Iowa Library Service Areas
Updated  6-27-2005

Best Practices

[ Collaboration ][ Community Technology ] [ Digitization ][ Distance Education ] [ Diversity ]
[Friends of the Library ] [ Historical Records Management ][ Internet and Libraries ]
[ Literacy--Family Literacy ] [ Literacy--Information Literacy ] [ Reading Programs
 [Reference--Digital, Virtual ] [ Staff Development ] [ Usability Testing ] [ Websites ] [ Youth Services ]

Links with the Iowa symbol wpe6.gif (909 bytes)are examples of Iowa Best Practices; all these are also gathered in the
Iowa Best Practices section.


School/Public Library Cooperative Activities

Multnomah County Library School Corps

Stories of How Libraries Have Built Community -- Sarah Long's website

Visalia Unified Community School District (CA)--Index to Teacher Collaboration Pages

Community Technology

University of Michigan Collaboratories--Community Technology


Allen County Public Library Digital Library Project

iowa.gif (909 bytes)Farwell T. Brown Photographic collection   (Ames Public Library)

Best Practices for Digital Archiving

Best Practices for Image Capture

 Colorado Digitization Program

Iowa Heritage Digital Collections Project

iowa.gif (909 bytes)Special Collections (Council Bluffs Public Library)

Upper Mississippi Valley Digital Image Archive

Washington State Library Digital Best Practices

Distance Education

Accessible Web-Based Distance Education: Principles and Best Practices


WorldlinQ   (multilingual site, developed by Queens Borough Public Library)

Friends of the Library

Friends of Canadian Libraries--Best practices in: Advocacy, Book Sales, Events, Fundraising, Membership /Association, Programs and Services, Publicity / Promotion, Resources

Historical Records Management

Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board Best Practices Project 1997-98

Internet and Libraries

How Librarians are Managing the Internet (ALA)

Innovative Internet Applications in Libraries

Literacy:  Family Literacy

Best practices in Family Literacy, ALA Fact Sheet

Literacy: Information Literacy

School libraries/media centers

Partnerships--see Collaboration

Reading Programs

iowa.gif (909 bytes)Reading Rewards Program (Clive Public Library)

Reference--Digital, Virtual

OCLC's Best Practices in Virtual Reference

Staff Development

Library Staff Development Programs: Key Components (ARL Leadership and Management Committee)

Usability Testing

Usage and Usability Assessment: Library Practics and Concerns


iowa.gif (909 bytes)HealthInfo Iowa

Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenberg Counties (Powerpoint presentation)

Youth Services

iowa.gif (909 bytes)Books for Babies--Story County

Best Practices in Young Adult Services in Texas Libraries


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