April 13-18 National Library Week
Check with the librarian at your school to see what activities are planned for this week to celebrate the vital role school libraries play in students' academic success.
2014 Book Bytes Book Trailer Contest Winners
- Gym Candy by Carl Dueker High School - 1st place: Book Trailer creator Alejandro Escalera from NGHS
- Every Day by David Levithan High School - 2nd place: Book Trailer creator Emily Nguyen from Memorial Pathway Academy
- Firegirl by Tony Abbott Middle School - 1st place: Book Trailer creator Renata Garcia from Austin Academy
- Stung by Bethany Wiggins Middle School - 2nd place: Book Trailer creator Roger Davis-Jahnel from Webb MS
- The Titanic: an Interactive History Adventure by Bob Temple Elementary School - 1st place: Book Trailer creator Stephanie Villalobos from Heather Glen ES
- Kylie Jean, Football Queen by Marci Peschke Elementary School - 2nd place: Book Trailer creator Brianna Ibiloye-Turner from Handley ES
Librarians...professionals teaching all students skills for life...
The Standards for the 21st Century Learner (published by the American Association of Librarians) forms the core of the Garland ISD library program.
- Reading is a window to the world.
- Inquiry provides a framework for learning.
- Ethical behavior in the use of information must be taught.
- Technological skills are crucial to future employment needs.
- Equitable access is a key component for education.
Learners use skills, resources and tools to
- Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.
- Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.
- Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society.
- Pursue personal and aesthetic growth.
Each school has a certified librarian. Visit the campus library web pages to discover the many activities and resources provided by the individual school libraries and to learn more about the student skills, competencies, and proficiencies we focus on at different levels.
For more information about GISD Library Services contact: