Professional Resources in GALILEO

Summertime and the livin’ is…HOT! We hope all of you are enjoying your summer vacation, but if the heat’s too much and you’re ready to start thinking about school again…OK, well, maybe not. 😉 But, when you do need to turn your thoughts back to school again, GALILEO offers support for your media center.

We’ve mentioned teacher resources and library staff resources in the GALILEO Planet News before, but we wanted to point out professional resources in GALILEO that include information for media specialists particularly.

Professional Development Collection from EBSCO includes articles and educational reports for professional educators, including many resources for media specialists. From book reviews of children’s and young adult literature to evaluation of a library media program and from instructional design to technology integration in the classroom, there are articles on a wide variety of topics. Search for school libraries, school librarians, educational technology, technology integration, or library media to get an idea of what you can find in this database.

ERIC (@EBSCOhost) and ERIC ( provide access to the education literature in the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC). ERIC not only includes journal articles, but also lesson plans, technology plans, books, reports, and much more. Try searching for library services, library materials, electronic libraries, library use studies, technology integration, multimedia, or educational technology to see the types of resources you can find. Remember to check both versions of ERIC when you’re searching because the full text may appear in one but not the other.

Use Magazines A-Z to find magazines and professional publications in GALILEO for media specialists, such as the following:

  • Book Links
  • Computers in Libraries
  • Curriculum Review
  • Information Today
  • Knowledge Quest
  • Library Media Connection
  • Multimedia & Internet@Schools
  • Online
  • School Library Journal
  • School Library Media Activities Monthly
  • School Library Monthly
  • Teacher Librarian

Remember that you can use journal alerts to keep up with a favorite publication or search alerts to keep up with a topics of interest.

As always, the GALILEO Training page provides a list of upcoming sessions. Several sessions designed to help media specialists get the most out of GALILEO have recently been scheduled.

If you have questions or comments or need to report problems, please Contact Us.

Courtney McGough
GALILEO Support Services
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia

Posted on June 28, 2010, in GALILEO, Professional Development. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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