LM 550 Virtual Library

Matt Glover and Kelly Lockridge

Current Library

The current library does not have a virtual library. The school has a one-to-one computer initiaitive and students have access to wifi at school and home. With all students having computer and internet access, a virtual library would be a great resource for students to have available to them.

Virtual Libraries

Below are the virtual libraries that we found. Each one gave us ideas to use in creating our own virtual library.

Why is a virtual library needed?

  • Anytime, anywhere access – Reference material that traditionally could not be removed can now be used outside of the physical library.
  • Students learn information & critical literacy skills in context.
  • Students are exposed to a vast array of information sources. They look beyond Google.
  • The focus is on curriculum and the school’s learning goals and priorities for students.
  • Diminishes digital divide by providing access and instruction on use for all.
  • Materials are not lost.
  • Resources are checked by an expert. Students have confidence in the sources they are using.

How will the virtual library be kept current?

The media specialist will meet with teachers to discuss the needs of students on the virtual library at the beginning of the school year. Teachers may also email the media specialist throughout the school year with any tools they deem important to their students' success. The media specialist will evaluate and add it to the appropriate section of the cyber library. The media specialist will add, remove, and update resources each nine weeks.
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Home

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About

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Contact

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Students

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Faculty

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Websites

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Research Tools

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Parents

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What's next?

The media specialist will begin adding recommended books, reviews, and book trailers for books that are available to students in the library to promote reading. More tools and resources will be added throughout the school year to help aid students in the classroom and at home.