• 2022/2023 Impact Report


  • Ike Loves Books Student Book Club met weekly during lunch to discuss books we were reading. Students chatted with each other about their books and completed discussion activities.
  • Eisenhower Library welcomed author Stuart Gibbs to speak to each grade level, meet with the book club, and sign autographs. Mr. Gibbs, as a former Eisenhower General, came to visit the campus in celebration of the 60th anniversary and advised students to “Be curious about the world and take every opportunity that is offered to you. Get out of your comfort zone and explore.”
  • The Eisenhower Library held a March Madness Tournament of Books. Students began voting on February 28th to choose the Sweet 16 books from 160 books in 16 genres chosen based on circulation this school year. For the second year in a row, our winner was the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney.
  • The Eisenhower Library held a campus reading competition titled, Hogwarts House Reading Competition. Students were divided into houses by grade level, entered books that they completed reading in a Google form, and followed the leaderboard that was created using Flippity.
Students posing with author Stuart Gibbs in the Eisenhower Library on the morning of his visit to the school.
ebooks books in collection
ebooks books checked out

Librarian reads a picture book to students.


  • The librarian taught the Debate classes how to choose good search terms, how to use databases to search, how to evaluate online resources, how to cite research, and how to include research in their writing. The classes spent two days learning and completing an evaluating online resources activity.
  • The librarian led 6th-grade students through the use of CultureGrams for their project on a specific country’s culture. The librarian collaborated with teachers to select the final product students would complete, what type of notes they would take, and how they would gather the needed information.
  • The librarian presented a Genre Personality lesson to 6th and 7th graders to help them determine the types of books they might enjoy reading. Students completed a short questionnaire about their tastes, similar to a magazine quiz, that led to them discovering their genre personality.
  • The librarian read to the ALE classes twice a month and led a related craft activity with each. Students learned about kindness, gratefulness, acceptance, and friendship through the creation of thank-you cards, gingerbread men, scarecrows, and paper dolls.
  • bullets detailing research/lesson examples which the librarian contributed to as a coteacher

Students participating in note-taking during the research lesson.

Lesson Spotlight

The librarian led 8th grade through the use of the Biography and Britannica databases for their project about an influential person who had a positive impact. The students took notes throughout the presentation to assist them once they began their research and brainstormed ideas for what information they wanted to find about the person. Students spent several days gathering information and then returned for a mini-lesson about in-text citations. Students then synthesized all the information the



  • The librarian and ITS collaborated to present a PD about Canva with campus teachers during a Lunch n Learn. Staff were invited to the library during their lunch to learn how to create content for students, how to share with students in Canva, and how students & teachers can collaborate in Canva.
  • The librarian collaborated with a Science/AIM teacher to provide STEM activities on a weekly basis to AIM students. Students work in teams to solve problems, brainstorm solutions, and build using various materials.
  • The librarian collaborated with the Student and Family Liasion to present to district parents about the resources available to them and their students. Parents learned about the library databases that can be useful for STAAR prep and CCMR.
  • The librarian collaborated with the ELAR department head to create a lesson over text evidence using the EduProtocol “Convince Me That.” The teacher shared a slide deck with each class, students read a short passage about school uniforms, then wrote a paragraph on their assigned slide to convince the teacher that school uniforms help students learn, and finally participated in a virtual gallery walk while reading and providing feedback in the form of emojis.
  • 1 bullet for collaboration with family specialist, ITS, PLC group (librarian or campus), academic dean, department head, or CCMR specialist (HS only)

Collaboration Spotlight

Collaboration Spotlight (paragraph detailing a collaboration you are most proud of, heavily student focused, details of the process and the outcome of the collaboration) The librarian collaborated with the Spanish and Art teachers to create an ofrenda in the library for Dia los Muertos. Students created sugar skulls and paper marigolds in art, brought in pictures of loved ones, and brought other items to decorate the altar. The Spanish teacher then brought each class to the library for a lesson about the ofrenda and what it means. Staff and families were encouraged to place pictures of departed loved ones on the altar as well. The ofrenda stayed up in the libra


Dia de los Muertos ofrenda in the library, decorated with pictures, sugar, skills, and marigolds.

Campus Leader

  • The librarian is part of the campus’s PLC Guiding Coalition which meets twice a month to discuss the needs of the campus in reference to PLC. As a part of this group, the librarian helps present PLC information to campus staff during faculty meetings to refresh their knowledge of the PLC process and to review areas of concern.
  • The librarian sends out, via email and social media, a monthly newsletter to the community showcasing events in the library and upcoming events. The newsletter provides links to important information for students, staff, and parents.
  • The librarian is on the CITE team on campus, helping decide procedures and processes for the new Chromebooks. The librarian also helps prepare Chromebook carts, assist with technology-related questions, and guide teachers in the effective use of Chromebooks to support student learning.
  • The librarian is in charge of issuing Chromebooks, managing the Chromebook inventory, and assisting with campus inventory. The librarian has also been added to the Testing Team as the technology representative in order to make sure Chromebooks are in place and ready ahead of test days.
  • The librarian attended TCEA, TLA, and other virtual training opportunities. She was able to bring back ideas for lessons, books, and technology to the campus to enrich the learning of staff and students.
Teachers attend Professional Development in the library.
Screenshot of one of the newsletters the librarian sent out in 2022-23.