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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. We provide instructional resources to schools and colleges through our contracting services.

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Professional Learning Opportunities

A Visit with Kwame Alexander on April 15

Kwame Alexander is the New York Times bestselling author of 32 books, including The Undefeated, How to Read a Book, The Write Thing, Swing, Rebound, which was short-listed for the prestigious Carnegie Medal, and his Newbery medal-winning middle grade novel, The Crossover. He’s also the founding dditor of Versify, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt that aims to change the world one word at a time.

Alexander will be stopping by the SDCOE main campus on Linda Vista Road from 1:30 to 3 p.m. April 15 to speak and then sign copies of his books. For $25, attendees will receive a copy of The Crossover or Rebound and enjoy snacks while hearing from Alexander. Register to attend today. 

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

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. New for 2018-19, a lower subscription cost and tiered options.

DCP Resources (guide) include:

  • California Streaming Video (K-12)
  • Eight World Book Databases Online (PreK-12)
  • (K-12)
  • EBSCO e-books (K-12, 13,00 titles)
  • BrainPOP
  • Free access to the statewide databases including, Britannica, and ProQuest

San Diego and Imperial Counties Community Colleges Learning Resources Cooperative

Members of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Community Colleges Learning Resources Cooperative (SDICCCLRC) share audiovisual services and maintain a single collection of their individually owned educational media in a common repository accessible to all parties, and housed at the SDCOE Library Media Services department. Meetings are held in the fall and spring facilitated by SDCOE.

Archived Webcasts

Introduction to Digital Resources: (Handout)

Introduction to Digital Resources: Britannica School/Escolar

Introduction to Digital Resources: ProQuest (7 Databases)