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.
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
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.
ELECTRONIC DISCUSSION GROUPS:
A listserv that facilitates implementation of Big6(tm) information and
technology literacy programs in all educational situations.
2. Child_Lit: http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~mjoseph/childlit/about.html
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
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
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
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
1. Big6 eNewsletter
Features articles, Big6 in action, and lessons for teaching information
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.
ONLINE JOURNALS AND BOOK REVIEWS:
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.
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 http://www.bookspot.com/
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
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
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION WEB SITES:
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
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.
PROFESSIONAL RESOURCE LINKS:
1. The Cyberlibrarians' Rest
Search tutorials, keeping current with Web resources, and online collection
2. Internet School Library Media Center (ISLMC) school libraries page
Information on selection, cataloging and classification, management,
assessment, and standards.
3. Learning@Web.Sites 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
Resources for the "wired librarian" including technology, hot topics, and
A virtual library resource center for educators and students, librarians and
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
9. The Public Service Librarian's Professional Guide to Internet Resources
Links for standards, online experts, classification systems, copyright,
censorship, and evaluation.
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
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.