Media Services Materials GiveAway for 2019

Central Rivers AEA Media Services strives to maintain a current collection of resources for our schools to access. In order to maintain the currency and relevance of our materials, each summer our media collection is reviewed or “weeded” to remove dated materials or materials that have not been circulating out to schools on a regular basis.

Each year, these weeded materials are offered to school districts who may have need for these extra resources. In the past, materials have been given away in our regional offices. This year, in order to provide more equity to our give-away process, Media Services has created a giveaway web site so that all teachers may request these materials that won’t be circulated by the AEA anymore.

Each year, different sections of the AEA Media Collection are reviewed. This year our focus was on Professional Books (PB), Media Kits (KT) and Book Resource (BR) materials. Next year, different formats of materials will be reviewed for weeding, including student Boxed Books (BB) and Books with Audio (BA) formats with student books.

This special website will open up for teacher requests on September 9, 2019. You will order these giveaway materials using a process very similar to ordering regular media materials via our GetMedia Catalog.


Giveaway screen shot

We are asking that each individual teacher only pick 5 give-away items per day in order to make sure all teachers have an opportunity to receive materials.

To access the Giveaway website, go to our GetMedia online catalog and you will see a special “Click here” link  in red, that will take you to the Giveaway web.

Givaway shipping labelRequested items will ship sometime over a two week period following the submission of the request. As you receive items, you will see the term GAWAY in the upper right hand corner of the shipping labels – this is the indicator that this item is for you to keep. You will see a return date on the label, but please ignore, the system can’t turn that feature off. A Bright Yellow Sticker labeled – GetMedia GiveAway will also be attached to your requested item(s).

Please let Central Rivers Media Services know if you have any questions about this new annual GiveAway procedure.