- ChalkDust - TexQuest Usage Statistics
- School Library Standards Revision
- ESSA Legislation Recommendations
- ESSA Resources
- Effective School Library Definition
- K12 Advisory Group
- School Librarian Certification (Texas Administrative Code)
- TEA's School Library Page
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Resources and Services for Texas School Libraries
- (NEW!) Gale has added LitFinder to TexQuest's literary resources. And now you can search all Gale literary resources at the same time using Gale Literacy Sources, which is replacing Artemis Literary Sources. LitFinder spans history and the globe with online poems, short stories, essays, and plays from over 80,000 authors. Gale Literacy Source is a new, mobile-friendly one-stop shop for all of Gale's literary content.
- ChalkDUST has been updated with the new TexQuest resources added since June 2016. They include Britannica E-STAX, EBSCO eBooks, Gale's Science in Context, ProQuest's SIRS Discoverer, and TalkingBooks.net. The updated usage statistics include a new metric for Full Text Documents, which is used for Britannica E-Stax, EBSCO eBooks, Gale, and ProQuest's SIRS Discoverer.
- Discounted additional resources from Gale Cengage for TexQuest members!
Please contact your Gale sales rep for details:
TexQuest - statewide digital resources for K-12 public school libraries - TexQuest provides high-quality online instructional resources for every grade level and subject area. Region 20 ESC serves as our educational partner. Learn more at texquest.net
TexQuest Usage Statistics - ChalkDUST
School Libraries: Standards, Studies, and Documents
School Libraries: Other Services
- Letters About Literature - All 4th-12th graders are invited to participate! Read a book or poem and write a letter. You could be on the winner list next year! For more information about the contest, see details.
- Library Science Collection - professional library resources. Search the library catalog of the State Library, and find information including hours, location, services, and a list of subscriptions to journal titles in library and information science.
- FREE Online Courses for librarians and library staff, many with SBEC credit!
- Open eBooks is a partnership between Digital Public Library of America, The New York Public Library, and First Book and is part of the White House ConnectED Initiative.
- Summer Reading Programs - Public libraries offer summer programs to encourage children and teens to read for pleasure and to promote literacy. Contact your local public library for more information.
- CREW Manual - guidance to librarians on how to weed outdated materials from their collections.
- Talking Book Program - a free service that loans materials to people who cannot read standard print publications due to visual, physical or reading disabilities.
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