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Library Resources

Library Services provides access to resources and information, both traditional and electronic. Wayne County educators have access to these resources though electronic online catalogs, and/or databases

Catalogs

Wayne RESA Online Professional Development Library Catalog

The Wayne RESA library of materials includes books, dvds, software, and other professional development or instructional items. These resources are available for educators to borrow. To obtain specific items contact the library at 734-334-1595, or click on the above link to access the catalog.

The Library Network (TLN)

This is a network of 57 libraries located in Wayne and neighboring counties. It contains over 750,000 titles or materials.

Databases

The Michigan Electronic Library (MeL)

This project is a collection of commercial databases, a statewide catalog and an internet index available free to Michigan residents. The databases contain full text for over 1,600 periodicals, numerous reference books, and 13,000 digital books. The statewide catalog lists over 12 million items that can be requested and delivered to Wayne RESA for Wayne County educators to borrow.

Library Media Leaders Group

This link provides information on library related activities.

Destiny Library Consortium

This link provides information on the RESA/Follett Destiny Library management system.

Destiny Library Consortium

Destiny Consortium Logo

The RESA Destiny Library Consortium is a web-based, centralized library solution, which is customizable to the building level, but is installed, maintained, and supported at Wayne RESA. In addition to substantial cost savings there are numerous technical and instruction advantages. There are currently 29 districts and 8 PSAs or privates schools totaling over 248 individual buildings.

List of participating Wayne County schools and search their catalogs

 

 

USER'S GROUP MEETINGS

The user's group is a venue for learning and sharing about Follett Destiny. The group meets a couple of times per year with a Follett representative to learn about software updates and features. To join the Destiny User's Group listserv, email Judy Bowling

Websites

Understanding MARC

The online book "Understanding MARC Bibliographic: Machine-Readable Cataloging" hosted by the Libray of Congress

Follett's Tag of the Month

This helpful resource features a description and working examples of the most commonly used MARC Bibliographic and Authority tags as well as sample MARC records.

Follett Community

Free online training, webinars, and resources.

Cataloger's Reference Shelf

The CRS is based on 21 MARC manuals and other reference works published by The Library of Congress and frequently accessed by technical services staff.

Library Media Leaders

REMC 20 logo and map

The Library Media Leadership Council Meetings (REMC) are intended for Wayne County Library teachers and certified staff, who are involved in the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services. Representatives to this group play an important role in reviewing and recommending changes to RESA programs and services.

The representatives are critical in disseminating timely information related to media and technology to all the schools their district.

The Library Media Leadership Council Meetings (REMC) will be meeting four times during the school year. Meetings are planned to include a professional learning experience during the morning, followed by a business meeting and professional sharing in the afternoon.

Visit the REMC Association of Michigan

National Resources