- Basic Research
- Getting Started Doing Research
- Citation Help
- Comparing Citation Styles
- Copyright and Fair Use in the Classroom
- Evaluating Sources
- Evaluating Information Sources
- C.R.A.P. Test in Action (YouTube)
- Thanks to University of Maine, Univerity of Maine in Farmington, and University of Southern Maine librarians for the recommended links above.
- MLA and APA style handouts, thanks to Annette Tanguay of York County Community College and Amber Tatnall, Library Director for permission to share.
High School to College Transition Resources
Maine Department of Education School Library/Technology Planning Coordinator K-12/State E-rate Coordinator provides professional services to ensure Maine students are digital citizens provided with the access and skills necessary to be information literate in a technological environment.
- oversees all aspects related to school library programs, school librarians and other school library staff in Maine schools.
- is a member of the Learning through Technology Team and reports to the Learning Technology Policy Director in the Maine Department of Education.
- serves as liaison to Maine State Library Director of Library Development, works in cooperation with the Maine State Library (MSL) staff and takes a leadership role in the development of school library programs.
- e-Reader Comparisons
- General e-reader policies & agreements
- Kindle, Nook (and more) Educators: e-reader resources
- Free Downloadable e-Books (See Public Domain Books and Original Works)
- Kindle agreement
- Kindle policy1;Kindle policy 2
- Borrower agreement sample 1
- Borrower agreement sample 2
- Nook agreement
- Parental Waiver
- Handbook addition on e-readers
- Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) Professional Development; MLTI Professional Development brochure (pdf) This file requires the free Adobe Reader.
- LM_NET on the Web: Discussion group for school library media specialists to share information and get questions answered.
- Professional development and continuing education for your learning needs: WebJunction, online courses, seminars, MARVEL! training, and more
- MSL Professional Collection
- Literacy for ME: Maine's Comprehensive State Literacy Plan offers a roadmap for local communities to bolster their literacy infrastructure with the help of state-level activities that support those efforts.
- TRAILS: Information Literacy Assessment - Online assessment designed for use with 9th graders, also a module intended for use with 6th graders.
- Maine Certification for school librarians
- Maine Learning Standards and Guidelines
- Maine School Law Chapter 125 & 127
- Public School Standards and Guidelines for New School Construction and Major Renovation Projects [PDF, 357 KB]Get Acrobat Reader
- NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges) standards for high school libraries, Click on accreditation standards - the library program falls under school resources for student learning.
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- School Librarians and the Common Core State Standards - March 28, 2012
- Overcoming Roadblocks to Collaboration - Toni Buzzeo - May 1, 2012
- E-Books and Kindles and Nooks - Oh, My! A Beginning Look at e-Books & e-Readers in School Libraries, April 2011, 41 mins; PowerPoint slides
- Automation Software Comparison Used by Maine Schools
- See related resources to automation information for libraries, including circulation/cataloging, integrated library management systems, open source solutions, retrospective conversion, and more. Present a tons on automation also listed.
- Web2Marc Generation Tool: With a growing emphasis on OER (Open Educational Resources), here is a tool that school librarians should find really useful. It is an online (free) tool that creates MARC records for online resources. It was developed especially to facilitate cataloging science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) materials online, but will work for any resources.
Professional Associations Education
- Resources for Teaching and Learning - IMSA 21st Century Information Fluency. Full Circle Resource Kits: Designed for use as a curriculum. Each section:
- "Features"- background articles,podcasts and videos;
- "Curriculum" - class planning and resources;
- "Action Zone" - online activities;
- More resources off the home page
- Google Web Search - Classroom Lessons and Resources
"Search Education lessons were developed by Google Certified Teachers to help you do just that. The lessons are short, modular and not specific to any discipline so you can mix and match to what best fits the needs of your classroom. Additionally, all lessons come with a companion set of slides (and some with additional resources) to help you guide your in-class discussions."
- Master lesson presentations by Google
- Resources for School Librarians
- School Libraries Work [PDF, 1.2 MB]Get Acrobat Reader
- American Association of School Libraries - a list of the top 25 websites for teaching & learning (2012)
- Copyright Genie - Is it covered by copyright?
- Subscribe to DOE Commissioner Updates! (official correspondence, reporting requirements, news and other)
- Use Control-F to search by name, school, or town
Troubleshooting EBSCO on MARVEL
- Are you getting a technical system error? Fix for EBSCO system error message