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Archives Resource Center
A web-based clearinghouse for archivists. Provides information on continuing education resources, a calendar of events, directories, links to professional organizations, and resources from state archives and records programs.

Directory of Corporate Archives in the United States and Canada
Sponsored by the Society of American Archivists Business Section. Online version edited and maintained by Prof. Gregory Hunter.

IMLS: Institute of Museum and Library Services
IMLS is a federal agency that supports the nation's museums and libraries. This site provides information on grants, conferences, IMLS publications, and links to other websites.

InterPARES Project (International Research on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems)
"A major international research initiative in which archival scholars, computer engineering scholars, national archival institutions and private industry representatives are collaborating to develop the theoretical and methodological knowledge required for the long-term preservation of the authenticity of records created in electronic systems."

National Archives and Records Administration
Online sources for federal documents research, records management, exhibits, and publications.

Northeast Document Conservation Center
A nonprofit, regional conservation center which seeks to improve the preservation programs of libraries, archives, museums, and other historical and cultural organizations. Website includes education and outreach, funding sources, and internet resources.

Repositories of Primary Sources
"A listing of over 4800 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar."

Society of American Archivists
"The Society of American Archivists serves the educational and informational needs of its members and provides leadership to help ensure the identification, preservation, and use of the nation's historical record."


ACM (The Association for Computing Machinery)
"Embraces work on the hardware and software engineering of interactive systems, the structure of communication between human and machine, characterization of the use and contexts of use for interactive systems, methodology of design, and new design themselves."

ALISE: Association for Library and Information Science Education
Promotes excellence in research, teaching, and service for library and information science education. Includes lists of jobs, schools, conferences, and other resources.

The American Association of Law Libraries
"Founded in 1906 to promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, to foster the profession of law librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal information."

American Library Association
"The American Library Association's (ALA) activities are focused in four areas: advocating for the public's interest in a free and open information society; developing innovative programs that support libraries in acquiring new information technology and training people in its use; supporting libraries as centers for culture, literacy and lifetime learning; promoting excellence in libraries and librarianship."

American Society for Information Science & Technology
"The mission of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST) is to advance information professionals and the field of information science by: providing methods of communication and continuing education for information professionals; encouraging research, development and applications that advance the field of information science; increasing public awareness of the field and its benefits to society."

Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York (ART)
"A not-for-profit organization representing a diverse group of more than 330 archivists, librarians, and records managers in the New York metropolitan area."

"ARMA International (The Association for Information Managers and Professionals) members include records and information managers, MIS and ADP professionals, imaging specialists, archivists, hospital administrators, legal administrators, librarians, and educators. Provides opportunities to information professionals, to enable them to use their skills and experience to leverage the value of records, information, and knowledge as corporate assets."
"The society for information professionals leading the search for new and better theories, techniques, and technologies to improve access to information."

Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
"ARL is a not-for-profit membership organization comprising the leading research libraries in North America. ARL programs and services promote equitable access to and effective use of recorded knowledge in support of teaching, research, scholarship, and community service."

HFES (Human Factors and Ergonomics Society)
"The Society's mission is to promote the discovery and exchange of knowledge concerning the characteristics of human beings that are applicable to the design of systems and devices of all kinds."

IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing)
"IFIP is a non-governmental, non-profit umbrella organization for national societies working in the field of information processing. IFIP's mission is to be the leading, truly international, apolitical organization which encourages and assists in the development, exploitation and application of Information Technology for the benefit of all people."

IFLA: International Federation of Library Associations
An international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users.

International Society for the Systems Sciences
ISSS encourages research and facilitates communication between and among scientists and professionals from various disciplines.

Library Trustees Association of New York State
A non-profit organization representing the trustees of public libraries in New York State.

LILRC: Long Island Library Resources Council
"The Long Island Library Resources Council (LILRC), one of nine New York State Reference and Research Library Resources System (3Rs), is a multi-type library membership organization that fosters and enhances resource sharing and other cooperative activities among diverse libraries in Nassau and Suffolk counties."

Medical Library Association
"The Medical Library Association (MLA) is organized exclusively for scientific and educational purposes, and is dedicated to the support of health sciences research, education, and patient care."

METRO: Metropolitan New York Library Council
A reference and research resources (3Rs) library council to promote and facilitate utilization of existing resources and to develop additional library services in the New York Metropolitan Area: the five boroughs and Westchester county."

Music Library Association
The professional organization in the United States devoted to music librarianship and to all aspects of music materials in libraries.

NYLA: New York Library Association
"The mission of the New York Library Association (NYLA) is to lead in the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning, quality of life, and equal opportunity for all New Yorkers."

OCLC is a global, nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization whose purpose is to further access to the world's information. OCLC member libraries contribute to WorldCat, which has over 47 million cataloging records. OCLC offers a range of services including cataloging tools and online searching services.

Public Library Association
A division of ALA. "The Public Library Association enhances the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services. The PLA Focuses its efforts on serving the needs of its members, addresses issues that affect public libraries, and commits to quality public library services that benefit the general public."

"REFORMA is committed to the inprovement of the full spectrum of library and information services for the approximately 35.3 million Spanish-speaking and Latino people in the United States."

SHOT: Society for the History of Technology
"An interdisciplinary organization, SHOT is concerned not only with the history of technological devices and processes, but also with the relations of technology to science, politics, social change, the arts and humanities, and economics."

Special Libraries Association
"Our vision is to be known as the leading organization in the information industry - a catalyst in the development of the information economy, and a strategic partner in the emerging information society."

Usability Professional Association
The Usability Professional Association was formed to "provide a network and opportunities through which usability professionals can communicate and share information about skills and skill development, methodology used and/or proposed in the profession, tools, technology, and organizational issues."

Visual Resources Association
"The Visual Resources Association is devoted to advancing knowledge, research and education in the field of visual information resources."

World Intellectual Property Organization
"The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is an international organization dedicated to helping to ensure that the rights of creators and owners of intellectual property are protected worldwide."


Advanced Information Management
A placement agency specializing in library and information jobs located California. Their site has a job posting list but they also allow you to register for jobs that are not posted that they are handling exclusively.

ALA JobList
Includes listing of jobs in library and information science and technology, as well as career resources.

ALISE Job Placement
Academic positions for professors, librarians, deans and directors, administrators, lecturers and researchers.

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Career Resources
Includes job announcements in academic and research libraries and an LIS graduate student resume database.

Medical Library Organization:Career Development
MLA offers career services for health sciences information professionals, students attending library school programs, and those interested in learning more about a career as a medical librarian.

The Chronicle of Higher Education Career Network
Collection of jobs in higher education or related fields for faculty, administrative, and executive positions.

EDUCAUSE Job Posting Service
Positions related to technology-based information resources, with a focus on higher education.

Offers "advice as to how to build your career, your resume, how to find a job, and how to be successful in the records management field." Guide includes "An Archivists View on the MLS Degree."

The Independent Information Professional
The Association of Independent Information Professionals has information on exploring options as an information entrepreneur.

Jobs - American Society for Information Science & Technology
The Job Search section allows you to search by keyword, location, or job type.

Library Job Postings on the Internet
A collection of job lists which can be accessed by region or by specialty within library and information science.
Offers career development resources for new librarians and information professionals.
A job list for librarians and information professionals.

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
A job list of government library positions located in the Washington D.C. area.

Medical Library Organization:Career Development
MLA offers career services for health sciences information professionals, students attending library school programs, and those interested in learning more about a career as a medical librarian.

Music Library Association
Provides a job placement service for music librarians and related fields.

New York State Library
Library related job openings in and around New York State.

News Library Job and Internship Openings
National listings for placements in news libraries.

Occupational Outlook Handbook 2002-03 Edition, Librarians
The United States Department of Labor provides information on nature of work, working conditions, employment, training, other qualifications and advancement, job outlook, earnings, related occupations, and sources of additional information for librarians.

Search Associates
A private company offering international job postings, as well as information regarding recruitment fairs in the United States for international library, teaching, and administrative jobs.

So You Want to be an Archivist
The Society of American Archivists presents an overview of the profession.

Society of American Archivists Online Employment Bulletin
Lists national and international jobs related to the archival profession.

National and international job openings for competitive intelligence in various industries.

Special Libraries Association
Includes a job board posting positions across the United States.


Examples for citing electronic media sources.

Citing Electronic Sources
The Learning Page, Library of Congress

Documentation Guidelines: Citing Sources Within Your Paper
Duke Libraries

University of South Dakota, SD. Includes information on preparing a paper for publication.

MLA Parenthetical Documentation
LEO: Literacy Education Online, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

MLA Style
Modern Language Association of America

Online! - Citation Styles
Information on several citation styles.

OWL - Using American Psychological Association (APA) Format
Purdue University

OWL - Using Modern Language Association (MLA) Format
Purdue University

Writer's Handbook - Chicago/Turabian Documentation
University of Wisconsin


A digital library of scientific literature designed to increase dissemination and feedback. Autonomous Citation Indexing is used for the construction of citation indexes.

Current Cites: an annotated bibliography of selected articles, books, and digital documents on information technology
A team of librarians and library staff from University of California at Berkeley monitors information technology literature in both print and digital forms, each month selecting only the best items to annotate.

Documents in Information Science
DoIS is a database of free scientific texts, articles and conference proceedings published in electronic format in the area of library and information science.

E-LIS is an open access archive for scientific or technical documents, published or unpublished, on Librianship, Information Science and Technology, and related application disciplines.
A free archive of articles from 1998.

NISO Standards
Downloadable files of NISO (National Information Standards Organization) American National Standards on information retreival, library management, preservation and storage, and publishing and information management.

OCLC Research
OCLC's research for the library and information science community has been increasingly available in electronic format including, the Annual Review of Research, conference presentations, the OCLC newsletter, among other publications.

ODLIS: Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science
A hypertext dictionary for library and information science professionals from Western Connecticut State University.
SIGCHI Bulletin
The online bulletin of the Special Interest Group on Computer Human Interaction (SIGCHI) "provides a forum for the exchange of ideas among computer scientists, behavioral and cognitive scientists, system designers, and end user, and it serves as a clearing house of information for the field of human factors and user psychology research and development."


The Booklist Center
"Includes lists prepared by authorities in dozens of fields as well as comprehensive listings of award winning books complete from the first year of the award to the present."

Copyright Clearance Center
"CCC provides licensing systems for the reproduction and distribution of copyrighted materials in print and electronic formats throughout the world."

Electronic Resources for Information Research Methods
Provides links to websites concerning research methods. Topics include general information sources, research methods, and quantitative research.

Foundation for Information Policy Research
An independent body that studies the interaction between information technology and society. Its goal is to identify technical developments with significant social impact, commission and undertake research into public policy alternatives, and promote public understanding and dialogue between technologists and policy-makers in the UK and Europe.

Harrassowitz Booksellers & Subscription Agents
The Harrassowitz Electronic Journal Guide is a selected resource that covers the history of e-journals and the main issues involved in their production, management, and use.

Human-Computer Interaction Bibliography
Indexes books, journal articles, and conference papers. A non-profit international volunteer database.

Human-Computer Interaction Lab
From the University of Maryland, the Human-Computer Interaction Lab "conducts research on advanced user interfaces and their development processes. Interdisciplinary research teams study the entire technology development life-cycle which includes the initial technology design, implementation issues and evaluation of user performance."

Human-Computer Interaction Resource Network
HCIRN's goal is to provide relevant, accurate and timely information on Human-Computer Interaction theories, methods, practices and resources.

Internet Library for Librarians
"An information portal designed for librarians to locate Internet resources related to their profession."

LIBLICENSE: Licensing Digital Information
From Yale University, LIBLICENSE strives to help librarians obtain a better understanding of issues related to licensing agreements in the digital age.

A collection of library-related links from the Digital Librarian site.

Librarian's Toolbox - OCLC
Frequently used OCLC resources.

Library Peer Comparison Tool
Provided by the National Center for Education Statistics, this site enables the user to find information on public and private school libraries, college libraries, and public libraries.

Library Topics
From Librarians' Index to the Internet -
"LISNews is a site devoted to current events and news in the world of Library and Information Science. This can include a wide range of subjects in a number of fields that are not always traditionally library oriented."

National Center for Education Statistics: Library Statistics Program
Provides statistics on academic libraries, public libraries, school library media centers, and state library agencies.

Public Library Locator
From the National Center for Education Statistics, the Public Library Locator enables the user to find information on public libraries. Information provided includes organizational characteristics, paid FTE staff, operating income and expenditures, size of library collection, library services offered, and electronic measures.

Public Library Peer Comparison Tool
Provided by the National Center for Education Statistics, this site enables the user to find data on a particular public library and view comparison reports between the library and its peers.

Teach IS
"This site supports the study of Education and Training for the Informing Sciences globally. It provides online resources for those interested in advancing the interests of IS education."

United States Copyright Office
"Here you will find all our key publications, including informational circulars; application forms for copyright registration; links to the copyright law and to the homepages of other copyright-related organizations and news of what the Office is doing"


Sources for practitioners in acquisitions and collection development. Includes a directory of publishers and vendors as well as verification tools and resources.

Cataloging Tools - OCLC
Frequently used OCLC cataloging resources.

Newsletter of the CONSER Program. "CONSER is a cooperative online serials cataloging program" whose goal is "to create and maintain high quality bibliographic records for serials."

Creative Commons
"Devoted to expanding the range of creative work available for others to build upon and share."

Digital Library Federation
Offers information about developing "digital collections and managing networked information for the benefit of scholarship, education, and cultural progress."

DublinCore Metadata Initiative
The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) is an organization dedicated to fostering the widespread acceptance of metadata standards and practices, as well as promoting the development of specialized metadata vocabularies for describing resources.

Glossary of bibliographic information by language
Provides translations of useful terms for the bibliographer. Languages include Danish, German, Latin and Norwegian.

LC Cataloging Newsline
The online newsletter of the Cataloging Directorate, Library of Congress. This newsletter provides a wide range of information including vacany announcements, conference announcements, and articles of interest.

Library of Congress Authorities
"Using Library of Congress Authorities, you can browse and display authority headings for Subject, Name, Title and Name/Title combinations."

The Library of Congress Cataloging
"The Cataloging Directorate's mission is to provide innovative and effective bibliographic control of the Library's collections and leadership to the library and information communities in the development of cataloging theory and practice." Provides information on the Library of Congress cataloging policy and practice and cataloging programs and services.

Reviews "current approaches to resource description and looks at future options for metadata in the wider context of resource discovery."



Internet Public Library
The University of Michigan School of Information provides library services through the internet. IPL includes electronic books, magazines, and newspapers as well as an online literary criticism collection and links to selected reference websites by subject.

Librarians' Index to the Internet -
"A searchable, annotated subject directory of more than 9,000 Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to users of public libraries. LII is used by both librarians and the general public as a reliable and efficient guide to Internet resources."

Library and reference web sites.
Lists sites for reference and factual information.


Digital counterpart of the American Library Associations Booklist magazine. Reviews books and electronic media.

Genre fiction from the author of Genreflecting, a guide used by librarians and booksellers to help readers identify books.

The New York Times: Books
Books of the Times with links to Sunday Book Reviews and best-seller lists.
Book reviews in a website built especially for reading groups.


American Association of School Librarians
Information on a variety of topics including careers, conferences, events, issues and advocacy.

The Big6
An approach to teaching information and technology skills.

Children's Bookwatch Index
Book and video/DVD reviews.

Electronic School
A technology magazine for K-12 school leaders.

FNO.ORG: From Now On
Educational Technology Journal

iLearn Collaboration Centre
"The iEARN Collaboration Centre enables youth to learn with, rather than simply about, the world. Find project partners quickly. Read 200+ project descriptions and browse student-produced media."

International Association of School Librarianship
Provides an international forum for those interested in promoting effective school library media programs as viable instruments in the educational process.

LISMA - Long Island School Media Association
A professional organization of school library media specialists.

Materials for Children with Disabilities
"A blog with the discussion focused on children with disabilities, including storytelling and other programming; tactile materials; low tech ideas; and threads for children with specific types of disabilities, such as low vision, learning disabilites, hearing impairments, etc."

New York State Teacher Certification Examinations-Preperation Guide-Library Media Specialist CST
New York state certification exam preperation guide

Office of Teaching Initiatives
Information about teaching in NYS including certification and fingerprinting

School Libraries in Canada
A journal from the Canadian School Librarianship Association whose mission is to "provide national support for the development and maintenance of excellence in Canada's school libraries, media centres, and school library personnel."

Resources for School Librarians
A directory of resources which will assist the K-12 school librarian.

School Library Media Centers and Intellectual Freedom
Information on intellectual freedom and selection for school librarians.

School Library Media Research
This journal aims "to promote and publish high quality original research concerning the management, implementation, and evaluation of school library media programs," as well as, "emphasize research on instructional theory, teaching methods, and critical issues relevant to school library media."

Story Arts Online
Includes lesson plans and activities, a story library, related links, and a curriculum ideas exchange.


The Apache Software Foundation
"Provides support for the Apache community of open-source software projects."

The Bare Bones Guide to HTML
A very useful and comprehensive resource for HTML, with descriptions of how and when to use HTML tags. Includes links to other resources related to HTML and Web design.

CSS Pointers
A collection of links to information about CSS.

Getting Started with XML
"Introduces participants to the extensible markup language (XML) through numerous library examples, demonstrations, and structured hands-on exercises. Through this process you will be able to evalute the uses of XML for making your library's data and information more accessible to people as well as computers."

HTML Code Tutorial
A guide to creating web pages.

HTML Writers Guild
A membership based service that also provides numerous free resources on HTML, web design, and mailing lists on various subjects.

Hypertext Transfer Protocol - HTTP/1.1
A memo discussing HTTP, an "application-level protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems." Includes terminology, rules, and examples.

Library Web Manager's Reference Center
Links to web design resources.
Offers free information on many subjects related to web page creation and design as well as paid classes.

NCD HTML Design Guide
Offers clear descriptions of style sheet guides for HTML.

W3Schools contains hands-on tutorials and reference material on html, xhtml, css, xml, JavaScript, and other Web related languages.

World Wide Web Consortium
"The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools)". The W3C site also contains an excellent html validator and css validator.
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