Many professional websites are available for school library media specialists.

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

School Library Professional Websites

Infosearcher is the online complement to Information Searcher, a print newsletter started 12 years ago by Pam Berger, a library media specialist and educational technology consultant.  It is the longest published newsletter in K-12 education designed specifically for professionals working to integrate technology into the curriculum.

Library Research Service at University of Denver
LRS reports and analyzes statistics on school, public, and academic libraries, and conducts studies on major library issues. Includes section for school library information

Librarians (section) at Scholastic

ODLIS - Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science (2004) by J.M. Reitz

School (P. Milbury)
For school library Webmasters and electronic managers of school libraries.

SLiP (School Library Information Portal)
Canada's gateway portal to documents for school libraries originating in Canada and not widely available in published form.

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Library Homepages


School Library Media Center Hompages

School and Library Websites from Information Architecture of the Web at eduScapes
Related Webpages:
School Library Websites

School Libraries.Net from School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University (P. Milbury – B. Woolls and D. Loertscher)
Links to Web Pages created or maintained by school librarians around the World.

School Libraries on the Web by L. Bertland
This is a list of library web pages maintained by K-12 school libraries in the United States and in countries around the world.


Barrington High School Library Media Center, IL

Broad Street Elementary School Libary, Butler, PA

El Rancho Charter School Library, Orange Unified School District, CA

Lawrence High School Library, Kansas

Library Media Technology from Bellingham Public Schools, WA

Naples High School Library Media Center, FL

North Elementary Library Media Center, Noblesville, IN

Springfield Township High School Virtual Library by J. Valenza, PA

Tenafly High School Lalor Library Media Center, Tenafly, NJ

Library Directories

Find a Library - Indiana

Public and Special Library Websites from Information Architecture for the Web at eduScapes

Public Library Homepages

Library of Congress

Internet Public Library from School of Information, University of MI, Ann Arbor

Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN
Boston Public Library
Charlotte & Mecklenburg County, Public Library of, Charlotte, NC
Chicago Public Library
Denver Public Library
Indianapolis - Marion County Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library
Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR
New York Public Library
San Francisco Public Library
Seattle Public Library
Toronto Public Library

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General Library Websites

Internet Library for Librarians

Conservation Online (CoOL) a project of the Preservation Department of Stanford University Libraries

ExLibris by Mary Laine

Librarians and Archivists from Library of Congress

Librarians’ Index to the Internet

Library by Michael Lorenzen
This site contains library instruction lesson plans, articles about library instruction, a large library instruction bibliography, and links to library instruction resources. This site also includes material relating to information literacy.

Library Journal from Reed Business Information

Library Law by Mary Minow
Site focuses on legal issues of interest to libraries, such as copyright, privacy and the First Amendment.

LION (Librarians Information Online Network) sponsored by Library Services of the School District of Philadelphia
Collection of Internet-based resources of interest to school librarians, to foster communication and resource sharing among school librarians, and to encourage creative use of the Internet in the educational process. (webmaster is Ken Garland)

Teen by M. Doyle
Online community for young adult librarians. Sections include: Message Board, Chat Room, Directory, Q&A Archive, News Archive, Resources/Links, Careers.

Web4Lib Electronic Discussion from Berkeley Digital Library
A website electronic discussion for library-based World-Wide Web managers.

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Library Portals

BUBL Information Service
Selected Internet resources covering all subject Areas, with a special focus on library and information science.

Links organized using the familiar Dewey Decimal Classification system.

Information from Tom Wilson
Links to research on information management, information science, and information systems.

Internet Library for Librarians

Internet Public Library


Library HQ

Library Oriented Lists & Electronic Serials from the Washington Research Library Consortium

Library Spot

Researching Libarian

School Library Media Centers from Internet School Library Media Center (ISLMC)
Note: Some of the linked resources are dated; however, there is still some useful websites here.

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Humor, Quotes, and Quirky

ALA Quotable Quotes

Johnson’s (Doug) Little List of Library and Technology Laws

Librarian Avengers

Libraries for Dummies

Library Humor on the Web by A. Yucht from AASL

Quotations About Libraries and Librarians from International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

Unshelved by B. Barnes and G. Ambaum at Overdue Media
Great comic about a young adult librarian.

Urban Legends

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Social Action and Advocacy

Anarchist Librarians Web
Radical and anarchist librarians working towards a better world and socially responsible libraries.

Information for Social Change
An activist organization that examines issues of censorship, freedom and ethics amongst library and information workers.

Library Juice
News digest for librarians, library and information science students, and other interested people. Includes announcements, many web resources, calls for papers, and news affecting the library world. Much of the material has a social-responsibilities or intellectual freedom focus. by J. West
Daily [or so] weblog of things librarian.

Librarian Underground
A guide to alternative library culture on the Web.

Progressive Librarians Around the World
World-wide network of librarians actively committed to social justice, equality, human welfare, and the development of cultural democracy.

Progressive Librarians Guild
Professional network for discourse and action on library issues. 

Social Responsibilities Discussion Group of International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

Social Responsibilities Roundtable of the American Library Association

Street Librarian by C. Dodge
News, information, resources, and links for the progressive librarian. 

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Library Blogs

Alice in InfoLand by Alice Yucht, Rutgers University, NJ

Armstrong Library from Neil Armstrong Elementary School, Park View, IA

Beyond the Job by Sarah Johnson and Rachel Singer Gordon
Professional tips for librarians: Articles, job-hunting advice, professional development opportunities, and other news and ideas on how to further your library career.

BiblioTech Web by Scott Pfitzinger

Blog Without A Library by A. Etches-Johnson, reference librarian at McMaster University.
A blog about what libraries are doing with blogs, rss, & other little technologies.

Blue Skunk Blog, The by Doug Johnson

Book Break by MS Spear, Berkley High School Library Media Center

Feel Good Librarian

Free Range Librarian by K.G. Schneider

Gargoyles Loose in the Library by F.J. Harris, University High, Urbana, IL

Grandview Library Blog

Handheld Librarian, The
Handheld computer news, ideas, and opinions from librarians and others interested in libraries.

I For An I

Infomancy by Chris Harris

Information Literacy Land of Confusion, The by Michael Lorenzen

Information Literacy Weblog

Information Wants To Be Free

Joyce Valenza's Neverending Search

LBR (Librarians By Request)

Librarian Avengers

Librarian in Black

Librarian in the Middle by Robert Eiffert, Pacific Middle School, Vancouver, WA
Resources and news for middle school librarians. Related blogsite: Pacific MS Library Bookblog

Librarian.Net by Jessamyn West

Library Crunch

LibraryLaw Blog by Mary Minow, J.D., A.M.L.S.

Library Stories: Libraries & Librarians in the News

Library Stuff from Information Today

Library + Technology Smorgasbord by Andrew R. Whitis

Li-Blog-ary from Galileo Academy of Science and Technology, CA

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

NextGen Librarian
Blog from the creator of NextGen Libarrian, the listserv for library and information professionals, paraprofessionals, and students in Generations X and Y to discuss the future of the profession, issues related to being a young librarian.

Peter Scott's Library Blog
Don't miss his links to School Library Blogs.

Reading Room from Northfield Mount Hermon Library System, MA

Resource Shelf

School Librarian in Action by Zarah Grace C. Gagatiga, Manila, Philippines

Shifted Librarian, The by J. Levine
A"shifted librarian" is someone who is working to make libraries more portable.

Tame the Web (Libraries, Technology & the Big Picture) by Michael Stephens

Thacher Library Blog from the James G. Boswell Library at The Thacher School

Wanderings Of A Student Librarian by J.M. Moll

Zanetti Montessori Reading Room from Alfred Zanetti Montessori Library

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Links to Other Resources

Resources for School Librarians

YA Librarians' Homepage

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