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 ]
[ IOWA BEST PRACTICES ]
[ 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.

Collaboration

School/Public Library Cooperative Activities
  http://www.ala.org/ala/alsc/alscresources/forlibrarians/SchPLCoopActivities.htm

Multnomah County Library School Corps
  http://www.multcolib.org/schoolcorps/

Stories of How Libraries Have Built Community -- Sarah Long's website
http://www.sarahlong.org/Highlights/Theme/default.htm

Visalia Unified Community School District (CA)--Index to Teacher Collaboration Pages
  http://visalia.k12.ca.us/library/collaboration/

Community Technology

University of Michigan Collaboratories--Community Technology
   http://www.si.umich.edu/research/projects.htm#commtech

Digitization

Allen County Public Library Digital Library Project
   http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/database/index/acpl_digital_library.html

iowa.gif (909 bytes)Farwell T. Brown Photographic collection   (Ames Public Library)
  http://www.ames.lib.ia.us/fb.htm

Best Practices for Digital Archiving
   http://www.dlib.org/dlib/january00/01hodge.html

Best Practices for Image Capture
   http://www.cdlib.org/about/publications/BestPracticeImageCapture.pdf

 Colorado Digitization Program
   http://www.cdpheritage.org/heritage/index.html

Iowa Heritage Digital Collections Project
   http://iowaheritage.lib.uiowa.edu

iowa.gif (909 bytes)Special Collections (Council Bluffs Public Library)
   http://www.cbpl.lib.ia.us/SPECIAL.html

Upper Mississippi Valley Digital Image Archive
     http://www.umvphotoarchive.org

Washington State Library Digital Best Practices
   http://digitalwa.statelib.wa.gov/newsite/collection/RESOURCESCOLECT.HTM

Distance Education

Accessible Web-Based Distance Education: Principles and Best Practices
   http://www.utoronto.ca/atrc/rd/library/papers/accDistanceEducation.html

Diversity

WorldlinQ   (multilingual site, developed by Queens Borough Public Library)
   http://www.worldlinq.org

Friends of the Library

Friends of Canadian Libraries--Best practices in: Advocacy, Book Sales, Events, Fundraising, Membership /Association, Programs and Services, Publicity / Promotion, Resources
   http://www.friendsoflibraries.ca/best_practices.htm

Historical Records Management

Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board Best Practices Project 1997-98
   http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/libraryarchives/whrab/bpdesc.asp

Internet and Libraries

How Librarians are Managing the Internet (ALA)
   http://www.ala.org/alaorg/oif/bestpractices.html

Innovative Internet Applications in Libraries
   http://www.wiltonlibrary.org/innovate.html

Literacy:  Family Literacy

Best practices in Family Literacy, ALA Fact Sheet
   http://www.ala.org/pio/factsheets/familyliteracy.html

Literacy: Information Literacy

School libraries/media centers
   http://www.ala.org/alaorg/oif/bestpractices.html

Partnerships--see Collaboration

Reading Programs

iowa.gif (909 bytes)Reading Rewards Program (Clive Public Library)
  http://www.ci.clive.ia.us/library.htm#rewards

Reference--Digital, Virtual

OCLC's Best Practices in Virtual Reference
   http://www.oclc.org/community/topics/virtualreference/bestpractices/default.htm

Staff Development

Library Staff Development Programs: Key Components (ARL Leadership and Management Committee)
   http://www.arl.org/olms/staffdev/key_components.html

Usability Testing

Usage and Usability Assessment: Library Practics and Concerns
   http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub105/contents.html

Websites

iowa.gif (909 bytes)HealthInfo Iowa
  http://www.healthinfoiowa.org

Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenberg Counties (Powerpoint presentation)
   http://www.plcmc.org/ala2002/PLCMCSites/sld001.htm

Youth Services

iowa.gif (909 bytes)Books for Babies--Story County
   http://www.ilsa.lib.ia.us/iowabestpractices.htm#booksbabies

Best Practices in Young Adult Services in Texas Libraries
  http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/projects/ya/practices.html

 

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