NEISD Library Services
Week of January 20 - 23, 2015
In this Friday Focus:
- African American History Month Resources
- Librarian Professional Development
- Newly Added Professional Development
- OverDrive - Vote for the next Big Library Read
- Reminder from Technology Services
- Updates & Reminders
Tweets & News from NEISD Librarians
Bulverde Creek ES Library
Mrs. McCaffrey's third graders joined Platypus Police squad! Took the challenge, everyone read the book. Awesome! http://t.co/8Sej5qrf3K
Lee HS Library
Come check out our new library area and enter the contest to give it a great name. http://t.co/4PS3JJ0tlV
More Tweets and Posts from NEISD Librarians
African American History Month Resources
Action Required: Please add a link to the African American History Month Resources to your LibGuide.
Directions for adding a link are located on the Procedure Manual (see African American History Month Directions).
Image Source: Battle Creek CVB. Underground Railroad Sculpture. Flickr. CC BY 2.0.
Librarian Professional Development
Librarian Appraisal Role: Campus Leader - Professional Knowledge/Skills
Spring Technology Professional Development (including SMART Board, iPad, Google Apps & more)
Upcoming Library Services Professional Development (listed below and linked to Eduphoria)
Saturday, Jan. 24, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Churchill HS (Various rooms)
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 12, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 19, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Bush MS Library
Reminder: Library Services offers a variety of professional development sessions throughout the year. Librarians may enroll or unenroll for sessions in Eduphoria Workshop. Enrollment will close 48 hours in advance of sessions. After the 48 hour window, librarians must contact the session presenter or Library Services at 407-0001 to cancel enrollment.
Newly Added Professional Development
Thursday, February 5, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Northwood ES Library
Tuesday, February 10, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Oak Meadow ES Library
OverDrive - Vote for the next Big Library Read
Voting is open now and will run through February 1st.
For information about previous Big Library Read events, visit www.biglibraryread.com.
Image taken from OverDrive site
Reminder from Technology Services
When not using the Smartboard please turn off the lamp. The bulbs are very expensive. Set the projector to economy mode. Directions will be posted to the Help Desk. You may be able to ask your ITS or field tech also.
Chromebooks and Lenovos need to be used frequently to receive the updates pushed out by Network Services. New policies have been pushed out but can only be received when connected to Active Directory.
Reminders & Updates
Deadline for submitting requests for the $1,000 bond money is Jan. 30, 2015.
Please submit the allocations by choosing from the identified items on this spreadsheet.
Some titles that are ordered, ex: Harry Potter series, are only available in ePub/Kindle formats (rather than READ). When choosing these titles students will need to be made aware that they will only be able to read them through the OverDrive app. They will work fine on the Nexus tablets through the app.