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This page contains links to web sites outside of Tarleton.

The links are provided as a convenience for research.

Tarleton has no control over, and is not responsible for the content found on external sites.

Library Science Subcategories:


Other Libraries


Texas A&M Central Texas Library - Website for the Killeen Campus library.

Library of Texas - The official site of the Texas State Library and Archives. Search multiple Texas collections simultaneously.

Texas A&M Libraries - The library site of the main Texas A & M Campus.

U.S. and World

Library of Congress - Contains excellent digital collections, including the American Memory project.

Internet Public Library - The first public library of and for the Internet community.”

Europeana - Digital library of Europe’s heritage.  Launched in 2008.

Worldcat - Search over 1.2 billion objects worldwide to find the nearest library with your desired item.


American Library Association - Founded in 1876, ALA is the “oldest and largest library association in the world.”  The site links to divisions for different library types and services; resources for training and professional development; member publications and more.

Public Libraries Association - An offshoot of ALA, PLA is dedicated to issues and trends affecting public libraries.

Special Libraries Association - Also a subset of ALA, SLA was created for non-traditional libraries such as those in corporations, hospitals, non-profit groups, newsrooms, radio stations, etc.

Society of American Archivists - Archivists maintain records of cultural value, whether they are in print, media or digital form. The SAA site contains extensive resources on the archival profession.

Texas Library Associations - TLA is the largest state library association in the U.S. Its 7,000+  members are employed in all types of libraries (academic, public, school, and special). The Texas Library Association was established in 1902 to promote, support, and improve library services in Texas.

Blogs, Listservs, and Wikis

Blogs - “Blog” is short for weblog, which is an online journal that can be personal, professional or both.

Top 25 Library Blogs - by readership.

Information Wants To Be Free - Academic librarian Meredith Farkas blogs about Web 2.0, social networking and other issues affecting information and library science. - Jessamyn West has been blogging about libraries since 1999.

Free Range Librarian - Karen Schneider mixes personal and political musings with reflections  on “libraryland”.

Listservs - or online mailing lists, are a great way to stay informed.  To join, visit the website, submit a subscribe command and agree to guidelines.

Web4Lib  - Web design and programming as they relate to libraries.

LIB-REF - Issues common to reference and reference librarians.

PUB-LIB - Issues related to public libraries.

Wikis - A wiki is a collaborative webpage that allows users to edit content, such as

Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki - Information and links from librarians on professional development, management, technology, customer service and more.


LibGig list of schools - The library job-hunting site features a list of …“the 57 ALA-accredited LIS Schools with live links to admissions, tuition, academic programs, specialties and lots more.”

Library Science programs - This American Library Association page links to directories of ALA-accredited library science schools searchable by distance options, course offerings and institution name. 

Employment -  Created by Naomi House, I Need a Library Job (INALJ) includes a list of US and international jobs indexed by location. It also features articles for job hunters and interviews with people who have successfully landed jobs in the field.

LibGig - Launched in late 2007, it bills itself as a “professional networking website…(for) everyone who (works with) information for a living.”

Texas Library Association Jobs Page - Library job listings from all over Texas. - This job search engine scours the Internet to find listings by industry, location, job title,keyword, etc.