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Library Tour Tab above links to BCI Library's Collection Booklists for Fiction, Non-fiction and many sub-collections.


ABOUT READING & BOOKS

ALLTOP--directory of news postings on many topics, features this compilation of links to interesting news about children's literature.


BOOKLISTS FOR YA ON THE WEB--Click on a link in the left column for the booklists!

BOOKMARKS FOR TEENS IN THE LIBRARY--still a useful list, some moved/outdated

BOOKMARK by BC TEACHERS LIBRARIANS (BCTL)-- download your own free copy of the BCTLA Bookmark Journal. Thanks to the BCTLA.  New 03/09


CANADIAN CHILDREN'S BOOK CENTRE HOME PAGE--registered charity promotes, supports & encourages the readi ng, writing & illustrating of Canadian books for children & teens.AWARDS LIST--comprehensive, up-to-date list of Canadian books awards for writing & illustraiton.

CANADIAN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE--A Genre Approach to Reading Your Way Through Canada


iLibrarian--links to 101 websites for book lovers.  Don't overlook the left sidebar with other popular postings such as:- - 4 Ways to Spice up your PresentationsA Librarian’s Guide to Creating 2.0 Subject Guides
JUST ONE MORE BOOK--Thrice-weekly podcast which promoting literacy & great children’s books. Episodes range in length from 5 to 35 minutes; played directly from our web page or downloaded to an ipod.

RESOURCES FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIANS-- lots of ideas for teaching students how to find information in libraries

SCHLIB KIDLIT--a new site that intends to help you and your young people celebrate books and reading.  New 12/08

TIPS & TRICKS--Collections Canada links to services & tools for the library community + e-newsletter.

PENGUIN'S WE TELL STORIES SITE--The Stories:  The 21 Steps Slice Fairy Tales Your Place and Mine Hard Times The (Former) General Alice in Storyland The Classics: The 39 Steps Haunted Dolls House Fairy Tales Thérèse Raquin Hard Times 1001 Nights Alice's Adventures in Wonderland New 03/09

TORONTO DOMINION CANADIAN CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK WEBSITE--a spectacular occasion to have young readers meet the creators of wonderful children’s books.  New 09/10



WIRED FOR WORDS--Calgary Board of Education site--1000 recommended book titles for kids of all ages (4-YA); features on Canadian literature & authors, ideas on quality literature for children, great contests & literary events, & interesting book reviews from young readers.  New 11/08


Due to expansion of this topic, AUDIO BOOK SOURCES HAS MOVED TO THE NEW AUDIOBOOK PAGE

BULLETIN BOARD SITES & IDEAS New 02/09

BULLETIN BOARD IDEAS FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION--actual bulletin boards teachers used in PE, Health classes, hallways, & offices.

CLASSROOM HACKS BULLETIN BOARD IDEAS--daily teaching tips & ideas form the real experts: actual teachers.

EDUCATION WORLD BULLETIN BOARD IDEAS--ideas & includes links to 10 bulletin board resources for teachers.

PRO TEACHER CLASSROOM THEMES & BULLETIN BOARD IDEAS--classroom themes, bulletin boards,  classroom decor found here.

TEACHER VISION BULLETIN BOARD IDEAS--free access; 7 day free trial.

TEACHER'S CORNER.NET--bulletin board ideas by month, theme or subject.

BUY BOOKS

ABEBOOKS--world's largest online marketplace for new, used, rare, or out of print books. Click on "More Search Options" to narrow the search for Canada.

Amazon Filler Item Finder--and it allows you to search Amazon.com by price, rather than item.


DIAMOND BOOKSHELF--graphic novel resource for educators & librarians New 01/09

Foothills Educational Materials--Special Education Materials:  Levelled Readers, HighidInterest/Low Vocabulary Readers; ESL Resources; Tests & Testing Aids


LIBRARY SERVICES CENTRE HOME PAGE--headed by former GM of National Book Services--emphasizes on Canadian materials for curriculum requirements New 01/09




CATALOGUING

AMICUS:  Canadian National catalogue free of charge

CANADIAN SUBJECT HEADINGS: List of English language subject headings that access & express subject content on Canada & Canadian topics.
CYBERDEWEY--A Hotlist of Internet Sites organized using Dewey Decimal Classification codes.

LIBRARY & ARCHIVES CANADA--access the subject trees alphabetically or by classification. Power site for Canadian users
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS: Online Catalog

L of C FOR LIBRARIANS:  MARC standards

SUNLINK: Florida's K-12 union catalog

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT

BUBL INFORMATION SERVICE--Broad and deep collection of information service links
SELECTION TOOLS--List from PTSD

EXERCISE AT YOUR DESK

EXERCISE @ YOUR DESK--stretching exercises to ease back pain and boost energy.
MY DAILY YOGA--select from RSI
PREVENTION, BASIC WARM-UPS or STRETCHING EXERCISES.
VIDEO: 15-MINUTE DESK WORKOUT--NO EQUIPMENT NECESSARY

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 MARKETING



MANITOBA SCHOOL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION--encourage effective library programs in Manitoba schools and to provide professional development events for its members  New 10/08

MARKETING OUR LIBRARIES ON & OFF THE INTERNET-- Resource Links--TEN Marketing Ideas and Tips from Academic, School, and Public Libraries

Click here for suggestions and activities--theme for 2010 --Diversity Challenge Resilience: School Libraries Have it All


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

QUIZ & POLLING TOOLS--So many ways and reasons to conduct surveys in your library.  New 05/09

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL--ABC's of Marketing--(read article) list of idea websites below

SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST--Advocacy: Promotion: Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing


VIRTUAL LIBRARIES
New 04/09

FLICKR--pictures of Libraries around the world.

iTUNES--playlist for Libraries & other stuff of interest to librarians.

YouTube PLAYLIST FOR LIBRARIANS & LIBRARIES--video tours of libraries & other stuff of interest to librarians.

LIBRARY PROGRAMMING TWEENS/TEENS

My LibWorm. The latest items on: Young Adults ... school or public library teen Read Week

LITERATURE

ALEX CATALOGUE of ELECTRONIC TEXTS--a collection of about 14,000 “classic” public domain documents from American and English literature as well as Western philosophy
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BANNED BOOKS ONLINE--special exhibit of books that have been the objects of censorship or censorship attempts.

CHILDREN'S CHOICES PROJECT RECOMMENDATIONS--Kids' Picks gets kids to read newly published books& pick their favourites



CHILDREN'S LITERATURE SERVICES--The National Library of Canada has some excellent electronic products available. Read Up On It  lists are here.

GreatSchools--Check out :Ideas to Inspire a Loveof Reading; "Book Picks by Grade for suggestions

LITERARY RESOURCES ON THE NET--Searchable site of literature links: Biblical and Classical, Medieval, Renaissance, Victorian, American and more.
MYRCA--Manitoba Young Readers Choice Award--Nominees, Ceremonies, Winners, Teacher Tips

READ UP ON IT!--promotes Canadian children's literature and reading.

EVERYTHING PBS KIDS & KIDS GO--PBS TV literature series


MAKE OR PRINT LIBRARY & READING PROMOTION POSTERS New 10/08

ALA READING PROMOTION POSTER SEARCH PAGE--links to many poster making sites

SLA READING--promotional posters from the UK that you can download for printing

WebTools 4u2 use--more image generating sites and other good tools

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).

PUBLISHERS' CATALOGUES HOME PAGE--Links to publishers from around the world.

SCHOOL LIBRARY INFORMATION PORTAL (SLiP)--official CSLA - ATLC on-line resource to connect all those with an interest in Canadian school libraries to exemplary practices in Canadian school libraries.

READERS' ADVISORY

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.

SCHOLASTIC QUICK SEARCH--Grade & interest (audience) levels for titles.


OTHER ACTIVITIES

CAROL HURST'S CHILDREN'S BOOK SITE--Books, Curriculum areas, Authors, Newsletters, Professional topics & more.
KIDSREADS--"Kidsreads is the best place on the web to find info about their favorite books, series & authors...trivia games, word scrambles & awesome contests!"

LISTSERV



SCHLIB Wiki Page--link to most up-to-date posts & information.  TWITTERING TEACHERS PTSD New 01/10

OTHER LIBRARIES



LibDex--Library information sources includes links to library catalogues on the World Wide Web. Frequently updated.

MB. ED. CATALOGUE--Search for resources teachers can borrow here.


Library Disaster Plans .... Mildew? Floods? Insects? Vandals? HARVARD LIBRARY DISASTER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATIOUniversity of California at San Diego





MISCELLANEOUS SITES

LIBRARY AND MEDIA CENTER FACILITIES DESIGN--K-12--Suggested sites and readings for those interested in renovating or creating a library facility


PTSD SCHOOL LIBRARIES & LEARNING SITES SEARCH ENGINE--19 sites that support the idea that good school libraries improve student achievement
Dictionaries (23 including Etymological, Medical & Scientific)
Encyclopedias (3 including Britannica)
Acronyms (3 sites)
Quotations (2 sites)
Style Manuals & Writing Guides (5 sites)
Biographies (4 sites)
Atlases, Maps & Almanacs (6 sites)
Calculators, Conversion Charts, World Clocks & Weather Service (9 sites)
American Government Depts. & Agencies (9 sites)
Statistical Resources (5 sites) New 11/09

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.

SCHOLASTIC VIDEO BOOK TALKS-High quality video booktalks, many aimed at middle and senior level students.
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.

USING PRESENTATION TOOLS IN THE SCHOOL LIBRARY (Tools4UtoUse)--lists uses for online presentations in classrooms & libraries. New 03/09

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.

INTERNET SEARCH ENGINE WATCH--Learn more about use of the newest and most popular search engines on the internet

LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST 2.0 SOCIAL, COLLABORATIVE & INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGY FROM EDUSCAPES--workshop explores possibilities & potential for using social, collaborative, & interactive technologies across the curriculum--online book clubs & virtual literature circles to local history wikis and personal, information inquiry blogs, dozens of practical ideas to enrich school library media program.


SIGMS Forum at NECC: Joyce Valenza A manifesto for the 21st century librarian.  Wiki page that goes with the podcast.


Web4Lib Electronic Discussion--Searchable sites that will help you keep ahead.




























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
About Creative Commons et al
SCHLIB Video Links
LM_NET ARCHIVES
Resources for all things "Library".
LM_NET
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.
NECC
VOLUNTEER IN THE SCHOOL LIBRARY
Using Volunteers Effectively in a School Library Media Center
Library Volunteers
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

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