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Check It Out: May 11, 2016

Your weekly news from the OPS Library Services Staff

Final Newsletter

Last Newsletter of the Year!

Quick Survey

Please take a moment and complete the survey in the link below.  We are looking for your input on what professional development opportunities you would like offered next year.  Thank you!


Spring Fling

Don't forget the Spring Fling tomorrow!



















Reminders: Annual Report

1. Due Date: May 24

2. Format: Your choice

3. Three goals + a pinch of your instructional role + a dash of your collection or resources + anything else you wish to add = Your Annual Report.

Annual Report Requirements

Due Date: May 24 -- last teacher work day

Determine the format that will allow you to present your conclusions/evidence most effectively to your stakeholders.

You may choose LibGuides, Powerpoint, OneNote Notebook, MS Word, an infographic or any other format(s) that you find useful in creating your report.

The content for your annual report should include each of the following areas:
  1.  Empowering Learning through Leadership—the performance of the librarian and in achieving the library’s and the school's goals and objectives. You should have three library goals -- these can be the same as your school's SIP goals or your personal goals if you are in the evaluation cycle,  or they can be professional goals related to any educational endeavor -- library associations, continuing education, etc. Along with your goals, you should have a brief report on your progress in meeting them ).
  2. Teaching for Learning—the instructional role of the library program and how it contributes to student learning (Examples might include sample student work from a Big6+ inquiry lesson, ways that you used Acuity data to target your instruction, a description of a collaboration between you and a classroom instructor that was successful)
  3.  Building the Learning Environment—the library collection and access to resources (Examples include highlighting your best use of a library resource, or your reflection on a particular area of your collection and your efforts to improve this area, or a description of an author visit or other special event you hosted, or usage statistics for the school or a particular sub-population with your reflection on what the statistics indicate. Stacy can assist you in finding statistics from LS2 or databases if you need them).
See D. Kachel's article and chart (linked below) for more ideas on fulfilling the required three areas.

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).