I would like to answer one question as a general answer to all of these people: Why is this tool helpful to you now OR how will it help you in the future? Side note: for all people in which is written "they were mentioned in class" it is implied that I simply did a Google search to find their website.

  • All of these people will be helpful in the future because they will give me names to look for as speakers at conferences and books that would be beneficial to read. They are also helpful to me now because they will help form what kind of librarian I will become.

1. Toni Buzzeo

  • Her website is rather impressive; it's full of books she's written, things for sale, setting up visits, and most importantly curriculum guides.

  • I believe we talked about her in class but I know for sure I found a link for her on an LM_Net post by Toni Buzzeo on March 28th.

  • She has a strong website that has everything you could possibly need to know about her professionally.

Buzzeo, Toni. "HIT: ELEM: Best Chapter Books/ transitional novels" LM_Net. Syracuse University. Web. 15 April 2010.

2. Keith Curry Lance

  • His website has a lot to do with presenting information; what kinds of presentations he does for different libraries, how you can reach him, what kind of research he has done in the past to create a reputation in the library community.

  • His name was mentioned in class and I had written it down on a handout.

  • It's strong because he cuts right to the point; he tells you what he presents on, what exactly that entails, what he's done in the past as far as research and what other kinds of services he offers. it would be nice if he had posted a short video of a part of a presentation or maybe a research paper or two (not like they're hard to find but you'd think he'd have samples of his work available right in one place).

Keith Curry Lance. linkedin.com. Web 17 April 2010.

3. Dr. Peggy Sharp

  • This website is an amazing resource on it's own! I especially like the link called "Idea of the Month", it seems so helpful and well made. It also has her book picks from the previous year, her calendar of events, and excerpts from her newsletter, "New Book News"

  • She was mentioned many times in class and I had written it down on handouts.

  • Her website was very strong; she had just enough on her newsletter to tease you into wanting to buy it but there was also a generous amount of information from past years' lectures.

Peggy Sharp, 1999-2010. Web 17 April 2010.

4. Carl Harvey

  • He has a very clean site that has all of the basic information: school an job information, publications, awards, a link to his blog, and a page for speaking and/or consulting.

  • Not only was he mentioned in class, he came there to give us a talk.

  • It's a very strong tool because his website is easy to navigate, he gives a great list of all of his publications (along with some reviews), and he cites all of the articles he has written so that it shouldn't be too difficult to find them. I also liked that he injected some of his personality into the site. The only thing missing is a link to his school's website but that really isn't necessary so it's irrelevant.

Carl A. Harvey II, 21 March 2010. Web 17 April 2010.

5. Gary Hartzell
Prof. Hartzell's Guest Rant

  • Hartzell's website is a wealth of information; he lists and has links to quite a few of the articles he has written about the relationship of school librarians and their peers in a school setting. I know this really isn't his website but Larry Johnson's 671 site (which is full of information!) but it does seem to give a pretty good overview of Prof. Hartzell.

  • He was mentioned several times in class.

  • He is a strong tool because he has written some very relevant articles about his subject and it's not like he wrote them over a twenty years ago; he has written a lot of stuff within this past decade.

The School Media Specialist. Professionals: Gary Hartzell. Annette Lamb and Larry Johnson, 2004-2007. Web. 17 April 2010.

6. Lesley Farmer

  • This is just a basic department profile from California State University so not much is included. There are some titles of some recent articles she has written so that's helpful.

  • She was mentioned in class and I wrote her name down.

  • I skimmed through one of her books and she's a very knowledgeable person so if you're just looking at her she's a strong source but her website could do with some help or not.

Farmer, Lesley. People. California State University, 18 July 2001. Web. 17 April 2010.

7. Barbara Stripling

  • I didn't mention Barbara Stripling before in my inquiry research model section but she does focus on inquiry (which she has written at least a book about) as well as curriculum.

  • She was mentioned in class and I wrote her name down.

  • She is a strong source because of her knowledge and the books she has written but she could have more of an internet presence. I guess she really doesn't need to though because I have heard that if you write her an email she will respond so her explaining herself all over the internet is apparently unnecessary.

TeacherLibrarianNing. Barbara Stripling. Joyce Valenza, 2010. Web. 17 April 2010.

8. Annette Lamb

  • Just to add one more person to this list, I chose to add Annette Lamb because she has a superb website with a lot of detail.

  • Mary talked about her as a part of her Hot Tip of the Week.

  • She is a very strong resource but I suppose it would be easy to get lost in link after link of information.

Electronic Materials for Children and Young Adults. Annette Lamb and Larry Johnson, 2006-2009. Web. 17 April 2010.