LMS Weekly Reminder

Upcoming Task and Dates to Remember for this Week.

Happy Earth Day!

THIS WEEK- April 21-25

  • 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 26th- Discovery Ed face-to-face DEN Spring Virtual Conference!
    Location: 501 W. Washington Street. Time: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM EST

Don't Forget- AMTR District Meeting Thursday

Special thanks to Robin Hardy for hosting our meeting.
Date: Thursday April 24th- District AMTR Meeting-
Location: Lindley Elementary Auditorium
Time: 4:00-6:00

Address: 2007 Camden Road, Greensboro


You have 2 options for parking.

  • You may park on Camden or Northridge. Northridge has a bigger lot. You will walk up the steps and around the building and come in the ramp door. Make a right and the auditorium is on the left.

  • If you park on Camden, you will use the ramp door as well.

What you should bring:

  • Highlighter
  • Pen

We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Community Reader Day!

If you are interested in more information or would like to learn how to get involved in community reading programs in GCS, contact Nora Shoptaw shoptan@gcsnc.com
Community Reader Day

Dates to Remember

  • 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 8th- Destiny 12 Webinar 1:00
    CLICK HERE to register
  • May 12th- Rescheduled- HS BOB Book Selection Meeting (Part 2)
    Room 300 Washington Street Time: 4:00

eBook Orders DUE APRIL 29th

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.


  • that you NAME your list correctly when you create it in TitleWave

- List 1- School Name Multi eBook 2014 - spaces are fine (20 titles)

- List 2- School Name Cultural eBooks 2014- spaces are fine (9 titles)

  • that you SHARE your list correctly

- (Share with username: multiebook2014- no spaces)

  • Only choose Unlimited or Interactive titles

GCS Reads 20

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED- Principals should be informed in early May.
Guilford County Schools challenges students to read 20 minutes per day. Schools will be eligible to be named a “GCS Reads 20 School of the Month” if students read at least 350 minutes per month.

  • · Principals will be informed in early May.
  • · Please make plans to promote and continue to collect minutes to submit at the end of each month.


  • · Media Specialist will be expected to promote the program at their school and collect minutes each month to be submitted on the existing SharePoint site.
    (It currently says R2R, but the information will be transferred so please enter info at the link below.)
  • · http://portal.gcsnc.net/r2r/SitePages/Home.aspx

Poet Laureate Events

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

Congratulations JT!

GCS Employee of the Month-April 2014

Discovery Ed

Discovery Education and Guilford County Schools are pleased to invite you to the DEN Spring Virtual Conference! The VirtCon is a free professional learning event for educators to learn effective ways to integrate digital media into their instructional prac:ces while providing an opportunity to network and collaborate. This unique conference offers multi-platform participation with sessions broadcast online and in-person. Please join us at a face-to-face DEN Spring Virtual Conference!

Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014

Time: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM EST

Location: 501 W. Washington Street, Greensboro, NC 27401

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Prizes will be given and a special prize to those who bring a friend!

To register, please visit: links.discoveryeduca@on.com/GuilfordVirtCon

For more information, please visit: http://virtconlive.com

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

Have a wonderful week!

Remember: If you would like text reminders about media services events text @mediaspe to (469)275-4562

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Employee of the Month
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