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Check It Out: August 15, 2018

Your weekly news from the OPS Library Services Staff

Happy 1st Day of School!

Important Dates

New Teacher Meeting

Tuesday September 11, 2018   at TAC in Library Services from 4:45-6:15

Curriculum Day

Friday September 14, 2018   Community Engagement Center @ UNO   1/2 Day (Check with your school for your time to attend)

Paraprofessional Training will also be offered at the TAC building on Sept 14 from 8:30-11:30 (more info coming soon)

New Teacher Meeting

Tuesday October 9, 2018   at TAC in Library Services from 4:45-6:15

Secondary Librarians Team Meeting

Wednesday October 24, 2018  at location TBD   12:00-3:00

Elementary Librarians Team Meeting

Thursday October 25, 2018  at TAC (room TBD)  8:30-11:00

New Teacher Meeting

Tuesday November 6, 2018 at TAC in Library Services from 4:45-6:15

Secondary Librarians Team Meeting 

Wednesday December 12, 2018 at location TBD  12:00-3:00

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

Elementary Curriculum Day--Extra Materials

Secondary Curriculum Day--Extra Materials

International Dot Day Sept 15, 2018

From Shannon Miller's blog:

Please join us in celebrating Dot Day by joining in on the fun and connecting your own dots at the Google Doc that you will find here.
You can add your schedule, grade levels, locations and any other information that will be helpful as you make Dot Day plans.

Also, as you think ahead to what your Dot Day might look like with your library and school community, here are a few helpful resources to get you started. 

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