TR Library

Transforming Information into Knowledge

Welcome Back!

As we begin the 2015-16 school year, let me begin by thanking each and every one of you for your dedication to our students. Every day you impact our students, sharing not only information and knowledge, but also patience and compassion. Know that the Library is here to help you and our students become better learners and smarter users of information.


Rider Pride is Alive!

In this Edition:

  • Teacher Favorites (Response Requested)
  • Library Hours
  • Library Staff
  • Scheduling Classes in the Library
  • Reserving Library Chromebooks and iPads for Your Classroom
  • Sending Students to the Library
  • What can the Library do for me?

Teacher Favorites

What's your favorite book? Click here to let us know your favorite titles, and we'll display them in the library throughout the year.

Library Hours

School Library Hours

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.


San Antonio Public Library Hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:

12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday:

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Library Staff

Scheduling Classes in the Library


  • Go to the Library Schedule page by clicking the Library Website icon on your desktop, then the Library Schedule tab.
  • Open the Library Schedule Google doc to check for availability. You must be signed into your NEISD Google account to view the schedule.
  • Complete the online form to schedule your classes.
  • You will receive an email confirmation once your classes have been added to the schedule.
  • Do not schedule classes for the Library with a substitute teacher. If you are absent on a day when you have scheduled the library, please provide the substitute with an alternative assignment in the classroom for that day.

Reserving Library Chromebooks and iPads for Your Classroom


  • Open the Library Schedule Google doc to check for availability. You must be signed into your NEISD Google account to view the schedule.
  • Click on "Chromebook/iPad Carts" tab.
  • You may schedule up to 9 weeks in advance.
  • Complete the online form for Chromebooks and iPads.

Sending Students to the Library


  • Students must have a pink school pass or a gold library pass to be admitted to the library.
  • Each student must have his/her own pass.
  • Handwritten passes will not be accepted.
  • Do not send students during the first or last 10 minutes of class.
  • No more than 5 students from each class.

What can the Library do for me?

As you settle in, you may find you need additional resources to support your curriculum, such as:


  • Print or audio visual materials
  • Technology integration
  • Inter-library loans
  • Class visits to the Library
  • Reading promotion
  • Instruction regarding research skills, digital resources, etc.



As your Librarian, my goal is not only to champion literacy but also to teach “information literacy” skills across the curriculum. Being literate in the 21st Century is not just about reading and writing and the ability to do math. It is teaching students to navigate the information superhighway safely and efficiently - to complete assignments, conduct research, find the best resources, and, of course, find the perfect books to read for pleasure.


We are partners in our students’ education, and I look forward to the coming year. I welcome the opportunity to visit with you. Please stop by the library, call, or email me if you have any questions.