School Libraries at the Heart of Transformation

Discover the many ways that school libraries and school librarians stand at the heart of transformation as learners become thinkers, explorers, collaborators, and inventors preparing for college, career, and life.

Connect On Your Shared Priorities

Share this article from District Administration magazine with your school administrator to begin talking about what you can do together this year!

Standards Crosswalks

Meet your collaborators where they are with AASL’s series of crosswalks between the National School Library Standards and other sets of national teaching and learning standards.

Call for Proposals

Submissions open Aug 20–Dec 3, 2018

Submit your proposals for AASL19 concurrent sessions. All programming in Louisville will be rooted in the National School Library Standards. Whether you are a learner or a presenter (or both!), this is an opportunity not to miss!

AASL Standards Frameworks Poster

Hang this two-sided poster in your collaborative spaces and anywhere you and your partners and stakeholders reference the AASL Standards.

Promote Conversation

Order your own National School Library Standards Card Game for a powerful interactive professional development activity that is different every time you play.

Defending Intellectual Freedom

More than a collection of resources, this toolkit use the AASL Standards as scaffolding to help users explore LGBTQ+ materials and needs in their own communities.

Order Now

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

Knowledge Quest

Take advantage of your time this summer to explore—Knowledge Quest offers access to 5 articles from the print journal and more than a dozen standards-focused blog posts by members of the AASL Standards committees.

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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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