Reading Bowl winners go to State!
Congratulations to Birney Elementary (Shawn Kirby, media specialist) and Campbell Middle (Evelyn Thames, media specialist) for advancing to the State HRRB competition! To view a complete list of participants and winners from the CCSD competition, click here. Good luck, Birney and Campbell!
Milford ES wins four grants so far this year!
Linda Johns, media specialist at Milford, has successfully written and received four grants this year including the Lowe’s ToolBox for Education grant. Congratulations, Linda!
Congratulations to Brian Ragsdale and Jennifer Bone, South Cobb media specialists, for writing and receiving this grant!
Congratulations to Hillgrove High media specialists, Kelly Colvin and Cindy Ford, for writing and receiving a Cobb Foundation IMPACT grant!
LMSOTY nominees, Grant winners announced
On Thursday, November 1, CCALMS members enjoyed a festive meeting including costumes, camaraderie, and choice cuisine!
Click here to access the end-of-year Destiny reports. Please send ONE email with all four documents to Beverly Myers by Thursday, May 30, 2013.
We are so excited to have partnered with the Cobb County Public Library to create complementary summer reading programs for K-5 and Middle School! For the first time ever, the two organizations collaborated to create programs that support one another and provide the best resources and experiences for children during the summer months. To view the CCSD materials and links to the CCPL program, please visit http://edcvs.co/ZzAjY1 for K-5 resources, and http://edcvs.co/11cg2e7 for Middle School (requires IE9 or above, Firefox, or Chrome for viewing). A special thank you to Denise Saylors, media paraprofessional at Kennesaw Elementary, for donating her time as our graphic artist.
We successfully upgraded to Version 10.5 last week, and as a result, the FollettShelf integration has also been completed. You should now see a FollettShelf link on the Destiny Quest home page as well as one on the left hand side of the catalog page. All Follett eBooks will be included on the Shelf but eBooks from other vendors will need to be accessed through a catalog search. Several new features in 10.5 are worth noting including a call number limiter in Power Search and lexiles added to WebPath Express. Click here to learn more and review all the features included with the upgrade.
State and district policies require that every school form a library media committee to give stakeholders a voice in determining the goals and priorities of their library media program and to help ensure that the program has the support of the entire school community. Please use this form to record the names of your committee members. Email your completed form to Beverly Myers by October 1st.
The Library Media Education department is part of the newly-formed Professional, Virtual, and Learning Resources department (formerly known as Professional Learning). Along with others in this new department, we have moved to the Professional Center at Sky View, 5805 Dunn Road, Mableton GA 30126 (formerly Sky View Elementary).
Please note that the instructions for disposing of weeded books and other materials has changed. Please review the instructions to make sure you have a current understanding of the process.
Destiny Library Manager has been successfully updated to version 10.1. We will provide more information about the new features during pre-planning, but admit it: You want to try out the Destiny Quest Mobile App now! (Download the app for iPhone/iPad or Android and enter mediacenter.cobbk12.org as the library URL to connect.)