- SLIK-12: School libraries of Iowa, K-12
(see information below).
- Iowa Association of School Librarians
- Iowa Technology and Education Connection
- Iowa Teacher Librarians Ning
- American Association of School Librarians
- International Society for Technology in Education
An Electronic Library Mailing List
All teacher-librarians in Iowa may join this electronic forum. The audience for this discussion group will typically be teacher-librarians who work in K-12 schools in Iowa, and those who share their professional concerns, interests and mission. The purpose of this group is to facilitate professional communication among Iowa teacher-librarians, provide mentoring, disseminate research findings, discuss intellectual freedom and share applications of the Internet and other online services. This discussion group is sponsored by University of Northern Iowa's Division of School Library Studies, in the College of Education at the University of Northern Iowa.
SLIK-12 is an unmoderated discussion group.
SLIK-12 recognizes the contribution vendors can provide the profession. Therefore, vendors may participate in this electronic forum provided they do not promote or advertise products or services. Nor may they use any information obtained via SLIK-12 to distribute unsolicited product information in other formats. We welcome vendor expertise on products, services, etc., that facilitate professional discussions. Vendors who violate this trust will be barred from the list.
All new members, including vendors, are asked to announce their participation in SLIK-12 with an initial introduction.
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