LMS Weekly Reminder

Upcoming Task and Dates to Remember for this Week.

THIS WEEK- March 9-14

  • March 12th- EBOB Location: UNCG
  • March 13th- MBOB Location: UNCG
  • March 14th- HBOB Location: UNCG

Please arrive and pick up your registration materials outside of the CONE ballroom by 8:45. We would like everyone to be settled in your room as soon as possible. Competition begins at 9:00.

January PLC Rescheduled

March 20th - January PLC rescheduled

TOPIC: Engaging African American Males Readers: Practical Tips and Strategies

SESSION 1 PLC 2:00-4:00 Franklin Blvd. Boardroom
SESSION 2 PLC 4:00 - 6:00 Franklin Blvd. Boardroom

We are very pleased to have a special guest speaker from the Jr. Library Guild to present at our rescheduled January PLC on March 20th at the Franklin Blvd. Boardroom.
CLICK HERE confirm your session attendance.

What do you need to bring?

  • highlighter (handouts provided)
  • pen
  • big smile (It will make someone's day)

Click here to find out more about our presenter

Dates to Remember

What titles would you like to see on our eBook Shelf?

Please look at what is available from Follett's TitleWave Website in the eBook format and enter any suggestions you would like to see on the form linked below.

Please fill out one form per title.

CLICK HERE to submit your suggestions.


We are also looking for VOLUNTEERS for the district eBook Selection Committee. If you are interested in volunteering, please submit your information below. As we develop this committee you will be contacted regarding meeting times. Much of the work will be done virtually as well.

CLICK HERE to VOLUNTEER for the district eBook Selection Committee

Discovery Education Adventures

The upcoming STAR Ambassador Program is designed to fully support teachers as they integrate digital media and technology into their teaching practice. During this program, participants will come together for three face-to-face meetings. A variety of learning experiences will be provided throughout the program, as well as the opportunity to connect and learn via a private Edmodo group. To learn more about the program visit: http://denstarambassador.weebly.com/

This program is being supported by the GCS administration and is being led by GCS DEN STAR Kelly Hines. The 3 in-person face-to-face meeting dates will be:

Dates: February 18, March 18, and May 13

Time: 4-6 p.m.

Location: McLeansville Elementary (5315 Frieden Church Rd, McLeansville, NC 27301)

RSVP ASAP... we only have a few spots left :)

If you are interested in being a part of this innovative program please fill out this form: http://goo.gl/0XmKN4

AASL Survey

DPI has requested that we get as much participation as possible on this survey from AASL.

The AASL Status of Staffing of School Libraries Task Force has been asked to collect data related to current school library staffing levels and school librarian roles/responsibilities.


This survey contains only nine (9) questions and should take no more than five (5) minutes to complete. Your participation will help the task force to determine whether other staff are assuming school librarian roles/responsibilities and/or if school librarians are assuming additional responsibilities outside their traditional purview. The task force will use the results to provide suggestions and recommendations for appropriate action.


Request from NCSLMA: The North Carolina School Library Media Association's Regional Directors have prepared a survey to find out if there would be interest in us providing a one day concentrated professional development event. There would be a session provided in each region. If you would take a few minutes to fill out the linked survey, it would be greatly appreciated. http://bit.ly/1kpnz1k

Please respond by March 25th

Office 365 Resources

Our WONDERFUL Instructional Technology and Innovation Team of Pam James and Sabrina Jenkins has created videos to walk you through the use of Office 365, Web Apps, and using SkyDrive. Click Here to access instructional Video's.

If you would like to learn more, this month the team will continue to offer Office 365, Web Apps & OneDrive (formerly known as SkyDrive) training for all users. Click here for a full list of classes and more details.

REMEMBER: Please share this information with your staff.

GREAT NEWS! If you attend at least 3 instructional courses throughout the year you will now receive credit. (Please share with staff.)

School APP Creator Suggestions

o School APP

    • We are trying to encourage each school to create an APP for their school.
    • Please CLICK HERE to enter any APP creator websites you find. (Example. http://ibuildapp.com/)
    • APP creator guidelines:
      • Free if possible
      • No user limits
      • User-friendly for user and creator
      • Downloadable on any platform
    • We will use your suggestions to share at a future PLC.

Technology Tip of the Week...

From Tammy Worcester Tang


Collaborative map activity that allows you to gather data via a Google Form/Spreadsheet and then easily map the results using the BatchGeo tool!



Try www.ReadWriteTHink.org then navigate to interactive tools for students.

Library Media Services

Have a wonderful week!

Remember: If you would like text reminders about media services events text @mediaspe to (469)275-4562

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Employee of the Month
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