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Library Media Professional Organizations
The following professional organizations provide outstanding resources for individuals involved in the field of librarianship. Please visit their websites to stay up-to-date on issues surrounding our profession, including certifications, new curriculum standards, new programming ideas, new facility design ideas, and local/state/national conventions and other professional learning opportunities.
WCPS Library Media Professional Journals
Access to the complete site and journal content... Accessible via WCPS networked computer with no UN/PW but can create account to save information and get remote access.
Flipster LM professional journals
Use the UN/PW combo of wcps and wctys@21 to gain full access to all journal content and current/back issues.
Game Changer! by
Publication Date: 2018-11-20
Literacy advocates with a deep passion for books bestselling author Donalyn Miller and 5th grade teacher Colby Sharp showcase the power of children s access to books, providing teachers and administrators with the tools and information they need to increase children s meaningful interaction with books and to launch or sustain book access initiatives in their communities. Through research and testimonials from voices in the field and their own classroom experiences, Miller and Sharp provide practical and resourceful information on a range of topics and areas, (including successful school and classroom libraries, the power of book ownership, the importance of cultural and social access to books, and meaningful family-community reading engagement) designed to help dramatically increase children s access to and life-changing engagement with books.
An Introduction to Collection Development for School Librarians by
Publication Date: 2019-06-01
New and updated version of the book that was purchased for every school library as part of their professional collection.
Continuing Education and Professional Study Group Form
Library Media Professional Study Group Form
UPDATED FORM COMING SOON - Can be utilized by staff with an APC for accumulating and submitting for Continuing Education Credits through WCPS Human Resources.
Supervisor PD Day Materials
August Supervisor-led PD days
INFORMATION COMING SOON
Other PD Opportunities
Details about the 2020-2021 Monthly Professional Development Series, coming soon!
New LMS Workshops
New Teacher/LMS MSDE Cource 2020-2021
Course/session outline for 2020-2021, geared toward first and second year LMS (new hires). Information will be forthcoming as to whether these sessions will be held virtually or F2F.
Future Ready Librarian Framework and Project Connect
WCPS logo and vision
"Working together to provide resources and materials that support teacher instruction and student learning."