Library Media Services

San Diego County Office of Education

November 2014

School Libraries Matter

School Libraries Matter: The Changing Role of the School Librarian

Second Chances

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH DAY: If you missed our most recent one-day professional development opportunity, then you may want to catch our next one on Friday, March 20. Award-winning graphic novelist Gene Yang will be joining us to talk about comics in education, in general, and his books, AMERICAN BORN CHINESE and BOXERS/SAINTS, in particular. Register here.

IMRA: If you're looking for a more extended professional development opportunity, then take advantage of our popular class. Get up to speed on the Model School Library Standards, the Common Core State Standards, educational technology, and collaboration. Whether your a novice or a veteran, there's something for you! Register here.

CDE SCHOOL LIBRARY SURVEY: The deadline has been extended to December 31, 2014. Don't procrastinate! Start here.

Curriculum Guides


Tween Tribune, now operated by Smithsonian, is a site that aims to encourage students to develop a habit of reading the news in this age of dwindling newspaper circulation. There are three sites, actually: K-4, 5-8, and 9-12. Articles can be selected by grade or lexile level, and there are other cool features that you'll want to check out on your own.


Aviary Wonders, Inc.

You've never seen a book like this. Winner of the inaugural Kirkus Prize, AVIARY WONDERS is the epitome of a picture book for older readers. Equally at home in the genres of steampunk and satire, this bizarrely unsettling book has a great environmental message. Check out our monthly shipment for more great book!

The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing

Mo LoBeau, rising sixth grader, is back in business with her trusty sidekick, Dale Earnhardt Johnson III, in tow. This time there mystery story is complicated by a ghost story. Fans of the Newbery Honor book, THREE TIMES LUCKY, will welcome a return visit to Tupelo Landing, but newcomers will be equally enchanted. Check out our monthly shipment for other great titles!