ERIC Identifier: ED448783
Publication Date: 2000-11-00
Author: Bennett, Blythe A.
Source: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology Syracuse NY.

Internet Resources for Library Media Specialists and Children's Librarians. ERIC Digest.


1. AskERIC

A personalized Internet-based service that provides education information to teachers, librarians, counselors, administrators, and parents. Includes access to the ERIC database, lesson plans and a virtual library.

2. Internet Public Library

Provides an online question and answer service and supplies resources and materials to support the professional development of librarians and information professionals.

3. Virtual Reference Desk Locator

A database of high-quality "AskA" services designed to link students, teachers, parents and other K-12 community members with experts on the Internet.


1. Big6

A listserv that facilitates implementation of Big6(tm) information and technology literacy programs in all educational situations.

2. Child_Lit:

A discussion group for the purpose of examining the theory and criticism of literature for children and young adults.


A professional listserv for over 13,000 school librarians worldwide covering topics relevant to school libraries.


A professional discussion list for information professionals primarily working in Australian schools.


1. Evaluating Web Resources beval.htm

Checklists for personal, advocacy, news, informational, and business sites.

2. Web Site Evaluations

Evaluation surveys at the elementary, middle, and secondary school levels


1. Bare Bones 101: A Basic Tutorial On Searching The Web

Short lessons on Web search engines, subject directories, search tips, and Boolean logic.

2. Boolean Searching on the Internet

A primer on Boolean Searching and how to maximize efficient Web searching using the three logical operators: and, or, not.

3. Search Engine Showdown

Features, statistics, comparisons, search strategies, and analyses of specialized search engines including Usenet, subject guides, email lists, and meta-search engines.


1. Blue Web'n

A searchable database of more than 1000 outstanding Internet learning sites categorized by subject area, audience, and type (lessons, activities, projects, resources, references, and tools).

2. Internet Scout Project

Webliographies are geared toward children, teens, parents, and older adults.

3. Kids Report

An annotated library of curriculum-related Internet sites produced by K-12 students as resources for other K-12 students and teachers, based on selection criteria.


1. Big6 eNewsletter

Features articles, Big6 in action, and lessons for teaching information problem-solving.

2. From Now On (Jamie McKenzie)

Articles about assessment, information literacy, questioning, Internet policies, and staff development from an innovative educator.

3. WebQuest Page

Describes and provides resources for WebQuests, an inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web.


1. GEM (Gateway to Educational Materials)

The key to one-stop, any-stop access to high quality lesson plans, curriculum units and other education resources on the Internet.


1. Booklinks: Connecting Books, Libraries, and Classrooms

Site includes sample articles from the recent issue, an archive of past articles and cumulative indices from 1990-present.

2. Booklist

Provides sample reviews for adult, youth, and reference books and electronic reference tools. Editor's Choice lists top book and video picks for the year. Search the reviews for specific books.

3. Book Report and Library Talk Read selected articles from the current issue as well as some reviews of books and software from Book Report (secondary) and Library Talk (elementary).

4. BookSpot

Find online texts, book reviews, reading lists, author and publisher information, and events.

5. The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Includes feature articles and archives, book reviews, award winners and The Bulletin Dozen, a monthly theme-based list of titles available only online.

6. Horn Book Magazine

Offers book reviews, Virtual History Exhibit, excerpts from articles, interviews, editorials, columns, news, and obituaries.

7. MultiMedia Schools Magazine

A free online version of selected articles and columns with reviews of Web sites, software and other networking resources for K-12 products and services.

8. School Library Journal

A free online version of SLJ offers top Web sites, library news, selected articles from past issues, CD-ROM evaluations, conference calendar, and job postings.

9. Teacher Librarian

Find full text and excerpts from columns about Web sites, professional reading, K-12 bestsellers, technology and new products for school librarians.


1. Crash Course in Copyright

Copyright basics including fair use, multimedia, licensing, and management.

2. Kidz Privacy

Rules and resources about the 1998 Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).


1. American Association of School Librarians

Resources for school librarians ranging from research, continuing education, awards and grants to position statements. The resource guide includes intellectual freedom, collaboration, flexible scheduling and information literacy.

2. American Library Association

Provides resources for the ALA divisions, Public Information Office, library promotional events, conferences, and specific areas of interest including literacy, outreach, employment, research, standards and guidelines.

3. Association for Library Service to Children

Promotes improvement and extension of library services to children in all types of libraries and includes collections of award winning books and evaluated Web sites for children.

4. International Association of School Librarianship

Provides an international forum for people interested in promoting effective school library media programs.

5. Young Adult Library Services Association

The site highlights award winning books for young adults, including reluctant readers, provides ideas for Teen Read Week, and other resources for librarians serving young adults.


1. The Cyberlibrarians' Rest Stop

Search tutorials, keeping current with Web resources, and online collection development tools.

2. Internet School Library Media Center (ISLMC) school libraries page

Information on selection, cataloging and classification, management, assessment, and standards.

3. [email protected] Library Media Center

Collection of links pertinent to school librarians, relating to curriculum, technology, planning, and support.

4. Librarian's Index to the Internet

A searchable, annotated subject directory of more than 7,000 Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to users of public libraries.

5. LibraryHQ

Resources for the "wired librarian" including technology, hot topics, and automation systems.

6. LibrarySpot

A virtual library resource center for educators and students, librarians and their patrons.

7. LION- Librarians Information Online Network

An online resource focusing on the needs of K-12 school librarians

8. Nueva Library Page (Debbie Abilock)

Library policies, research, citations, outreach, and professional development.

9. The Public Service Librarian's Professional Guide to Internet Resources

Links for standards, online experts, classification systems, copyright, censorship, and evaluation.

10. Refdesk

Ready reference, fact sources and subject specific resources.

11. School-Libraries.Org (Peter Milbury)

A collection of online materials to assist school librarians make effective use of the resources of the Web.



The ERIC Clearinghouse that specializes in library and information science and educational technology. Includes digests and other publications.

2. Library Research Service

Provides research, statistics, "fast facts" and the "Colorado Report" with its 1999 update giving evidence that academic achievement is directly related to school libraries.


1. Doug Johnson's Homepage

A collection of articles on school technology and library issues, rubrics, journal columns from a leader in educational technology.

2. Symantec's AntiVirus Research Center

Find risks, threats, hoaxes, and fixes to computer viruses.


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