Leslie Preddy
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Virtual School Librarian Resource Center
This resource list is always being revised--if you have recommendations to add or broken links to report,
email with your suggestions.

Basic Tools - Data Collection - Facilities - Just for Fun - Just for Indiana - Library Clip Art - Marketing and Promotion - Networking - Professional Development - Professional Journals - Publishers and Vendors -Reading - Research & Readings: the Importance of School Libraries and Library Media Specialists - Standards & 21st Century Skills - Technology - Writing

Basic Tools
Collecting the Data: Templates and Resources for the School Library Media Specialist
Librarians' Internet Index: Websites You Can Trust
Library Success: A Best Practice Wiki
Liszen: Library and Information Science Search Engine
Parsing the Gap: Baselines for Tracking Progress

School Library Media Certification by State (School Library Monthly)


Data Collection
Collecting the Data: Templates and Resources for the School Library Media Specialist
Parsing the Gap: Baselines for Tracking Progress


Eduscapes - Program Administration: Facilities Management


Just for Fun
Friends & Foundations of California Libraries: Library Lovers' Month
Library Quotes



Just for Indiana
Association for Indiana Media Educators, an association of the Indiana Library Federation
CIESC - Central Indiana Education Service Center
INCOLSA - Indiana Cooperative Library Service Authority
Indiana Library Regulations and Standards
"511 IAC (Indiana Administrative Code) 6.1-5-6

511 IAC 6.1-5-6 Media program

Authority: IC 20-19-2-8; IC 20-31-4-17  

Affected: IC 20-31-4-1

Sec. 6. All schools shall have a media program that is an integral part of the educational program. A licensed media specialist

shall supervise the media program. Each school shall spend at least eight dollars ($8) per student per year from its 22200 account

to maintain its media program. (Indiana State Board of Education; 511 IAC 6.1-5-6; filed Jan 9, 1989, 11:00 a.m.: 12 IR 1192;

readopted filed Oct 12, 2001, 12:55 p.m.: 25 IR 937; readopted filed Nov 20, 2007, 11:36 a.m.: 20071219-IR-511070386RFA)" 


Library Clip Art
Kansas City Metropolitan Library & Information Network: Eclipse
Library Media & PR: Tool Box
Thompson Gale - Market Your Library: Find Yourself in the Library


Marketing, Promotion & Advocacy
@ your libraryR
AASL Advocacy
AASL Advocacy Tip of the Day
AASL Crisis Toolkit
AASL School Library Program Health & Wellness Toolkit
ALA Media Relations Tools
Blue Skunk Blog: What Does a School Library Tell You About a School?
DOE Tasmania: Library Promotion Ideas
FNO: Why We Still Need Libraries and Librarians
Library Media & PR
Marketing Our Libraries On and Off the Internet
School Library Media Day (tools, ideas, helpful hints)
"Shout It Out! The Power of PR: Reaching New Teachers"
3M Strategic Marketing for School Library Media Centers


AASL:  American Association of School Librarians
International Reading Association
LM_NET: Where School Librarians Connect
NBPTS: Board for Professional Teaching Standards
School-Libraries.net: Web Pages Created by School Librarians



Professional Development
AASL Online Continuing Education
Indiana Department of Education - Office of Learning Resources
Indiana Learns
IUPUI: Online Blue Ribbon Certification
Joyce Valenza: A Webquest About School Library Websites

NoodleTools NoodleTeach: Teaching Intelligently - Curriculum Collaboration Toolkit
SUNLINK Weed of the Month


Professional Journals
AASL: School Library Media Research
ALAN Review

American Libraries
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Book
Cable in the Classroom
eSchool News Online
Horn Book
IASL (International Association of School Librarianship) Newsletter
IASL (International Association of School Librarianship) Journal
Library Journal
LMC: Library Media Connection
MultiMedia & Internet @ Schools
Publisher's Weekly
School Library Journal
Teacher Librarian
Teaching Pre K-8: The Magazine for Professional Development
Tech Learning
T.H.E. Journal Online
YALSA (Young Adult Service Association) Publications


Publishers & Vendors
Librarian's Yellow Pages
Random House Children's Books: Librarians@Random
Scholastic: Librarians



Research & Readings: the Importance of School Libraries and Library Media Specialists
Baltimore County Public Schools - School Library FACTS
Education World: "Strong Libraries Improve Student Achievement"
ERIC Digest "Why Should Principals Support School Libraries?" by Gary Hartzell

Indiana School Library Media Data Projects
"The Importance of the School Library"
NCES:  School Library Media Centers: Selected Results From the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002
Research on Indiana School Libraries  Indiana Principal Leadership Academy Special Edition, vol. 18, no.3.
Scholastic Research Foundation Paper: "School Libraries Work" (2006 edition)
"Why do we need a teacher librarian or a school library when we have the Internet?"
2003 study: Student Learning Through Ohio School Libraries


Standards (21st Century)
AASL Learner Lesson Plan Database or Lesson Plan Database
AASL Learning 4 Life Building Level Toolkit
AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner
ISTE's Standards for Global Learning in the Digital Age
Route 21 - The Partnership for 21st Century Skills
SLMAM - Standards for the 21st Century Learner-Information Power 2 Standards connections
Trails - Assessment of Information Literacy Skills






 Collecting the Data: Templates & Resources for SLMS
 Information Inquiry, Literacy & Learning @ Your Library 
 Student Inquiry in the Research Process
 SSR with Interventions
 Virtual School Librarian Resource Center
Leslie's Vita
 Student Digital Production Tools
 Tech Tools for School Librarians
 Worth Quoting
 Study Tour Blog

 Amazon.com author page

 Presentations & Workshops
   For personalized presentations and workshops email Leslie directly.
 Young Hoosier Book Award


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