Does the site represent library services comprehensively?

Does the content represent the total library program:

1. Information access and delivery
  • Library specific search tools:
    • School library OPAC—online library catalog
    • Links to other libraries / OPACS
    • Other schools in district/system
    • Local university
    • Public Library
    • Interlibrary loan database (may be state, regional, etc.)
    • Pathfinders (customized library-created guides for specific projects, classes, information formats, etc.)
    • Federated search tools (Tools that search across databases, OPAC, Web)
    • Ask-a-librarian, online e-mail reference, help, chat reference links
      • Originating from school library media specialist
      • Link to remote reference services (state, regional, etc.)
  • Subscription databases:
    • State or regionally purchased—links to
    • Library/school district purchased
    • Journals, magazines, newspapers
    • Subscription e-book collections
    • Subscription digital audio book collections
    • Subscription video collections
    • Instructions for remote access—passwords
  • Journal / Periodical List (for online and offline holdings)
  • Links to school information / homepage
  • Link to district information /homepages
  • Links to teacher Web pages/sites
  • Links to free (age-appropriate) Web search tools
    • Annotated--What does each do?
    • Information on setting up RSS feeds
    • Links to Web sources and subject portals
    • Tools for:
      • finding blogs
      • finding wikibooks
      • finding e-books and audio books
      • curricular materials
      • video search
      • image search
  • Links to Web reference sources and portals (free Web, subscription, e-book)
    • Links to online dictionaries
    • Links to online encyclopedia
    • Links to almanacs
    • Links to biographical reference
    • Links to online atlases, maps, geographical tools
    • Links to other online reference tools or portals
  • Links to news sources (in all media formats--print, audio, video)
    • RSS feeds (relevant news sources automatically pushed to site by subscription)
    • Local news
    • National news
    • International news, news in multiple languages
  • College planning information (for high school)
  • Career planning information (for high school)
  • Access to personal help information to meet developmental needs of teens: dieting; sexual harassment; health and beauty tips; safety tips and tutorials. (for high school)
  • Links to copyright-friendly media
  • Links to open source resources

2. Teaching and learning
Information literacy instruction (tools, tutorials, guides helping both teachers and students to be more efficient learners:.handouts, lessons, tutorials, print, video, PowerPoints, PDFs, etc.)
  • Information fluency instruction (including information literacy models)
    • questioning, thesis development
    • searching (selecting best search tools, query development, etc.)
    • evaluation
      • tools for evaluating documents in any formats: blogs, wikis, Web documents, articles, etc.
      • tools for evaluating, reflecting on work as a whole
    • analysis
    • synthesis
    • communication
    • digital citizenship, plagiarism, academic integrity
      • plagiarism prevention tools
      • citation generators
      • school-specific style manual
      • instruction relating to copyright, fair use, copyleft, Creative Commons, etc.)
  • Collaborative content area lessons (WebQuests, etc.)
    • rubrics
    • instructional handouts
  • Instruction relating to technology (how-tos, etc.)
  • Study process guides
  • Test prep (state tests, SAT prep, etc.)
  • Homework help
  • Drop box for student work
  • Student work
  • Orientation (videos, etc.)
  • Samples of student work
  • WebQuests, learning objects, PowerPoints or other presentations, instructional video or slideshows, etc.
  • Links to new tools for student communication. See New Tools Wiki.
  • Instruction for parents
    • How to help with homework
    • How to select books, etc.
    • How to navigate new information resources with learners
  • For teachers
    • Instructional planning tools for collaboration
    • Professional development, school improvement, professional journals and other professional reading
    • Links to learning standards
    • Copyright and fair use information for faculty
    • Opportunities for professional networking (wikis, blogs, Nings, etc.)

3. Books and reading
  • Readers’ advisory
  • Reading lists (summer, class, for particular interests, etc.)
  • New materials
  • Book discussion / Booktalks
  • Book trailers, digital booktalks
  • Reading contests
  • Links to book review / book interest databases (NoveList, Teaching Books, etc.)
  • Support of school-wide reading program
  • Links to reading resources in the community (poetry readings, author events, bookstores, etc.)

4. Program administration
  • General: Contact, hours, mission, welcome, staff, FAQs
  • Library mission, goals
  • Policies (materials selection, loan, acceptable use, academic integrity, etc.)
  • Information relating to library equipment (copier, cameras, scanners, etc.)
  • Expectations for library users
  • Schedule /calendar (static or interactive)
  • Materials relating to library services
  • Newsletter
  • Promotional materials
  • Reports (annual, monthly, etc.)
  • Surveys (satisfaction, reading interests, etc.)
  • Materials suggestion forms
  • Virtual tours, maps of space
  • Volunteer information (students, parents, community)
  • How to donate books (birthday bookclub, Amazon wishlist, etc.)
  • Special library events
  • Library-related clubs
  • Data mining resources
  • Research on school libraries