School Library Websites Excerpt from Technology for the School Librarian: Theory and Practice Presentation By Cathryn Dozier
Tough Questions, ManySuggestions First stage: Why are we here? Second stage: User centered digital library Final stage: School library web page allowing personalization
How to Create a LibrarySchool Web Page Choose a program that allows the creation of fully integrated websites. Use web creation software.
Web Design Professional, attractive, and informative Basic information easy to find Mission does not have to be first No generic clip art; standard font Easy to read and use; up to date
Web Page Design Dimensio Factual and Conceptual Procedural MetacognitiveConsider this about images Take time to download Take time to create Text may not be changed; can’t be copied or pasted
Website Design Errors; Or, Ugh,What an Ugly Siteo No frames or bleeding edge technologyo No scrolling marqueeso No orphan pageso No long scrolling pageso No nonstandard link colors
Web Design and the Lawo COPYRIGHT HOLDERSo 1. Right to reproduce the copyrighted worko 2. Prepare derivative works based on the worko 3. Perform the copyrighted work publiclyo 4. Display the work publicly
What Should be on a SchoolLibrary Web Page?o Online public access catalogso Reference resourceso Reference assistanceo Literacy materials and general information
Revising or Redesigning YourWebsite o Guidelines o Create a standard template o Use what users want o Check text information o No generic clip art o Monthly dynamic information
Intranets Eliminate paper work Create best practices Can allow blogs News outlet
Glossary Terms1.Create- To make2. Website- Created on the web3. Design-Format4. Law- Something that must be followed5. Questions- Items that are answered6. Intranet- Website created by school district7. Revise- Change8. Access-Obtain9. Online- On the computer10. Materials-Media
Response to Questions 3 websites (good)-User friendly http://mashable.com/2012/06/16/world-at-work-12/ http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/educatrs/leadrshp/le700 http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/educatrs/leadrshp/le700 3 websites (bad)- The listed websites had unnecessary designs, had broken links, and they took a long time to download gatesnfences.com wateronwheels.com as-grafixs.de SCHOOL LIBRARY WESITE http://www.spauldinglibrary.org/
Summary The school library web page and school library website were discussed. Several books and this section outline items that should be included in both the website and the web page. A digital library has a wide range of electronic resources and materials.
URLs to Support http://www.motherofgeeks.com/SLM http:// krueger.uni.iowapages.org/tutorial.h
Other Resources Learning and Leading With Technology The Accidental Systems Librarian Tech Trends