TREC News

November 2021

a publication of the Education Service Center Region 11

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Reminders

How is it already November? We are so thankful for all of our wonderful TREC members and appreciate the opportunity we have to support you and your work. Here are a few helpful reminders for November.


  • Make sure all patrons are accessing the library Destiny page through Destiny Discover.
  • Check to see if students and teachers are able to log in to Destiny. They will need a username and password to be able to log in.
  • Watch November's TREC Talks webinar recording for helpful information regarding access levels and district settings.

Welcome to New TREC Members!

We are excited to have two new TREC members! As a state-wide consortium, we serve and support 146 districts/schools systems all over the state. In the last few months, we have had a few new members join us, including


  • Bridgeport ISD (Region 11)
  • Rio Hondo ISD (Region 1)


If you know a district or school system that would benefit from joining our consortium, please have them reach out to us.

Professional Learning Opportunities

TREC Webinars & Trainings

TREC Talks is a monthly webinar that we offer our TREC members. The topics vary from month to month. If you are not able to attend the live session, we encourage you to go ahead and register if you are interested in the topic. We will send the recording of the webinar to all who registered. We have added the slide deck from our last TREC Talks below.


We will not have a TREC Talks in December and will see everyone in January!


If you have topic recommendations, please submit them below.

Topic Suggestions Form

Please complete this form with any topics you would like to see covered in future TREC Talks.

Follett Community

The Follett Community has a plethora of information for Library & Resource Manager users. From scheduled webinars, to archived recordings, to a new self-paced learning program. If you haven't visited Follett Community recently, go check it out!
Follett Community website

More Learning Opportunities!

ESC Region 11 TexQuest Sessions

Nov 16th - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Digital Resources for K-5
Nov 17th - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Math & Science Dynamic Duo (6-12)
Follett Community offers several webinars each month related to Library and Resource Manager. There are live webinars as well as many archived webinars on topics of interest. If you register to attend, they will send you the link and resources after the live webinar. Here are some upcoming webinars:

eBooks Available Through TREC

TREC LightBox Multi-User eBooks

Each district received 300 interactive multi-user nonfiction eBooks that can be accessed in Destiny Discover. If your students are not using Destiny Discover, they are missing out on these fabulous books!


Not sure how to get to Destiny Discover? Go to Catalog -> Destiny Discover.

Don't Forget about BrainHive eBooks

As part of your TREC membership, you have access to approximately 350 eBooks that are appropriate for elementary students. To access these eBooks, visit www.brainhive.com and log in as a student. Search for TREC elem and then use the generic login. If you are unsure about the login information, email sford@esc11.net.

Need Help?

Help Desk Ticket System

The TREC Help Desk System enables us to meet our members' Destiny needs in an effective and efficient manner. Here are some reminders that will help us help you:


  • Submit your issue or question through the help desk system.
  • Please include as much detail as possible so that we are able to get started on resolving your issue quickly.
  • Ask your Technology team to make sure that trec@esc11.net is whitelisted in your district. This will prevent responses from being caught in your district SPAM filter.
  • Check your SPAM filter if you are awaiting a response.

ESC Region 11 Library Services News

An added benefit of being a TREC member is being able to attend any ESC Region 11 Library session. The November newsletter below lists some sessions that you are welcome to attend. These sessions will be presented via Zoom.

District Contact Information Changes

If you have had changes in personnel in your district that impact TREC services, please update the information on the form below. We want to make sure we have the correct contacts for both Library Manager and Resource Manager so that we can ensure that everyone is staying up to date and receiving relevant information. If you have had changes in your district, please have someone complete the form below for your district.
TREC District Contact Information

Please list the name and email address for each Destiny product you have. These products include Library Manager, Resource Manager, and Textbook Manager.

Stay Connected

Your TREC Team

The TREC Team is here to support you! If you have questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out.


To ensure that we have the necessary information to resolve your issue, please use the Help Desk Ticket System. A link to the TREC Help Desk should be on the homepage of your library's website. If you are unable to find it, let us know, and we will add it for you.

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