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American Library Association (ALA): AASL
American Association of School Libraries.
Included are all current award winners, as well as past winners in several categories including Best Books and Printz Awards. Awards are given in January.

American Library Association (ALA): Intellectual Freedom
Intellectual Freedom/Banned Books Week (September) Information.

Award-Winning Children's Literature Database
The purpose of this database is to create a tailored reading list of quality children's literature or to find out if a book has won one of the indexed awards.

Awesome Library
Awesome Library organizes the Web with 35,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education.

Book Spot
Best book-related content on the Web; such as, bestseller lists, genres, book reviews, electronic texts, book news and more.

Books A to Z: Book Publishing
Books AtoZ provides all the tools and services necessary to publish a book, from one copy to millions.

Booktalks: Quick and Simple - Nancy Keane
Loads of sample booktalks, tips for booktalking and much more.

Chilling Effects: Copyright
Includes discussions of traditional copyright, fair use, reverse engineering, and the new additions to copyright of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), a joint project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, University of San Francisco, University of Maine, George Washington School of Law, and Santa Clara University School of Law clinics.

ILILE: TRAILS - Assessment of Information Literacy Skills
ool for Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills (TRAILS) is a knowledge assessment with multiple-choice questions targeting a variety of information literacy skills based on sixth and ninth grade standards. The assessment items are based on the Ohio Academic Content Standards and Information Power. The Web-based system was developed to provide an easily accessible and flexible tool for library media specialists and teachers to identify strengths and weaknesses in the information-seeking skills of their students. Funded by ILILE.

INFOhio, a statewide cooperative school library and information network, supports and enriches teaching and learning by providing equitable access to quality resources for Ohio's PreK-12 community of students, educators and parents. INFOhio's components include electronic resources for schools, instructional development for teachers, and school library automation, all promoting information literacy and media literacy through the use of technology.

INFOhio: Digital Media Collection
Videos for learning and fun. Watch here or download for later. Plays on all devices.

INFOhio: INFOsearch
Find reliable information for your research projects with just one search. Use the tabs to find encyclopedia, newspaper, magazine, and journal articles, primary source documents, videos, and ebooks at your reading level.

Internet Library for Librarians
A portal designed for librarians to locate Internet resources related to their profession.
Index of helpful resources for library professionals. 

Librarian's Yellow Pages
LYP is a comprehensive online library resource featuring thousands of listings of products and services for librarians and information professionals in every field.

Library of Congress
Online Catalog

LibrarySpot: Librarian's Shelf
ssues and resources of interest to librarians: Education and Employment, Publications, Library Roles, Issues, Internet and Libraries.
Connect with technology; located in Elyria, OH.   

Ohio Guidelines for Effective School Library Media Programs
The Library Guidelines represent a standards-based education (SBE) approach to school library programs. The project includes three parts: 1. The Library Guidelines which define what students should know and be able to do as a result of an effective school library media program, and identifies conditions necessary to establish quality library programs; 2. The Library Toolkit which provides the evidenced-based research that supports the Library Guidelines, and practical examples for implementing the Library Guidelines; and 3. The Alignment Guide which aligns the Library Guidelines with Ohio Academic Content Standards.

OhioNet: Communique
Electronic announcement list that contains timely product news and announcements; source of discount information from vendors.

Professional Journals: Library Media Connection (LMC)
"Magazine for School Library Media and Technology Specialists." Book reviews for K-12, professional reading and multi-media.

Professional Journals: Resources for School Libraries
Index of sites for Journals, Listservs, and Sites for Library Research.

Professional Journals: School Library Journal (SLJ)
"World's largest reviewer of books, multimedia and technology for children and teens."

Professional Journals: School Library Media Activities Monthly
"Supports K-12 school library media specialists as they plan collaborative lessons and units with teachers. It helps to strengthen information literacy skills and the research process while stressing the importance of introducing a variety of reference materials and other resources. It promotes the integration of technology into teaching and learning and provides links to a vast array of literature for students. The articles in each issue are written by library media professionals, helping others in the field stay abreast of current issues and trends."

Professional Journals: Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
Bimonthly journal addressing librarians, educators, and other professionals who work with young adults. The only magazine devoted exclusively to the informational needs of teenagers: book reviews of YA literature.

Professional Organizations: American Library Association (ALA)
ALA is the oldest and largest library association in the world. Its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information. ALA offers professional services and publications.

Professional Organizations: Ohio Educational Library Media Association (OELMA)
OELMA is dedicated to educational, literary and technological excellence in library/media services in Ohio's schools.

YA Literature: Reading Rants!
Out of the ordinary teen booklists.

YA Literature: Teen Ink
Book reviews written by teens.

YA Literature: Teen Reads
Teens info and features about favorite YA authors, books, series and characters;contains in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, literary games and contests, and the Ultimate Teen Read List with 250+ of the most popular "teen reads" . . . This is THE place online for teens to talk about their favorite books . . . and find the hottest new titles!

YA Literature: YA Literature Series
Compilation of popular, young adult series fiction by author and series title from Bettendorf, IA Public Library Teens' Page.

YA Literature: YABooksCentral
Information on young adult books; includes book reviews, author interviews & bios, press releases, industry news and much more on both children's and YA books.
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