LMS Weekly Reminder

Upcoming Task and Dates to Remember for this Week.

Book Domino Chain World Record

THIS WEEK- April 7-11

  • April 8th- CANCELED Rescheduled for May 12th
    HS BOB Book Selection Meeting
  • April 10th- Inventory and Mentee Training -
    This is a combined meeting. If you would like a refresher course on conducting an inventory at your school please attend.
    LOCATION: Allen Middle School Media Center
  • April 11th- BOB Regional Competition
    Go Northwest Middle

eBook Updates

Thank you in advance for all of your hard work. Please strictly follow the instructions emailed to you earlier. It is important that the files are named correctly and shared correctly in order to process the orders properly.

Your lists are DUE on or before April 29th (If you do not submit your list through the TitleWave account by 5:00 on April 29th, you will lose this funding opportunity.)

Look for specific email tomorrow with attached instructions. If you want more information on how to create and share your list, sign up for one of the sessions listed below.

Do you need help navigating TitleWave to develop and share your eBook order ?


We will be offering time TOMORROW and Next Tuesday for anyone that wants to get help and tips developing your 20 multiuser/unlimited copy list in TitleWave. Due to schedule issues we are only available to offer training tomorrow of this week and Tuesday of next week.

There are 4 different options for both days. (Click the link and choose only 1 to attend)

*2:00 *3:00 * 4:00 *5:00

If you are interested in coming to one of these opportunities please click here:

Roadmap 2 Reading- What's Next?

Since it is School Library Month -The new district reading incentive program will be announced later this month.

What I can tell you:

  • It will no longer be called Roadmap2 Reading
  • You will received specific details once the principals have been informed.
  • It will still require us to enter minutes read by students each month.


  • · To continue to encourage all GCS students to read at least 20 minutes per day for 20 days a month.
  • · To simplify and streamline the literacy message and unify the multiple literacy efforts across the district.
  • · To promote community involvement in the district's literacy efforts, through community reader days and book donation opportunities.
  • · To create more frequent incentives for students to reach throughout the year.


  • · 20 minutes of time spent reading is a powerful way to build vocabulary and increase overall literacy
  • · Building a love of reading will support other academic areas and better prepare children for increased workloads in college

Poet Laureate Events

Jen Worrells did a wonderful job organizing the Poet Laureate Writers workshop this weekend.

There are 17 High Schools participating in the Poet Laureate Contest this year. This past Saturday, 11 poets gathered for a writer’s workshop and reading that took place at the Greensboro Public Library.

Other events include:

  • Monday, April 28, 6 pm – Poetry and Pizza at Central Library, 219 North Church Street - *All finalists invited to attend
    Poet Sarah Lindsay will provide a workshop / Q &A for all Poet Contestants. All attendees are encouraged to participate in the Teen Poetry Reading to follow at 7:30. (RSVP)

  • Monday, April 28, 7:30 pm – Monday Night Poetry – Teen Night at Central Library, 219 North Church Street - *All finalists invited to attend
Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School

Dates to Remember

  • April 12th- BOE education Meeting Attendance for BOB Winning Schools
    CLICK HERE to verify the number of students that will be attending the BOE meeting on the 29th to recognize our BOB winners.
  • April 17th- YA Lit Final Edmodo Submission DUE Date
  • April 17th- Special Program Media Specialist Reception
    offered by Barnes and Nobles

    Market Your Media Center Like a Bookstore

    Time: 4:30 pm Location: Barnes and Nobles

  • April 20th - Elementary BOB List Feedback Form DUE
    CLICK HERE to access the form to offer feedback
  • April 23rd- World Book Night USA
  • April 24th- District AMTR Meeting-
    Location: Lindley Elementary Auditorium Time: 4:00-6:00
  • April 28th - HS BOB Book Selection Meeting (Part 1)
    Room 104 Washington Street Time: 4:00
  • April 29th- Board of Education 6:00 Eugene Street
    -BOB Recognition (Placing teams please have students in lobby at 6:00)
  • -Media Specialist of the Year Recognition
    -National School Library Month GASL Board of Education Presentation
    -Poet Laureate Recognitions at BOE meeting

Everyone please come out and show your support! Let's make it a night for school libraries at all levels.

PLEASE CLICK HERE to let us know if you will be able to be there.

  • May 12th- Rescheduled- HS BOB Book Selection Meeting (Part 2)
    Room 300 Washington Street Time: 4:00

Engaging African American Male Readers

Great article shared by Curriculum and Instruction.
CLICK HERE to access the article.

Check out this great resource recommended by Effie McMillian. It has wonderful suggestions of books to engage the African American Male population.

CLICK HERE to access.


WiseOwl and EBSCO will be presenting two Webinars covering WiseOwl resources for secondary science, social studies, and language arts teachers. The Science Reference Center will be covered on Tuesday, April 8th at 3:30 pm. The Literary Reference Center and Points of View databases will be addressed on Wednesday, April 9th at 3:30 pm. Both Webinars will be available as archives for those who cannot participate live. Information and registration available at http://www.ncwiseowl.org/1.htm – questions may be addressed to Dan Sparlin (dan.sparlin@dpi.nc.gov).

Author Visit At Dudley April 9th

You are cordially invited to attend the Annual Author Visit at Dudley High School in the Media Center on Wednesday, April 9. Dr. Pamela Garland will discuss her book titled, "The Mask I Wear to Hide the Pain I Bear". The book focuses on her personal experiences with human trafficking.

There will be two sessions.

  • Session one will begin promptly at 9:30
  • Session two will be at 10:40.

At the conclusion of session two, there will be a book signing in the media center.

Instructional Technology and Innvoation April Newsletter

Our WONDERFUL Instructional Technology and Innovation Team of Pam James and Sabrina Jenkins has created videos to walk you through the use of Office 365, Web Apps, and using SkyDrive. Click Here to access instructional Video's.

If you would like to learn more, this month the team will continue to offer Office 365, Web Apps & OneDrive (formerly known as SkyDrive) training for all users. Click here for a full list of classes and more details.

CLICK HERE to access their April Newsletter

REMEMBER: Please share this information with your staff.

GREAT NEWS! If you attend at least 3 instructional courses throughout the year you will now receive credit. (Please share with staff.)

Library Media Services

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