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Librarian Web Sites

My all-time favorite Library Squad - They all went to college!


Standards for the 21st-Century Learner | American Association of School Librarians #AASL

National School Library Standards - #AASL

School Library Evaluation Checklist - #AASL

New National School Library Standards encourage students to explore, collaborate, engage

After classroom teaching for 20 years and writing curriculum I was asked to take over the library which was in terrible need of attention.  I first created a mission statement for the library.

The mission of the Sinnott Magnet School Library is to encourage students to read, share ideas, and to learn to do research.

East New York - Brooklyn - where I taught!

How I organized and ran my school library

Samples of Library Mission Statements and Goals

Dodge Elementary School Library Media Center
Mobile, Alabama

Seven Hills Elementary School Library - Newark, Texas Northwest ISD Libraries

Murray Hill Middle School - Laurel, Maryland  @GwynethJones

West Middle School Library - Desoto, Texas

Flipgrid Library Tours

Back to School with GooseChase
@librarian_tiff Mighty Little Librarian

A "To Be” List for School Librarians | SweetSearch2Day @markemoran

 ISTE & Librarians

TThe Librarian as an Instructional Partner @DrKMattson

Why Great School Libraries Should Start in Primary Schools @AlibraryladySchools | A Library Lady

10 Ways That EdTech Has Transformed Libraries

Infographics for Librarians...\

Library Graphics

The State of America's Libraries

My Library Orientation Program
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 also had a Library Orientation for all of the new teachers in the building.

The MHMS Daring School Library Media Center Orientation Animation Video - @GwynethJones

The Prime Real Estate of a Library Address | Technology and Learning

Collaborating With Your School Librarian | Edutopia

  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

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.

Cape Cod/Mashpee page


The media specialist today 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 while practicing good digital citizenship.  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."

Are Libraries the Key to Teaching Digital Literacy? - The Tech Edvocate

The Nonnegotiable Role of School Librarians

Pushing Beyond Future-Ready: Creating a Bold Context for K-12 Libraries — @djakes

3 Ways to Prepare for a Future Ready Library Now - The Tech Edvocate

Who says libraries are dying? They are evolving into spaces for innovation - The Edvocate

School Librarians: [Un]Quiet Leaders of Digital Change @OfficeofEdTech

Why School Librarians Are the Literacy Leaders We Need - Teaching for the Whole Story - Education Week Teacher

The Transforming Role of Librarians (and Libraries)

Professional School Librarian Toolkit - LiveBinder

The Calamity of the Disappearing School Libraries

The Changing Face of Modern Libraries

The importance of having a school library | United Federation of Teachers

This is how you build the library of the future | eSchool News

School Library Branding

School Library Collection Development

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Libraries and Autism We're Connected

The Library of Congress

30 Educational Web Tools for Librarians

What do TLs teach?

School-Public Library Partnerships | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

School/public library cooperative programs | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

Children's Librarian page

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

Cooperative Learning page

Library and Librarian Blogs & Sites page

Evaluating Websites



"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"

Photographs by Cybrary Man