Innovation & Design Center

Formerly DCSD District Library Media Center

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January 2018 Newsletter

Welcome Back!

Inside this issue, please find helpful information for what's new at the Innovation & Design Center, formerly the District Library Media Center. Please forward our newsletter to your colleagues within your school.

Thank You!

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Our new Google site is now ready to support librarians district wide! Redesigned for better navigation and updated information, our new website links librarians to relative data to support their day-to-day questions. The old site will be accessible until June 2018, and then it will be disabled.

Our new website is: https://sites.google.com/dcsdk12.org/innovation-and-design-center
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Transforming of Mesa Middle School's Library

Marci Milius assisted in the transformation of Mesa Middle School's Library over break. This budget-friendly renovation will be a welcome sight to students in January when they return!
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What's New in OverDrive for January 2018

The posters below highlight a few of the titles that have been added to OverDrive Digital Library this month. Click on the links below to print a PDF for your school.


Announcement: The OverDrive elementary and secondary digital library has merged! Here is the new URL for Middle & High School (Elementary stays the same): http://dcsdk12.lib.overdrive.com/


Elementary OverDrive Poster


Secondary OverDrive Poster

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New Professional Collection Books

We have several new Professional books (the above photo is just a sampling) to support our teachers and their learning. Contact us today to check out your copy!

January/February 2018 Professional Development Classes

Please sign up for the following classes in InspirEd.

Digital Books to Enhance Classroom Learning
January 23, 4:30 - 6:30pm
Location: Innovation & Design Center

Learning Space Transformation
January 25, 4:30 - 6:30pm
Location: Innovation & Design Center


Curating Content (Destiny Collections)
February 8, 4:30 - 6:30pm
Location: Innovation & Design Center


Digital & Media Literacy Matters
February 16, 8:00am - Noon
Location: Innovation & Design Center


MakerSpace : Connecting Your Curriculum
February 27, 4:30 - 6:30pm
Location: Innovation & Design Center

For the full list of Innovation & Design Classes for 2017/18, click here.