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Check It Out: January 17, 2018

Your weekly news from the OPS Library Services Staff


Upcoming Events:

Thursday January 23rd   Middle School Team Meeting    Beveridge Middle School

Wednesday January 24th   High School Team Meeting   Career Center Library

Wednesday February 28th   Secondary Team Meeting    TAC--Library Services   AASL Standards

Thursday March 8th    Elementary Team Meeting  8:30-11:30    AASL Standards  Location TBD

Upcoming Social Media Topics

We had such fun with our "what are you thankful for" and "our favorite things" posts in November and December, that we would like to keep the ball rolling into this next semester.  Check out the topics below.  You can email Courtney with your items to share!  As always, pictures are helpful!

January--Goals for 2018 or second semester.  Do you or your students have any library related goals for 2018?

February--What is a memory you love about using libraries personally or with your loved ones?

March--Why do you feel "lucky" to be a school librarian?

April--Favorite rainy day reads books

May--Favorite things from second semester

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

Olympics Activities--Elementary

These activities are free from Teachers Pay Teachers.  Please be sure to check out the shops from each of these creators if you feel so inclined.

Winter Olympics Ideas

The Winter Olympics are being held February 9-25, 2018 in South Korea.

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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).