HP LIBRARIES NEWS & NOTES
April 2015

APRIL CELEBRATIONS

School Library Month (2015 Spokesperson: actress Julianne Moore)  

National Poetry Month

National D.E.A.R Day!- April 12, 2015

National Library Week (Honorary Chair: author David Baldacci) - April 12 - 18, 2015

National Library Workers Day - April 14, 2015

Celebrate Teen Literature Day - April 16, 2015

Money Smart Week - April 18-25, 2015

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day) - April 30, 2015

LIBRARY/LIBRARIAN FOR THE FUTURE

Take a moment to reread the excellent document we created at our meeting.  Leesa suggest one change to the last bullet in #5.  It currently reads:

5. Strengthens technological awareness and abilities by

  • Integrating technology to transform learning into a more rigorous, authentic experience.
  • Modeling the use of technology to spark new ways of thinking and creating.
  • Demonstrating the responsible, ethical use of information.

Leesa suggests:

5. Strengthens technological awareness and abilities by

  • Demonstrating the responsible, ethical use of information and providing opportunities for practice.

Agree?  Disagree?  Thoughts?  Different ideas?  Please respond in the email, and we'll just discuss through "Reply All" to come to consensus.

POETRY

Poetry is such a fun celebration of words and language.  Ideally, we are incorporating it (and helping teachers incorporate it) throughout the year in a variety of ways.  But, focusing on it during National Poetry Month is a great time start, to revisit it, or to remember its potential.  Here are some resources:

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

AASL Complimentary Webinars offered each Wednesday during School Library Month.  

EasyBib Professional Development Series