ASK the SCOE Librarians
Would you like one-on-one help? Need resources? Want information on inquiry, research, or other teaching topics you can implement online? Looking to update your collection or integrate literature into curriculum? Click on one of the buttons below to contact either of our two librarians.
Contact Connie Williams, NBC Teacher Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Laurie Prothro, K-6 Librarian, email@example.com
Welcome to our new effort at outreach to teachers and school library personnel throughout Sonoma County.
Click here to view the March 2023 Newsletter
Sonoma County Public Library
Are you looking to learn more about how the Sonoma County Public Library can support education? Check in with Education Initiatives Librarian Rachel Icaza at the Sonoma County Library for information about school support resources available with a public library card or Student OneCard. Email Rachel Icaza at firstname.lastname@example.org
California K-12 Digital Resources
Online content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, ProQuest research databases, and TeachingBooks are available — at school, at home, in libraries, on laptops, on phones — to all.
The SCOE Library
Library Media Center Hours
The SCOE library is open during the following hours:
Monday: 8 AM - 1:30 PM and 3 PM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 12 PM - 1:30 PM and 3 PM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 12 PM - 1:30 PM and 3 PM - 5 PM
Thursday: 12 PM - 1:30 PM and 3 PM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 1:30 PM and 3 PM - 5 PM
If you require assistance from a Library staff member, an advance appointment is suggested. The Resource Center and access to equipment is available by appointment only.
Call (707) 524-2831 to schedule appointments.
SCOE Library Catalog
This is the SCOE library catalog. We have class sets, leveled readers, exploratory kits, and more that you can check for your classroom.
Click here to search for books, kits, teaching resources for your classroom via the catalog.
Check out these books from the Rosen Library of online books. They cover a wide variety of topics; and they can be checked out online by multiple users at the same time.
RESOURCES FOR TEACHING 2022-23
SOCIAL JUSTICE – DIVERSITY
Links to lessons, websites, information on teaching diverse topics. Resources for your personal journey too!
ONLINE TEACHING/DISTANCE LEARNING
Links to online tools for collaboration and/or presentation. Includes audio and video resources.
TEACHING INQUIRY AND RESEARCH
Outlines the inquiry and research process. A quick overview. This section includes information on Digital Literacy.
Links to lessons to help Identify authority/reliability
Links to libraries of reading resources – books online, story-tellers online, literacy lessons
K-12 science resources. From environmental science to anatomy, space and geology, check out these resources for your students.
SEND YOUR STUDENTS HERE FOR INFORMATION
RESEARCH STEP 2: DIG DEEPER
SECOND: What are others saying on our topic?
Put your basic info into a context. Search here for magazines, newspaper, journals, videos and more.
ProQuest provides several places for you to go to find information. Explore them all to find the best articles for your paper or presentation!
Have a question on any of these resources? Be sure to Ask the SCOE librarian for help!
RESEARCH STEP 3: K-12 RESOURCES FROM THE SONOMA COUNTY LIBRARY to use today:
Sonoma County Library
- Alternative viewpoints are given on a subject and supported with resources to help students make their claim.
A-Z (maps, USA, world culture)
- These three resources have the best content for discovery on the geography and culture of the world. These can be ‘one stop’ locations for the dig and dive info for reports and other presentations.
- Three levels provide a way for students to find the information they need for a variety of uses.
- Students create their own account and learn a new language – choose from over 50 languages!
National Geographic (Archives / Nat. Geo Kids)
- Explore the historical National Geographic magazine articles through their archives. National Geographic Kids opens the doors to the world for younger learners.
- A true encyclopedia of every animal in the world!