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School Library Media Program

Useful websites


Professional Organizations, National/International
Professional Organizations, Regional
Professional Organizations, Local
Useful UW Resources
Other Useful UW Websites
Courses & Programs, Non-UW-Madison
Employment, Local/Campus
Employment, National
Current Events/Politics
Public Schools
Resources for School Librarians
Children's Literature
Intellectual Freedom/Censorship
Kids & the Internet

Professional Organizations, National/International

American Library Association (ALA) home page
American Association of School Librarians (AASL) home page
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) home page
YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) home page
International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) home page
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) home page
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a Federal grant-making agency

Professional Organizations, Regional

Wisconsin Educational Media Association (WEMA) home page
WEMA Professional Partnership Program (mentoring)
Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) home page

Professional Organizations, Local

Beta Phi Mu, UW-Madison chapter

Useful UW Resources

School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) home page
Curriculum & Instruction (C&I) home page home page
School of Education (student teaching, certification) home page
Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)
Center for Instructional Materials (CIMC)

Other Useful UW Websites

Registrar home page (Timetable)
Writing Center
DoIT software training for students home page
electronic portfolio portal
SLIS library home page
My-UW login page (e-reserves on "academic" tab)
Learn@UW (Desire2Learn) login page

Courses & Programs, Non-UW-Madison

University of Wisconsin System
School Library Education Consortium "UWSSLEC" (Whitewater) home page
UW-Milwaukee SLIS home page
Online Library Science degree programs
American Library Association's list of accredited LIS programs

Employment, Local/Campus

UW Student Job Center, Office of Financial Aid
Employment Opportunities at UW-Madison,
Office of Human Resources. Try clicking on
"Search OHR" and typing in "library"
Educational placement and career services office
Employment Opportunities at Madison Public Library (MPL).
Click on "Current City Job Openings" and scroll down
to see public library clerk/page positions.
"Getting a School Library Job in Wisconsin" facts from WEMA
Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) employment opportunities
MMSD teacher application process

Employment, National

Library job postings by state
Jobs for librarians and information professionals
School Library Journal classified ads
New England library job line, maintained by Simmons College


LM_NET, school library media specialist discussion
CCBC-NET, children's literature discussion
WEMA-L, Wisconsin Educational Media Association discussion
WISPUBLIB, Wisconsin public libraries discussion
WISCATL (listserv for news & discussion re the WISCAT Union catalog)
email w/ "subscribe wiscatl" in body (no subject) to subscribe.
Badgerlink-L (listserv for communication between Badgerlink administrators and users) email w/ "subscribe badgerlink-l" in body (no subject) to subscribe.

Current Events/Politics

White House Conference on School Libraries, 2002
No Child Left Behind home page

Public Schools

Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) home page
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI)
North Central Regional Educational Laboratory "NCREL" (enGuage educational technology project)
Praxis testing information page

Resources for School Librarians

Resources for School Librarians home page
Compilation of library-related publications
Educator's reference desk - Most of the
resources previously found on the ERIC/IT and
AskERIC websites may be found at The Educator's Reference Desk"
The Gateway to Educational Materials, GEM
New SLMS tips & advice
LibrarySparks magazine, "Activities to encourage lifelong readers"

Children's Literature

Riverbank Review of Books for Young Readers
Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature
ALA's link to Libraries and You: Recommended Reading
ALA's link to Summer Reading and Learning for Children: Recommended Reading for Children and Their Families
ALA's link to Good Reads for Teens
The Lion and the Unicorn, children's literature journal from Johns Hopkins University press, home page
United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY)
Lesson plans using children's books
University of Illinois Center for Children's Books
Independent children's book review source (subscription required, or free onsite at CCBC)
New York Times bestsellers (register to see all children's lists)
"The best place on the web for kids to find info about their favorite books, series, and authors!"
Multimedia children's literature resources (subscription required)
International Children's Books library, "A collection of more than 10,000 titles in 100 languages"
"Getting great children's books in the hands of great children."
University of Miami Picture Book Database (abstracts, keyword searches, and related links)

Intellectual Freedom/Censorship

Text of the Patriot Act (.pdf)
American Civil Liberties Union home page
Parents Against Bad Books in Schools home page

Kids & the Internet

Federal Communications Commission's Children's
Internet Protection Act (CIPA) home page
ALA's CIPA info page
Canadian Media Awareness Network (MNet) online source of media and Internet education resources for parents, teachers, librarians and researchers
The Webquest model for teaching with the web


Madison Public Library (MPL) home page
DEMCO home page
Local children's (PK-12) book warehouse
Local annual literary arts event
Home page for ubiquitous purveyor of school book fairs
"Knowledge Quest" magazine online
Follett (school library) software home page
Librarian Avengers "You belong if you think librarianship is important."

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