Order Now

Order the National School Library Standards now from the ALA Store and receive a free School Library Advocacy Pack with your purchase.

eCOLLAB webinars

Register now for upcoming standards webinars—a walkthrough of resources available on the AASL Standards web portal and using the standards to further your instructional leadership.

Learner Videos

Learners reflect on the Shared Foundations through their activities in the school library.

Knowledge Quest

Featured in the Nov/Dec Knowledge Quest, “Supporting You, Supporting the Standards: AASL’s Implementation Plan,” an article by implementation task force chair Mary Keeling.

Community

Miss the first Twitter chat unpacking the Shared Foundations that anchor the #AASLstandards? An archive is available for view at Participate.com. Watch for more Twitter chats to be scheduled this winter.

Explore

Enter the Standards by Who You Are

Testimonials

We’re in a world of sort of competing standards, between our district standards and our national education standards, and these are really descriptive of what is uniquely for school librarian excellence.

 

Jennifer Stanbro, Elementary School Librarian and K-12 District Coordinator, Maine

 

Testimonials

I love the format! I think the format is super easy to follow, and I think it’s going to make sense as our librarians at home start to delve into them. I think it’s going to be incredibly easy for them to implement.

 

Cherity Pennington, Middle School Librarian, Oklahoma

Testimonials

I think the Shared Foundations really speak to what librarians do anyway, which is exciting to see some of what we already do mirrored in the standards…but we added things in the Explore Shared Foundation that have been part of the maker movement that has been so important in school libraries over the last few years.

Brittany Tignor, Middle School Librarian, Maryland

Testimonials

I think the Shared Foundations really speak to what librarians do anyway, which is exciting to see some of what we already do mirrored in the standards…but we added things in the Explore Shared Foundation that have been part of the maker movement that has been so important in school libraries over the last few years.

Brittany Tignor, Middle School Librarian, Maryland

Testimonials

I think it is going to have a vernacular and a vocabulary that is going to resonate with all of my teachers and administrators, and it’s not something that is separate from everyone else.

Amanda Hurley, High School Librarian, Kentucky

Testimonials

I’d thought about [the Shared Foundation Include] with books before, but not necessarily how to Include other points-of-view in lessons. I’m really excited the standards have already shown me a weakness that I had and a way to address that.

Misti Jenkins, High School Librarian, Tennessee

Testimonials

I really like how you can look across the framework and you can challenge yourself to see where do you come in on each of the standards. Are you at the Think Level? Are you at the Grow level? How can you challenge yourself to up your game a little bit when you’re planning?

Kendel Lively, High School Librarian, Virginia

Testimonials

I feel like the new standards are very accessible! The book is easy to read and something I can really sink my teeth into. There’s good examples.

Julie Depkin, Elementary School Librarian, Alaska

AASL Standards Framework for Learners

 

The AASL Standards Framework for Learners is the ideal collaborative and advocacy piece to introduce your stakeholders to this student-focused segment at the heart of AASL’s standards.

 

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