Session PowerPoint - Madison County Schools

Report
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What your Library Website Says
to Your Patrons
Donna R. Morris, LMS at Daniel Boone Elementary
Lisa K. Scully, LMS at Glenn R. Marshall Elementary
Madison County Schools
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Why is this topic important?
Should your website be more
than the OPAC?
Who’s your audience?
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Today’s Agenda
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Think, Pair, Share
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What the experts say you should include?
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Options on how to build a website
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Let’s look at some examples
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Other options on how to engage your library patrons
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How can your website tie into OPGES?
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Questions, Comments, Etc.
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Think, Pair, Share
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Take a couple of minutes to “THINK” about what patrons are
looking for on your library website.
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After you have a few “essential” features of a website in mind,
share with someone sitting next to you.
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Sharing time with the group
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What do the experts say you
should include?
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Jennifer LaGarde (aka Library Girl) says that there should be:
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A focus on teaching
Examples of student work
Opportunities for participation
Evolving resources for your evolving audience
Flavor
David Walbert (LearnNC)
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Content is king!
Organize your content logically.
Clear and consistent navigation
Label everything clearly
Use images, audio, and animations only when necessary
Keep it clean and simple.
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Options on how to build a website
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School Web Application – SchoolPointe, (hopefully you don’t
have to know HTML code)
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Weebly
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WordPress
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Wix
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Check out the AASL List of Best Websites for Teaching and
Learning – Great links for your webpage. These are updated
yearly.
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Let’s look at some examples
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Joyce Valenza – Springfield Township High School, PA
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Shannon McClintock Miller – Van Meter Schools, IA
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Donna Morris – Daniel Boone Elementary, KY
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Borchardt Elementary School
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Wellington Elementary – Lexington, KY
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Avonda Noe – Madison Southern High School, KY
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Other options on how to engage
your library patrons
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How can your website tie into
OPGES?
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You can tie your website to all 4 of the Domains:
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Domain 1: Planning & Preparation
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Domain 2: The Library Environment
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Domain 3: Instruction/Delivery of Service
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Domain 4: Professional Responsibilities
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Questions, Comments, Etc.
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Resources
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http://www.librarygirl.net/2011/08/5-things-every-schoollibrary-website.html
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http://www.motherofgeeks.com/SLMC%20website%20articl
e.pdf
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http://www.top10bestwebsitebuilders.com/
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http://emerging.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2013/09/usinginstagram-library/
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http://education.ky.gov/teachers/PGES/otherpages/Docume
nts/OPGES%20Framework%20school%20library%20media
%20specialists.pdf
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Contact Information
Donna R. Morris, LMS
Daniel Boone Elementary
710 North Second Street
Richmond, KY 40475
[email protected]
Lisa K. Scully, LMS
Glenn R. Marshall Elementary
1442 Robert R. Martin By-Pass
Richmond, KY 40475
[email protected]

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