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    Thank you for your interest in working in OUSD School Libraries. With limited funding, our vision is model libraries. We ask volunteers to support our professional staff - Teacher-Librarians and Library Techs - at the District and site level to support our vision and to attract funders.  

     

    Just as we would not want a person who is not a teacher to walk into a classroom and start to teach, we wouldn't want a person to step into our libraries and begin to provide services without some understanding of the pedagogy. There are some deep aspects to circulation and library services that may not be immediately apparent. In addition, we are working to be a system that will ultimately support ALL school sites in OUSD and have all resources available to all. This means we all need to be on the same page and follow the District Library Team's lead and documents. Completing several segments of online and in-person training is a start.

     

    These trainings are meant to be taken in order, and supervised by the District Library Manager (DLM) or designee. If you are interested in working in the libraries, please contact the DLM  before you begin and after you take each training. In that way we can collaborate with your learning. These trainings are still in development, so thank you for your support in giving feedback as to how long the trainings take and any other information you feel will be useful for us and future learners. 

     

     

    Library Training 1: Background &  Philosophy for School Libraries (Approximately 1 hour). 

    A BRIEF introduction to Library Bill of Rights, Intellectual Freedom, Privacy, the Reference Interview. 

    This training is required for all people working in a school library. 

     

    Library Training 2: How to Access & Shelve books. Dewey Decimal System. Collection Development, Weeding. (30 min). 

    This training is required for all people working in a school library. 

     

    Library Training 2.5: Google Apps

    This training is optional for all people working in a school library.  

     

    Library Training 3: Policies, Orientations & Class Schedules (45+ min).

    This training is required for all people working in a school library. 

     

    Library Training 4:  Destiny, Circulation, Catalog Searches, Home Tab, Help.

    This training is required for all people working in a school library. 

     

    Library Training 5:  Patrons, Privacy, Overdues & Fees

    This training is required for all people working in a school library. 

     

    Library Training 6:  Holds, Resources Lists, Dashboard,  & HomePage 

    This training is optional for all people working in a school library. 

     

    Library Training 7:  Reporting on your successes

    This training is required for all paid staff working in a school library. 

     

    Library Training 8: Preferred Vendors, Ordering Process, Download Marc Records

    This training is required for all people working in a school library. 

     

    Library Training 9: Cataloging

    This training is required for all paid staff working in a school library. 

     

    Library Training 10: Repairing Books

    This training is optional for all people working in a school library.  

     

    Storytelling & Booktalking