check-it out August & September 2021

dallas isd lMS NEWSLETTER

Is designed to share information to campus librarians, innovative practices, and to recognize the excellent work our librarians are doing for our students.


Diana O'Connor, Rangel YWL Librarian, received a Recognition in the Congressional Record from Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson! Dallas ISD Librarian Profile: Provides Opportunities for Learners to Express & Advocate Diverse Perspectives
Sheila Ortega, Bayles Librarian, received $4025 from the Dallas County Medical Society Alliance Foundation for virtual field trips for several museums and aquariums. Photos include the check delivery and a couple of the programs. Dallas ISD Librarian Profile: Designs Instruction for a Range of Learners

Diverse Books

CLICK to suggest diverse books for Reader's Reflection

SLJ Announces Inaugural Award

Award honors a pair of K–12 educators—a library professional and a teacher—for stellar achievement in engaging students toward fostering curious, lifetime learners.

Nominations close: August 23

CLICK for detailed information

Important Dates:

  • Aug. 19th at 3:00 - First PLC
  • Aug. 27th at 10:00 - NEW Librarian Appraisal Instrument Training
  • Have you met with your Principal and shared your calendar with them?
  • Tentatively Sept. 14th - 16th Apple Kick-Off
  • Sec. PLC Sept. 20th at 11:00 a.m.
  • Elem. PLC Sept. 22nd at 2:00 p.m.

Nominations are Open!

I Love My Librarian Award submissions are open until September 27, 2021. Ten amazing librarians from public, school, and college/university libraries will win $5,000 each in recognition of their outstanding service to their communities. CLICK to learn more and submit a nomination.

Dynamic Librarians

It's time to look forward and think about your PD goals for the fall. We are planning as a department and want to hear from you. Do you have a recommendation for training? Are you considering providing training? Please take a few moments to complete the LMS Fall 2021 Training Recommendations & Proposals form. Use this form to recommend a topic or tool for fall training OR to propose a training session that you would like to develop and teach/facilitate. Nina Canales and Amy Garnica provided stellar librarian-led sessions this summer! You can do it too! August 31st, 2021, is the deadline. Let us know if you have any questions.

Did You KNow:

  • 20th Anniversary of 9/11
  • SORA has a Back to School kit & Webinars
  • Sign-up to celebrate International Dot Day, Sept. 15th, with author Peter H. Reynolds through FlipGrid Live Events
  • You can download various Toolkits from First Book
  • Demco has Literacy Activity Calendars that you can download
  • All students who attend a Dallas ISD school and their teachers are eligible for a library e-card from Dallas Public Library, email libyouthservices@dallascityhall.com (students) librarycustomerservice@dallaslibrary.org (educators)
Spotlight on Fantasy! Read reviews - Picture Book, Elem Chapter, MS Chapter, and YA
CLICK to access 2021-2022 Luminarias Master List

Thank you for supporting our students & teachers!

Created By
Tabatha Sustaita-Robb


Created with images by adonyig - "school times school school supplies brushes" • jarmoluk - "apple books classroom" * Diana O'Connor - "On Record" * Sheila Ortega - "Virtual Field Trips" • TaniaRose - "time work clock" * School Library Journal - "Librarian/Teacher Collaboration Award" graphic - Dallas Public Library newsletter graphic * American Library Association - "I Love My Librarian" graphic * Dallas ISD - "Luminarias" graphic