Libraries and Library Studies
[Dewey numbers: 020s]

 Libraries on the Web  Librarian Resources  Professional Literature  Internet and School Library 
 Current Awareness  Web Page Design  Web Page Development  Sample Sites
 Web Page Policies  Acceptable Use Policies  Evaluating the Web  Copyright

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Libraries On the Web

School Librarian Web Pages -
A collection of Web pages developed and/or maintained by school librarians. Take a virtual visit to hundreds of schools and school libraries to see how those librarians use the Web to support their school's curriculum. -
This is Peter Milbury's "labor of love" for school librarians. Sections include: General Librarian Resources, Curriculum and Technology Planning Links, Books, Book Reviews and Reading Resources, Learning and Teaching With the Web, Web Gateways to Information, Information Literacy and Library Skills, and Professional Associations and Organizations.
Innovative Internet Applications in Libraries -
Provides a convenient place to explore how libraries are using the Internet to improve service. Links are given to many excellent examples of libraries using the Internet to good advantage.
The California State Library -
The California State Library is charged with performing a wide variety of supportive and service activities as defined by law. Links on this site are provided to: Catalog & Research Tools: Library Catalog, Melvyl Union Catalog (UC & CSU), ERIC, LII; Services to the public, state government, local government, and to libraries; Products: California Library Directory, California Library Laws, California Research Bureau Public Policy Reports, Library Development Services Publications, California Family Impact Seminar (CAFIS), Newsletter; The Library: General Information, Overview, Locations and Service Hours, Suggestions or Complaints, Greetings from the State Librarian, California Research Bureau, Information Technology Bureau, Library Development Services, State Library Services, Library of California Board, and California State Library Foundation.
Links to Other Libraries -
From the Bessie Chin Library home page, link to MarinNet, San Francisco Public Library, Berkeley Public Library, Library of California (UC), and The Library of Congress.

Librarian Resources

American Association of School Librarians -
The home page of the largest organization serving school librarians. Includes many online documents and resources. At this site is Information Power Implementation - - which helps school libraries implement the document from AASL and AECT which sets the standards for successful school library media programs.
Resources for School Librarians -
This website organizes online resources for school librarians under the following categories: Learning and Teaching; Information Access; Program Administration; Technology; Education and Employment; Continuing Education.
AskERIC School Library Resources -
From the ERIC databases, this page on school libraries includes AskERIC Responses, Internet Sites, Discussion Groups, ERIC Resources, and Organizations.
Library Research Service: School Library Section -
This is the webpage for the research service in Colorado which has provided studies and data about the use and power of the school libraries in the school. Categories include: Colorado library statistics; contacts; impact studies; national statistics; research projects; library technology; school library tools (calculators and data for library managers); and topical headings (Children/youth services, planning, prices, economic statistics, public opinion polls, libraries and books, and technology).
Bookends! Online Cafe -
This is Friends & Foundations of California Libraries' place on the Web. If you are interested in public and school libraries in California Ś this is the 'cyber-place' to visit. There is a wealth of information for library support groups in the online arm of our publication, FOLIO Online, and the latest on advocacy in The California Library Advocacy Center.
MARC Standards -
This is the official Web site for information on the standards for "MAchine-Readable Cataloging" records.
SunLink Weed of the Month Club-
"The SUNLINK Weed of the Month program is an effort to help provide Floridaĺs K-12 School Library Media specialists with guidelines and suggestions for weeding their collections "a little at a time" as well as for adding quality materials. The program idea and specific suggestions came from other media specialists via LM_NET, a listserv for library media specialists, and SUNLINKĺs Weed of the Month is now used throughout the country. A subject section of school library media collections will be identified each month as a weeding target."
The Building Blocks of Research: An Overview of Design, Process and Outcomes -
This document, created by Debbie Abilock, tries to tease out the relationships among information literacy, problem solving, curriculum design and teaching.
Internet Library -
Once published as "Why Librarians Should Rule the Net," this slide presentation explains the advantages and disadvantages of libraries and the Internet.
Texas School Libraries: Standards, Resources, Services, and Studentsĺ Performance -
The State of Texas has adopted guidelines for school library programs. "Guidelines establish three levels of school library programs that meet or exceed standards. A description of a school library program that should be considered below standard is also established. A model school library program has five major components."
Books & Booklists -
This page, developed for Redwood High School, has links to local booklists developed for Redwood's curriculum as well as a large selection of other relevant booklists found on the Internet. Some of the other links on this page are to such topics as: Choosing a Book; Finding Fiction; Audio Books; and Book Reviews; as well as lists of books on social (teen) issues, adventure books, books on the individual v. society, and identity & self-awareness.
School Library Design -
Large collection of articles, tips, and links to suppliers built around the theme of school library design. (National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities)
Barahona Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents -
This helpful page provides query access to a database of more than 3000 recommended books in Spanish for children and adolescents published around the world. Readable in English and Spanish. (Calif. State Univ. at San Marcos)
D-Lib Magazine -
A forum for news, information, and discussion about research and advanced implementation projects in digital libraries.
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography -
"This bibliography presents selected articles, books, electronic documents, and other sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet and other networks. Most sources have been published between 1990 and the present; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 1990 are also included. Where possible, links are provided to sources that are available via the Internet."
American Library Association -
The ALA, the professional organization with vast resources for librarians of all types.
"LM_NET is a discussion group open to school library media specialists worldwide, and to people involved with the school library media field. It is not for general librarians or educators. We want to keep the activity and discussion focused on school library media. But, LM_NET can be used by library media people for many different things- to ask for input, share ideas and information, link programs that are geographically remote, make contacts, etc."
Conservation OnLine -
Covers a wide spectrum of topics of interest to those involved with the conservation of library, archives and museum materials.
Intellectual Freedom Round Table -
Home page for the Intellectual Freedom Round Table of the American Library Association.

Library Periodicals

The following list was created April 1999 by Gail M. Szeliga, Library-Media Specialist, at Union Endicott High School, 1200 E. Main Street, Endicott, NY 13760.

These online journals are either Web companions to the print publications that offer each issue's Table of Contents along with selected full-text articles on their World Wide Web Home Page, or they are "electronic journals" that exist only online. They are divided into four categories: General Education; Library/Librarian Issues (see below); Computers and Internet; and Technology in Schools.
See also Library Journals, Newsletters, and 'Zines - - and index to online library periodicals.

American Libraries -
The journal of the American Library Association's online version.
Booklist -
This is "the digital counterpart of the American Library Association's Booklist magazine.... This web site is designed to introduce Booklist to a new group of readers and to provide current subscribers with additional services and points of access. By clicking on the appropriate text ..., you can examine a current selection of reviews, enjoy a wealth of feature articles, or consult a newly developed cumulative index not available in the print Booklist. You may also use the site to send e-mail to our editors, learn how to subscribe to the print Booklist and to order other Booklist publications.
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books -
This is the homepage of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, one of the nation's leading children's book review journals for school and public librarians.

Choice Magazine -
"CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries reviews significant current books and electronic media of interest to those in higher education." Although this journal is specifically aimed at libraries in colleges and universities, its reviews are also useful for anyone selecting materials for high schools as well.
College and Research Libraries News -
This is the website for the journal of the Association of College & Research Libraries (similar to AASL for school libraries). Note especially the column on Internet Resources.
Computers in Libraries -
"Computers in Libraries is a monthly magazine that provides complete coverage of the news and issues in the rapidly evolving field of library information technology. Focusing on the practical application of technology in community, school, academic, and special libraries, CIL includes discussions of the impact of emerging computer technologies on library systems and services, and on the library community itself. "
Library Media and PR -
This website is not strictly a journal but one may "subscribe" to updates and special offers about library public relations and promotion. Check out the Tool Box for library bookmarks, clip art, etc.
Media and Methods Online -
"[T]he Leading Technology & Education Magazine Used for Purchasing Decisions in K-12 Schools" --As their slogan implies, this periodical reviews all types of materials, both hardware and software, dealing with educational technology. It includes an annual buyers' guide and reference directory in the January/February issue.
New York Times Book Review -
To have access to the book review section of the Times you will need to register (it's free).
Publishers Weekly Online -
This website gives access to the best sellers lists of this venerable journal of the book publishing industry. Other information provided includes author itineraries, publication schedules and access to Library Journal and School Library Journal.
Library Journal -
The online version of Library Journal. Includes news about the library profession as well as reviews of all types of materials.
School Library Journal Online -
This is the website of School Library Journal. Online sections include: Features, ArtSpeak (picture books), Book of the Week, Sites of the Week, Video of the Week, Audio of the Week, Carrie on © (copyright issues), Editorial, Make Your Point (individual opinion), Up for Discussion, What Works, Building Influence, NonFiction BookTalker, People, TechKnowledge, Chat Room, Librarian's Internet, Web Site Reviews, Focus On, Educator's Resource Kit, Graphic Novels Roundup, Innovators Spotlight Series, Letters and Learning Quarterly
School Library Media Research -
"School Library Media Research is an official journal of the American Association of School Librarians. It is the successor to School Library Media Quarterly Online. The purpose of School Library Media Research is to promote and publish high quality original research concerning the management, implementation, and evaluation of school library media programs. The journal will also emphasize research on instructional theory, teaching methods, and critical issues relevant to school library media."
Teacher Librarian: The Journal for School Library Professionals -
"TL is designed specifically for you, the library professional working with children and young adults. Within our pages you'll find lively and relevant articles exploring current issues such as collaboration, leadership, technology, advocacy, information literacy, and management.

The Internet and the School Library

AASL Online Continuing Education -
Initiative by AASL to provide training for school librarians in using the Internet.
Web 2.0 Interactive -
Very helpful collection of links by the Washington Library Media Association to topics such blogs, wikis, rss, podcasts, etc.

Current Awareness Sites

ALA Washington Office Newsline -
Web4Lib Electronic Discussion -
An electronic discussion for library-based World-Wide Web managers.

Web Page Design Ideas

Web Page Development

Writing for the Web: A Primer for Librarians -

Sample Sites

The Cool Library of the Week -
Take a look at the best library sites on the Internet.
IASL Concord School Library Web Page Award -
This page has links to the winners of the award given since 1999 by the International Association of Schoool Librarianship. Check out the award criteria for good ideas on library web pages and the links to the individual school libraries which have won the award. Three schools in California have won the award since its inception including Chico High School which was Web Page of the Year in 1999/2000.
School Librarian Web Pages -
A collection of Web pages developed and/or maintained by school librarians. Take a virtual visit to hundreds of schools and school libraries to see how those librarians use the Web to support their school's curriculum.

Web Page Policies K-12

Acceptable Use Policies

Actions Which Violate the TUHSD Computer and Internet Use Agreement -
This is a list which Redwood High School has determined violate the district internet use policy. You can also download PDF versions of "Computer Use Terms and Conditions," "Parent and Student Contract Agreement," and "Redwood Violations and Consequences" from this page.
Critiquing Acceptable Use Policies -
Subdivided into logical sections, this essay, written in 1995, explores the various considerations in developing and enforcing AUPs. (Dave Kinnaman)
Acceptable Use Policy -
Each public school district in Indiana must develop an acceptable use policy. There are links here for state requirements for Indiana public school Internet acceptable use policies and guidelines; recommendations for such policies and guidelines, a suggested model which complies with requirements, and a list of districts with policies meeting the requirements.
Acceptable Use Policies: A Handbook -
This handbook discusses how to develop and enforce good AUPs. Sections include:  Introduction, Components, Samples, Forms and Templates, and Filtering & Safety. (Virginia Department of Education)
Technology Policies & Procedures -
This page has links to various policies of the Bellingham, Wash. Public Schools concerning the use of technology. They include the following school board policies: copyright policies, Internet policies and procedures for both student use and curricular aspects, Internet policies and procedures for staff use, parent Internet permission forms. There are also district procedures for web page design and publishing including design tenets for web pages, designing school home pages, rules for school web sites and copyright information for web publishing.

Evaluating the Web

Critical Evaluation Information -
Part of Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators, this page has critical evaluation forms for elementary, middle, and high school students, Kathy's own articles about website evaluation, and links to other sources of information about the topic, as well as sites to use for demonstrating critical evaluation.

Copyright Issues

Copyright & Fair Use -
This Stanford University site gathers all available information on the Web related to "fair use" of copyrighted materials. Very thorough and well-organized. Sponsored by the Council on Library Resources, FindLaw Internet Legal Resources and the Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources.

Updated by the Webspinner: April 20, 2007.
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