CREATION OFONLINE MATERIALSOutline based on:Technology for the School LibrarianTheory and PracticeBY: William O. ScheerenSharon SmithApril 2013
CATEGORIES OFONLINE MATERIALS• Electronic Reference Assistance• Online Request Forms• Assistance to teachers with instructional design• Interlibrary loan• Request for books or holds on books• Library Reservations• Multimedia booking
A NEW PARADIGM FORLIBRARY ORIENTATION• A description of the library• A description of the displays in the library• A description of and pictures of your computer area• Information about the copying machine• Interlibrary loans• Equipment, Microforms, and Periodicals• Reference Materials
ONLINE LIBRARY MATERIALSPart of the school library’s website homepage and itscomponents.The content will be created by the school librarian.• The name of the library• The mailing address of the library• The name of the librarian• The librarian’s e- mail address
MORE ONLINELIBRARY MATERIALS• The librarian’s phone number• A listing of the employees• Picture of employees• Short biography of the employees• Hours the library is open• Webmaster’s contact information• Specific librarian- created content• Mission and library policies• Library news
EVEN MORE ONLINELIBRARY MATERIALS• Library calendar• Library schedule• Weekly updates• A list of classes scheduled to use the library• A list of books• Interactive map of library
GLOSSARY OF TERMSOnline Materialscan split into two broad categories: content andlibrarian created interactive materials.Contentarea of general information, typically created in word-processing program and then put into a web createdprogram.Librarian created interactive materialsthe creation of materials the librarian places on thelibrary web page.
GLOSSARY OF TERMSLibrary Orientationpresentation given to every incoming class, eitherin person or on videotape.Homepagelibrarian created page that contains all the generalinformation (address, name, list of employees,calendar, etc.) pertaining to the library.Digital Archivesa database of digitized historical photographs andtheir description.
GLOSSARY OF TERMSLibrary Reservationspace on your library website that allows teachers orothers to allot a set time to use the library.Mission Policyallows parents, students, and teachers to know themission of the library.Library Calendara weekly updated schedule of events and classes forthe library.Library Newsinformation about the library, librarian, teachers,students, staff, etc.
SEARCH ENGINES LINKSFOR TEACHERS• www.metacrawler.comIt is simple to use, and it is mainly a search engine.• www.lycos.com"Less is more!" The more narrow and focused your Lycos search, the betterthe results will be.• www.yahoo.comBecause it is a searchable index, you may enter the title of a site you arelooking for, and it will return as many related links as it can locate.• www.altavista.comYou have the option of searching for Web pages, images, video, or audio.• www.webcrawler.comOne highlight on this page is the "Daily Toolbox." Here, you will find a set oflinks to interesting guides and information on the Net.• www.dogpile.comEasy-to-select choices for searches, a Fetch button, and search results thatcome from a variety of search engines, with excellent descriptions of featuredsites.
LINKS FOR LIBRARIANS TEACHINGCOPYRIGHT LAWTO STUDENTS• http://www.copyrightkids.org/Includes basic information on copyrights, useful links, a copyright quiz andinformation on how to register a copyright. From the Copyright Society of theU.S.A..• http://www.teachingcopyright.org/Teaching Copyright provides lessons and ideas for opening your classroom up todiscussion, letting your students express their ideas and concerns, and thenguiding your students toward an understanding of the boundaries of copyright law.• http://www.cyberbee.com/copyrt.htmlSeveral issues are presented: what networks mean to teachers and students,how copyright may affect K-12 networking, attitudes of educators, and more.• http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/school/plagiarism.html#Copyright and Plagiarism in kid-friendly terms.• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InzDjH1-9Ns&feature=player_embeddedYouTube Copyright School featuring Russell. Russell learns some valuablelessons about copyright.
HOMEWORK HELP LINKSFOR STUDENTS• http://www.proquestk12.com/curr/homework/default.shtmlWhether its an overnight homework assignment or a long-term research project,our research tools are here to help you get your work done and make the grade.• http://www.thebeehive.org/school/k-12-students/homework-helpFind homework help activities and resources for students from Kindergarten to 6thgrade.• http://www.homeworkspot.com/Reference resources, science fair project ideas, virtual field trips, and more.• http://www.studystack.com/Offers study tools to help students memorize general topics for geography, history,math, languages, science, and medicine.• http://www.factmonster.com/homework/Get homework help and find facts on thousands of subjects, including sports,entertainment, geography, history, biography, education, and health.• http://www.kidinfo.com/SchoolSubjects.htmlFind homework resources in American history, computers, geography, health,mathematics, science, and more.
SUMMARYHaving online materials available via the web forteachers, students, and parents is an excellent wayto enhance involvement in the school library mediacenter. In this way, all have access to the materialsthat once were only available through visiting thelibrary in person. Online materials also providecommunication about any special activities orevents that are scheduled as part of the schoollibrary media program. It is an all-around way toincrease everyone’s knowledge about the librarymedia center and also increase awareness aboutthe areas of involvement that the library mediacenter has as part of the overall schoolenvironment.