February 25, 2016 (8:30-11:30) Elementary team Meeting at Henry Doorly Zoo Aquarium
Someone will be in the guest services office to the right of the gate to greet you
February 29, 2016 ALL SUPPLY / PERIODICAL ORDERS DUE
March 4, 2016 Applications to attend NETA are due to Library Services
March 19, 2016: Mark your calendars for NSLA's School Librarians' Day at Mahoney State Park! Speakers include Bruce Arant, Beth Kabes, and more!!! NSLA members can attend free. See flier for details.
Are you considering a transfer for next year? If so, please note that requests for transfers must go through Human Resources. We anticipate openings for full time and travel positions at elementary level, and we may be adding some positions at the secondary level as well. Please read the eligibility process carefully to determine if you are eligible for a transfer. The process information is attached below.
For the second year in a row, we are able to offer all librarians an opportunity to attend the NETA conference on April 21-22. Funds for registration will be paid through the generosity of the Sherwood Foundation.
Here are the rules:
Regina Loehr of Florence Elementary underscores the power of culturally relevant materials:
"Thank you for creating the culturally relevant list of books. I used this list, looked at many of the reviews and awards to select books to add to the school library. Most of the ones I ordered were outstanding and they flew off the shelves. One book in particular titled I'm New Here became a great hit with one of our students who is just learning English Her name, Fatima, was in the book! When I showed her her name, her eyes lit up and she had the most beautiful smile! I just thought I would share this story with you."
OPL and The Bookworm will host the New York Times bestselling author Cassandra Clare at the Westside Community Conference Center, 3534 S. 108th St. Clare will be introducing her new book in the Shadowhunters series, Lady Midnight. Clare will discuss her novel, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of her books*. Copies of her books will be available for purchase at the event, provided by The Bookworm.
First Book is offering an exciting opportunity for free books for children in need. From now until March 31, you can vote for the state that you would like to receive 100,000 FREE books! Second and third place also receive free books! You can vote as many times as you'd like each day.
Nebraska is currently in second place! Visit this website:
The article discusses the significance of collaboration in a school librarians' role as a leader, highlighting collaboration with school-wide leadership, working with specific grade levels and/or departments, and connecting with individuals. Topics addressed include librarians' involvement in lesson planning and project-based learning, working to help achieve school improvement goals, and relationships with students.
Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, or economic status in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to address inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).
Las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha no discriminan basados en la raza, color, origen nacional, religión, sexo, estado civil, orientación sexual, discapacidad , edad, información genética, estado de ciudadanía, o estado económico, en sus programas, actividades y empleo, y provee acceso equitativo a los “Boy Scouts” y a otros grupos juveniles designados. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para atender estas inquietudes referentes a las pólizas de no discriminación: El Superintendente de las Escuelas, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).