Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Weekly Update 4/4/2017- 4/11/2017

Pizza will be ordered for our staff meeting this week, Wednesday, April 12th 2017.

Our last staff meeting this month will be planned as a Team building activity – Please let me know who would like to plan this, if I don’t get volunteers I will nominate team members, this will also be where we celebrate our library Appreciation day and lunch will be provided.

Welcome back Alex, you were missed!!

Marjorie will be hosting the staff meeting this Wednesday, April 12th, please remember to find out from the team their agenda items and present to me for review, thanks. 

Marcia has successfully completed the Leadership Institute Program and will be graduating on April 17th 2017. Patrick was in attendance at Marcia’s presentation on Workforce and Organizational development.  Marcia will be sharing with you more about the program at a future staff meeting.

On Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 10 am to 12 noon, we will piloting the Living Room @ HPL with our, Books, Bikes, & Buddies series, see additional info in brackets below.  Major Kudos to Jayla for all her work on this!!
(Welcome to your neighborhood Living Room! Join us over coffee and tea to welcome 35 refugee children and their families to Alief, as they arrive on new bikes that were gifted from the community! Get to know these families, and learn more about the refugee resettlement process. Come and enjoy activities, conversations and international foods for all ages.) 

On April 4th, started our Open Job Lab series workshop in collaboration with WorkForce Solutions and AliefISD at Elsik high school. Isabel Veloz and Iqra have been working on this.

New programs that will be starting soon at Alief RL.

Rita will start a series of technology workshops for the Alief Team starting the first Friday in May, she will be addressing issues that we primarily face when assisting patrons.
Analisa will be starting various writing classes, including classes geared towards adults and children, she will also be piloting an ESL program over the summer for children and teens.
My-Van will be starting her Senior Karaoke in June.
Isabel V. will begin her classes in May.
Monica will be launching two programs in June. 

Please see below the list for hosting a staff meeting, if there are any conflicts please let me know, thanks.

Marjorie    04/12/2017
Isabel  G.  04/19/2017
Ghulam    05/03/2017
Nagma     05/10/2017
Analisa      05/17/2017
Michelle    05/24/2017
Alex           06/07/2017
Isabel V.    06/14/2017

If you believe that I have left any updates off or if you have an item to add, please let me know, respond separately or stop by the office, thanks.