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Library Staff Resources

This section links you to resources and information for library media specialists and other library support personnel in Ohio's K-12 community. Special emphasis is placed on resources to support INFOhio's five components.

Choose to Read Ohio spotlights Ohio authors and promotes reading across the state. The program is sponsored by the State Library of Ohio, in partnership with the Ohioana Library Association. Using Choose to Read Ohio in School: A Tipsheet for K-12 Educators includes information about available toolkits, Ohio Academic Content Standards, 21st century skills and standards, suggested activities and this year's book lists. [PDF 6 pgs]

Copyright in Education - Collects a range of websites and documents. Resources are organized in sections of general, teacher/librarian, student and administrator interest.

INFOhio and Ohio's Academic Content Standards collects resources to assist educators in aligning and locating resources that support instruction.
Included is a process to display Academic Content Standard benchmarks with supporting grade level indicators; contents are formatted for copy/paste into a MARC record.

English Language Arts Common Core State Standards and Model Curriculum Development

INFOhio Automation Documentation, Standards and Guidelines

INFOhio Citation Guide, by Joanna McNally, Librarian, South Euclid-Lyndhurst City Schools, January 2010. A guide for students preparing Works Cited or Bibliography pages; includes tips to cite INFOhio's Core Collection of Electronic Resources and other print and non-print materials. [MS Word OR PDF 2 pgs]

INFOhio Sessions...

Ohio School Improvement Institute - Download PowerPoint presentations. Betsy Apolito and Gayle Geitgey presenting. Topic is Developing Inquiry-Building Instructional Strategies with INFOhio. November. 17 - 18, 2011.

At the 2011 Educational Technology (eTech) Conference - PowerPoint presentations, handouts and links used during INFOhio-related sessions, January 31-February 2, 2011.

At the 2010 OELMA Annual Conference - PowerPoint presentations, handouts and links used during INFOhio-related sessions, October 20-22, 2010.

Meeting Archive

Click to open a new window for INFOhio's 21st Century Learning Commons.INFOhio's 21st Century Learning Commons - A place to learn and share 21st century teaching and learning resources and practice ideas. Includes 21 Essential Things, a series of self-directed tutorials for Ohio educators to explore and engage in second generation Internet technologies (Web 2.0, such as social networking, wikis, video, podcasting and gaming sites) that are bringing students in touch with the world. 

INFOhio's Toolkit provides educators and parents with the supplies and resources needed to get the school year off to a great start and to ensure continued success throughout the year Use the Toolkit   to help understand and promote the use of INFOhio's Core Collection of Electronic Resources.

Ohio Guidelines for Effective School Library Media Programs - Links to Library Guidelines and other resources that are part of Ohio Department of Education's standards-based approach to school library programs.

Toolkit for Promoting INFOhio Resources to Parents - Compiled for school library staff outreach efforts to parents. Parents are welcome to visit this information, as well.

Transition From High School to College This page collects resources to help plan students plan their journeys from high school to college and beyond.
Efforts by the INFOhio and OhioLINK Special Task Force to improve PreK-20 education in Ohio. Preparing 21st Century Ohio Learners for Success: Helping Today's Students & Tomorrow's Teachers contains the Task Force report and other resources for librarians, classroom teachers and other educators.

Share your INFOhio Electronic Resources support materials. INFOhio welcomes materials from users which support the use and integration of the Electronic Resources available through INFOhio to students and educators across the state. Use our online submission form to begin the peer-review process.

Proceed to Internet2's home page.

Internet2 - Delivers enhanced curricular content even faster than the traditional Internet to Ohio school districts that use the Ohio Education Computer Network as their primary Internet provider.

Internet2 and Ohio Schools: A World of Resources - Background information prepared by INFOhio.

Internet2 Instructional Support - Links for educators to background information and other helpful resources. Also lists specific classroom activities that make use of Internet2.

Internet2 Technical Support - Links for technologists to background information and other helpful resources. Also will list training opportunities for technology coordinators and support staff.
Proceed to Librarians' Index to the Internet. Librarians' Index to the Internet. Index to more than 10,000 Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians.
Proceed to Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence. Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence - "Serves families, educators and professionals working with students with autism and low-incidence disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairments, other health impairments and traumatic brain injuries."  
Proceed to Ohio Resource Center. Ohio Resource Center. Links to resources that support best practices in Math, Science and Reading.
Proceed to Ohio Social Studies Resource Center. Ohio Social Studies Resource Center. Links to resources that support best practices in Social Studies.  
Proceed to the Ohio Web Library. Ohio Web Library. A project of Libraries Connect Ohio, a partnership of Ohio libraries and library organizations that are working together to build and provide a core collection of information resources and library services that will help all Ohioans compete in the global knowledge economy.
Proceed to TRAILS. TRAILS. The Tool for Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills helps educators assess their students with a Web-based, free site. Includes pre-tests, post-tests and assessments by information literacy competency categories for grades 3, 6, 9, and 12.

Last Updated on December 13, 2013

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