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Website Evaluation Section: School Libraries

Many school libraries maintain their own websites. Often the librarian or technology coordinator is in charge of both the school page and the center page.

Online catalogs, databases, reference materials, web resources, and student guides are just a few of the materials found in school library media center websites. Explore the Chico High School Library. Examine to see if their web resources / content for students and teachers.

Many school libraries use their website to reach beyond the walls of the library into classrooms and the local community. Explore the Greece Athena Library.

School library websites usually serve both teachers and students. Many times they also provide resources for parents. Explore the Paideia School website.

Students are often involved with the development of materials for the school library websites. For example, children and teens might contribute book reviews, photographs, and pathfinders. Go to the Oxnard High School Library Information Center. and Springfield Township High School Virtual Library. Notice the way student librarians are involved with the website.

School Library Website Links

 

Directories to School Libraries Online

There are not many directories to school library Websites; one such regional Online tool is from Canada:

School Libraries at Saskatchewan Libraries

You can find many school libraries online, think about the communities and schools you have known. See if they have established a virtual presence for their school library. Here are several school library websites to get you started exploring and examining content and structure.

Elementary School Libraries

Barley Sheaf Elementary School Library (K-4) in Flemington, NJ

Birchwood Elementary School Library Media Center of Niskayuna, NY

Broad Street Elementary School Library of Butler, PA (Hosted at AngelFire)

Clow Library Media Center of Indian Prairie School District 204 in IL

David C. Barrow Elementary School of Clarke County Schools, Athens, GA

Hillside School Library of Mount Laurel, NJ

Kailua Elementary School Library Media Center of Kailua, HI

North Elementary School Library from Noblesville, IN

Pinewood Library from Pinewood Intermediate School, Schenectedy, NY

Middle School Libraries

Bedford Middle School from Bedford, CT

Carmel Middle School Library in CA

Castilleja School Library of Palo Alto, CA

Kapolei Middle School Library from Kapolei, HA

Highland Virtual Learning Center at Highland Middle School of Libertyville, IL

Highlander Way Middle School from Howell Public Schools of Howell, MI

Kennett Middle School Library Media Center in MO

Library Media Center at Tomlinson Middle School from Fairfield, CT

Milton Middle School Library Media Center in WI

RMLS Virtual Library (Orchard Park Middle School Library) of Orchard Park, NY

Roger Ludlowe Middle School from Fairfield, CT

Valley View Middle School Media Center from Edina Public Schools, MN

*Walter Reed Middle School Library from North Hollywood CA

High School Libraries

Amherst Regional High School Library in MA

Bartlett High School Library at Bartlett, IL

Brenda Brown Library at The Branson School of Ross, CA

Carthage High School Media Center in MO

David Casey Copley '70 Library at Canterbury School in New Milford, CT

Coral Gables High School Library-Media in FL

Electronic Library at Willmar Senior High Media Center, MN

Great Neck South High School Library from NY

Huntingtown High School Library Media Center in MD

IMC - Library at Hunterdon Central Regional High School, NJ

*Lawrence High School Library in KS

Learning Commons at Newton North High School Library, MA

Library Information Center in Oxnard High School, CA

Library Media Center Virtual Library at Fairfield Ludlowe High School, CT

Melbourne High School Library in Australia

Mission High School Library Media Center in San Francisco, CA

Mt. Carmel High School Library in San Diego, CA

Naples High School Library Media Center in FL

National Cathedral in Washington, DC

New Canaan High School Library in CT

New Trier Township High School Library in IL

OHS Library in Oceanside, CA

Palos Verdes Peninsula Library Media Center at Peninsula High School in Palos Verdes, CA

San Leandro High School Library in CA

*University Laboratory High School in Urbana, IL

Walter Johnson High School Media Center in MD

Multi-level School Libraries

*Canadaigua Academy Library Online in Canandaigua, NY

Digital Library (Some portions are password restricted) at Los Angeles Unified School District, CA

Library at Florida Virtual School

Library at The Lovett School, Atlanta, GA

Library Media Department from Cambridge Pubic Schools, MA

Library Media Technology from Bellingham Public Schools, WA

MKD12 Digital Library at Montgomery Public Schools, Rockville, MD

*Oliver Wendell Holmes Library at Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

St. Mary Magdalen Library Media Center from Wilmington, DE


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