📚The Library Lowdown
January, 2021 Issue 9
Happy New Year!
New Ebooks and Audiobooks Coming!
I hope you all had a wonderful, restful holiday! I have some great news to kickstart 2021! I applied for and received a Eugene Education Foundation grant to purchase more ebooks and audiobooks for our district! This is so exciting as our ebook and audiobook offerings are very minimal as it consists only what I could find for free. I am in the process of purchasing the books and will let you know as soon as they are available to our students. If your students do not know how to access Sora (our ebook and audiobook collection), you can either show them this video or invite me to your class and I'd be happy to show them.
Once the books become available I will be creating book talks and sharing them in the Weekly Library Connection. Keep an eye out for those.
Thank you EEF!!
4J Virtual Field Trips Update: New Link!
I have a great line-up for the new year and some changes as well. We will kick-off January with a visit to the Eugene Science Center on the 6th followed by the first of a three-part series on conservation and waste when we visit BRING on the 13th. This series will continue with another visit in February to the waste management center and in March to the landfill. I'm so excited to share this process with our students. On January 20th we will visit Wildlife Safari and we will conclude the month with a visit to the Eugene Water Treatment plant on January 27th.
This slide will be updated as more trips are scheduled and I'll also add field trip recordings. You can click to slide two to see field trips from November and December. Please note the Cascades Raptor Center has generously allowed us to post the recording of their session with us, but only for a limited time. This recording will have to be taken down by January 20th (they usually charge for their education field trips).
In an effort to accommodate our DHH students and resolve other issues, we are switching to a Zoom Webinar. The new link, ID, and passcode can be found on the updated Virtual Field Trip slide here. Please share it with your students to ensure they have the updated meeting information. Thank you!
Please note, book titles will be added to collections only when the title is available in most school library collections. If you click on the link to the book it will take you to Adam's Elementary Destiny Discover, as that is where I conducted the search. If you want to see if your school has the title, you will need to ensure you are on your school's Destiny Discover page and conduct a search for the title.
Want to learn how to create your own collections? Watch this video or ask me, I'm happy to help!
January Choice Boards
Weekly Library Connection
Eugene 4J Library Services Webpage
OBOB Battles in Late February (hopefully)!
I am hoping to begin battles at the end of February, but since we are not restricted to a state timeline, we will assess students' progress and be flexible. I'll keep you posted.