& Library Services
Welcome to our Instructional Technology & Library Services Department website. Our department collaborates with campus administrators and staff in the acquisition and integration of innovative technologies that contribute to success in student learning and ensure that all campus Learning Resource Centers meet national and state library standards. Our department provides staff development in the area of technology integration and technology literacy in addition to technology-based products, content area curriculum support, campus technology planning and evaluation.
Students Vote for Texas Bluebonnet Book Award
It's plain to see so many of our students love to read and they are taking their love to the voting booth. Each year the Texas Bluebonnet Award Committee selects 20 new elementary level books for its recommended list, but students have a big impact on which one is the big winner. Students in grades 3-6 who have read at least 5 of the books on the list get a chance to vote on their pick. Our JISD librarians have been very busy getting ready for the event by reading to the students, registering voters and preparing ballots. Since the voting ended the last day of January, all our librarians have been tallying the votes at each campus and will then send the results off to TBA...we should hear which one won in mid-February.
JISD Libraries Go High Tech...with BiblioTech
Judson ISD libraries are partnering with the new Bexar County BiblioTech to provide all JISD students, parents and staff access to a world of digital content. BiblioTech opened to the public in September 2013, and has continued to add resources and users throughout the last 16 months. Now they are working to add Judson ISD students, staff and parents to their patron lists! Students at all five JISD middle schools are attending presentation such as this one, (pictured above) given by BiblioTech librarians. The students are learning about the resources available such as; digital books, graphic novels, audio books, movies, music, and magazines as well as tutorials in computer skills and languages. Students under the age of 16 are being encouraged to fill out library card applications to be signed by their parents and turned in to their school librarians. The JISD librarians are in contact with BiblioTech to have those applications processed so that students will have physical library cards. JISD students, staff, and parents that are over 16, are able to use the website www.bexarbibliotech.org to fill out an application and receive a login code immediately! The digital library is open 24/7 and each new library account will be open for five years! Visit the website and join us in going high tech…BiblioTech!