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1 + What your Library Website Says to Your Patrons Donna R. Morris, LMS at Daniel Boone Elementary Lisa K. Scully, LMS at Glenn R. Marshall Elementary Madison County Schools Crafting the Story of Your Library

2 + Why is this topic important? Should your website be more than the OPAC? Who’s your audience?

3 + Today’s Agenda Think, Pair, Share What the experts say you should include? Options on how to build a website Let’s look at some examples Other options on how to engage your library patrons How can your website tie into OPGES? Questions, Comments, Etc.

4 + Think, Pair, Share Take a couple of minutes to “THINK” about what patrons are looking for on your library website. After you have a few “essential” features of a website in mind, share with someone sitting next to you. Sharing time with the group

5 + What do the experts say you should include? Jennifer LaGarde (aka Library Girl) says that there should be: A focus on teaching Examples of student work Opportunities for participation Evolving resources for your evolving audience Flavor David Walbert (LearnNC) Content is king! Organize your content logically. Clear and consistent navigation Label everything clearly Use images, audio, and animations only when necessary Keep it clean and simple.

6 + Options on how to build a website School Web Application – SchoolPointe, (hopefully you don’t have to know HTML code) Weebly WordPress Wix Check out the AASL List of Best Websites for Teaching and Learning – Great links for your webpage. These are updated yearly.AASL List of Best Websites for Teaching and Learning

7 + Let’s look at some examples Joyce Valenza – Springfield Township High School, PA Shannon McClintock Miller – Van Meter Schools, IA Donna Morris – Daniel Boone Elementary, KY Borchardt Elementary School Wellington Elementary – Lexington, KY Avonda Noe – Madison Southern High School, KY

8 + Other options on how to engage your library patrons

9 + How can your website tie into OPGES? You can tie your website to all 4 of the Domains: Domain 1: Planning & Preparation Domain 2: The Library Environment Domain 3: Instruction/Delivery of Service Domain 4: Professional Responsibilities

10 + Questions, Comments, Etc.

11 + Resources library-website.html library-website.html e.pdf e.pdf instagram-library/ instagram-library/ nts/OPGES%20Framework%20school%20library%20media %20specialists.pdf nts/OPGES%20Framework%20school%20library%20media %20specialists.pdf

12 + Contact Information Donna R. Morris, LMS Daniel Boone Elementary 710 North Second Street Richmond, KY Lisa K. Scully, LMS Glenn R. Marshall Elementary 1442 Robert R. Martin By-Pass Richmond, KY


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