Library Tour Tab above links to BCI Library's Collection Booklists for Fiction, Non-fiction and many sub-collections.
ABOUT READING & BOOKS
BULLETIN BOARD SITES & IDEAS New 02/09
EXERCISE AT YOUR DESK
LOOKYBOOK--interactive site leads to a book great for explaining Point Of View--reverse of each leaf of the wordless book shows another point of view. Click on the pages to go forward or backward in the book. Select books from the collection by author, title or genre. New 11/08
LIBRARY RESEARCH SERVICE--Fast facts like this - Book Displays Increase Fiction Circulation over 90%, Non-Fiction Circulation 25%. New 04/09 |
|MARKETING THE LIBRARY HOME PAGE--site includes PR/Marketing, Publicity, Volunteers, *Library displays, Outreach, Programming, Book Talks, Expecting the Unexpected & Bibliography.
PIMP MY BOOKCART--An annual contest run by the library-themed?comic strip Unshelved?to see who can best pimp, trick, or otherwise improve a standard book cart.? See the imaginative entries for 2008 to date and the winners from 2006 and 2007 New 10/08
LIBRARY PROGRAMMING TWEENS/TEENS
MAKE OR PRINT LIBRARY & READING PROMOTION POSTERS New 10/08
MATERIALS SOURCES & REVIEWS
|BOOKWIRE--offers book reviews, publisher information and much more. A preferred site
CM--Canadian Materials--online reviews & articles of special interest to those looking for international materials to include in their collections |
|MIDWEST BOOK REVIEWS--Start with the Information for Book Lovers link. Reviews are plentiful and vary in length.
NEW YORK TIMES BOOKS--Reviews of recently released materials. You may have to register at the site (free). |
|ALL READERS.COM--Choose from hundreds of plot, theme, character, and setting options to find precisely what you’re looking for.
BOOKLIST CENTER--“The Web's Largest Collection of Book Lists” and includes lists of award winning and recommended books.
BOOKSPOT--Book reviews, book awards, poetry, literary criticism, authors and more.
DEAR READERSign up for any of these email book clubs and every day you’ll receive a 5-minute sample from a book. By the end of the week, you'll have read 2-3 chapters. A great way to sample lots of new books effortlessly. |
|JANUARY MAGAZINE--Reviews of popular fiction & nonfiction as well as author interviews.
NONFICTION REVIEWS--Reviews divided by genres such as “Medicine & Psychology,” “Biography,” “Religion,” “Paranormal & Fringe Science,” “Entertainment & Sports,” “Politics,” and “True Crime.”
READERS' ADVICE--read-alikes, what to read next; search by genre or author.
PODCASTS "ON THE MEDIA" ABOUT BOOKS & READING New 10/08
VIDEO BOOKTALKS & STORY TELLERS New 01/09
|BOOK VIDEO NING--sharing media (in any digital format) to promote books, reading, and literacy K-12. Visit or join the ning to find or share videos about books; serves to show us what is possible in the area of booktalks.
COGDOGROO STORY TOOLS-- blog about making digital stories (or booktalks); offers 50+ web tools to create your own web-based story; samples provided made with each tool--story of Dominoe the dog is told repeatedly using all of the tools.
|SPEAKABOOS--online books, celebrity readers, teacher resources, and technology that enables kids to make their own recordings.
STORYLINE ONLINE--features members of Screen Actors Guild reading stories for children.
TOTOL--intended for use with younger children, videos submitted, screened and rated by parents.
WEB AWARENESS--KEEP YOURSELF CURRENT
|23 tasks--a good plan for anyone wanting to learn about Web 2.0
TOP 50 LIBRARIAN BLOGS--Being a librarian these days is a career of technology & of the transmittance of knowledge. Here, we bring you what we think are some of the best library-related blogs that the internet has to offer. New 05/09
LIBRARIAN CHICK WIKI--Links to all sorts of Web2.0 tools organized by category for easy access. New 05/09
ARTICLE "Library 2.0 Comes into View." --public & school libraries are becoming involved in Web 2.0 activities. According to the Library Journal, "despite our worst fears of obsolescence and entrenchment in the past, libraries are actually one of the few public sector institutions or agencies responding fully to the pressure of change." Berry III, John. |
|INTERNET SCOUT REPORT--focuses on research and development projects that provide better tools and services for finding, filtering and delivering online information and metadata.
| BEST SEARCH TOOLS CHART|
Comparative search tools chart that is in html or pdf format
Best Search Tools
| SCHLIB WIKI FRONT PAGE|
SCHLIB WIKI FRONT PAGE VIDEO LINKS
SCHLIB Video Links
About Creative Commons et al
| LM_NET ARCHIVES|
Resources for all things "Library".
| NATIONAL EDUCATION COMPUTING CONFERENCE 2009|
Conference presenters' work..powerpoints, podcasts, web sites, and handouts.
Do a simple search with a keyword or use specific fields. (i.e. "Library Media Specialists" in the audience type field; click the SEARCH button to access handouts from almost 400 sessions suitable for you.
| VOLUNTEER IN THE SCHOOL LIBRARY|
Using Volunteers Effectively in a School Library Media Center
| WAYS TO HONOUR VOLUNTEERS|
Sites included: Volunteers Canada, LM NET Archives, Saskatoon Volunteer Recognition ideas & Seattle Schools Volunteer recognition ideas; also a link to Award & Certificate templates.
Ways to Honour Volunteers