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  • Adventist Resource
    A Quick Guide to Adventist Resources on the Internet Grade 7-Lifelong
    This article aims to direct teachers to Seventh-day Adventist resources to use for their courses, lectures, or devotionals. Brief descriptions are paired with website links on various topics

  • Adventist Resource
    Adventist Elementary School Libraries: A Model Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This JAE article presents a library model, ANGEL, for elementary schools. Libraries are not perceived as a high priority area, resulting in students not gaining access to enrichment or remedial information and not learning how to use a library. Southern Adventist...

  • Adventist Resource
    Adventist Librarianship Accesses the Electronic Future Tertiary-Lifelong
    This JAE article describes the journey Adventist librarians are taking into technology by sharing their activities in planning for the future. Adventist librarians meet every year to plan how to provide for the quick and efficient delivery of information.

  • Adventist Resource
    Adventist Library Information Cooperative - ALICE Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The Adventist Library Information Cooperative (ALICE) is a consortium of Adventist institutional libraries operating under the umbrella of the Association of Seventh-day Adventist Librarians (ASDAL). A volunteer organization, managed by a council consisting...

  • Adventist Resource
    ALICE - A Wonderland for Librarians Tertiary
    Most academic institutions have found it necessary to participate in several library consortia to deal with the increasing strain on the library budget. The Adventist Virtual Library (AVL) is an example of regional Seventh-day Adventist library consortia,...

  • American Association of School Librarians - AASL Preschool-Grade 12
    AASL works to ensure that all members of the school library media field collaborate to:
    * provide leadership in the total education program
    * participate as active partners in the teaching/learning process
    * connect learners with ideas...

  • American Library Association Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The American Library Association offers several excellent resources such as ALSC, which includes links to resources for librarians with tips & ideas, booklists, online children’s libraries & websites, etc. Booklist, Editor’s Choice of Notable...

  • Adventist Resource
    ANGEL and the Well-Stocked Library Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The Adventist Network of General Educational Libraries (ANGEL) was developed to improve the quality of church school libraries in the Southern Union Conference. The services it offers include selection and purchase of books appropriate to student age level,...

  • Adventist Resource
    ANGEL and the Well-stocked Library Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Quality education requires wellstocked and well-balanced libraries. Seventh-day Adventist schools also need materials that support our distinctive denominational ethic. Selecting and buying library books, and then preparing them for use are specialized...

  • Adventist Resource
    Association of Seventh-day Adventist Librarians - ASDAL Tertiary-Lifelong
    This website includes information about association laws, committees, the ALICE consortium, an ASDAL member list, and Adventist resource links of interest to Adventist librarians.

  • Athenaeum Light Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Athenaeum Light is a free and easy-to-use library program. It can be used both in the library and to track textbooks. Useful for small schools with limited budgets, but can handle large catalogues and manage borrower lists easily.

  • Adventist Resource
    Automating the K-12 Library Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A school librarian tells of her experience in automating a school library. A list of the features that are common to the majority of library management systems software and another list of school library automation systems, with company name and contact information,...

  • Adventist Resource
    Benefits, Challenges and Strategies of OA and Repository Implementation in Seventh-day Adventist University Libraries: An International Perspective Tertiary
    Open Access and institutional repositories are rapidly making their way into the scientific communications pipe line. Many universities are implementing their own intellectual production repositories using open access strategy and technology as a means for...

  • Adventist Resource
    Bibliotherapy in Seventh-day Adventist Education - Using the Information Media for Character Development Tertiary-Lifelong
    Bibliotherapy is the use of literature and other forms of media "to solve an individual's personal or emotional problems." Cronje points out "that when bibliotherapy is applied, it can be of benefit to students in our educational institutions...

  • BookSpot Grade 1-Grade 12
    A website with the best book-related resources on the World Wide Web. It is designed to break through the information overload to bring top book-related sites together with insightful editorial in one convenient, user-friendly spot.

  • Adventist Resource
    Cataloging and Classification Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article explains the processes of cataloging and classification of library materials. A library catalog is an organized set of bibliographic records. Cataloging has two phases: descriptive and subject cataloging. The two most commonly used methods for...

  • Adventist Resource
    Classroom Libraries: The Experience of Village Adventist Elementary School in Berrien Springs, Michigan Kindergarten-Grade 8
    The objectives of this paper are to:
    1. have a historical overview of school libraries
    2. view Village Adventist Elementary School in general and its classroom libraries in particular
    3. investigate how teachers and students perceive the classroom...

  • CNN Interactive Grade 5-Lifelong
    CNN's website includes information on the latest news around the world, sports, weather, etc. Also available are Asia and Europe editions.

  • Adventist Resource
    Collaborative Ideas for a School Library Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Students’ educational development will be enhanced when principals, teachers, and librarians collaborate in learning, teaching, and implementing critical-thinking skills. Collaboration by every member of the school staff is necessary in this information...

  • Adventist Resource
    Comparative Analysis of Students Information Seeking Behaviour in Adventist Universities - A Survey of Babcock and Solusi Universities Tertiary
    This study examined the information seeking behaviour of undergraduate students in two Seventh-day Adventist institutions. The population was made up of 4,741 students from three faculties registered during the first semester of 2009/2010 academic session....

  • Adventist Resource
    Creating a Good Library Web Site Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article focuses on the experience of Southern Adventist University (SAU) Library's experience in web site design and provides a step-by-step guide to the process followed. A well-designed web site is one of the best ways for a library to communicate to...

  • Christian Resource
    Cruden's Complete Concordance Grade 1-Lifelong
    Compact and easy to use, this concordance is a "practical, convenient, eminently useful companion to the King James Version and other classic translations of the Bible." Includes more than 200,000 references to both the King James Version and the...

  • DEMCO Kindergarten-Lifelong
    More than 50,000 unique library supplies and solutions are available from DEMCO. Products include library furniture, library supplies, archival, arts and crafts, audio visual, books, teaching aids, and exclusive Dr Seuss reading promotions.

  • Adventist Resource
    Dewey Decimal System Teaching Method Grade 1-Grade 4
    This unit teaches finger motions that will help students learn where things are located in libraries using the Dewey Decimal System.

  • Adventist Resource
    Disaster Control in Libraries: A Lesson from the Los Angeles Central Library Fire Tertiary-Lifelong
    An examination of the April 29, 1986, Los Angeles Central Library fire. Recovery methods are described. Elements of disaster control are prevention, preparedness, and response. These should be included in a written disaster plan, formulated by a committee...

  • Adventist Resource
    Distance Learners: Teaching and Assessing Information Literacy Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article discusses distance learners and teaching and assessing information literacy. Library support for these learners must follow learning outcomes assessment programs. It must emphasize the development of critical thinking skills and support culturally...

  • Adventist Resource
    Evaluating Information in Religious Communication: Information Literacy Applied in a Seminary Course on World Religions Tertiary-Lifelong
    In Library Science, a core pedagogical outcome in higher education is “information literacy.” One component of this competency is the ability to evaluate information. In applying this ability to Seminary education, specifically to student academic...

  • Gaylord Brothers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Gaylord is dedicated to providing quality products, innovative ideas and expert service. Offers furniture, library supplies and archival products which have been carefully developed for use in public libraries, schools, colleges and museums worldwide.

  • Great Websites for Kids Preschool-Grade 8
    "GWS features annotated links to web sites of interest to children 14 years of age and younger, organized into diverse subject headings from astronomy and space to zoos and aquariums, from games and entertainment to geography and maps. There is also a...

  • Adventist Resource
    Growing a University Library in Africa Tertiary
    This paper presents the story of the establishment of the Judith Thomas Library, Adventist University of Africa.

  • How to do Research Grade 12--3
    This site introduces students to plagiarism, copyright, and fair use. The information on research is easy to print and is handy at any reference desk. The rudiments of finding books, articles, searching the web, evaluating information, and citing sources,...

  • Adventist Resource
    Ideas for Organizing a Small Library Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation is excellent if you need to get your small library organized and/or automated. You will find some great ideas on how to do this quickly and easily even if you don’t know how to catalog like a librarian.

  • Info Please Grade 5-Lifelong
    Information Please has been providing authoritative answers to all kinds of factual questions since 1938 - first as a popular radio quiz show, then starting in 1947 as an annual almanac, and since 1998 on the Internet. Includes almanacs, atlas, encyclopedia,...

  • Institute for Learning Technologies Tertiary-Lifelong
    This is a large collection of articles and a virtual library of resources on learning. Includes links to publications and other information.

  • Adventist Resource
    Intellectual freedom - Challenges and responsibilities of Seventh-day Adventist academic libraries Tertiary
    A survey was conducted among Library Directors in Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) colleges and universities around the world to learn how SDA librarians view and define intellectual freedom, whether SDA libraries are having censorship challenges to library materials,...

  • International Book Bank Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "The International Book Bank distributes books and other educational materials to non-profit organizations that sponsor community libraries, reading rooms, and children's homes, in developing countries around the world. These materials have been generously...

  • Adventist Resource
    JAE Editorial: The 21st-Century Library - A Critical Component of Our Educational Mission Kindergarten-Tertiary
    In this special issue on Adventist school libraries, Malcolm Russell discusses the transformation of libraries in the 21st-century and the importance of libraries to the accomplishment of the educational mission.

    Articles in this issue include:


  • Adventist Resource
    JAE Editorial: The Heart of the Institution Kindergarten-Lifelong
    What does it mean for the library to be the heart of an institution? This JAE special issue on school libraries attempts to help educators and administrators gain new insights about the value of a vibrant library.

    Articles in this issue include:


  • Adventist Resource
    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: SDA Library Resources Expanding; Monitoring the Internet; Home Study International Offers Free Stamps; Who Earns College...

  • Adventist Resource
    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: 'New Agenda' on Womens Issues Needed; Student Loan Defaulters; Accidents Are Leading Killer of Children; Academic Libraries...

  • Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning.

  • Library of Congress Grade 5-Lifelong
    Library of Congress website has an almost infinite amount of information to peruse and use. General fields of information include copyright office, American Memory (America's story in words, sounds and pictures), online exhibitions, and much more.

  • Library Science Presentations Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Click on LIBRARY to find ready-to-go presentations and games introducing and explaining topics including call numbers, Dewey decimal system, dictionary definitions, library language, parts of a book, fiction and non-fiction, and more.

  • Library Spot Grade 1-Grade 12
    A virtual library resource center for anyone exploring the internet for valuable research information. LibrarySpot was designed to break through the information overload of the Web to bring the best library and reference sites together with insightful editorial in one convenient, user-friendly spot.

  • Library Web Manager's Reference Center Tertiary-Lifelong
    This excellent site has lots of articles and links to assist the web librarian. General areas include getting connected, web page authoring and site management, library web site/catalog directories, public access measures, organizing the internet, and knowledge...

  • Adventist Resource
    Literary Clubs - Promoting Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing Skills Tertiary
    A brief history and current practices of the Oakwood University Literary Guild provides a case study for the importance of literary guilds in a Seventh-day Adventist institution of higher education. One benefit is that by focusing on student-centered goals...

  • Adventist Resource
    McKee Library - Thriving After a Mid-life Crisis Tertiary
    What do libraries do when their facilities or services encounter a midlife crisis? Is there life after 40 for libraries that were built long before the Internet, social networking applications, eBook readers, and other high-tech devices? How can library facilities...

  • My Virtual Reference Desk Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The web is a vast source of information but how long does it take you to find what you are looking for? Unfortunately for most of us, it takes a long time to find anything. This Facts and Reference website provides a great service since it presents a wealth...

  • Adventist Resource
    Partnering for Success With Information Literacy Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Educators and students need to be information literate to effectively navigate today's information overload. How can classroom teachers and librarians equip students with these skills? The school librarian can help the teacher incorporate technology and multiple resources into the curriculum; teach course-related information skills; and promote a climate of cooperation.

  • Publishers Quality Library Service-Discounted Preschool-Grade 12
    Supplies children's prebound library books to schools and libraries throughout the United States.

  • Adventist Resource
    Pulling Together to Build a Good Collection Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article suggests ways the librarian can facilitate collaboration in collection development. Librarians must take the initiative in planning and working with teachers. The librarian must draw up a Collection Development Plan that includes the mission,...

  • Readerware Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Readerware provides unique and innovative library management, inventory and database solutions for collectors, booksellers, schools, churches, libraries and other organizations. It offers a full line of products for books, music and videos.

  • Ready-To-Use Library Skills Games: Reproducible Activities for Building Location and Literature Skills Grade 2-Grade 8
    Use these individual and group games and activities to enliven and enrich the library skills program. Included are scores of reproducibles to promote book-arrangement skills.

  • RefSeek reference directory Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Refseek's reference directory includes listings by topic. Each topic includes multiple links. Topics include: Almanacs, Atlases, Answers, Bookmarking, Calculators, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Health & Medical, Literature, Mathematics, Multimedia, News, Publishing, Quotations, Search Engines, Software, Teacher Resources, Translation, Visual Arts, Web Directories, and Writing.

  • ResourceMate Kindergarten-Lifelong
    ResourceMate offers resource library software designed for schools, churches, college departments, non-profit organizations, etc. Its goal is to provide reasonably priced, comprehensive, high-quality software that is easy to use, coupled with excellent customer service.

  • Adventist Resource
    Revitalizing the Academy Library Grade 9-Grade 12
    This JAE article points to the rapidly changing ways we receive information, and states that the academy library must adapt to the new technology. There are four characteristics of the contemporary library: 1) Clear materials selection policy; 2) Good recent...

  • Adventist Resource
    Small Schools and Libraries - A Combination for Success Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Libraries provide early positive experiences with reading and consistently support student learning. Through partnerships with public libraries, use of qualified volunteers, and library training for classroom teachers, even small schools can offer students...

  • Adventist Resource
    Teaching Information Literacy Using Freely Available Digital Collections Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Information literacy is a vital part of 21st-century education and should be embedded at all educational levels. There are a number of freely available digital libraries and child-friendly search engines that can be used to teach information literacy. This...

  • Adventist Resource
    The 21st-Century Library - Where Resource-Based Learning Happens Kindergarten-Tertiary
    In addition to providing excellent collections, librarians increasingly play an instructional role, guiding students to appropriate resources and teaching them how to evaluate those sources to deal with today’s complex milieu of Internet and library...

  • The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library Grade 9-Lifelong
    The home page of the Frick Art Reference Library. This Library is one of the world's great repositories for the documentation and visual study of Western Art and serves as the research arm of The Frick Collection.

  • Adventist Resource
    The Impact of Computer Literacy and Library Anxiety on Students' Library Experience Tertiary
    Despite growing up with technology, are college freshmen well prepared for library research, or does their computer savvy actually put them at a disadvantage? Do other factors such as library anxiety affect students’ research experience? How can secondary educators better prepare their students for the leap from a small school library to a large college or university library? How can college librarians make new students’ first library experience a positive one? These questions are addressed in this article.

  • Adventist Resource
    The Library of Faith Tertiary
    Traditionally, Adventist college libraries have received little attention in the discussion on the integration of faith and learning. However, this article argues that librarians are a vital part of the integration process. The library should provide access...

  • Adventist Resource
    The Library of Faith - An Exploration of the Role of the Library in a Seventh-day Adventist College Tertiary-Lifelong
    Clouten explores "the role and particular features which should characterize the library of a four-year Seventh-day Adventist liberal arts college."

    This paper was presented at the 7th Institute of Christian Teaching.


  • Adventist Resource
    The Library: A Window of Opportunity Kindergarten-Lifelong
    How does the school library contribute to the mission of the school and open windows to a world of ideas, culture, dreams, and faith? Annette Melgosa shows how the library supports the philosophy of Adventist education.

  • The Morgan Library & Museum Grade 9-Grade 12
    The Morgan Library & Museum – formerly the Pierpont Morgan Library – is a museum and research library located in New York City. Its online exhibits include collections of illustrated/illuminated books and manuscripts.

  • The Online Books Page Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Over 9,000 online texts available from this searchable site, maintained by University of Pennsylvania.

  • Adventist Resource
    The Online Library: A Professor's Personal Experience Tertiary-Lifelong
    According to the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), members of distance-learning communities should have access to the same library services and resources provided for students and faculty on-campus. Ann Greer shares how Southern Adventist University (SAU) was able to secure and provide access to quality electronic library resources with assistance from services such as the Association of Seventh-day Adventist Librarians (ASDAL) and the Adventist Library Information Cooperative (ALICE).

  • Adventist Resource
    The Rest of the Story - Why and How to Teach Research Skills Grade 6-Tertiary
    The importance of checking the facts, evaluating truthfulness, learning research skills and critical thinking skills are basic to being an educated Christian. Library instruction helps to develop the strategies of research. Instructors should cooperate with...

  • The WWW Virtual Library Grade 3-Lifelong
    Although not the largest Web index, "the VL pages are widely recognised as being amongst the highest-quality guides to particular sections of the Web."

  • TILT-Texas Information Literacy Tutorial Grade 9-Tertiary
    This well-organized 30 minute tutorial is designed for undergrads and is ideal for high schoolers. The interactive tutorial prepares students to explore and research in the online world. Don't miss: Tiltometer, Think Fast, and a glossary for...

  • TITLEWAVE by Follett Library Resources Kindergarten-Lifelong
    TITLEWAVE offers a number of services including a place to create a booklist, descriptions and reviews of every book they sell, AR notation and quizzes, Journal Lists, a collection building feature, etc. They also send out a catalog called First Choice that...

  • Adventist Resource
    What Do I Do With All These Books?! Tips for Organizing a Small School Library Kindergarten-Grade 8
    The library at your school desperately needs to be organized, and you’ve been assigned to do the job. Here are some ideas to help get you started. Ideally you would have a trained or paid librarian at your school to do this; however, many Seventh-day...