Directory of Annotated Links

Help us grow this resource! These pages contain links to web resources that we find useful in bringing 21st Century Information Fluency skills into the classroom. If you have suggestions for additional sites (or if any of these sites are not working) please write:

Essential Research: The Impact of School Library Media Centers on Student Achievement

Here you will find links to over 10 years worth of research that provides scientific proof of the positive relationship between high quality library programs and student achievement. Here you will find the evidence you need to promote (and defend) your school library media program!

Essential Research: School Libraries Matter!

Ripple Effect Readings

We seek to generate a 'ripple effect' of knowledge about 21st Century Information Fluency Skills. We see the school librarian / media specialist as the key person to promote these skills. Here you'll find links to articles categorized into three areas of concern and chosen to provoke your thinking about the profession.

Advocates for Change


The Changing Role of Librarians

K-6 Resources:

Curriculum content appropriate for the Elementary grades

Search Resources

Websites to help you develop effective search strategies.

Invisible Web Resources

Search Tutorials

Evaluation Resources:

Web tools, tutorials, and guides to help you evaluate web resources.

Critical Thinking

Evaluation Tutorials

Hoax Sites

Rubric Resources

Integrating Digital Resources

Articles & Online Tools to help you put it all together with technology.

Accommodation, Inclusion, Mainstreaming

Child Safety


Copyright & Plagiarism

Fair Use

Engaged Learning

Online Video Databases

Social Bookmarking

Teaching to Standards

Web 2.0 for Eduators

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