Friday, July 18, 2014

Two webinars for next week!


Join us on Thursday, July 24 at 4 p.m. Eastern for Reinventing Writing with Vicki Davis, AKA Cool Cat Teacher, IT Director at Westwood Schools, and Host of Every Classroom Matters. Learn more and pre-register. Visit the Leadership 3.0 community at

Join us on Wednesday, July 23 at 4 p.m. Eastern for Don't Quit! Improving Your District's Community Engagement & Communication Is Possible with Andrew Swickheimer, Director of Technology for Noblesville Schools, and Michele Turner, Data Integration Manager for Noblesville Schools. Learn more and pre-register. Visit the Parent Involvement & Community Engagement in K-12 community at

Monday, July 14, 2014

New catalog URL!

First, I wish to apologize ------ it is 4:30 pm when I started this post and 4:45 pm when I finally posted this post and I am just posting the new URL for our Catalog!!!!!   Sorry, we just had more to do to set up and it took “a little longer --- LOL” than I anticipated.  The old URL will only continue to work for until October, so we are encouraging patrons to learn something new this summer! 

I want to take the time to THANK Diana for allowing me to "bounce" direct questions, non-direct questions, mumblings, thinking out loud, and tracking down "stuff" for me!  I could not have gotten this far without her help!

Here is the URL to the new catalog:  
You can login using your barcode and password using the login link in the upper right corner on the page.

In the next few weeks we will be changing over all of our patron computers and all the hotlink points from the SERC Library website to the new version of the Catalog.

If you have any questions, please call and we will help you out ----- we can learn together!  

Library Systems Administrator

Friday, July 11, 2014

OPPS ---- No Computer Catalog Access!!!!

The SERC Library Catalog will not be accessible from 8 am Sunday, July 13th until after 8 am Monday, July 14th due to a major upgrade taking place.  In addition, access from our web pages, your favorites or bookmarks will not work as the URL will be changing.  Please check back here on the blog Monday after 10 am for a link.

The catalog change will allow you to use your smart devices (i-devices and androids) to access the catalog.

SERC Library Staff

Wednesday, July 9, 2014



Free webinar: Want to engage your students? Engage them in the math practices

Join us on Tuesday, July 15 at 3 p.m. Eastern for Want to Engage Your Students? Engage Them in the Math Practices with Zachary Champagne, mathematics researcher, and Dr. Tim Hudson, senior director of curriculum design, DreamBox Learning. Learnmore and pre-register. Visit the Adaptive Math Learning community at

Join us on Tuesday, July 22 at 11 a.m. Eastern for Concrete Ways to Use OER in the Classroom with Michelle Comen, 5th Grade Teacher at Orange Grove Elementary Charter School. Learnmore and pre-register. Visit the Open Educational Resources (OER) in the K-12 Classroom community at

From eSchool News:

Skills in Demand; Uncovering the Common Skills for High Paying, High Growth
Jobs of the Near Future
2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST
Duration: 1 hour
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Webinar Overview:
School district and state level education leaders are responsible for implementing curricula which prepare our children and students for their future. But there can be tension between developing a curriculum to create “well-rounded” students and a curriculum that helps create “job or career ready” students.

After researching millions of actual job postings and hiring results, IDC found that the skills that support a well-developed, civically competent student are the same skills that will be widely in demand by employers in 2020 and beyond. 

Join Cushing Anderson, program vice president for IDC’s Project-Based Services research, and Edwin Guarin, Business Productivity Solution Specialist at Microsoft, as they illustrate the skills and competencies that employers are increasingly seeking.
This webinar will:
  • The 20 top skills required across nearly 15 million job postings and how they positively shape curriculum reform
  • How those skills promote high growth and high pay in fields which represent nearly 30% of the job growth between 2010 and 2020
  • Ways in which those essential skills can be taught and reinforced in classroom environments via readily available technology tools
  • Webinar Speakers:
    Cushing Anderson,
    IDC, Program Vice President, Project Based Services – Consulting, HR and Learning
    Cushing Anderson
    Edwin Guarin
    Education Solution Specialist, US Education, Microsoft Corporation 

    Sponsored by: 

    Edwin Guarin