Welcome to BCPS Library Media Services
Thank you to all who attended and contributed to our Library Media Season's of Learning 2019 Mini-Conference. We had some very productive sessions from: Nearpod, Learning.com, Britannica, Florida Power Libraries, AR/VR, Mackin Makerspaces, Everfi, and Follett Book Fairs. In addition, the conversations and collaborations with our BCL librarians were informative and useful.
Free Books Available
We have many gently used books in good condition available to a good home! If you are interested in obtaining some of these books please email Neena Grosvenor. Books are available at CPL 3910 NW 10th Avenue Oakland Park, between the hours of 7 am to 1 pm. Please bring your own sturdy boxes to load your books. The Books can be delivered to your school, but you must provide the boxes. Hurry while they last!
You will want to check out the Gale and Microsoft OneDrive integration. This powerful combo allow students to save and retrieve resources from Gale right within OneDrive. As you know Gale is a powerful resource on its own however now it is possible to save Gale content as a Microsoft Word Document. See how it works in the video below.
Diana Haneski Media Specialist at Marjory Stoneman Douglas was the first to present at the first ever Build Your Stack initiative held during NCTE conference in Houston Texas! It’s also the first time Haneski has attended the National Council for Teachers of English Conference. “I often heard from teachers that I have collaborated with, that this was a great conference to attend.” Haneski explains, “it was my USF professor Dr. Joan Kaywell that invited me to present with her. Of course, I was honored and glad I was able to represent Broward at this inspiring conference.” There were 35 Build Your Stack presentations held in the Exhibit hall where educators and authors talked about their favorite books. The soft seating, tables, and coffee made for a very comfortable and informative session. Dr. Calle Friesen, professor at BVU also presented.. Diana Haneski says, “I loved working with professors using digital resources, then coming together in Houston to present the session at NCTE. I was inspired and worked strategies into my library media program at MSD.”
Further information about #BUILDYOURSTACK can be found by clicking ths link: http://www2.ncte.org/build-your-stack/
Congratulations to Tracy Hill, Media Specialist at Lake Forest Elementary School. Lake Forest was selected for the Orange Bowl Media Center Makeover Project powered by Extra Yard for Teachers. This program supports media specialists through resources, recognition, recruitment and professional development which both empowers and inspires! As the information hub of the school students come to the media center to read, checkout, create, design, and research. The media center makeover provides a beautiful, updated learning environment that can improve student social, emotional, mental and physical well-being. we are so excited to see your makeover Tracy, Congratulations!
Gale and One Drive Integation
Guidelines for Weeding Library Books for Library Media Specialists