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Happy New Year!


I had some information to share and instead of a long e-mail. I thought I would just share on Smore. I hope awesome things will continue.

Pinterest is approved site by ACPS!

Join the collaborative learning community by becoming a Pinner.
Create an account on Pinterest by using your ACPS e-mail. Pin your awesome displays, bulletin boards and creative learning spaces in your library.

Don't forget to obtain permission if using students photos in your pins. Also, send invites to librarians and your administration to follow.

Follow my board: Minnie Howard Library

Happy Pinning!!
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Find It VA

The Find It Virginia site has been updated so if it hsa is a collection of databases that provide access to resources such as newspapers, magazine and journal articles, and books such as encyclopedias.
Materials are available for all age ranges and interests.

FIND IT VA is a wonderful resource and can be found on the web and is available as an mobile app for iphones and android via play Store or Apple.

Alexandria Library Professional Learning Collaborative

Wednesday, Feb. 11th, 12:30-3:30pm

5005 Duke Street

Alexandria, VA

This event with details was e-mailed to ACPS Librarians on 1/16/15

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion that can be used for recertification
points by registering through ERO using the course code# 40016150301.

LMC Live Webinars 1/20; 2/17; 3/31

Tuesday, Jan. 20th, 9pm to Tuesday, March 31st, 11pm

This is an online event.


Dynamic Databases: Revolutionizing Today's Research, Teaching, and Learning
Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 4pm EST

Today's databases are no longer just for research. They turn students from passive to active learners and provide educators with the variety of resources

necessary to facilitate learning anytime, anywhere, in any way. Discover proven strategies for integrating databases into 1:1, BYO, flipped, blended,

embedded, and more! Sponsored by ABC-CLIO.
Presenters: Joyce Valenza is an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University School of Communication and Information. Brenda

is a high school librarian and Chair of Information & Technology Resources for the Kutztown School District.

Pre-register for this webinar.

Makerspaces: The Now Revolution in School Libraries
Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 4pm EST

The new wave of participatory learners and the change in schools to more student-led learning has a tremendous impact on engaging patrons in school

libraries. Now, the library is a destination. One hot topic hitting public and school libraries is makerspaces where students (and sometimes

staff and parents) create, problem solve, and develop thinking.
Presenter: Leslie Preddy is a school librarian in Indianapolis, Indiana and is a past president for the Association of Indiana School

Library Educators and current President-Elect for AASL.

Pre-register for this webinar.

You Need It: Reading Promotional Programming That Really Works!
Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 4pm EST

Learn the why, how-to, and what-to-expect about Reading Promotional Programming (RPP). It’s supported by research and encouraged by
the experts and this webinar will focus on this critical topic in detail, to help you develop students’ leisure reading. Learn from examples of
collaboration between home and school literacy programming and explore how to build a reading community at your school.
Presenters: Nancy Baumann has been an elementary classroom teacher and a librarian at the elementary and middle school levels and has worked

in the University of Missouri’s School of Information Sciences and Learning Technologies.

Pre-register for this webinar.

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Author Nancy Noyes Silcox

Our former colleague and author - Nancy Noyes Silcox has been an author for the past year. Nancy was the first school librarian Samuel Tucker at inspired to write “Samuel Wilbert Tucker: Story of the Civil Right Trailblazer and the 1939 Alexandria Library Sit-In

Nancy is available for school visits. Nancy visited MH library during Black History month and provided an author presentation and also provided a lunch chat with our students who were aspiring writers.

The fee for the author visit is $200.00 and lunch time chats are free of charge.
Below is her contact information.

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