Wednesday, April 17, 2013

News from Dallas County Schools:
The New Book of Knowledge has been added to our Grolier Online Databases!  Check it out from the Library Services Virtual Library or any Elementary Search page.

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Does Your School Need a Certified Librarian?

Did you know?

The Stakeholder Survey that is going on right now has a question that will let us know how our community feels about having a certified school librarian on each campus.

You'd be surprised at how many community members don't realize that librarians in MISD are former classroom teachers who have additional training in order to be a librarian.

Although it's not always comfortable - we hate to toot our own horns - that's part of our job. We have to let people know that not everyone can do what we do and we have to model that every day.

The teachers at Seabourn Elementary definitely know what a certified librarian does for their students, and they proved it recently by writing about it on a Wallwisher wall.

Take a look at what they said:

Do your teachers know why they need a certified librarian?

Monday, April 8, 2013

Study Team Recap

Will & Deni McIntyre / Photo Researchers / Universal Images Group
Thanks to everyone for great work in your Study Teams this year. Below you will find links to all of the presentation materials and products created by each group.

Community Involvement

Community inv. from Mary Woodard


Elementary Scope and Sequence

Literary Non-Fiction

Librarian Profile

Name That Book Competition

Scheduling Options

Self-Service Library

Summer Library Services