Please send recommendations for additional sites! Also note that there are useful Librarian Links to be found in Greyfriar's Guide to Educational Technology where you'll find all kinds of things such as web page development, videoconferencing and other useful technology links. We've also added Webquest links to Fido's Finds for Educators!{Updated 05/09/06}


ALA--Best Books for Young Adults --see also their other awards links

Books and Reading --from Concord, NH.--links to a variety of resources

Book Reviews--by Frederick reviews intended for middle school.

Book Page --"America's Book Review"--a good place to browse the reviews

Education Book Reviews --from Michigan State University Libraries

Hollingsworth Books ... Search for Out of Print, Rare, Used, Antiquarian & Hard to find Books

Juvenile Series and Sequels --handy for the "what comes next" reader

Nancy Keane's Booktalks Quick and Simple

Reader's Advisory Council's Genre Index

What's Next? --from Kent District Library database


American Library Association"s Censorship Basics--links to lots of information including censorship issues

Banned Books and Censorship

The File Room--"illustrated archive on censorship"


Duke University's Citation Pages--VERY useful site providing comparisons and actual bibliographic citations in MLA, APA, Turabian and Chicago styles

Writing Guide--from the University of Wisconsin, links to all the formats on the web.

Columbia's Guide to Citing Internet Resources

Cybercitations in Hawaii's Schools--good examples of many types of electronic citations


Copyright and Fair Use --from Stanford University Libraries

The Copyright Website

Public performance rights


American Association of School Librarians Home Page

Collection Development --from the Resources for School Librarians' web site

CyberDewey --"A Hotlist of Internet Sites organized using Dewey Decimal Classification codes"

Cyberlibrarians' Rest Stop --links for lessons on searching and researching.

DeskRef: Quick Reference Links--Best Online Reference Sites--an excellent set of links for a wide variety of topics

"Do We" Really Know Dewey?--a fun page all about Melville from ThinkQuest

The Dewey Rap

ERIC Clearinghouse Resources --compiled by Gary Price.

Information Power: Nine Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning--from AASL the 9 standards in .pdf format

L-Soft CataList --"official catalog of listservs"

Landmarks for Schools --library of links to some valuable tools

Library Programming --from MHLS

LibrarySpot - The best of libraries, newspapers, encyclopedias, maps and more in one Spot.

Maine Association of School Libraries (MASL)--lots of info here about librarian evaluations, construction advice and many other useful items

MARVEL Maine's Virtual Library

OZTL_NET Home Page--the listserv for Australian librarians

School Library Journal

Search LM_NET Archives--New home of the ERIC documents

VOYA --Voices of Youth Advocacy "The library magazine serving those who serve young adults.


Advanced Information Retrieval/Retrieval Proficiency Testing--from California and Peter Milbury

Big6 An Information Problem-Solving Process

Big6--Lesson plans using Big 6

California's Velcro Crop Under Challenge--a great example of a bogus web site!

Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need--from Debbie Abilock at Noodletools

Colorado Information Literacy Standards

Comparison of Information Skills Process Models --from UNC's School of Library and Information Science

Comparison of Research Process Models--courtesy of the Big 6 web site

Content Standards from the Portland Public Schools--links here to Information Literacy Curriculum directly tied to the Maine Learning Results--very useful for us Maine school librarians!

Developing Educational Standards--this site is in the process of update but is interesting to see what states are doing in a variety of topics. Click on your state to find out!

ICYouSee: T is for Thinking "A guide to critical thinking about what you see on the web."

Information Literacy: An Overview of Design, Process and Outcomes--From Noodletools

Information Skills Curriculum - Table of Contents Valuable information from North Carolina

Information Literacy--from the Washington Library Media Association

Information Literacy 101 eText

"The Impact of School Library Media Centers on Academic Achievement" 1999 ALA--study by Keith Curry Lance and published in School Library Media Research

Info_Lit_Process--this one from Australia

Information Literacy Primer--Article by Kathy Schrock

Information Skills - Introduction

Learning and Teaching with Web Resources--Peter's valuable links

Learning Results - Content Standards--from the Portland Public Schools here in Maine (Go to Information Skills link.)

Learning Resources Information Literacy Project Pages - Rubric

Librarians' Information Network for Essential Curriculum --a valuable contribution from the Baltimore Public Schools with much useful information for librarians.

Maine Association of School Libraries (MASL)--lots of info here about librarian evaluations, construction advice and many other useful items

Mankato Schools Information Literacy Curriculum Guideline

Partner in Learning: The School Library Media Center --an Advocacy Toolkit from AASL

Pathfinder Template

Process Models for Information Literacy

Rubric for Evaluating a Research Project


School-Libraries.Org: Information Literacy and Library Skills Online Resources for School Librarians

School Library Media Impact Surveys--links to the evidence which shows the importance of school library media centers.

SearchDay - Seven Stupid Searching Mistakes, Part 1 - 27 March 2002--from Searchenginewatch, an article by Chris Sherman

SearchDay - Seven Stupid Searching Mistakes, Concluded - 28 March 2002

Standards, Performance Indicators, and Outcomes--from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) links to all sorts of guidelines

Teaching Internet Information Literacy: A Critical Evaluation

The Teaching Librarian--includes an Index of Chat Reference Services, Digital Reference Services, and Evaluating Reference Services are among the many topics discussed here

Texas School Libraries' Standards Main Page - Texas State Library and Archives

TILT - Texas Information Literacy Tutorial

WJHS Research Pathfinders--guides for a variety of topics from Walter Johnson Media Center in Maryland


Awesome Library's Lesson Plan Links

The Big List on Project Based Learning --from Edutopia

Christmas Games --ideas for lessons

From the Library at Mt. Erie Elementary School--a year's worth of lessons from librarian Carl Dellutri in Washington state.

Hanover Country Public School Library Media Center (click on the red book for lesson plans)

The I-Search Unit

IMSA 21st Century Information Fluency Portal--click on the 21CIF Lesson Plan and Action Research, then lesson plans to browse for lessons by grade level, subject area and learning standards.

Information Skills Instruction from Resources for School Librarians' site

Innovation Curriculum Online Network --worth registering!

LEARN NC: Instructional Resources Home Page-- (lessons under the heading information skills)

Lesson Plans, Worksheets, Teacher Resources, and Rubrics from

Lesson Plans & Teaching Activities for School Librarians --from LION in Pennsylvania, a compendium of library lesson sources

The Lesson Plans Page

Library --"The librarian's weapon of mass instruction."

Library Lesson Plans--(one elementary librarian's year-long plan)

NickNacks Telecollaborate!--A sight designed to foster telecollaborative projects.

Merlot --Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching

Read, Write, Think: Lesson Plan --from the International Reading Association

A Suggested Unit Plan Format --links from University of Wisconsin--Stevens Point

University of Maine Machias downloadable document for lesson plans


ACWEB's Directory of Publishers & Vendors--a _very_ useful site for all the addresses and links we all need at order time!

Libraries Links --from the Internet Public Library

BookWire --publisher information, book reviews and more.

Critical Thinking on the Web

Internet Library for Librarians --terrific set of library links to all things library.

The Internet Public Library--if you haven't found this one you ought to "check it out"!

Learning and Teaching with Web Resources --another useful page from Peter Milbury

Librarians' Internet Index --one of the best subject directories around today.

Librarians Information Online Network --L.I.O.N.--a terrific set of resources out of Pennsylvania

The Library of Congress Call Number System --a tutorial for ordering of books on the shelf.

Library Preservation Services--from Dartmouth College

Library Web Manager's Resource Center --how to manage a site for librarians from Web4Lib

Needle in a Cyberstack --lots of form based links here to find it fast!

On Effective, Meaningful Library Assignments --Annotated webliography of interesting articles.

Resources for School Librarians

Retrievable MARC Records --from the Library of Congress. It takes a little study to figure it out, but worth it!

School Library Hotspots --a great set of links for the school librarian

School Library Media Impact Studies --links to many of the studies

SLiP--a directory to Canada's School Library Information Portal (SLiP)


The Good, The Bad and the Ugly--a faculty workshop on plagiarism"the online resource for educators concerned with the growing problem of Internet plagiarism."

LOBO on Plagiarism --just one of the excellent tutorials involving the research process from North Carolina State University


Hotlist of K12 Internet School Sites --from Gleason Sackman, listed state by state. Gleason's list is found!

Peter Milbury's School Library and School Librarian Web Pages--so we can see what all of us are doing.


21st Century Information Fluency Project --from IMSA, a set of links browsable for lessons

Big --popular plan for teaching information skills

The Great Library Scavenger Hunt

Information Skills Lesson Plans and Thematic Units --from Resources for School Librarians.

LearnNC --Searchable lesson plans database from North Carolina (lessons under the heading information skills)

Lesson Plans and Teaching Activities for School Librarians --from LION in Pennsylvania comes this huge set of links to lesson plan sites --"The library weapon of mass instruction."

NickNacks: Collaborative Education on the Internet

Using Your Web Site to Teach-- Useful teaching links used for demonstration purposes at the MASL Spring Fling, May 6, 2006. Many and varied sites of use for teaching.


Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask --from Berkeley

Evaluating Web Resources --a valuable set of tools from Wolfgram Memorial Library written by Jan Alexander and Marsha Ann Tate.

Evaluating Web Sites --from the library at Cornell

Evaluation of Information Sources --a whole list of links from the World Wide Web Virtual Library.

Great Web Sites for Kids Evaluation Criteria--from ALA

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators--Critical Evaluation Surveys and Resources --check here for all grade levels

Web Evaluation: Criteria--from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly web site

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