Personal Learning Resources

Awards | Cataloging | Collection Management | Copyright Info | Copyright Free Media | For Kids Jobbers | MakerSpace | Online Tools | Professional Websites | Vendors

Awards/Reading Lists

2×2 Reading List

Alex Award

Bluebonnet Award

Caldecott Medal

Coretta Scott King Book Award

Laura Ingalls Wilder Award

Lonestar Reading List

Newbery Medal

Pura Belpré Award

TAYSHAS Reading List


Anatomy of a Call Number

Cataloger’s Desktop (login required)

Cutter-Sanborn Numbers (full list)

Cutter-Sanborn Numbers (search)

Cutter Numbers (LOC Cutter numbers)

Dewey Numbers (full list)

Library of Congress Authorities

Library of Congress Classification Outline

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings (children)

MARC Magician

MARC Standards

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

Princeton University Forms (Subdivisions)

Resource Description and Access (RDA) Toolkit (login required)

Sears List of Subject Headings (login required)

Understanding MARC

Collection Management

Banned and Challenged Books

CREW: A Weeding Manual for Modern Libraries

Freedom to Read Statement

Library Bill of Rights

Selection Policy Writing workbook (ALA)

Copyright Information

Can I Use that Picture?

Fair Use Clause

Library Fair Use

Stanford Copyright and Fair Use

Copyright Free Media

Creative Commons

Free Music Archive


Photos for Class


For Kids

Kids Click!


Baker & Taylor

Follett Titlewave



MakerSpace Activities & Ideas


Robot Mouse


Online Tools/Programs

Animoto (video montage)

AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2016 (lists various recommended online tools)

Biteable (make video presentations)

Custom Google Search (create own Google search)

Diigo (tag online resources)

Knovio (audio visual presentations)

MailChimp (digital newsletters)

Padlet (interactive group collaboration)

PearlTrees (bookmarking)

Piktochart (create graphic posters)

Smore (digital newsletters)

TedEd (education TED talks)

ThingLink (annotate images)

VoiceThread (audio visual presentations)

Zunal (WebQuest creator)

Professional Websites

A Revised Manifesto – Joyce Valenza

School Library Programs: Standards and Guidelines for Texas


Bound to Stay Books