Resources for Media Specialists

We hope all of you have been enjoying your summer vacation, but with school starting back soon, GALILEO offers some resources to support your professional reading.

First and foremost, if your professional development this summer has included a look at the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards, take a look at this information on how GALILEO supports the CCGPS.

In addition to that, ERIC (@EBSCOhost) and ERIC ( provide access to lesson plans, technology plans, journal articles, books, reports, and much more. Try searching for library services, library materials, electronic libraries, library use studies, technology integration, multimedia, educational technology, or other topics of interest 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.

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.

GALILEO also includes several professional magazines for media specialists that include book reviews, articles, and more. Use Magazines A-Z to find magazines and professional publications in GALILEO, 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. NoveList also offers series alerts to help you know when the next book in a series is coming.

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, including sessions on how GALILEO supports the CCGPS and an introduction to GALILEO for teachers and new media specialists. Also, stay tuned for more GLMA blog posts in August on how to link to GALILEO resources how to create search widgets for your media center site.

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 July 26, 2012, in GALILEO, Professional Development. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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