The following list of websites are of value for school media specialists. Check them out!
THE BIG FOUR
OTHER USEFUL SITES
- American Association of School Librarians. Latest professional news and tools.
- NC Wise Owl. North Carolina's Department of Public Instruction site for teachers and librarians (and students).
- Learn NC. UNC's teacher network combining news and examples with practical tools.
- School-Libraries.Org. Peter Milbury's web pages with resources for school libraries and a listing of school library web pages from across the United States and around the world.
- AskERIC. A Service of the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) providing Internet-based education information.
- Association of Educational Communications and Technology. The partner association with AASL in the development of the Information Power guidelines as well as previous guidelines.
- Banned Books Week site. Includes a list of most frequently challenged books of 2001. Check the references for strategies for facing challenge situations.
- The Book Report Magazine. For secondary school library media specialists. Published by Linworth.
- Boothbay Region High School Library Media Center. A clever school library home site using "information retrievers" theme with great dog pictures!
- Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. All about your local school system. Links to all the schools and most of the school libraries.
- Chatham County Schools. A local school system with links and maps.
- Classroom Connect. A collection of resources for the k-12 educators. Somewhat commercial in tone and you are asked to subscribe by signing in.
- Colorado Virtual Library for Kids. A well-designed library catalog-like set of curriculum related website links for children.
- Condition of Education. A website from the National Center for Educational Statistics combining statistics from publications of 2000, 2001, and 2002. Provides summaries of six indicators of education: Participation, Learner Outcomes, Student Effort and Progress, Elementary and Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, and Societal Support for Learning.
- Durham Public Schools. Another local school system with useful links to schools and libraries.
- 50 States'Certification Requirements. The University of Kentucky is attempting to connect to certification requirements for each site. Not all states have information in web form.
- FNO (From Know On); the Educational Technology Journal. Published by Jamie MacKenzie, a well known educator, author, and inspirational speaker.
- Homework Spot. An information portal with selected K-12 homework-related websites. Includes a good set of reference tools. Some tips on information/library use and trivia questions.
- ICONnect. A technology initiative of the AASL designed to get students, library media specialist, and teachers connected to learning.
- Knowledge Quest. Journal of the American Association of School Librarian.
- LION: Librarian's Information Online Network. An information resource for K-12 librarians developed by Libraries Services of the District of Philadelphia.
- Little Planet Times. A newspaper written by and for kids.
- Ms. LeBeau's HomePage. Subtitled "A Resource for Teachers, Students and Curious Adults" has good links to curriculum related websites. Check her list of workshop offerings -- a good way to market yourself.
- North Carolina Schools on the Net. A simple list of schools in NC that have web sites -- probably not complete.
- Orange County Schools. The northern half of Orange County schools, with headquarters in Hillsborough.
- Public Education Network (PEN). A fine source of education news. Consider subscribing to the PEN email newsletter.
- School Libraries Worldwide.. Publication of the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL).
- School Library Journal..
- School Library Media Activities Monthly. Intended for the K-8 school librarian. Journals needs to be examined in print. Not much on the web site.
- School Library Media Research. The official research journal of AASL. Published quarterly entirely on the web.
- Teacher-Librarian; The Journal for School Library Professionals. Edited by Ken Haycock, this Canadian journal has lively and relevant articles on topics of inerest to SLMS.
- Wake County Public School System. A well designed series of pages with a wealth of useful information (although not much about library program).
If you find another relevant site of interest to school librarians, please send it to Evelyn Daniel and I'll post it here.