LIS Update 2/18/2019

Inventory & Monthly Reports

Make sure to continue working on your partial inventory. There have been several great tips posted on Schoology. Caroline also e-mailed about a very helpful solution. The stated deadline for the partial inventory completion is the end of February.

Also remember to work on your monthly reports. There will be another Monthly Report MakerSpace Challenge drawing during the March LIS Monthly Meeting.

NBC Learn Database

For a few years we have had access to the video streaming database NBC Learn via Schoology.

The content in this database can now be accessed outside of Schoology as well. There are directions for how to do this both in the LIS Group>Resources>Digital Resources>NBC Learn folder and below.

  • On campus: Navigate to while connected to the school’s network. You should then see “Welcome, Alief ISD” in the upper right hand corner. Click on ‘Register Now,’ which allows you to create a personal account that allows you to access from anywhere!
  • Off campus: Navigate to, click ‘Sign In’ and log in using the credentials you created.
  • You can also access NBC Learn via Schoology.

Spring Professional Development Sessions

April 13, 2019 / 8:00-11:30

Destiny: I Need More Help With That!

April 13, 2019 / 12:45-4:15

Lesson Planning and Collaboration Utilizing Destiny Discover

May 18, 2019 / 8:00-11:30

Robust Digital Resource and Information Resources

May 18, 2019 / 12:45-4:15

Getting Social: Beyond the Twitter Basics

February 22nd Destiny Trainings

There are two different Destiny trainings on February 22. Since the trainings will be conducted by an Follett trainer, both sessions have strict seating limits set by Follett.

The morning session (Advanced Destiny Training) is a repeat of the major topics that were covered in the October 22, 2018, Advanced Destiny training. The participants for this session should only be librarians who were not at the October Destiny training.

The afternoon session (Advanced Destiny Training Part Two) builds on the information and training from October 22, 2018, Advanced Destiny Training. The participants for this session should only be librarians who were at the October Destiny training.

7 Habits in 2019 and 2020

Below are the dates for the 7 Habits sessions that have been scheduled for the remainder of 2019 and the beginning of 2020. The Professional Development Department says all these sessions are posted in Eduphoria.

June 4-5

September 11-12

October 15-16

November 12-13

January 14-15

*Due to summer scheduling issues, the Professional Development Department has decided not to proceed with the July 2019 session.

TeenBookCon Needs Volunteers

TeenBookCon (that one where Laurie Halse Anderson and Angie Thomas are keynotes)... is in need of volunteers.

The TeenBookCon website is and here's the Volunteer Link.

New LIS Interest Meeting

UH Clear Lake will be holding two School of Library and Information Sciences Masters Program interest meetings on February 21, 2019. The first meeting will be at 4 pm and the second meeting will be at 5:30 pm. The meetings will be at the Administration Building in the Board Room.

If you know of people on your campus who are interested in becoming librarians, please let them know about these interest meetings.