Getting Started

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.

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Common Beliefs

Standards Framework

Implementation Plan

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.

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.

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.

Message Box

Need help crafting messages for your communications?

Presentation Templates

Use these templates to brand your presentations with National School Library Standards graphics.

Print Templates

Customize these flyer, brochure, and poster templates with your own message.

Web Banners

Use standards-branded web banners and pods to help you share standards activities in your networks.


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