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Email, listservs, and forums all play an important role for the school library media professional.

For many other examples in for librarians and educators, go to Teacher Tap: Discussions and Technology-Rich Learning.

The following websites listed on this page will be of interest to school library media specialists:

Listservs

Listservs are automated email message services. As a professional, you subscribe to the service using your email address. Then, you receive all the emails that are sent to the listserv. Some of these mailing lists are restricted to members of organizations. They are sometimes moderated by a professional to ensure that only messages that meet the guidelines of the list are shared.

LM_NET
http://lmnet.wordpress.com/
This is by far the most well-known and high traffic listserv for the profession. It is a discussion group serving worldwide school library media community. This website contains searchable archives

To subscribe http://lmnet.wordpress.com/subscribe/

AISLE Listserv
This list is intended for use by members of the Association for Indiana School Library Educators, an association of the Indiana Library Federation. It is a forum for discussion and information sharing among all members. AISLE members may contact the association via https://ilfonline.site-ym.com/?AISLE

INFOLIT Listser
http://www.ala.org/aasl/about/community/lists/infolit
The Information Literacy discussion list - INFOLIT - is a forum for school, academic, and public librarians to exchange ideas on information literacy programs and experiences that demonstrate a collaborative relationship between K-12 and higher education institutions.

CataList
http://www.lsoft.com/lists/listref.html

Find other listservs of interest in the online catalog of public listservs.

SLIS-INDY Listservs
http://www.slis.iupui.edu/student/current/list.asp
In order to stay connected to important SLIS news and announcements, SLIS students are expected to subscribe to SLIS-INDY.

SLIS Listservs at IU-Bloomington
http://www.slis.indiana.edu/technology/slis-l.html

YHBA (Young Hoosier Book Award)
http://lists.in.gov/mailman/listinfo/yhba

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Forums

21st Century Teacher-Librarians
http://21centurylibrarian.ning.com/
An online social community .

Librarians / Info Science Chatboard from Teachers.net
http://teachers.net/mentors/librarians/posts.html
This forum is dedicated to discussions of issues related to curriculum support through library and media services and the information sciences. Can also access teacher discussions in each state, grade level, subject content area, etc.

Teacher Librarian Ning
http://teacherlibrarian.ning.com/
An online community for teacher-librarians and other educators.

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Blogs, Wikis, and other Social & Collaborative Tools

Information / resources related to Blog communications:

Blog at Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog

Byrne, Richard (Oct 2011). What I've Learned from 5,000 Blog Posts. Free Technology for Teachers.
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2011/10/what-ive-learned-from-5000-blog-posts.html
Shares tips, ideas about blogging.

Embrey, Theresa Ross (Dec. 2002). You Blog, We Blog: A Guide to How Teacher-Librarians Can Use Weblogs to Build Communication and Research Skills. Teacher Librarian; 30(2). (Access Requires Login)
http://www.ulib.iupui.edu/cgi-bin/proxy.pl?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx? . . . &AN=8978235&site=ehost-live

Selected Blogsites:
1 to 1 Schools (group blog) http://1to1schools.net/

2 Cents Worth http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/ by David Warlick

AASL Blog (American Association of School Librarians)
http://www.aasl.ala.org/aaslblog/

Bright Ideas http://slav.global2.vic.edu.au/
Blog by the School Libraries Association of Victoria (SLAV) and the State Library of Victoria (SLV). Its aim is to encourage teacher librarians and educators to actively engage with information and communications technologies, to share tools and experiences, to network on a global scale, and to embrace dynamic teaching and learning opportunities.

Committed Sardine Blog, The by Ian Jukes http://www.committedsardine.com/blog.cfm

Dangerously Irrelevant: Technology, Leadership and the Future of Schools by Scott McLeod http://dangerouslyirrelevant.org/

Daring Librarian, The by Gwyneth Jones http://www.thedaringlibrarian.com/

Hey Jude: Learning in an Online World http://heyjude.wordpress.com/
Reflections and insights from a Courses Director in Teacher Librarianship at Charles Sturt Univeristy (Australia).

Infinite Thinking Machine (group blog),
http://blog.infinitethinking.org/
Goal isto show how today's digital tools can impact student learning in meaningful ways.

Kathy Schrock's Kaffeekatsch http://blog.kathyschrock.net/

Learning Now with Andy Carvin, PBS http://www.pbs.org/teachers/learning.now/

Library Juice http://libraryjuicepress.com/blog/

Library Ties from Carl Harvey, President of the American Association of School Librarians (2011-2012), North Elementary School, Noblesville, IN. http://carl-harvey.com/libraryties/

Mabry Middle School - Media Center Blog http://mabryonline.org/blogs/media/
Many teachers and the principal have their own blogs.

Marc Prensky's Weblog http://www.marcprensky.com/blog/

Moving at the Speed of Creativity by Wesley Fryer http://www.speedofcreativity.org/

Neverending Search by Joyce Valenza http://blog.schoollibraryjournal.com/neverendingsearch/

Read Roger: The Horn Book Editor's Rants and Raves http://www.hbook.com/category/blogs/read-roger/

Research Buzz by Tara Calishain (Covers search engines, databases, & other information collections) http://www.researchbuzz.org/r/

Resource Blog (Resources and News for Information Professionals) http://web.resourceshelf.com/go/resourceblog/

Savvy Technologist, The by Tim Wilson http://technosavvy.org/

School Library Monthly Blog http://blog.schoollibrarymedia.com/

School Library Journal (Index to all SLJ blogsites) http://blog.schoollibraryjournal.com/allblog.php

Springfield Township Virtual Library (Wiki) by J. Valenza http://springfieldlibrary.wikispaces.com/

Teaching Now from Teacher Magazine http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_now/

Teachers Teaching Teachers by Paul Allison, Susan Ettenhei, & others(Skyping, webcasting, podcasting, and blogging) http://teachersteachingteachers.org/

TechLearning Advisor Blog http://www.techlearning.com/section/Blogs

Tech Savvy Educator, The by Ben Rimes and crew http://www.techsavvyed.net/

UnQuiet Librarian, The
http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/
Active site from Buffy Hamilton, the media specialist / teacher-librarian at Creekview High School in Canton, GA,

U Tech Tips(team blog)
http://www.utechtips.com/
Mission is to help educators learn and use technology within their school and classrooms.

Will Richardson: Read. Write. Connect. Learn. http://willrichardson.com/

YALSA Blog (Young Adult Library Services Association)
http://yalsa.ala.org/blog/

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Other Resources

Elementary Library Routines http://elementarylibraryroutines.wikispaces.com/
A wiki site created for elementary school librarians (Catherine Trinkle of Avon Schools was a co-creator of this Wiki).

IASL Meeting Place http://iaslonline.ning.com/
The International Association of School Librarianship Meeting Place (Ning). Note: A Ning is an online social network platform.

School Library InfoTech Programs: Tapestry of Effective Practice http://schoollibrarytapestry.ning.com/
Another Ning aimed at the school library community.

Teacher Librarian Ning http://teacherlibrarian.ning.com/
A Ning community for teacher librarians and other educators.

Note: The above resource lists are not all-inclusive; they are just a representative collection of what is available. To find others, one can use the Google Bog Search and look for persons, groups, and organizations of Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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