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Librarian Web Sites

My all-time favorite Library Squad - They all went to college!
East New York - where I taught!

How I organized and ran my school library

My Library

#tlchat #tlelem

My Library and Librarian Blogs & Sites Page

Why I still love the words LIBRARY & LIBRARIAN @DianaLRendina

School Librarians and the Common Core Standards: Resources

Infographics for Librarians...

School Librarians: Content & Tools: SweetSearch

Library Orientation
First session was to orient students to all of the services that the library provided, the rules and regulations of the library and the circulation policy as well as when they could use the library.

The second session covered how to find a book (Dewey Decimal System) and the Reference Section.

The third session was a scavenger hunt per library table that the children enjoyed. I also gave them a brief library quiz.

Each year I used to have a Library Orientation for all of the new teachers in the building.

New Teacher Resources by @GwynethJones (I wish all schools had a Daring Librarian who created such a great resource for new teachers)

  Cybrary Man's First Library

To keep books neatly positioned I used to put the tubes pictures or posters came in behind the books.  

Cybrary Man's New Library
(Just before his retirement

I used to post the names of all honor roll students each marking quarter. I used dark magic marker so the names were easy to read. The children loved seeing their names posted in the library!

I also posted any awards that students earned for their academic excellence or good citizenship, arts education recognitions and sports achievement.

I found the library to be an excellent venue for Cooperative Learning projects.  I had classes on all grade levels and subject areas use the library for such projects.

Cooperative Learning Activities in the Library - from Cybraryman

My Cooperative Learning Page

Instructables step-by-step collaboration

Google Librarian Center

Project Play

LM_NET On The Web - Where School Librarians Connect

Current News of Library

Librarians' Internet Index

School Library Collection Development

SOL: Spanish in Our Libraries
NCEF:National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities

OAI (Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). )for Beginners

Library fundraising & grant writing

Telling the Library Story Tool Kit

The Library History Buff

Informed Librarian Online

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Libraries and Autism We're Connected

The Library of Congress

Internet Public Library

The Digital Library (NYPL)

Business Libraries

Digital Libraries

Professional Resources

Library and Information Science

National Libraries

Public Libraries: Your guide to all public libraries and beyond 

Boston Public Library
Chicago Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library
MIT Libraries
New York Public Library
Yale University Library

findingEducation’s Digital Teachers’ Lounge » World’s Greatest Libraries: Past and Present

100 Extensive University Libraries from Around the World that Anyone Can Access

Libraries – Government and Public (formerly FirstGov)

The British Library
UK Higher Ed & Research Libraries

Cambridge University Library
Oxford Libraries

"What is more important in a library than everything else-
is the fact that it exists."
Archibald MacLeish (1892-1982), U.S. poet.

"A relevant librarian is a visible librarian"

Florida Department of Education Library Media Services

Cybrary Man Pages

Language Arts Pages

Literacy Page

Reading Page


Research Page

Search Engines

Story Telling Page

Technology Pages

 20 of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries


Where to Look for a Lost Book

Cyber Safety, Citizenship, Awareness


Mashpee Public Library - A green building

I am very proud that I helped get two funding bills passed at Town Meeting in Mashpee to enable this great library to be built.

My Cape Cod/Mashpee Page

Cybrary Man's Favorite Public Libraries

Brooklyn Public Library

Bellmore Memorial Library

CLAMS - Cape Libraries

The Library of Congress

Martin County Library System

The Adventures of Library Girl: April is School Library Month:
30 Days and 30 Ways to Celebrate and Share


The modern library media specialist must change with the times.  I see the need to help students, parents and staff members learn how to, do research, evaluate information, employ reference skills and make use of the wonderful web 2.0 tools that are available.  The 21st Century will have the Blended Librarian who is still needed face to face and is skilled with the virtual world.

Be a "techbrarian" in your "libratory." School Librarians Want More Tech—and Bandwidth

Outfitting Yourself as a Core-Brarian

Tech project changed how we view our librarians | District Administration Magazine

Professional School Librarian Toolkit - LiveBinder

What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like? | MindShift

The Changing Face of Modern Libraries

The Future-Proof Library Infographic

My Blended Learning page

Some of the pages on my site to help with the above include:

Evaluating Websites



Web 2.0 Tools

Library 2.012 Session Recording Links and Information - Library 2.0

Web 2.0 Tools for Librarians - EISDworkshops

School Libraries Work - Research Report

Making Digital Libraries Work, With or Without BYOD

Flipped Library?

Texas Library Association Handouts & Presentations

SIGMS Special Interest Group for Media Specialists Newsletter_ISTE

Make the case for school libraries with our new impact studies infographic | Library Research Service News

Will This Website Save Your Library (and Librarians)?

Why school librarians are critical to digital learning 

School Library Branding

Will Librarians Be The Overseers Of The Information Age? | School Library | Pinterest

School Librarians Must Be Assertive Leaders, Technology Experts | SLJ Summit 2013 | School Library Journal

30 Second Thought Leadership | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

School Librarian As Building Leader

Manifesto for 21st Century School Librarians

What should an Administrator expect a School Library Media Specialist to be?

Creating a 21st Century Learning Environment

Building a 21st Century Media Facility -- Campus Technology

Reinvent Your School Library and Computer Lab into a Learning Commons Educon

 Re-Visioning a School Library

Design - Not So Distant Future: technology, libraries, and schools

Padlet for Rethinking Library

Re-envisioning school library learning spaces (with tweets) · Joe_Mazza · Storify

School library design and furnishings

What is the role of a 21st Century School Librarian - School Librarian: ASLA Twitter Chat Session March 6, 2012 Wrap Up

Libraries reinvent themselves as they struggle to remain relevant in the digital age

SLJ2012 - Educology Partners - Triggering Transformation: the school libary as the conceptual core of the learning community

Lamar High's library making room for e-books

YOU! Your school library’s most important asset

Things I think teacher librarians should unlearn (20 & counting)

Twitter / justintarte: The roles of the future librarian

Libraries of the Future: Where Trends Are Taking K-12 Public School Libraries

'Super-librarian' figures out secret to getting kids to read

The Role of the Librarian | Jason T Bedell

Library Research Service| School Libraries | School Library Impact Studies

The Heart & Soul of a School

The flipping librarian « NeverEndingSearch

7 Library Tools Students Would Find Handy

Facebook (10) | Teacher-Librarians Matter

11 Questions (About Libraries) That Need Answers

100 Extensive University Libraries from Around the World that Anyone Can Access

Just for Librarians

Common Core for Media Specialists

Electronic Handouts & Resources | Texas Library Association

WorldCat [OCLC]: Search for an item in libraries near you
Search The Collections Of Famous Libraries & Museums Online

My Children's Librarian Page

Above and Beyond Books - What Librarians Do

ebooks etexts ezines

Library Stuff | 130 Tools in 160 Minutes

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Get Rid of Library Assistants

A Year of Reading: Moving Toward a Tech-Rich Library

14 Ways K-12 Librarians Can Teach Social Media

Library 2.0 - LISWiki

A Guide to Using Web 2.0 in Libraries

School Library Media Specialist's Role in Reading Toolkit

How to retool yourself--a roadmap of at least 15 ways

YouTube - Show Your Media Literacy

40 iPad Apps That Librarians Love

10 Questions about books, libraries, librarians and schools

100 Free Library 2.0 Webinars and Tutorials

Librarians – a Dying Breed?

Librarians - twitter4teachers

Libraries: Going Online

School Library Websites

Library Web Pages

libSite: A Recommendation Service for Library-related Websites

Making the Most of Your Library's Website

Best practices in school library website design

Some School Library Links

Mid-Prairie Secondary Libraries

Springfield Township HS Virtual Library

USS McKillop Library Database | Glogster

Resources for School Librarians

Dewey Pictograms

Library Lesson Plan Book

Library Instruction: The Librarian's Weapon of Mass Instruction

A 2.0 Toolkit: A hand-picked set of free Web programs (SLJ)

Best Books for Teaching About Libraries and Library Week

Virtual Author Visits in Your Library or Classroom

Library Terms That Users Understand

Ask a Librarian

Librarians (U.S. Dept. of Labor Bureau of Statistics)

Become a Librarian!

Masters in Library Science:
Accredited Online Library Science Degrees

Me A Librarian?

Digital Librarian Librariana

The Shifted Librarian

The Unquiet Librarian

Library Support Staff

LibrarySmart - When You Really Need to Know

Awesome Library

Library Spot

The Cyberlibrarians' Rest Stop

Digital Librarian

Mad Cybrarian's Library

Library Links ****

Librarian's Yellow Pages

LibraryNext- connecting library, librarians and library suppliers worldwide!

Internet Library for Librarians

WebTools4u2use -A wiki for school library media specialists to learn about cool new web tools, see how they can be used in school library media programs

WWW Virtual Library

Kids Click! Web Search for Kids by Librarians

School Library System Game Library

How to take care of library books - Teacher Tube Video

Do's and Don'ts for Library Lovers - Bookmark

Free library skills bookmarks (pdfs)

Marketing & Publicity

Marketing Treasures

Library Use Value Calculator

Writing for the Web: A Primer for Librarians

The Handheld Librarian

ALA Q&A on the Privacy of Library Records

Copyright for Teachers and School Librarians

Library Link of the Day

American Library Association


Library Philosophy and Practice
Web Sites for Book Lovers
Library & Information Science Links
The Library Web Manager's Reference Center

Library of Congress Classification System
Library of Congress Classification Outline

Dewey Decimal System Activity

The Dewey Decimal System Unit Study

The Dewey Decimal Classification System

Dewey Decimal Book Classification System

Huey and Louie Meet Dewey

Doing Dewey Decimal

Photographs by Cybrary Man