Today has been another reflective day for me as I get to know my new city, Brighton, CO. No, I am not living there, but I am working there as Manager of Instructional Technology for Brighton School District 27J. I am spending about ten hours a day in Brighton and the surrounding communities working to help use instructional technology as a tool in student learning. It is interesting how it feels to try to function in a new city when you don't know where the services you like or need to use are located.
The Brighton location of the Rangeview Anythink Library was one of my stops during my lunch hour. I'd signed up for a temporary library card online which allowed me to request books and put books on hold. Today I went by to get my official library card (so that I can access their online subscription databases) and to talk with Todd Cordrey, Anythink Manager, and Melody Costa, Guide, about working with the Brighton 27J school district. My goal is to work toward registering all students and teachers as library patrons of Anythink. Then they too can access the online subscription databases for school assignments and research. Students throughout the district can have free access to safe, qualified resources through Anythinks subscription databases. For the district to purchase these databases would require funds of well over $50,000 annually.
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