Showing posts with label library. Show all posts
Showing posts with label library. Show all posts

Sunday, October 8, 2017

The WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources

The WWW Virtual Library System: International Affairs Resources is one section of the Virtual Library System. This site is a free academic internet directory which is supported by Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. This site, which is organised by volunteers, has over 2000 carefully selected links which have been annotated. These links are divided into 34 international affairs categories such as nongovernmental organizations, comparative and international education, and scholarly papers and articles.

This site is designed for anyone interested in researching international issues such as teachers, scholars, students, diplomats, or researchers.

Applications for Education
There are numerous ways this site can be used in education that it isn't possible to list all of them.  It can be used by students who are researching opportunities to study abroad, students who are learning to speak German, French, or Spanish, and students who are researching different regions of the world. Social studies teachers will find numerous links on this site to be useful. Librarians might want to consider including a link to this site on the webpage for their library and encourage students and teachers to utilize it.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Libraries and Librarians in the Internet Age

Libraries in the Internet Age is the title of the latest video produced by Common Craft. The video provides a clear overview of how libraries and the importance of librarians has changed over time. The video echoes a point that I made in a webinar today and that I have heard many librarians say to students, "Google is not the only search engine." Librarians can help students access databases that they otherwise wouldn't be able to use which in turn takes them to information they wouldn't otherwise find. The video is embedded below. You can also click here to watch it.


Applications for Education
Libraries in the Internet Age could be a great video to show to students at the beginning of the school year or just before they embark on a new research project. The video might help students realize that there is a lot more to their school libraries than meets their eyes.