Friday Focus

NEISD Library Services

Week of November 10 - 14 , 2014

In this Friday Focus:


  • Updates & Reminders

Tweets & News from NEISD Librarians

Cibolo Green ES Library

RT: Jennifer Oldham (@battyforbooks):
Student Self Checkout rocks! Creating student library leaders at Cibolo Green! #liberatethelibrarian #neisdlibs http://t.co/GHmyRgac1U

Jackson MS Library

RT: W W Jackson Library (@WWJacksonReads):
TX History students use Chatterpix App to narrate the TX Revolution.#neisdlibs http://t.co/7qttgUQqW8

MacArthur HS Library

RT: MAC Library (@MacArthurLib):
Submit your mustached book review and you could win an eternal lunch pass AND one of these great prizes! http://t.co/1aMWEfYaIa

More Tweets from NEISD Librarians

RT: Ed White Eagles (@EdWhiteLibrary):
Happy Veteran's Day to all our former and current service members!#neisdlibs #neisd #VeteransDay http://t.co/pLQMwBLrr5


RT: Las Lomas Library (@LasLomasLibrary):

Here are some of my favorite veterans. All of them support the Las Lomas Library too. We are very appreciative!!! http://t.co/BPx49Max1D


RT: Madison Library (@MadisonLibrary2):
We are thankful in the Madison Library. Come add to our window display!#neisdlibs http://t.co/L1HW7IxsED


RT: Jamie Jennings (@WMSLibraryChick):

Found a book a student was looking for and she asked how I did it. I said I was magical. She said "ALL librarians are magical!" I agree.

Updates & Reminders

More curated collections available in OverDrive:


  • Thanksgiving for Elementary
  • Elementary K-2
  • Elementary K-5
  • Middle School 6-8
  • Elementary Embedded Audio (see note below)

Flipped video promoting K-2, 3-5, 6-8 collections: http://bit.ly/1uGdgvh (How to embed a video in a LibGuide: http://guidefaq.com/a.php?qid=2841)


Embedded Audio Collection


OverDrive now has embedded audio eBooks and Library Services ordered 62 titles and created a curated collection of them. Although, they are elementary books, some ESL and Special Needs students might also benefit from their use.


Update: Library Transformation Plans- Technology Orders


The following items will be delivered by the vendor directly to the campus:


  • docking stations
  • iPad covers (due to arrive after Nov. 30)
  • splitters

Please notify Mary Beth upon receipt by sending a copy of the packing slip to her.



  • iPads - currently being delivered to libraries by Library Services
  • Nexus tablets - first increment currently being distributed at PD meetings
  • Nexus covers - have been ordered and will be distributed by Library Services


FaceBook Challenge Update


We are less than 50 "likes" away from our short-term goal of 500 "likes" by Winter Break! The challenge ends on November 21.


First Grade Research Centers Update


Finishing touches are being added to the 1st grade research LibGuide (e.g., selected documents are being translated into Spanish). Check back late next week for the final version.


ABC dice games and feathers for quill pens are back ordered and will be sent to campuses as soon as they are received.


Action Required: Consult the LibGuide for modifications that will make the cup & ball toy and buzz saw/whirligig easier for first graders to use.


Monday Night NEISD Twitter Chat

7:00 p.m. #neisdpln