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Using Your School Library Website in Instruction

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Presented at conference for Iowa Association of School Librarians in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 12, 2010

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Using Your School Library Website in Instruction

  1. 1. Using Your Library Website in Instruction Kenya Arrants Madrid Community Schools [email_address]
  2. 2. Create a Website FOR Instruction <ul><li>What are your goals for your website? </li></ul><ul><li>Promote your library </li></ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Share student work </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum support </li></ul><ul><li>Instruction </li></ul>Overall Goal: Help students learn & teachers teach
  3. 3. Design <ul><li>Visit other school library websites </li></ul><ul><li>Clean & simple </li></ul><ul><li>Considerations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Navigation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language/text </li></ul></ul><ul><li>School library websites: </li></ul><ul><li>School-Libraries.net </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries on the Web http://lists.webjunction.org/libweb/usa-special.html </li></ul><ul><li>Resources for School Librarians www.sldirectory.com </li></ul>
  4. 4. Redwood High School http://rhsweb.org/library/
  5. 5. University Laboratory High School http://www.uni.illinois.edu/library/
  6. 6. Thomas Dale High School http://chesterfield.k12.va.us/schools/dale_hs/library/virtlib/media.htm
  7. 7. Grandview Library http://www.grandviewlibrary.org/
  8. 8. Audience <ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Administrators </li></ul><ul><li>Parents </li></ul>Jakob Nielsen, “Usability of Websites for Teenagers”
  9. 9. Crystal Lawns Elementary http://www.learningcommunity202.org/crystal/lc.htm
  10. 10. Navigation <ul><li>Website should be easy to navigate: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clearly marked </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consistent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organized </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Springfield Township High School Virtual Library http://www.sdst.org/shs/library/
  12. 12. Walter Reed Middle School http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/Reed_MS/Library/index.html
  13. 13. Images <ul><li>Use photos rather than clipart </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Change as often as possible </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Limit number of images and other effects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take longer to download </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate an idea </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Copyright/privacy issues </li></ul>
  14. 14. Esquimalt High School http://esquimalt.sd61.bc.ca/Pages/Library/Library.htm
  15. 15. Language/text <ul><li>Use easy-to-read font </li></ul><ul><li>Age-level appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>Terminology </li></ul><ul><li>Best practice: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid confusing terms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use natural language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be consistent </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Odin Jurkowski, “School Library Web Site Terminology” <ul><li>Best terms: </li></ul><ul><li>Books (NOT OPAC or library catalog) </li></ul><ul><li>Articles (NOT Databases) </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Sites OR Internet Research (NOT Web sites, Reference Links, or Research Resources) </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliography Guide OR Citation Help (NOT Citing Sources) </li></ul>
  17. 17. Content <ul><li>Library information </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Common features on school library websites (Jurkowski, “School Library Website Components”): </li></ul><ul><li>Website links 79% </li></ul><ul><li>Databases 76% </li></ul><ul><li>Policies 47% </li></ul><ul><li>OPAC 35% </li></ul><ul><li>Websites by subject 35% </li></ul><ul><li>Awards 29% </li></ul><ul><li>Mission 18% </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar/schedule 15% </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment 15% </li></ul>
  18. 18. Library Information <ul><li>Mission statement </li></ul><ul><li>Library policies </li></ul><ul><li>Library orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Library events & announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Information literacy curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Staff information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact information </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Blog: University Laboratory High School http://www.uni.illinois.edu/library/blog/
  20. 20. Orientation Video: Students http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXrkacZK-sE
  21. 21. Orientation Video: Librarian <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6Tl7NVIx1g </li></ul>
  22. 22. Tutorials http://www.library.illinois.edu/learn/videos/easy_search/easy_search.html
  23. 23. Connect online to print <ul><li>Online catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Book reviews & booklists </li></ul><ul><li>Book recommendations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers, students, library staff, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Podcasts: Brookline Book Reviews http://www.runkle.org/Podcasts/
  25. 25. Content for Students <ul><li>Online databases </li></ul><ul><li>Quality websites </li></ul><ul><li>Homework help </li></ul><ul><li>Research process </li></ul><ul><li>Educational entertainment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunities to interact (quizzes, blogs, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online tutorials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Quick reference” sheets </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Content for Teachers <ul><li>Collaboration opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Curriculum support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pathfinders </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson plan ideas, sites, & support </li></ul><ul><li>State curriculum link </li></ul><ul><li>Student projects </li></ul>
  27. 27. Pathfinders: John Newbery Elementary http://nb.wsd.wednet.edu/lmc/pathfinders/pathfinder.htm
  28. 28. Online Tutorials http://www.eduplace.com/kids/usingweb/index.html
  29. 29. Online Tutorials http://library.acadiau.ca/tutorials
  30. 30. Technology Help Cedar Falls High School Library
  31. 31. Interactives: PhET, BAM!, Learner.org http://www.bam.gov/ http://phet.colorado.edu/simulations/ http://www.learner.org/interactives/geometry/index.html
  32. 32. Do-It-Yourself <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to manage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post images & text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogger, Wordpress, Edublogs, Blogspot </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Free website-makers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wix, Weebly </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. Milpitas High School Library http://librarymhs.blogspot.com
  34. 34. Huntingtown High School http://www.hhsmedia.blogspot.com/
  35. 35. Casa Grande High School http://www.bighouselibrary.com/
  36. 36. Lesson Plans in Library Instruction <ul><li>Exploring the library website </li></ul><ul><li>Information literacy skills </li></ul><ul><li>Research & the research process </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual property </li></ul><ul><li>Computer skills </li></ul><ul><li>Sources: </li></ul><ul><li>SOS for Information Literacy www.informationliteracy.org </li></ul><ul><li>LibraryInstruction.com </li></ul><ul><li>Resources for School Librarians http://www.sldirectory.com/libsf/resf/libplans.html </li></ul><ul><li>ReadWriteThink.org </li></ul>
  37. 37. Library Website Scavenger Hunt http://www.sdst.org/shs/library/libscav.html
  38. 38. Orientation Packet http://www.mtlsd.org/highschool/stuff/orientation_09_intro%5B1%5D.pdf
  39. 39. Information Literacy http://www.sdst.org/shs/library/infolitles.html
  40. 40. Comparing Sources <ul><li>Instruct students to choose a topic </li></ul><ul><li>Students should look up that topic on Google, Nettrekker, EBSCO, & another of their choice (Bing, Altavista, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Students should compare: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relevance to topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality of results </li></ul></ul>
  41. 41. Website Evaluation <ul><li>Students choose two websites from two lists </li></ul><ul><li>Students will answer a series of questions about each website, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is there contact or publishing information? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the copyright date? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the information accurate? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do other sites link to this site? </li></ul></ul>http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus /
  42. 42. Research Process <ul><li>Students will Think-Pair-Share to come up with steps to the research process </li></ul><ul><li>Students will put together a puzzle of the district or class research process steps </li></ul><ul><li>Students will take an online tutorial on steps in the research process </li></ul>
  43. 43. Intellectual Property https://mail.nvnet.org/~cooper_j/Plagiarism/
  44. 44. Plagiarism for Kids <ul><li>Students spend a few minutes working on a short project using a drawing program </li></ul><ul><li>The teacher will choose a student to print their project, and claim that they did the work of the student </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss meaning of plagiarism </li></ul>
  45. 45. Computer Skills http://mrsfitz.iowapages.org/katie/
  46. 46. My Library Site http://madrid.k12.ia.us/madrid_school_library.html
  47. 47. Resources <ul><li>Baumback, Donna, Sally Brewer, and Matt Renfroe. “What Should Be on a School Library Web Page?” Learning & Leading with Technology . Sept. 2004: 46-51. Academic OneFile . 21 Mar. 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Church, Audrey. “Your Library Goes Virtual: Promoting Reading and Supporting Research.” Library Media Connection . Nov./Dec. 2006: 10-13. EBSCO . 17 June 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>Kaldenberg, Kathy, and Deanne Theide. “Designing an Effective School Library Web Site.” ICNschoollibraryweb. Google Sites, 25 Feb. 2010. Web. 1 April 2010 <http://sites.google.com/site/icnschoollibraryweb/home>. </li></ul><ul><li>Kaun, Tom. Library Websites: Best Practices and New Findings. Redwood High School, 19 Mar. 2010. Web. 20 Mar. 2010 <http://rhslibrary.org/ppt/library_websites.ppt>. </li></ul><ul><li>“ School Library Websites: Examples of Effective Practice.” Wikispaces . Tangient, 2010. Web. 4 April 2010 <http://schoollibrarywebsites.wikispaces.com/>. </li></ul><ul><li>Valenza, Joyce. A Webquest About School Library Websites. The Webquest Page, 29 June 2007. Web. 19 Mar. 2010 <http://www.sdst.org/shs/library/evallib.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>Warlick, David. “Building Web Sites That Work for Your Media Center.” Knowledge Quest . Jan./Feb. 2005: 13-15. H.W. Wilson . Web. 20 Mar. 2010. </li></ul>
  48. 48. Acknowledgements <ul><li>Images from iClipart.com </li></ul><ul><li>Franklin, Pat and Claire Gatrell Stephens. “Creating Webpages for the 21 st Century Library Media Center.” School Library Activities Monthly . Nov. 2007: 41-42. </li></ul><ul><li>Horton, Rosemary. Creating a School Library Website . N.p., 7 Mar. 2008. Web. 16 Mar. 2010 <http://www.alia.org.au/~rhorton/library/index.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>Jurkowski, Odin L. “School Library Web Site Terminology.” Library Hi Tech . 2007: 387-395. Emerald . Web. 16 Mar. 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Jurkowski, Odin. “School Library Website Components.” TechTrends . Nov./Dec. 2004: 56-60. EBSCO . Web. 16 Mar. 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Lamb, Annette, and Larry Johnson. “The Virtual-Librarian: Establishing and Maintaining an Effective Web Presence.” Teacher Librarian . April 2008: 69-71. EBSCO . Web. 16 Mar. 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Nielsen, Jakob. Usability of Websites for Teenagers . N.p., 31 Jan. 2005. Web. 16 Mar. 2010 <www.useit.com/alertbox/teenagers.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Schools and Libraries: Guidelines for Designing Successful School Websites.” CT.gov . State of Connecticut, 16 Mar. 2007. Web. 16 Mar. 2010 <http://www.kids.ct.gov/kids/cwp/view.asp?a=2576&q=314222>. </li></ul><ul><li>Walbert, David. “Best Practices in School Library Website Design.” Learn NC. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2010 <http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/969>. </li></ul>
  49. 49. Video: What Do Teacher Librarians Really Do? <ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPF12jD6F-s </li></ul></ul>

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