ISLMA Professional Resources


Advocacy

Assessment

Kramer, Pamela K. and Linda Diekman, "Evidence Assessment Advocacy," Teacher Librarian,   37:3. February 2010.

Intellectual Freedom

Find resources on Materials Challenges/Censorship, LMC 2.0, and Access and Diversity:

Share concerns, post questions, and learn about events and news:

Other Resources

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Licensure

IL Content Area Standards

IL Professional Leader Standards (Professional School Leader Standards)

Illinois Certification Testing System

Illinois Certification Testing System Study Guide for Library Information Specialist (Code 175)

Illinois Content Area Standards for Library Media Specialists

Illinois State Board of Education - Licensure links

Professional Development Standards

Professional Educator Standards

The National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Site

Where to take LIS courses

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Citing Resources

OWL at Purdue

MLA Online

APA Style

NoodleBib - an online bibliography maker

Easy Bib

Landmarks Son of Citation Machine

Knight Cite

21st Century Information Fluency Project

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Collection Development

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Common Core Standards

Copyright Information:

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Curriculum Mapping

Buzzo, Toni. "Using Communication to Solve Roadblocks to Collaboration." Teacher Librarian (June 2004) 31.5
Johnson, Peggy. Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management.  Chicago: American Library Association, 2009.

Jacobs, Heidi Hayes. "Upgrading the K-12 Journey through Curriculum Mapping: A Technology Tool for Classroom Teachers, Media Specialists, and Administrators." Knowledge Quest (November/December 2000) 29:2.

Loertscher, David V. and May Lein Ho. Collection Mapping in the LMC. San Jose, CA: Hi Willow Research and Publishing, 1996.

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Evaluation of Web Sites

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Facilities Planning

Baule, S. M. (2007). Facilities Planning for School Library Media and Technology Centers, Linworth Publishing.

Bolan, K. (2009). Teen Spaces: The Step-by-Step Library Makeover. 2nd ed. ALA Editions.

Design Share: Designing for the future of learning

Erikson, R. & Harkuson, C. (2007). Designing a School Library Media Center for the Future. ALA Editions.

Haggans, M. (1998). 14 Ways to Get Better Performance from Your Architect. School Planning & Management, 37 (3), 24-27. (Dated but excellent source for those new to the process)

Hart, T. L. (2006). Top Ten List of Library Facility Technology Issues. Library Media Connection 24 (4): 46-47.

Johnson D. (2009) Some Design Considerations. 

National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities

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Illinois Education Sites

Chicago Public Schools
Illinois State Board of Education
Illinois Learning Standards
Illinois School Code
Online Schools in Illinois

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Information Literacy

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Internet Safety

Bell, Mary Ann. 2007. The Elephant in the Room: School Districts Nationwide Are Voluntarily Filtering the Filters- And No One Is Talking about It. School Library Journal 53, no.1 (January), 40-42.

Harris, Frances Jacobson. 2009. Ethics from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0: Standing Outside the Box. Knowledge Quest 37, no. 3 (January/February), 56-61.

Magid, Larry. 2009, July 9. Should Schools End Internet Safety Nights?  SafeKids.com.

Online Predators: The Media Show

Smokescreen: A Game About Life Online

Protecting Your Kids on the Internet

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Job Vacancies:

These are some places to look but the listings are probably not totally inclusive. Each Regional Office of Education and Illinois Library System has its own policy and responsibility for the job postings.

Illinois Education Job Bank

Illinois Regional Offices of Education

Librarian Job Postings for the Midwest

RAILS Jobs Board

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Legislation:

Developing a Relationship with Your Legislator

State Legislation:

Illinois General Assembly

Illinois Library Association

Federal Legislation:

Congress

ALAWON - ALA Washington Office Electronic Newsline; find out the latest on legislation being discussed in Congress.

CIPA - The Children's Internet Protection Act - ALA's website deals with current laws and restrictions.

CapWiz:
A joint project funded by ILA, ILSDO, and ISLMA

for state issues

for contacting Congress on federal issues

for contacing Illinois General Assembly

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Librarian Links :

Leadership Continuum Checklist

Online Resources for School Librarians

21st Century Information Fluency Project (Illinois Math and Science Academy)

School Libraries on the Web - Peter Milbury's site

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Lincoln Legacy Learning Kits

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Mentoring

Creighton, Peggy Milam.  (2007) Mentoring a New Library Media Specialist: a Model Relationship.  School Library Media Activities Monthly, 24(4), 25-28.

Meloni, Christine. (2006) Mentoring the Next Generation of Library Media Specialists.  Library Media Connection, 24(4), 32-33.

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Online Journals and Discussion Groups

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Professional Organizations

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Quantitative Guidelines for School Libraries

Utah School Library Media Programs --standards from Utah State Office of Ed.

Pennsylvania Guidelines for School Library Programs  (scroll down to School Library Resources) 

Resources for School Librarians - a mega site with state and national guidelines and standards from many states. This site is maintained by Linda Bertland, retired school librarian. 

Ohio Department of Education-Library Guidelines

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Research on School Library Media Programs

The Library Research Service provides a one-stop resource to connect with school library research

Powerful Libraries Make Powerful Learners: The Illinois Study

Student Learning Through Wisconsin School Library Media Centers

Idaho School Library Impact Study

School Libraries Work! is a research foundation paper that collects position statements and research findings on the impact that school libraries and school library information specialists have on student achievement. This booklet, in PDF format, is an easy-to-read and understand summary of the research.

Stephen D. Krashen, author of The Power of Reading: Insights from the Research, includes information in his books and website on the importance of providing students with a print-rich environment.

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Resources for Keeping Up

From library people:

From other folks:

Web 2.0 Goes to School

Hargittai, E. 2010. Digital Na(t)ives? Variation in Internet Skills and Uses among Members of the "Net Generation." Sociological Inquiry. 80 (1): 92-113. The take-home message from this study is that young people don't actually know everything about the digital world. They need our guidance to learn literacy in this realm as well.

Ito, Mizuko, et al. 2008. Digital Youth Research: Kids' Informal Learning With Digital Media, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Available: http://digitalyouth.ischool.berkeley.edu/report-announcement. A synthesis of the findings of 22 different case studies revealing how young people learn, create, and collaborate online.

Lenhart, Amanda, May 13, 2009. Cyberbullying: What the Research Is Telling Us... Presentation at the National Association of Attorneys General Year of the Child Conference, Pew Internet and American Life Project. Keep an eye on anything produced by the Pew Internet and American Life Project!

National School Boards Association, 2007. Creating & Connecting: Research and Guidelines on Online Social - and Educational - Networking. Available: http://www.nsba.org/site/docs/41400/41340.pdf. In its conclusion, this study urges educators to reexamine policies regarding social network tools and find ways to harness their value for educational purposes.

Wolak, Janet, David Finkelhor, Kimberley J. Mitchell, and Michelle L. Ybarra, February 18, 2008. Online "Predators" and Their Victims: Myths, Realities, and Implications for Prevention and Treatment. American Psychologist, 63 (2): 111-128.

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