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Building the Virtual School Library


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A brief PPT on bringing a school library online. Includes benefits, partnering with public libraries and teachers, and being where your students are.

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Building the Virtual School Library

  1. 1. Building the Virtual SCHOOL Library<br />Kris Kenney<br />Online Services Coordinator<br />Schaumburg Township District Library<br /><br />
  2. 2. ELECTRONIC vs. PRINT<br />Buy materials online when possible, you need to be where your customers are.<br />
  3. 3. TYPES OF E-RESOURCESappropriate for schools<br />Encyclopedias<br />Magazines<br />Literature Criticism<br />Hot Topics<br />Reference Books<br />Test Preparation<br />Language Learning<br />
  4. 4. BENEFITSof electronic resources<br />Save on shelf space<br />Updated more often than books<br />Ability to email/save, no photocopying<br />More reliable than a web search<br />Enhanced features: audio, video, images, citation creators, rss feeds, folders<br />
  5. 5. REMOTE ACCESS<br />Access from home, from phone, from work, from grandma’s house, from computer lab, from where ever there is a computer with Internet access.<br />
  6. 6. BUILD PARTNERSHIPSwith your local public library<br />Check out their subscriptions – don’t duplicate<br />Find out if a discount is applicable because the library has a subscription already<br />Add a link to the library resources from your school library site for the convenience of the students.<br />Invite the local library to specific school activities<br />Work with the teachers to provide curriculum to the local library<br />
  7. 7. WORK WITH YOUR PUBLIC LIBRARY<br />Work with a contact at the local public library who is interested in working with the schools<br />Ask the public library to offer a scavenger hunt to help students learn to use the library.<br />Ask the public library to offer curriculum specific classes in the evenings when students can attend<br />Help promote public library classes being offered to students<br />Work with teachers to provide extra credit for work done in the public library<br />
  8. 8. LIBRARY SYSTEMS<br />Check with your local library system for discounts<br />Look into Library Partnership Trust<br />Check with other states who may offer discounts<br />
  9. 9. WHAT WEB 2.0 CAN DO<br />Free<br />No experience needed<br />Builds a discussion<br />Builds creativity<br />
  10. 10. WEB 2.0 IDEAS<br />Build a blog for book reviews, assignment alerts, promote new resources, ‘help’ topics, video tutorials <br />Go where your students are: MySpace, FaceBook, Flickr, YouTube<br />Use Glogster, Flickr, Animoto or other creative sites to hold contests. <br />For more ideas try GO2WEB20<br />
  11. 11. PUT YOUR LIBRARY ON FBand add your own content<br />
  12. 12. ARE YOU ACCESSIBLE?<br />E-mail<br />IM/Chat<br />Texting<br />
  13. 13. ELECTRONIC RESOURCESmake them inviting and accessible (24/7)<br />
  14. 14. SCHOOL WEBSITEmake sure the library has a presence<br />
  15. 15. SLIDESHARE<br />You can also view this presentation on SlideShare.<br />