One for the Record Books

September 21-27

NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH Sept 15-Oct 15

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.

http://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/

RGV READS

The Literacy Action Team convened on September 11, 2014 at Region One ESC. This team is comprised of Region One ESC department employees and district library coordinators/contacts. Nicole Cruz, SISD Lead Librarian, lead the discussion on secondary interventions.

SISD Lead Librarian, Nicole H. Cruz

Omar Salinas and Nicole Cruz pose in front of the Banned Book Week Display.

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Library Snapshot Day

What happens in a single day in your library?

Take a “snapshot” of a day in the life of your library to add to data gathered statewide from all types of libraries.

The images and statistics are used to promote Texas libraries. You select any day during the month of October to record the events, lessons, staff interactions, and parent visits. Upload your photos to our shared SISD Librarian Dropbox folder.

http://www.texaslibrarysnapshotday.org/

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Fall Media Conference

Friday, Oct. 24th, 3:30pm

7355 Padres Blvd, South Padre Island, Texas 78597

Keynote Speaker Dr. Teri Lesene and Special Guest Dr. Arturo Cavazos, Harlingen CISD Superintendent
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Welcome Zulema Garza

Zulema Garza is the new Romulo D. Martinez Elementary Librarian! Mrs. Garza was a 3rd Grade English / Language Arts/ Reading & Social Studies teacher at O. Garza Elementary. Zulema served the students of O Garza for nine years. Her son is a proud member of the PHS Diamondback band. We are excited to have Zulema as part of our SISD Librarian team.

Banned Books Week September 21-27

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

http://www.ala.org/bbooks/bannedbooksweek