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A Day in the Life of the Library

Library Orientation 2015

Newly hired library staff, as well as experienced learning commons staff members, joined the Innovation and Design Center (IDC) Team for Librarian Orientation training this first week of August.

The sessions provided library staff the opportunity to experience a typical “Day in the Life of the Library”.  Staff members were provided a list of common “what would you do” scenarios they will most likely face on their first day at school. The IDC staff carefully considered questions that would encourage participants to research resources as well as experience firsthand daily library tasks.

The learning environment was set up so librarians could attend specific sessions that targeted their individual needs.  IDC staff members were close at hand to provide the resources needed to complete their tasks.

Attendees learned how to check out library books, access digital content, and had the opportunity to gather programming ideas from Linda Conway, the Director of Library Media Programming.  Other concepts shared were how librarians in the district are transforming their libraries to inspire learning, and in what way they can market robotics in their schools as part of a computer science curriculum.

The Innovation and Design Center’s training never ends.  Staff members are available year around to provide support and resources for Library staff along with teachers and district staff.

Any DCSD staff members needing assistance may contact the IDC Team at 303-387-0600


August 13, 2015 | By lkozel | Category: Innovation & Design Center

District News

High school students across Douglas County, and many students in respective feeder schools, are once again learning that a little kindness can go a long way. Again this year, our high schools hosted Wish Weeks to make dreams come true for Make-A-Wish Foundation beneficiaries.

The Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education has named Thomas S. Tucker, Ph.D. as the sole finalist to lead our 68,000-student district as superintendent on a unanimous vote.


The American School Counseling Association (ASCA) has certified Sagewood Middle School as a Recognized ASCA National Model Program (RAMP). A prestigious honor, Sagewood is now the only middle school in the state of Colorado to have gained this certification. Schools must receive a near-perfect score on ASCA’s scoring rubric, which outlines guidelines for building and maintaining student achievement, behavior, counseling curriculum, school culture, and several other factors, in order to become certified.