School Librarians

Designed to empower leaders to transform teaching and learning, the National School Library Standards enable personalization for every learner and school librarian, allowing you to continuously tailor your school library to local needs, your own strengths, and learners’ benefit. These resources will help you get started on your journey.

For more great resources, explore the Materials Gallery.

Common Beliefs

Standards Frameworks

Professional Development

Communicating with Stakeholders

As you become familiar with the standards, you will want and need to share them with your collaborators, but each of them has different priorities. AASL has created materials with three important stakeholder audiences in mind to help you share messages that will resonate in your community.

District-Wide Approach

Connect with your administrator on the priorities that you share. This two-page spread highlights district-wide applications of the AASL Standards.

Standards Crosswalks

AASL Standards Crosswalks will help all educators in your building see how the AASL Standards align with other sets of national standards that your school or district has adopted.

Frameworks Poster

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

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