Monday, November 30, 2015

12 Books of Christmas

Last year instead of a Christmas card, Library Services sent out a 12 Books of Christmas list to all employees.


See on Tackk

The list was very popular, so we'd like to do it again this year and open it up for all of you to submit recommendations if you'd like.

If you have a book you would like to contribute to the list, please email me the title and your take on the book by December 4.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Coloring book club

I just ran across this article in American Libraries magazine. This looks like a great after school activity for stressed out kids and teachers who need some relaxation!


Monday, November 9, 2015

LITE UP Conference

Dallas County Schools is looking for presenters for the 2nd Annual LITE UP Conference.  (Library Information Technology Expo: Unlimited Possibilities)

If you've never presented, this is a great way to begin.  The sessions are only 45 minutes. Consider sharing your expertise with others!  You can present with a partner or alone. See the strands below. Presenters attend free. Submit your proposal here.

If you don't want to present, save the date for the conference. It's January 28 at the DCS Technology and Training Center on Samuell Blvd. There is a $25 registration fee but that includes breakfast and lunch. Register for LITE UP here 

(I'm on the  committee for proposals. Email me if you have questions)

Friday, November 6, 2015

Have you read the Teens Top Ten Titles?

The Teens Top Ten is a teen choice reading list sponsored by YALSA. Kids 12-18 can read the nominated books, then vote online for their favorite. Click here for more info about this program.

The Teens Top Ten Titles 2015 were announced last week.  Share the video announcement below on your library’s web site, Facebook page, etc., then mark your calendar for the 2016 National Library Week, April 10 – 16 when YALSA will announce the nominees for the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten list.



Monday, November 2, 2015

Teaching Books

Teaching Books adds a new way to share resources and no sign-in or authentication required!


Top Shelf idea: Promoting read alouds with Twitter

Here's another great idea for promoting reading aloud. At Smith Elementary, the administration really encourages the use of Twitter. Meg is giving read aloud shout outs to her faculty under #smithreadaloud. See her feed below.

Great job Meg!