Webs are constantly being updated and upgraded.
Sites are regularly checked for currency; dead links are
removed and replaced. New sections and topics are being
added as global events unfold and topical issues emerge.
are simple to use. No complex strategies or
sophisticated research skills are required to access the
information. The Advanced Search tool allows users to
refine their enquiry. All the resources are found under
the designated topic.
Benefits to Teacher-Librarians
Teacher-Librarians using Library Webs will not have to
spend hours searching for sites and creating web pages
and they will not have to worry about dead links.
Teacher-Librarians using Library Webs will have more
time to do what they do best – assisting students and
teachers to find the right information at the right
Benefits to Teachers
Library Webs know that an extensive Internet library is
immediately available and that they do not need to spend
their own time finding resources for their students.
During research lessons, teachers are assured that their
students are accessing only the best quality sites on
the Web and that time is not being wasted on futile or
misdirected searches. Most topics have sections just
for teachers containing lessons plans and online
resources can be used as a support to study units or as
the central focus to a unit of work. Because of the
division of each topic into sections, Library Webs
provide a unique set of resources for group work, and
offer a scaffolding tool for in-depth study.
Benefits to Students
Library Webs have immediate access to authorative
Internet resources and are able to stay focused on their
learning outcomes, without the distraction of all the
extraneous material which clutters up the Internet.
assist students to learn independently. Students are
guided to sites which have been selected for their
quality, accuracy, reliability and relevance. Students
have room to explore topics broadly or to study in
depth. The sites presented by Library Webs are always in
context, so students are aware of how their facet of
study fits into the broader framework of the subject.
present students with a choice of resources, which
caters for the wide variety of learning styles and
learning abilities found in secondary schools.