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Check It Out: 1/22/20

Your monthly news from the OPS Library Services Staff


Happy snow day!

Digital Learning Day

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Get The Good News Out There!

We are always looking for ways to highlight the great things the go on in OPS school libraries every day.

Send your pictures along with a short blurb to McKenzie White.

Racking your brain for what to send? Here are a few ideas:

  • Book fairs
  • Student collaborations
  • Celebrations
  • Author visits,
  • Contests
  • Displays
  • Clubs
  • Funny stuff


January 31 Deadline for requesting second semester author visits  
Feb. 27 Digital Learning Day  
March 4 Secondary Librarians' Meeting - TAC, Library Services 1:30-2:30 PM
March 5 Elementary Librarians and Technology Teachers Meeting- TAC. Library Services 8:30-10:30 AM
March 26-27 NETA  
April 2     New Librarians' Meeting, TAC, Library Services 4:45 PM
April 25 Nebraska School Librarians' Day  

Why Should I Read?

Britannica Resources

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Verfiying Online Information


Common Sense Media offes a News and Media Literacy Resource page chock full of links to web resources to assist you and your students in navigating  a noisy, biased, and challenging online world. Help students learn to be critical and not cynical -- to speak up, not sit back. This collection of news and media lessons, videos, printables, and more is a great place to start. Everything's been carefully vetted by Common Sense editors (and fellow teachers) to help you find that "just right" resource for your classroom.


This downloadable by First Draft is one of the best, most thorough overviews of fact-checking skills.

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 (531-299-9822).

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 (531-299-9822).