1. School Library Journal

  • This journal has a lot of different ways to receive information; blogs, podcasts, traditional articles. SLJ also has job postings, reviews, and technology articles.

  • This tool is helpful now because it gives me a chance to learn what other teacher-librarians are already doing.

  • We talked about this journal in class and it was mentioned along with some of the notable people I used.

  • This is a pretty solid site; it has pretty much everything you might want to know about in a condensed version but the price is always what kills things for me; $136.99 but what I've seen of the site makes me believe it's worth the money.

Reed Business Information. School Library Journal. Reed Elsevier, Inc., 2010. Web. 17 April 2010.

2. School Library Monthly

  • SLM is very similar to School Library Journal except on a smaller scale. Also has blogs, and articles but they also have a portion called "Into the Curriculum" which looks like people post their lesson plans and ask for feedback on them which is nice

  • This tool would be helpful when creating lesson plans that I'm not quite sure of and it would be a great source of new information to read through.

  • I found this while I was looking for notable people.

  • This is also a strong journal because it is a monthly subscription and it is much cheaper; $55.00 for a year. Of course, with that price, you may get a little less than School Library Journal but it would still be a great source to stay up to date with.

School Library Monthly. Libraries Unlimited, 2010. Web. 17 April 2010.

3. American Society for Information and Technology: ASIS&T

  • ASIS&T is not a journal per se but if you subscribe to it you do get access to a lot of different publications one of which is JASIST (Journal of American Society for Information and Science Technology).

  • This would be a good source for up to date information on technology.

  • I believe it was mentioned in class at some point in time (I wrote it down on a handout).

  • It's strong because there are many resources culminated into one site instead of just one journal. I personally would be worried that the jargon might get to be a little more technology-speak than I'm comfortable with reading or understanding and for a regular member it costs $140.00 a years so I'm not sure if it's worth it unless you're a complete techie.

The American Society for Information and Technology. Web. 12 April 2010.

4. Teacher Librarian

  • This is a rather interesting site because while the name sounds just perfect; it doesn't quite exist yet. But the preview I saw of this journal looked really interesting. It looked like the main dilemma dealt with in this issue was library advocacy and how to save teacher-librarian jobs.
  • I think it would be a great way to get in touch with the advocacy and marketing side of librarianship.

  • I think it will be a strong journal; the articles in this first issue are completely relevant to what is going on in libraries today and I think the very fact that this journal exists would help promote advocacy of teacher-librarians.

Teacher Librarian. Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2010. Web. 14 April 2010.

5. American School Board Journal

  • I am starting to think of this journal as a way to sneak behind enemy lines; in it's recent issue there are articles about ways to deal with a declining budget and amazingly, an article discusses why you shouldn't avoid meeting the public in an open forum regardless of state laws about it.

  • This tool will be helpful in learning how to think like someone in a more financial standpoint of a school district. Maybe it will promote understanding but at the very least it will help to know what the board members may be thinking and finding out if it's possible to persuade them to think differently.

  • I found this on LM_Net in a post by Rocco Staino on March 13th.

  • It's a strong journal because it has a new perspective on how to look at schools but the question really is is it relevant? Well, maybe it wouldn't hurt to have it kicking around especially since the subscription rate is $36.00 per year if you purchase the online version only. I think that's worth it just for the fact that it would be good to see how the other half thinks.

Staino, Rocco. "Heads Up April Apr American School Board Journal" LM_Net. Syracuse University. Web. 20 March 2010.