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New School Librarian Toolkit: Home

Resources for School Librarians new to the job, new to Alaska, or new to both.

Upcoming School Library Continuing Education

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SLED Databases

The Statewide Library Electronic Doorway (SLED) was designed to support Alaskan's right to information. SLED provides easy subject access and links to various commercial databases, statewide services, adn stable, high-quality Web pages about Alaska and for Alaskans.  Anyone with an Alaska based Internet Service Provider (ISP) should be automatically logged into the SLED Databases. If you have an Alaska based ISP but get a password screen, please fill out this form.  

Services for Alaskans with Disabilities

Welcome to Alaska

Are you a school librarian who's new to Alaska? An Alaskan who's new to school librarianship?  Please contact Jared Shucha, the Alaska School Library Coordinator.  The Alaska State Library wants to put you in touch with the resources you need to best serve the students and teachers of Alaska.  

Alaska School Library Handbook (under construction but still usable!)

Advice to New Librarians

Starting at a New School? Here Are Five Essential Tips

Library Development

Developing strong vibrant libraries in Alaska!

Library Development provides leadership, assistance and expertise to Alaska’s libraries, in support of a cooperative network of strong and vibrant libraries that serve Alaskans’ educational and cultural needs. (Revised November 2013)

Joint-Library Catalog Resource Examples

If you are in a community in the joint-library catalog, place a hold on an item and pick it up at the most convenient public or university library location.  If you are in a community that is not part of the joint-library catalog and want an item (that is not in Alaska Digital Library), you can submit an interlibrary loan request.  If you are living in a remote rural location without a public library, you may request materials from Alaska Mail Services.