Librarians are Connected Educators

EISD Librarian roles during Remote Learning

Roles librarian play

During Remote Learning in Eanes ISD, librarians worked collaboratively with teachers and administrators to serve students in innovative ways. They supported:

  • student inquiry and research projects,
  • promoted reading through student activities
  • built accessible ebook collections
  • located free/paid resources for teachers, parents, and students
  • collaborated with teachers to create lessons and projects
  • informed teachers and parents about free access to district resources
  • created safe and welcoming digital spaces for students
  • created welcoming interactive activities for student SEL support
  • organized professional development on information and media literacy
  • attended professional development in and outside district

(meeting all Texas State Standards for Librarians)

See below for a few examples of their work during Remote Learning.

Creating Welcoming Digital Spaces

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SEL Library Events Planning - example from our Middle Schools

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Making Resources Accessible to all

Building Accessible Digital Collections

During remote learning, the librarians updated digital resource lists, evaluated and added new ebook and database products, and publicized these resources to teachers and students.
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Reading Promotion

Planning Reading Promotions

Elementary librarians met collaboratively weekly to plan a menu of activities for teachers and students each week during remote learning. Planning documents show the extent of their planning behind each weekly MENU.
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Author Visits - Virtual

Author of Black Panther, Ronald Smith, Zooming with HCMS book club
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Book Clubs for students via Zoom

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Live Zoom events for students

Book clubs, trivia, maker activities. Pictured below is a Harry Potter trivia contest!
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Summer Reading activities for students

Librarians created booklists, activities and suggested websites for students for Summer Reading!
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Supporting Information Literacy and Research

Elementary units connected with ebooks

Two Day Summer Media Literacy workshop

Supporting Parents and Community

Librarians are here to support EISD Instructional Goals!

During remote learning, Librarians attended PLC and team meetings frequently, planned with individual teachers, created screencasts to support teachers with remote learning tools, did weekly reading promotion planning, spoke to classes, purchased and organized ebook and database collections to help support the classroom, found open access titles for literature classes, attended and participated with classes, held library open houses and coffees for teachers and students, and attended Texas Library Association virtual conference as well as other virtual PD activities, and much more. They are here to support literacy and instruction for all.

Librarians at Weekly Zoom meetings

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