Many questions and discussion points have come up because of the transitions to Follett hosted and OverDrive as well as other issues of interest to RILINK member librarians and staff. To address these questions RILINK is scheduling a number of Zoom sessions for the upcoming months, which we are calling “Zoomulias.” These are our online version of the traditional Spanish/Portuguese tertulias, which are regularly-scheduled events, usually held in a public place where food and drink can be added to an ongoing discussion with a common theme.
In most cases, except where noted on the schedule as it develops, these Zoomulias will not take the place of RILINK’s Professional Learning offerings and will not provide certificates for attendance. Some of the hour-long Zoomulias will be themed, but there will be ample opportunity to ask and answer questions as well to bring up other topics of interest. Here is the schedule so far, with all sessions held on alternating Thursdays at 3:30 pm starting April 15.
The Zoom links for the April and May sessions were sent to the RILINK list on April 1st.
April 15 - AASL New Release on Labeling Practices
Do you use genre labels in your library? Do you want to genrefy your library collection or have you already done so? Do you organize books by reading level or use labels to identify reading levels? The new American Association of School Libraries has released a new statement on labeling practices along with the AASL Position Statement on Labeling Practices that qualifies their previous direction in shelving practices in school libraries and has made some members rethink the way they are organizing books in their libraries for the ease of their students. If you have an opinion on this or have questions about it, join the RILINK Zoomulia on Thursday, April 15th at 3:30pm for a discussion. Professional learning certificates will be provided.
April 29 - Capstone, enhancements to PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next, plus their new subscription, Capstone Connect
Please invite your district curriculum people to see Capstone Connect, which is an intuitive, easy-to-use standards alignment search tool that helps teachers find the exact content they need from a comprehensive collection of PebbleGo modules, thematic eBook bundles, and compilations of instructional materials providing thousands of resources, all aligned to state and national standards. With a few simple clicks, educators can connect their students with the content they need for academic success.
May 13 - Transition to OverDrive
May 27 - Transition to Follett hosted
June 10 - to be announced
June 24 - to be announced
You’ll need to provide your own beverages and snacks, but we hope that you will drop in !