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Best practices in school library website design

Best practices in school library website design
In order to build a good, usable website for your school library, you need to think in two very different ways. First, you need to think like a librarian. What do your patrons need, and how can you best serve them? Since you all do this for a living, that should be the easy part. Second, you need to think like a web designer. Since none of you (I assume) is trained as a web designer, that’s going to be the hard part. My advice — my very, very, strong advice — is to focus on what you know and are good at, and do as little of what you don’t know as possible. Think of your website as an extension of your physical media center — you didn’t build that yourself, did you? What few people understand is that building a good, usable, accessible, attractive school website that meets the needs of students and teachers is every bit as difficult and as complicated as building a good, usable, accessible, attractive school building that meets the needs of students and teachers. image map accessible and !

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Librarian Quick Reference Cards for Research Impact Metrics Increasingly, librarians are involved in tracking and reporting on research outputs. While metrics help illuminate the impact of research outputs, it can be a challenge for librarians unfamiliar with research impact to assemble a basket of metrics and find definitions and resources in one place. Working with librarian Jenny Delasalle, who previously collaborated with Library Connect on the enormously popular infographic "Librarians and Research Impact," we came up with a consolidated quick reference to some key research impact metrics. For those of you who are experts in this area, the cards can be a jumping off point for discussions with early career colleagues or researchers. We also encourage you to provide feedback (link sends e-mail) as we plan to update the cards as new metrics and resources come along. Download the 11x17” poster

Top 10 Academic Library Websites At my library we are currently in the midst of a major re-design of our website and search interfaces. Because of this, I’ve become somewhat obsessed with looking at library websites. What are other libraries getting right? Online Resources - Ballard HS Media Center Online Resources Available Include: Copyright Free Images Free Sound Effects Free Downloadable Music Free Downloadable Video Databases (Please scroll down to view the above catagories.) Databases: 8 digital skills we must teach our children The social and economic impact of technology is widespread and accelerating. The speed and volume of information have increased exponentially. Experts are predicting that 90% of the entire population will be connected to the internet within 10 years.

This article discusses how to and the components of creating a school library website. However, valuable information is presented that will benefit the classroom website including: images and accessibility, navigation and usability (includes information on integrating a virtual tour), utilizing a blog, and 6 valuable "rules" which to guide and simplify the process. Citation: Walbert, David (n.d). Best practices in school library website design. Retrieved March 8, 2015 from by estherpepin Mar 9

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