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 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.

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,
address an email message to
in the body of the message put Subscribe LM_NET firstname lastname

AIME List Serv
This listserv is sponsored by the AIME organization.

AASL List Servs
This website lists electronic discussions and listservs of interest to AASL members.

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Indiana IDOE Discussion Forum for School Library Media Specialists;f=3
This focum is designed for Indiana library media specialists.

Librarians Media Specialists Chatboard from
This forum is dedicated to discussions of issues related to curriculum support through library and media services and the information sciences.

WebQuest Forum
An online community for people interested in discussing the use of WebQuests in learning.

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2 Cents Worth by David Warlick

Alan November Weblog

Blogs and Blogging: A Homerun for Teaching, Learning, and Technology from Escrapbooking at eduScapes

Committed Sardine Blog, The by Ian Jukes

Ed Tech Journeys

Education's Place for Debate (group blog)

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).

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

Junk Edublog, The by John Blake, Jr.

Kathy Schrock's Kaffeekatsch

Learning Now with Andy Carvin, PBS

Library Blogs from School Library Media Specialist: Professional Websites at eduScapes

Marc Prensky's Weblog

Moving at the Speed of Creativity by Wesley Fryer

One Trick Pony by Bernie Dodge

ozBlog by Tom March

Research Buzz (Covers the world of Internet research) by Tara Calishain

Resource Shelf (Resources and News for Information Professionals) by Gary Price

Savvy Technologist, The by Tim Wilson

SLJ Virtual Summit

Teach42 by Steve Dembo

Teacher Magazine's Blogboard

Teachers Teaching Teachers by Paul Allison, Lee Baber, Susan Ettenheim, & Thomas Locke
Skyping, webcasting, podcasting, and blogging.

Techlearning Blog (group blog)

Tech Savvy Educator, The by Ben Rimes and crew

To Blog & Where to Blog - and How to Blog from Library Support Staff
This page contains links to information about blogging, links to lists and directories of weblogs, and some sample school library weblogs.

U Tech Tips (team blog) Mission is to help educators learn and use technology within their school and classrooms.

Weblogg-ed by Will Richardson

Weblogs and Blogging: Resources for School Libraries from IASL

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Other Resources

Keeping Up Web Site from Steven Bell
Designed to help library and information science professionals, information technologists, instructional technologists, and other academic technology support professionals develop and maintain a program of self-guided professional development.

Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT)
ALA Roundtable advocates library instruction as a means for developing competent library and information use as a part of lifelong learning.

Librarian Center Archive from Google
Subsribe for the Newsletter or explore the archive.

School Library Media Specialists' Cadre
Provides assistance through email to school library media specialists.

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