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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

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It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.