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Collection development resources for media specialists, including cataloguing, reading lists, reviews, award lists, etc.
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NYPL Recommends: 100 Best Children's Books of 2013

NYPL Recommends: 100 Best Children's Books of 2013 | Media Specialist Collection Development Resources | Scoop.it
The New York Public Library recommends the best children's books of 2013 in this interactive guide.
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bookshelves of doom: MASTER LIST: Book Recommendation Engines.

I find books through a variety of sources. I keep an eye on new titles through Baker & Taylor's Booking Ahead and CATS Booking Ahead emails and by using the fancy Advanced Search function at Amazon. I read lots of...

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Sharing Public Domain Ebooks with the Book Elf

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Stealthy Readers’ Advisory: Getting Boys to Read | NoveList | EBSCOhost

Stealthy Readers’ Advisory: Getting Boys to Read | NoveList | EBSCOhost | Media Specialist Collection Development Resources | Scoop.it
We've all heard this, haven't we? Boys and books don’t go together. We heard it in library school, we might see it among our patrons, and maybe even experience it at home with the boys in our lives

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Marita Thomson's curator insight, August 21, 2013 5:44 PM

Some outside the square ideas for what works with boys, but none of these ideas need be exclusive to them. I like the emphasis on relationship building for long term success. Settng up activities which don't start with books but can easily include them is an excellent soft sell option. Recognising that many kids want to do things rather than talk about them opens up interesting options.

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Great Common Core Nonfiction: Photo by Brady: A Picture of the Civil War

Great Common Core Nonfiction: Photo by Brady: A Picture of the Civil War | Media Specialist Collection Development Resources | Scoop.it

Mathew Brady, a successful photographer known for his photographs of Lincoln, documented the Civil War in a way no previous war had been recorded.  Armstrong's narrative gives an overview of the war in vivid terms, with an emphasis on the photographs, how they were taken, and their effect.

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I.N.K.: Excerpt of Common Core guide for The Mighty Mars Rovers

I.N.K.: Excerpt of Common Core guide for The Mighty Mars Rovers | Media Specialist Collection Development Resources | Scoop.it

Teacher Erin Dees and [Elizabeth Rusch] collaborated on a Common Core guide to The Mighty Mars Rovers, which you can download for free here.  Before giving students these Common Core tasks, [she] hope[s] teachers will first have students read and enjoy the book. ...being engaged in a book can inspire kids to be more interested in delving into how the book was researched and written.

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Hundreds of Things to Do With Old Books

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Hundreds of Things to Do With Old Books | Media Specialist Collection Development Resources | Scoop.it

"Here's a list of resources which have some great ideas how to reuse those old books."

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Weeding?  Here are ideas for how to use the old books to be discarded.

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The Uncommon Corps

The Uncommon Corps | Media Specialist Collection Development Resources | Scoop.it

Marc Aronson, Myra Zarnowski, Mary Ann Cappiello, Sue Bartle, and Kathleen Odean use digital media to share their passion for and knowledge of nonfiction literature and their experience with children, teachers, and librarians to champion nonfiction and provide schools across the nation.  Kid-friendly, standards-based instructional ideas for the transition to the new Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Content Literacy.

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Ink Think Tank :: Nonfiction Authors in Your Classroom

Ink Think Tank :: Nonfiction Authors in Your Classroom | Media Specialist Collection Development Resources | Scoop.it

"The Com­mon Core State Stan­dards are shift­ing the focus of teach­ing to the use of com­plex non­fic­tion in the the class­room.  There is no bet­ter way to imple­ment the CCSS in your class­room than by study­ing non­fic­tion lit­er­a­ture from iNK’s team of award-winning authors.  Our books are also aligned to the National Cur­ricu­lum Stan­dards so you can eas­ily find ter­rific grade-appropriate read­ing on the sub­jects you have to teach."

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Understanding MARC Bibliographic: Machine-Readable Cataloging

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This document contains the publication, Understanding MARC
Bibliographic
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A brief description and tutorial about MARC cataloging written in conjunction with the Library of Congress.

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Lending library (Open Library)

Lending library (Open Library) | Media Specialist Collection Development Resources | Scoop.it

Searchable database of public library ebook collections that can be borrowed free and about 10,000 eBooks made available from the Internet Archive and its partner libraries.

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AbeBooks

AbeBooks is your source for Used Books, New Books, Rare Books and Out of print books. Find classic collectibles, rare signed editions, used textbooks, and inexpensive bestsellers from independent booksellers worldwide.
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Barnes & Noble - Books, Textbooks, eBooks, DVDs and More

Lower Prices on Millions of Books, Movies and TV Show DVDs and Blu-ray, Music, Toys, and Games. Shop online for eBooks, NOOK, and textbooks. FREE Shipping on $25 orders!
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Common Core State Standards - Resources | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have been adopted in a majority of states. The question for many public youth librarians is how best to support their school colleagues and families in this new educational adventure. One of the most important changes that has occurred is an increasing emphasis on using non-fiction, specifically narrative non-fiction, to address the standards in teaching critical thinking skills. Libraries with strong non-fiction collections and open communication with their school colleagues will find they are ready to provide the needed support in their collections and services. The following resources can serve as a starting point to become more familiar with CCSS and gain confidence in serving your community.

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Combining America's Digitized Libraries, All In One Place : NPR - Digital Public Library of America

Combining America's  Digitized Libraries, All In One Place : NPR - Digital Public Library of America | Media Specialist Collection Development Resources | Scoop.it
Libraries have been digitizing their collections for years, but the materials can be hard to find. Enter the Digital Public Library of America.

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"Part of a series, Keys To The Whole World: American Public Libraries

Buried in the archives of America's public and academic libraries are historical treasures — old papers, photos and records — that flesh out a detailed picture of our past.

Many libraries are trying to make it easier to find that material by putting digital copies online. But with so many different websites and databases to turn to, it may still require a research degree in Web searching to find anything. This spring, a program launched that aims to put all that great stuff in one place: the Digital Public Library of America.

The DPLA has already drawn scholars like Lincoln Mullen, a graduate student at Brandeis University who is researching the history of religious conversion in the United States. Mullen says the DPLA uncovered some hard-to-find documents at the College of Charleston in South Carolina — handwritten letters by a slave owner, William H.W. Barnwell, in which Barnwell discussed religious instruction to slaves and how the North misunderstood the South in these matters."


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, August 21, 2013 3:22 AM

More about the The Digital Public Library of America!

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Digitisation makes primary information in the reach of everyone.

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Digitization puts primary resources in the reach of everyone.

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23 Great Sources For Free Educational Videos Online

23 Great Sources For Free Educational Videos Online | Media Specialist Collection Development Resources | Scoop.it
Students love to watch and learn. Why not showcase some of the best free educational videos and their repositories then?

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 28, 2013 7:26 AM

Very nice sharing. Thanks

Scott Anderson (Daymap)'s curator insight, December 1, 2013 7:53 PM

Here are some fantastic and free links teachers can use!

Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, September 3, 2014 1:48 PM

It's worth a look.

 

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National Book Award 'longlist' in young adult literature - Washington Post (blog)

National Book Award 'longlist' in young adult literature - Washington Post (blog) | Media Specialist Collection Development Resources | Scoop.it

For several years, the National Book Foundation has been trying to increase the impact and awareness of its annual awards. Today we’re seeing the first example of its previously announced plans to change the format.


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Common Core: Negotiating the Nonfiction Landscape | NoveList Blog | EBSCOhost

Common Core: Negotiating the Nonfiction Landscape | NoveList Blog | EBSCOhost | Media Specialist Collection Development Resources | Scoop.it

"Tips for Using NoveList to meet Common Core Standards...This new blog series is intended to process this plethora of information and pass it onto you. In this inaugural post, I’ll be discussing the goals that the Common Core Standards are trying to achieve, and give you some tips for meeting them."

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PBS LearningMedia

"On June 1, 2013, the PBS Teachers site will officially transition to PBS LearningMedia - THE destination for PreK-12 educators - now offering over 30,000 FREE, curriculum-aligned digital resources!"

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Adult Books 4 Teens — @AngeReads and @droogmark A School Library Journal Blog

A School Library Journal Blog
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Reviews and recommendations for Adult books for Teens by School Library Journal contributors, Mark Flowers and Angela Carstensen. Includes categories: Best Books, Nonfiction, Mystery, Thriller, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Graphic Novels.

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Robert F. Sibert Medal and Honor Books, 2001-present | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

A list of past winners of the ALSC Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal.
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The Association for Library Service to Children's Sibert Medal award winners 2001-present.  Good source for collection development.

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Great Common Core Nonfiction

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A blog about great Common Core young adult nonfiction.
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Kathleen Odean reviews YA nonfiction, a great tool for media specialists and teachers.

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WorldCat.org

WorldCat.org | Media Specialist Collection Development Resources | Scoop.it
WorldCat.org lets you:Search many libraries at once for an item and then locate it in a library nearbyFind books, music, and videos to check outFind research articles and digital items (like audiobooks) that can be directly viewed or downloadedLink to "Ask a Librarian" and other services at your libraryPost your review of an item, or contribute factual information about it

 

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This is a helpful tool for librarians and media specialists for collection development, cataloging help, and summaries of books from the catalog entries.

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List of Educational Video Site Collections

List of Educational Video Site Collections | Media Specialist Collection Development Resources | Scoop.it
Learning becomes more effective when learners are mutually active with the learning materials. The use of educational videos has become extremely popu...
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Books-A-Million Online Bookstore

Books-A-Million Online Bookstore | Media Specialist Collection Development Resources | Scoop.it
Booksamillion.com offers better prices on the books you want. Join the Millionaire's Club and receive FREE EXPRESS SHIPPING. Music, movies and magazines are also discounted every day.
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