JISD Library Services Newsletter
Library Services Strategic Planning
Mission & Vision Statement
Thanks to a group of JISD librarians, we have started our Library Services Strategic Planning. This month, we started with our mission & vision statements. We have high aspirations for our libraries in JISD!
Thank you to Mariya Ortiz, Katrina Simmons, Claire St. Pierre, Jennifer George, and Nikki Polk for helping to create these statements!
Our Mission Statement
Just-in-Time Champion, providing resources, books, and information at the point of user’s need.
Instructional Champions providing curriculum & pedagogical expertise.
Support Champion providing collaboration & coaching for administrators, teachers, parents, & students.
Devoted Intellectual Freedom Champion (the Right to Read, Intellectual Property, digital citizenship, access to information, and privacy).
Our Vision Statement
The JISD Libraries creates equitable community spaces that foster empathy and encourage continual self-directed learning. We empower the voice of the individual and promote a society of responsible, resourceful, and discerning world citizens.
JISD Battle of the Books Update
Re-Imagined Battle of the Books 2020
Battle of the Books 2021
To see the list of titles, click HERE
JISD Library Programs in Action!
Pop-Up Library @ JHS
Lunch & Learn @ KHMS
World Read Aloud Day @ Copperfield
This month, Copperfield Librarian Nikki Polk and her 1st, 2nd, and 4th-grade classes participated in the Global Read Aloud.
First and 3rd graders listened to the story Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal. After a discussion on our names, 1st grade wrote their names in straws and 3rd grade put their name to music in Google’s Music Lab. We shared our creations on a Padlet with schools around the world.
4th grade listened to the chapter book Indian No More by Charlene Willing and Traci Sorell and reflected on chapters.
Scary Stories @ Elolf & Spring Meadows
Reading Woke @ VMHS
To learn more about Read Woke, click on the image below. Happy Reading!
Learning to Share
Vlogging in the Library by Stephanie Galvan Russell
Two of our middle school librarians, Gina Lehman from Kirby and Andrea Colwell from Kitty Hawk, attended Stephanie Galvan Russell's presentation on Vlogging in the Library, offered by Region 13's Library Services Department on October 13th. Below is a summary of what they learned.
What is Vlogging? Put simply, it’s a blog with video. There are so many ways to use this: teacher tutorials, student tutorials, library lessons, book talks, book reviews, tech tips, the list is really endless. You don’t like to be on camera? Well, as Stephanie said, students NEED to see YOU!! Vlogging is really not hard. Stephanie suggests 4 tips to think about when creating a video: 1) What will you talk about? 2) Why should anyone care? 3) Who are you talking to (talking to children is different than adults. 4) What are you going to say? You don’t need fancy software-she uses Screencastify. You do need somewhere to house the videos such as YouTube or Google Drive. She even created a Canvas Course for tutorials. Follow her on social media: @lispylibrarian.
All of our district librarians continually attend various professional development opportunities to learn new ideas and share new resources with our teachers and students.