LIS Update 9/30/2019

October Meeting Pre-Meeting Video

LIS October Meeting

  • The next LIS Meeting is October 9, 2019, at the Administration Building in the Board room. The meeting is from 8am-3pm. Come early to visit with friends as Tracee Grigsby will be starting the meeting off with our coaching training.
  • The snack patrol for the meeting is: Hearne, Heflin, Hicks, Holmquist, Kerr, and Holub .
  • I have already enrolled everyone in the meeting in Eduphoria.

Hospitality Fund

If you would like to participate in our Hospitality Fund, please send your dues to Terry Kahn at Smith or bring dues to the October meeting. Dues are $20 and will be used for cards and plants for births, marriages, retirements and other life events for department members. We had quite a few events last year and we have run through our remaining Hospitality funds.

Name and Phone Corrections and Updates

Please update your LIS Phone List and Pictorial Roster with these updates/corrections.
  • Montserrat Duron has replaced Lesslie Gonzalez as one of the Library aides at Hastings HS.
  • Krystal Baines is the new Library aide at Mata IS.
  • Correct name of Library aide at Youngblood is: Xavier Ocampo
  • Correct phone extension for Agnes Lam (Miller IS Aide) is: 24250
  • Correct phone extension for Jacqueline Hunt (Youens ES LIS) is: 23510

Donor's Choose

A terrific source of funds for many library projects is Donor's Choose.

Even better, projects $1,000 or less posted during the month of October from schools in the 77411 and 77072 zip code areas, are eligible to be funded by Chevron through the Chevron Fuel Your School Program.

Don't miss out on this opportunity! Also, if your project includes technology, make sure to get approval for the project from the Alief ISD Technology Department prior to submitting with Donor's Choose.

Fall LIS Professional Development

There are five Fall LIS Professional Development sessions remaining. The sessions are all linked in Eduphoria and are scheduled for 10/19, 10/26, 11/9. The session that was added is: Destiny - I Need Help with That.

All sessions count for Alief ISD Professional Development credit for the 2019-2020 PD year.

Library Events (Extended Hours, Book Fairs, Author Visits, and more)

Please send me an e-mail with your dates/times for any and all library events so they can be added to the Library Department Calendar. These events include, but are not limited to: extended hours, book fairs, author visits.

Digital Learning Conference

The Region 4 Digital Learning Conference is scheduled for December 10, 2019 and registration is now open. Learn the latest digital tools and strategies to engage K-12 students. Get empowered with breakout sessions on makerspace, gamification, coding, STEM, Google, computer science and much more! Check this website for more details:

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