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Check It Out: November 21, 2017

Your weekly news from the OPS Library Services Staff

AASL Standards

These are the documents you've been waiting for! (see below)  More resources on the linked website.

from Joyce Valenza for School Library Journal (use the address above for the full article)

“As a member of the AASL National Standards Implementation Taskforce, I was honored to take part in the rollout in Phoenix.

Whether you were in Phoenix or were #NOTATAASL, you will need to get your arms around the Standards and share them with your colleagues or stakeholders, I’d like to highlight a few of my personal favorite National Standards getting-started resources.”

Super 3+/Big 6+ Inquiry Posters

If you would like any of the Super 3+ or Big 6+ Inquiry posters in Spanish for your school, please fill out the form below.

School Librarians Survey

We want your input! The board of the Nebraska School Librarians Association is seeking input from all school library students and professionals in our state. We want to know what you want and need from your professional organization, whether you are a current member or not. Your feedback will help inform the direction our organization will take and the resources we will provide.

All survey responses will need to be received by December 22nd to give us time to analyze the data. To thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to answer the survey questions, you can be entered to win a year membership to NSLA or a $25 Amazon gift card!

Thank you in advance for taking the time to read through, consider, and respond to this request.

Click on the link below to answer the survey.

Your NSLA board:

Angie Richeson, President

Courtney Pentland, President-Elect

Paula McClung, Past-President

Carole Matthews, Secretary

Cynthia Stogdill, Treasurer

Crys Bauermeister, Board Member

Mandy Peterson, Board Member

Angela Blankenship, Board Member

Andy Ohlson, Board Member

You Sent Courtney What You are Thankful For!

Thank you to everyone who shared what they are thankful for in their libraries!  We had enough responses we needed to double up some days and post on the weekends!  If you haven't done so yet, check out our Facebook and Twitter pages to see what your makes your colleagues #thankfullibrarians

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A Few of Our Favorite Things!

For the month of December, we would like to feature a few of your favorite things.  Please send me lessons, activities, guest speakers, displays, books, etc. that are some of your or your students' favorite things this year.  Pictures are always a plus if possible.

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Who Ya Gonna Call...or Email?

The fastest way to get your questions answered is to contact the right person!

  • Laura Pietsch (531) 299-9615: Policy, personnel and evaluation, Sherwood grants and building projects
  • Stacy Lickteig (531) 299-9614: Technology, cataloging, copyright, budget and ordering
  • Courtney Pentland (531) 299-9609:  Inquiry, professional library, newsletter Items; Secondary Review Committee; secondary author visits, skype visits
  • McKenzie White (531) 299-9362 Instructional technology , ITL Program

  • Gwen Jackson  Elementary author visits

Technology Training/Support

  • Debra Bordenkecher  531-299-9841: Handles training needs of classified staff (including paraprofessionals)
  • Hardware issues should be handled by your building assigned technologist. If this person is not in the building, call or email the Help Desk 531-299-0300

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