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Library Media Services

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Library Media Services offers leadership, support, and information to educators and staff in all San Diego County school districts. Additionally, we provide instructional resources to schools and colleges through our contracting services.

Services



2017 SAVE THE DATES

 For more information or to register, click on the date.

Date(s)Event NameTimeLocation​
October 11, 2017​Instructional Media Resource Associate (IMRA)8 a.m. - 3 p.m.San Diego County Office of Education, Bldg. 2, LL 3-4​​
July 14, 2017CCSS for School Libraries​8 a.m. - 3 p.m.​San Diego County Office of Education,
Bldg. 3, Room 301
May 23, 2017
​July 17, 2017

NGSS for School Libraries​8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.​San Diego County Office of Education, Bldg. 3, Room 301

School Library Media Services

 

District "Librarian of Record" Services

Districts receive "Librarian of Record" services of the credentialed County Schools Librarian to meet Ed Code sections 18100 and 44868.

 

The SDCOE Digital Content Portal (DCP)

The DCP is a valuable resource for educators to enhance instruction with online content and professional development. A virtual library of subscription resources is available at school and at home for teachers and students at sites contracting for services.

DCP Resources (Guide) include:

  • California Streaming Video (K-12)
  • 7 World Book Databases Online (PreK-12)
  • 8 EBSCO Host Databases (K-12)
  • TeachingBooks.net (K-12)
  • Ebrary full text professional eBooks for Educators
  • EBSCO e-books (K-12, 7500 titles)
  • Science Reference Center (K-12)
  • History Reference Center (K-12)

Library Book Service and Online Catalog/Online Booking

School Library Service provides professional development for teachers, and monthly shipments of new and award-winning library books to K-8 school districts on an annually contracted basis.

Subscribing district teachers can request listening/reading, read-along, and puppet kits. Teachers can search, book, cancel, and request extensions through the online catalog. Searchable Online Catalog

Teachers in contracting districts are assigned individual numbers to use multimedia materials. Materials circulate for 14 days, unless otherwise requested. Audiovisual materials may be requested online anytime, checked out over-the-counter or booked over the telephone, 619-718-4983, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.​​​​


Library Book Evaluation/Selection

A Children's Book Review Committee consisting of credentialed teachers, library media teachers and curriculum coordinators, meets on a regular basis to review books for recommendation to the San Diego County Board of Education for approval. For more information contact County Schools Librarian Jonathan Hunt​.

 

Professional Learning Opportunities

Request customized professional learning at your district/site or attend workshops at the San Diego County Office of Education.


San Diego and Imperial Counties Community Colleges Learning Resources Cooperative (SDICCCLRC)

Member colleges share audiovisual services and maintain a single collection of their individually owned educational media in a common depository accessible to all parties, and housed at the SDCOE Media Services Department. Meetings are held in the fall and spring facilitated by SDCOE. For more information regarding the cooperative click here.