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 District PD & Shared Resources

Library Workshops Website
Meetings Notes and Agendas (requires login)
Meetings, PD, & Training Calendar
New Library Staff
Teacher Librarian Shared Google Folder
Web Resources List

 Library Announcements & Celebrations


Welcome back! Check out the Back to School Newsletter for:

  • Information about August PD
  • Information about our first TL meeting in September
  • Sign-ups for hosting meetings and snacks 
  • Insignia updates
  • and more!

Link to the screencast of this newsletter.


Kim Butler received the "Making IT Happen" Award at InnEdCo 2014. She was recognized as an educator who has made a meaningful difference with technology. Watch the YouTube video of the awards ceremony and keynote address—Kim is featured at 25:20....


​If you are redoing your Native American section, consider using the new Classification Guide for Indians of North America. In recent years, Dewey editors have changed these classifications to reflect the regional affiliations of tribes, rather than lumping...


Did you know that the Ed Tech team curates articles specifically for teacher librarians? ​Check out the Web Resources page (also linked on the lefthand navigation).


Insignia has a new feature that allows librarians and library assistants to add new MARC records to the catalog. Interested? I thought so. There are some restrictions, of course, so be sure to read the instructions. ​The feature is available now if you...

(More Announcements...)

 Insignia Quick Links

BVSD Library Catalog
Insignia ILS Login Page
Add It Yourself! Learn about the *NEW* ISBN Cataloging Feature
MARC Record Request Spreadsheet
Cataloging Rush Job Request? Try *NEW* ISBN Cataloging Instead
MARC Edit Request
Insignia Training Site
Periodicals List for Adding Copies
Equipment List for Adding Copies
Ordering Labels
Fines Recommendation

 Library Program Leadership

Library Leaders
Role of the Library Advisory Council (LAC)


Children's Book Awards


AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013
AASL Standards for 21st Century Learners
AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Lesson Plan Database
Sample Middle School Research Expectations
Sample Research Question Rubric

 Teaching with Technology

Digital Citizenship
Ed Tech Homepage
Elementary Technology Guidelines
Unite for Literacy eBook Collection
World Book : Elementary
World Book : K-8
World Book : Middle & High


Copyright and Fair Use Resources
Fair Use Video
U.S. Copyright Office

 Library Operations

CLiC Courier Instructions
Collection Development
CREW Weeding Method
Discarding Weeded Books
Library Sub List (requires login)
PS-12 Form
Vendor List

 Professional Organizations

ALA Library Bill of Rights
American Assocation of School Librarians (AASL)
American Library Association (ALA)
Colorado Assocation of Libraries (CAL)
Colorado Assocation of School Librarians (CASL)
Colorado State Library
Highly Effective School Libraries Program

 Board of Education Policies

Elementary student computer use agreement
Elementary student computer use agreement (Spanish)
Parent permission for video viewing
Patron Request for Reconsideration of Learning Materials (Challenged Books)
Public gifts (Donations)
Secondary student computer use agreement
Selection policy
Selection regulation
Student computer use

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