professional Learning Institute will be occurring June 13-17 and August 1-5. More information will be distributed from the Professional Learning Department later this month.

While I am not submitting approval for any library specific professional development sessions to occur during the Summer Professional Learning Institute, I certainly encourage you to attend any and all sessions that interest you and that you feel will grow you professionally. Sessions are currently being designed to provide diversified opportunities that support Tier 1 and best instructional practices for all teachers in all content areas including special areas such as pe, music, arts, and libraries.

Note that it is my understanding that it will continue to be up to your principal to approve any PD sessions for exchange time for the 2016-2017 school year as it has been in the past.

Additional Important Dates to Remember:

May 5th - 4:30 p.m. - Becoming a 3d Printing Pro @ Patrick ELEM (Sign up in Eduphoria)

May 6th - 1:00 p.m. - All Level Library Professional Learning @ PDC (Sign up in Eduphoria)

May 9th - All 2nd semester book reviews due in database and to Annex 1

May 14th -9:00 a.m. - Hooked on Books ELEM Book Review (Sign up in Eduphoria)

May 16th- 4:30 p.m. - Library Advisory Board

May 18th - 5:30 p.m. - PSLA Sponsored Librarian Retirement Dinner at Furr's

May 23rd - 6:30 p.m. - TI Grant Showcase @ PDC

June 1 - 6th 6 weeks library data due