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Instructional Resource Media Associate (IMRA)

(Certificate Course of Study)

The eight-week IMRA Course of Study professional development provides a learning context that interests, excites, and challenges participants to learn effective 21st-century library media service practices. We will be using a variety of online learning tools to create an engaging experience during our one face-to-face day together. Our follow-up online format will provide the opportunity for site library-media staff participants to communicate and complete the course assignments.

Participants can expect to spend 4 - 5 hours per week over the course of eight weeks. All of the course assignments will be completed online. The work will include:

  • Reading course materials and exploring examples
  • Completing projects and assignments
  • Sharing and reflecting with other class participants in discussion forums.
For questions, comments or suggestions please contact:
Cindy Dunlevy, 619-718-3120

Registration Info. and Dates

Monday, January 25, 2018
Merced County Office of Education
632 West 13th Street, Computer Lab, Room L 
Merced, CA 95341
Register at: http://sdcoe.k12oms.org/900-126265

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
San Diego County Office of Education
6401 Linda Vista Road, Bldg. 2 (JRRTC), Labs 3-4
San Diego, CA 92111
Register at: http://sdcoe.k12oms.org/900-142128


Instructional Resource Media Associate 2 (IMRA)

(Certificate Course of Study)

The ten-week IMRA Course of Study professional learning opportunity will build on the practices of the first IMRA course. The course consists of five modules to provide a deeper understanding of the support that library staff can offer to students and teachers including: 

  • The 21st Century school library
  • Research skills and support
  • Technology usage
  • Personal Learning Network development
  • Collection and Space management 

Registration Info. and Dates

Thursday, February 8, 2018
San Diego County Office of Education
6401 Linda Vista Road, Labs 2-3
San Diego, CA 92111
Register at: http://sdcoe.k12oms.org/900-140650

Next Generation Science Standards

for School Libraries

Deborah Ford will present her popular BER seminar on the best current books and strategies for incorporating them into the library and classroom. Lunch and handbook are included

Dates and Registration

  • Future dates to come. Please check back soon


School Library Leadership Conference

This annual conference brings together some of the leading minds in the field of school librarianship for a day of networking and learning. (Further information to follow)

Dates and Registration

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
San Diego County Office of Education
6401 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92111
Register at http://sdcoe.k12oms.org/900-142541
(Further information to follow)


What's New in Children's Literature

Deborah Ford will present her popular BER seminar on the best current books and strategies for incorporating them into the library and classroom.  Lunch and handbook are included.

For questions, comments or suggestions please contact:
Jonathan Hunt, 619-718-4988

Dates and Registration

  • Future dates to come. Please check back soon.