- Melissa Cunningham, Townview librarian, created an interactive book gallery for Black History Month. She also offered a Black History Film Series during lunch time. This is an amazing idea that is easily duplicated by other librarians! Dallas ISD Librarian Profile - Engenders inclusiveness and diversity.
- Skyline Librarians Michele Bass & Kimberly Broomhall were awarded the Real Reads which is the secondary version of Reading Rock Stars. Both programs are sponsored from Texas Book Festival. Real Reads allowed Skyline to host best-selling author Julissa Arce Raya. Dallas ISD Librarian Profile - Supports, supplements, & elevates learners' literacy.
- Cora Cooper, Hawthorne Elementary librarian, created a wonderful lesson that will allow the students to create 3D models using the makerspace area to create a layout of what they want the new library to look like. Dallas ISD Librarian Profile - Facilitates innovative thinking for problem solving.
- CONGRATULATIONS to Halliday Librarian, Barbara Stroup, for being awarded a $200 Lone Star Día Grant for Children’s Day, Book Day, from First Book Marketplace! The funding is awarded to help librarians celebrate children and foster their joy in reading during their Día celebration. Dallas ISD Librarian Profile - Engenders inclusiveness and diversity.
- Sarah Robinson, Adams HS librarian, created an engaging Breakout EDU lesson (digital) in collaboration with the Travel and Tourism teacher to provide a testing review at the end of the six weeks. Dallas ISD Librarian Profile - Models & supports collaboration, cultivates learners to build on prior knowledge and apply critical analysis of information.
- Gayle Benage, Kennedy-Curry librarian, created bookmarks with qr codes to book trailers. They are very creative, eye catching, and the students love them. Dallas ISD Librarian Profile - Supports, supplements, and elevates learners' literacies.
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More Dynamic Librarians
- Sudie Williams TAG Academy librarian Amy Garnica is using bulletin boards as interactive learning tools. She is providing interesting facts, statistics, and charts and showing the connections between the facts. Students will also have the opportunity to draw connections between facts! Dallas ISD Librarian Profile - Cultivates learners to build on prior knowledge & apply critical analysis of information.
- Chapel Hill Prep librarian Alicia Grijalva designed and facilitated professional learning for teachers that allowed them to experience team roles and collaboration. Teachers were given materials and challenged to create a slow-moving parachute. Teachers learned strategies to replicate collaborative learning and team roles in their classrooms! "Teachers were engaged in the activity and with each other!" Dallas ISD Librarian Profile - Models & supports collaboration and provides a conducive & safe learning environment.
- Hillcrest HS librarian Merri Lynne Alexander worked with Junior IB students to help them formulate their question for research. Ms. Alexander collaborated with students to create a Thick and Thin Question anchor chart and assisted students as they revised and refined their research question. She also challenged students to see if their question was Googleable by having them type their question into a Google search box. Ms. Alexander says she was impressed with the students' work and understanding of a strong research question! Dallas ISD Librarian Profile - Models & supports collaboration, cultivates learners to build on prior knowledge & apply critical analysis of information and supports, supplements, and elevates learners' literacies including digital citizenship.
Working from Home
Virtual Reading Promotions
Created with images by Sharon McCutcheon - "My wife bought me a bag of my favorite seasonal springtime candy! I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take a few shots of these candy coated chocolate eggs before eating them." • Linus Nylund - "Rowing in the Swedish archipelago the wind suddenly stopped and the water became this oily super smooth surface. We stopped moving and got fascinated by the water drops forming patterns on the surface. Even the most common thing can turn into something beautiful under the right circumstances." Influencers Dr. Rosenid Badia photos found on Ben Franklin Library webpage. Bright Spots: Richelle O'Neil, Deidra Ballard-Moore, Deneice Hullett, DeNeene Henderson, Karen Harris, and Heather Hornor. Mederano MS book distribution photos by Heather Hornor. National School Library Day Twitter post April 4, 2020 by Yvonne Morgan @ms_morgan362. Julissa Arce photo by Vincent Remini. Working from Home Social Media posts: Laurie Fuentes, Rebecca Lopez, Michele Bass, Kimberly Broomhall, Maricela Verastiqui. Library Virtual Instruction Social Media Posts: Erica Campos, Cathy Bolin, Laurie Dillard, Valerie Solis, Leisa Booker, Elizabeth Reed-Smith, Lynn De Ford, Melissa Cunningham, and Deneice Hullett. Virtual Reading Promotions Social Media Posts: Michelle Touchet, LaShonda Roberson, Melissa Cunningham, Erica Kennard, Laurie Dillard, and Karen Harris. Library Media Services Microsoft Teams Virtual Meeting photo by Heather Hornor.