FOUND ON THE WEB: Of This and That

September 2005
One-Person Library;Sep2005, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p8
The article presents news briefs related to libraries and reference services provided through several Web sites. One Web site helps to post and see pictures from other librarians for free. Another Web site provides a collection of resources, readings, and creative marketing ideas to help librarians communicate with their patrons about what they have to offer. Yet another Web site provides programs from Australian Broadcasting Corp. and original items, daily news, and forums. There are two wonderful children's sites too. One of them is keyed to the educational standards of Great Britain, but its resources can be used by all children, parents, and teachers. There are games, worksheets and teaching techniques. Britkid is a wonderful Web site about race, racism, and growing up in Great Britain. It features nine British youngsters from varying backgrounds . Clicking on their image lets one find out about their family, religion, ethnic group, food, and friends. Another approach is by visiting their hangouts or homes in Britchester. There are also fact sheets on serious issues, such as immigration law, housing, crime, refugees and plus maps.


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