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Many professional websites are available for school library media specialists.

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

School Library Professional Websites

InfoSearcher
http://www.infosearcher.com/
Infosearcher is the online complement to Information Searcher, a print newsletter started 12 years ago by Pam Berger, a library media specialist and educational technology consultant.  It is the longest published newsletter in K-12 education designed specifically for professionals working to integrate technology into the curriculum.

Library Research Service at University of Denver
http://www.lrs.org/
LRS reports and analyzes statistics on school, public, and academic libraries, and conducts studies on major library issues. Includes section for school library information http://www.lrs.org/school/.

Librarians (section) at Scholastic
http://www.scholastic.com/librarians/

ODLIS - Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science (2004) by J.M. Reitz
http://lu.com/odlis/

SLiP (School Library Information Portal)
http://www.cla.ca/slip/
Canada's gateway portal to documents for school libraries originating in Canada and not widely available in published form.

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Library Homepages

 

School Library Media Center Hompages

School and Library Websites from Information Architecture of the Web at eduScapes
http://eduscapes.com/arch/evaluate/arch1.htm
Related Webpage:
School Library , Media and Technology Pages http://eduscapes.com/arch/evaluate/arch1f.htm

Examples:

Birchwood Elementary School, NY
http://www.nisk.k12.ny.us/birchwood/mediacenter.html

Broad Street Elementary School Library, Butler, PA
http://www.angelfire.com/pa5/broadstreetlibrary/

Carmel Middle School LIbrary, CA
http://www.carmelunified.org/17452081216735793/site/

Castilleja School Library, CA
http://library.castilleja.org/
Website and blogsite http://library.castilleja.org/recent

Clow Library Media Center, IL
http://clow.ipsd.org/lmc.html

Coral Gables High School Library Media Center, FL
http://cghs.dadeschools.net/library/

Huntingtown High School Library Media Center, MD
http://hhsmediaweb.weebly.com/

Kailua Elementary School Library Media Center, HI
http://kailuaeslibrary.hidoe.us/

Kennett Middle School Library Media Center, MO
http://kmslmc.weebly.com/

Lawrence High School Library, KS
http://library.lhs.usd497.org/

Library Media Technology from Bellingham Public Schools, WA
http://bellinghamschools.org/department-owner/instructional-technology/library-media-technology

Milton Middle School Library Media Center, WI
http://www.milton.k12.wi.us/schools/mms/website/library/MMS_LMC/

Naples High School Library Media Center, FL
http://www.collierschools.com/nhs/lmc/

New Canaan High School Library, CT
http://www.nchslmc.org/

North Elementary Library Media Center, IN
north-lmc.nes.noblesville.schoolfusion.us/

Saugus High School Media Center, CA
http://www.hartdistrict.org/saugus/library/

Springfield Township High School Virtual Library by J. Valenza, PA
http://springfieldlibrary.wikispaces.com/

Library Directories

Public Library Websites from Information Architecture for the Web at eduScapes
http://eduscapes.com/arch/evaluate/arch1g.htm

Special Library Websites from Information Architecture for the Web at eduScapes
http://eduscapes.com/arch/evaluate/archspecial.html

Public Library Homepages

Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov

Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/
Boston Public Library. MA http://www.bpl.org/
Charlotte & Mecklenburg County, Public Library of, Charlotte, NC http://www.plcmc.org/
Chicago Public Library, IL http://www.chipublib.org/
Denver Public Library, CO http://denverlibrary.org/
Indianapolis - Marion County Public Library, IN http://www.imcpl.org/
Los Angeles Public Library, CA http://www.lapl.org/
Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR http://www.multcolib.org/
New York Public Library, NY http://www.nypl.org
San Francisco Public Library, CA http://sfpl.org/
Seattle Public Library, WA http://www.spl.org/
Toronto Public Library, Canada http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/

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General Library Resources

Internet Library for Librarians
http://www.itcompany.com/inforetriever/

Conservation Online (CoOL) a project of the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation
http://cool.conservation-us.org/

ExLibris by Mary Laine
http://marylaine.com/exlibris/

IPL2 (Internet Public Library) from Drexal University, College of Information Science and Technology
http://www.ipl.org/

Librarians and Archivists from Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/library/

Librarian's Yellowpages
http://www.librariansyellowpages.com/

Buyer's guide created by librarians for librarians.

Library Law by Mary Minow
http://www.librarylaw.com/
Site focuses on legal issues of interest to libraries, such as copyright, privacy and the First Amendment.

Tech Soup for Libraries
http://techsoupforlibraries.org/
Project of TechSoup Global, the online resource provides tips and techniques that address the technology needs of public libraries.

Teen Librarian.com by M. Doyle
http://www.teenlibrarian.com/
Online community for young adult librarians. Sections include: Message Board, Chat Room, Directory, Q&A Archive, News Archive, Resources/Links, Careers.

TL Virtual Cafe (wiki site)
http://tlvirtualcafe.wikispaces.com/
Conversations about teacher-librarians, educational technology, and collaborative connections to facilitate meaningful and lifelong learning skills.

Web4Lib Electronic Discussion
http://lists.webjunction.org/web4lib/
Discussion of issues relating to the creation, management, and support of library-based World-Wide Web servers, services, and applications.

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Library Portals

Information R.net from Tom Wilson
http://informationr.net/fr/freejnls.html
Links to research on information management, information science, and information systems.

Internet Library for Librarians http://www.itcompany.com/inforetriever/

LibDex
http://www.libdex.com/
Directory of libraries around the world.

Library Spot http://www.libraryspot.com/

Researching Libarian
http://www.researchinglibrarian.com/
Resources for librarians doing research.

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Humor, Quotes, Quirky and More

Johnson’s (Doug) Little List of Library and Technology Laws
http://www.doug-johnson.com/dougwri/rules.html

Librarian Avengers
http://www.librarianavengers.org/

Library Humor on the Web by A. Yucht from AASL
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/. . . /kqwebarchives/v33/331yucht.cfm

Quotable Quotes About Libraries from ALA
https://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/ola/ALA_print_layout_1_112081_112081.cfm

Quotations About Libraries and Librarians from International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
http://archive.ifla.org/I/humour/subj.htm

Unshelved by B. Barnes and G. Ambaum at Overdue Media
http://www.unshelved.com/
Great comic about a young adult librarian.

Urban Legends
http://www.snopes.com/

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Social Action and Advocacy

Information for Social Change
http://libr.org/ISC/
An activist organization that examines issues of censorship, freedom and ethics amongst library and information workers.

Library Juice
http://libraryjuicepress.com/blog/
Much of the material has a social-responsibilities or intellectual freedom focus.

Librarian.net by J. West
http://librarian.net/
Daily [or so] weblog of things librarian.

Librarian Underground
http://www.libraryunderground.org/
A guide to alternative library culture on the Web.

Progressive Librarians Around the World
http://libr.org/international/
World-wide network of librarians actively committed to social justice, equality, human welfare, and the development of cultural democracy.

Progressive Librarians Guild
http://www.libr.org/plg/
Professional network for discourse and action on library issues. 

Social Responsibilities Roundtable of the American Library Association
http://libr.org/SRRT/

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Library Blogs

Blue Skunk Blog, The by Doug Johnson http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/

Book Break by MS Spear, Berkley High School Library Media Center
http://www.bookbreak.blogspot.com/

Free Range Librarian by K.G. Schneider
http://freerangelibrarian.com/

Gargoyles Loose in the Library by F.J. Harris, University High, Urbana, IL
http://www.uni.illinois.edu/libraryblog

Handheld Librarian, The
http://www.handheldlib.blogspot.com/

Handheld computer news, ideas, and opinions from librarians and others interested in libraries.

Information Literacy Weblog http://information-literacy.blogspot.com/

Information Wants To Be Free http://meredith.wolfwater.com/wordpress/

Library Stories: Libraries & Librarians in the News http://librarystories.blogspot.com/

Library Stuff from Information Today http://www.librarystuff.net/

Media Specialist's Guide to the internet http://mediaspecialistsguide.blogspot.com/

Peter Scott's Library Blog http://xrefer.blogspot.com/

Resource Shelf http://www.resourceshelf.com/

School Librarian in Action by Zarah Grace C. Gagatiga, Manila, Philippines http://lovealibrarian.blogspot.com/

Tame the Web (Libraries, Technology & the Big Picture) by Michael Stephens
http://tametheweb.com/

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Links to Other Resources

Resources for School Librarians
http://www.sldirectory.com/

School Library Websites: Examples of Effective Practice
http://schoollibrarywebsites.wikispaces.com/
A wiki-clearinghouse of the collective recommendations of participating colleagues; suggested exemplars of effective practice.

Skype and Author
http://skypeanauthor.wetpaint.com/
Mission is to provide K-12 teachers and librarians with a way to connect authors, books, and young readers through virtual visits.

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