Email, listservs, and forums all play an important role for the school library media professional.

For many other examples in for librarians and educators, go to Teacher Tap: Discussions and Technology-Rich Learning.

The following websites listed on this page will be of interest to school library media specialists:


Listservs are automated email message services. As a professional, you subscribe to the service using your email address. Then, you receive all the emails that are sent to the listserv. Some of these mailing lists are restricted to members of organizations. They are sometimes moderated by a professional to ensure that only messages that meet the guidelines of the list are shared.

This is by far the most well-known and high traffic listserv for the profession. It is a discussion group serving worldwide school library media community. This website contains searchable archives

To subscribe

AISLE Listserv
This list is intended for use by members of the Association for Indiana School Library Educators, an association of the Indiana Library Federation. It is a forum for discussion and information sharing among all members. AISLE members may contact the association via

The Information Literacy discussion list - INFOLIT - is a forum for school, academic, and public librarians to exchange ideas on information literacy programs and experiences that demonstrate a collaborative relationship between K-12 and higher education institutions.


Find other listservs of interest in the online catalog of public listservs.

SLIS-INDY Listservs
In order to stay connected to important SLIS news and announcements, SLIS students are expected to subscribe to SLIS-INDY.

SLIS Listservs at IU-Bloomington

YHBA (Young Hoosier Book Award)

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21st Century Teacher-Librarians
An online social community .

Librarians / Info Science Chatboard from
This forum is dedicated to discussions of issues related to curriculum support through library and media services and the information sciences. Can also access teacher discussions in each state, grade level, subject content area, etc.

Teacher Librarian Ning
An online community for teacher-librarians and other educators.

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Blogs, Wikis, and other Social & Collaborative Tools

Information / resources related to Blog communications:

Blog at Wikipedia

Byrne, Richard (Oct 2011). What I've Learned from 5,000 Blog Posts. Free Technology for Teachers.
Shares tips, ideas about blogging.

Embrey, Theresa Ross (Dec. 2002). You Blog, We Blog: A Guide to How Teacher-Librarians Can Use Weblogs to Build Communication and Research Skills. Teacher Librarian; 30(2). (Access Requires Login) . . . &AN=8978235&site=ehost-live

Selected Blogsites:
1 to 1 Schools (group blog)

2 Cents Worth by David Warlick

AASL Blog (American Association of School Librarians)

Bright Ideas
Blog by the School Libraries Association of Victoria (SLAV) and the State Library of Victoria (SLV). Its aim is to encourage teacher librarians and educators to actively engage with information and communications technologies, to share tools and experiences, to network on a global scale, and to embrace dynamic teaching and learning opportunities.

Committed Sardine Blog, The by Ian Jukes

Dangerously Irrelevant: Technology, Leadership and the Future of Schools by Scott McLeod

Daring Librarian, The by Gwyneth Jones

Hey Jude: Learning in an Online World
Reflections and insights from a Courses Director in Teacher Librarianship at Charles Sturt Univeristy (Australia).

Infinite Thinking Machine (group blog),
Goal isto show how today's digital tools can impact student learning in meaningful ways.

Kathy Schrock's Kaffeekatsch

Learning Now with Andy Carvin, PBS

Library Juice

Library Ties from Carl Harvey, President of the American Association of School Librarians (2011-2012), North Elementary School, Noblesville, IN.

Mabry Middle School - Media Center Blog
Many teachers and the principal have their own blogs.

Marc Prensky's Weblog

Moving at the Speed of Creativity by Wesley Fryer

Neverending Search by Joyce Valenza

Read Roger: The Horn Book Editor's Rants and Raves

Research Buzz by Tara Calishain (Covers search engines, databases, & other information collections)

Resource Blog (Resources and News for Information Professionals)

Savvy Technologist, The by Tim Wilson

School Library Monthly Blog

School Library Journal (Index to all SLJ blogsites)

Springfield Township Virtual Library (Wiki) by J. Valenza

Teaching Now from Teacher Magazine

Teachers Teaching Teachers by Paul Allison, Susan Ettenhei, & others(Skyping, webcasting, podcasting, and blogging)

TechLearning Advisor Blog

Tech Savvy Educator, The by Ben Rimes and crew

UnQuiet Librarian, The
Active site from Buffy Hamilton, the media specialist / teacher-librarian at Creekview High School in Canton, GA,

U Tech Tips(team blog)
Mission is to help educators learn and use technology within their school and classrooms.

Will Richardson: Read. Write. Connect. Learn.

YALSA Blog (Young Adult Library Services Association)

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Other Resources

Elementary Library Routines
A wiki site created for elementary school librarians (Catherine Trinkle of Avon Schools was a co-creator of this Wiki).

IASL Meeting Place
The International Association of School Librarianship Meeting Place (Ning). Note: A Ning is an online social network platform.

School Library InfoTech Programs: Tapestry of Effective Practice
Another Ning aimed at the school library community.

Teacher Librarian Ning
A Ning community for teacher librarians and other educators.

Note: The above resource lists are not all-inclusive; they are just a representative collection of what is available. To find others, one can use the Google Bog Search and look for persons, groups, and organizations of Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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