Sunset Valley Library Newsletter


Meet Your New Librarian

Hello Sunset Valley Elementary,

I am your new librarian, Mr. Dusing. I graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio with a bachelor of arts in Spanish, anthropology, and Latin American studies in 2007. I am currently enrolled at the University of North Texas in a library science master’s program with a school library certification. I have been a classroom teacher for 10 years, and I am thrilled to begin my career as a librarian with you this year. I am passionate about literacy (obviously!) and social justice as well as intellectual freedom and equitable access in the field of library science. I like books about fantasy and science fiction and my favorite authors are Neil Gaiman (The Graveyard Book) and Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). I am excited to share my reading life and ideas with you this year!

Library Usage

General Statistics

Class days: 9

Classes seen: 23

New adult accounts created: 2

Circulation: 222

New titles processed: 177

Collaboration and Instructional Units

-Meet the Teacher pinhole projector eclipse viewer maker activity

-5th grade eclipse lesson and pinhole projector maker activity

-The Curious Garden by Peter Brown to inspire hopes and dreams for the school year from Responsive Classroom for all students

Coming Up in September

9/7 Back to School Night- Stop by the library to register for an adult library account and make an origami book corner bookmark!

9/29 SVE Kid's Lit Book Club- First meeting at Radio Coffee on Manchaca at 4pm. We will be discussing Lemons by Melissa Savage (and any other titles to share). Faculty, staff, parents, and community members, ALL ARE WELCOME!

In the library we will be learning: how Guidelines for Success in the library will help us achieve our hopes and dreams for the year, how to look for books using the online catalog, how to check out books, and how to take care of our books.