NEISD Library Services
Week of December 8 - 12 , 2014
In this Friday Focus:
- Ten PD Sessions (spring semester)
- iPad Configuration
- Grant Opportunity
- Free Books for Read Across America Day
- Distinguished Library Service Award for School Administrators
- Updates & Reminders
Tweets & News from NEISD Librarians
More Tweets and Posts from NEISD Librarians
RT: Katina Wright (@bookmama78)
Our principal stopped in to see what first grade was up to during research this week... http://t.co/RJKz2fpduA
So many students participated in the Hour of Code in the library!
FaceBook Message from Susan Reeves (former NEISD ITS):
It is so exciting to see the many NEISD librarians who have taken campus leadership roles during Hour of Code Week. Thank you for all you do to encourage and support them!
Reposted from Library Services FaceBook Page:
We did it! Our goal of 500 Likes was achieved! Thanks to everyone for getting the word out.
Ten PD Sessions
Librarian Appraisal Role: Campus Leader - Professional Knowledge/Skills
Spring Library Services Professional Development (listed below and linked to Eduphoria)
Reminder: Library Services offers a variety of professional development sessions throughout the year. Librarians may enroll or unenroll for sessions in Eduphoria Workshop. Enrollment will close 48 hours in advance of sessions. After the 48 hour window, librarians must contact the session presenter or Library Services at 407-0001 to cancel enrollment.
Tweet it Up! Twitter for Librarians (Introductory class)
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fox Run Library
Thursday, Jan. 15, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Vineyard Ranch Library
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 22, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Krueger MS Library
Saturday, Jan. 24, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Churchill HS Library
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 12, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 19, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Bush MS Library
Special guest: Teri Lesesne
Saturday, Mar. 21, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
iPad Configuration Process
After the initialization of the iPads, the campus ITS will assist the librarian in the set up of restrictions and assignment of a unique Apple ID. The Apple ID will allow Library Services to push out a suite of apps (more information in next week's Friday Focus) to each iPad.
Contact the campus ITS about the restrictions and Apple IDs after Friday, Dec. 12. They will receive information today at the Instructional Technology meeting.
Thanks to Jennifer Heine who created directions for iPad configuration and to Christie Robinson and Cindy Gregory for their support and collaboration in this process!
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is providing two grants due Jan. 1, 2015 – the Summer Reading Resources Grants and the Teen Summer Intern Program Grants.
You can review more information at:http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2014/09/yalsa-opens-2015-summer-reading-and-teen-intern-grant-applications
Free Books for Read Across America Day
Reposted from Deb Caldwell
The Literacy Empowerment Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, invites your school or other literacy project to apply for FREE books for Read Across America Day. During the past year, LEF has distributed over 3,000,000 books to schools all across the country for Read Across America Day and other literacy projects.
These books are free. Educators only pay shipping and handling. Resources are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Orders must be received by February 15th, 2015.
Free Books for Read Across America Day: Order Form at http://www.lefbooks.org
1311 West Chester Pike
West Chester, PA 19382
Web site: http://www.lefbooks.org
Distinguished Library Service Award for School Administrators
Reposted from TASL
Hello Texas Librarians,
Do you know of an administrator who goes above and beyond to support school libraries in Texas? Consider nominating your administrator!
The Distinguished Library Service Award for School Administrators (formerly Administrator of the Year Award) recognizes administrators for their continued support of library services.
To nominate your administrator, download the application and submit by January 25, 2015.
More information and the application can be found at http://www.txla.org/groups/TASL-awards.
Keri Rabe (pronounced Rob), MSIS
Librarian, Old Town Elementary
Round Rock Independent School DistrictKeri_Rabe@roundrockisd.org
Reminders & Updates
Spending Guidelines (Found on the Procedure Manual)
By Winter Break, one half of Library Book Budget must be spent or encumbered
The Nexus tablets/eReaders are ready for update 5.0.1. When they are powered on, there will be a arrow in the top left-hand corner indicating an update is ready. Once completed the interface appearance will be slightly different that the screenshots in the Nexus presentation (found on the Procedure Manual).
New Procedures for Ordering from Follett
The new procedures for ordering from Follett (discussed in a prior Friday Focus) are now located on the Procedure Manual > Budget & Ordering > Ordering Tips.
TCEA Premium Registration
Premium Registrations for TCEA are sold out, however, Library Services has one registration available. It would require a transfer of $257 to Library Services and an additional $25 to be paid upon arrival at the convention. Contact Faye if interested.