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STANDARDS PUBLICATIONS

National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries
The new National School Library Standards reflect an evolution of AASL learning standards and program guidelines, now referred to as “Standards” and framed within a single text. These standards feature a new streamlined and integrated standards framework, ensuring that standards-related activities are mutually reinforcing for learners, school librarians, and school libraries.

ISBN: 978-0-8389-1579-0
2018 ­ softcover ­ 320 pp ­ 7” x 10”
$199  |  ALA Members: $149
AASL Members: $99

AASL Standards Framework for Learners
The AASL Standards Framework for Learners pamphlet is the ideal collaborative and advocacy piece to introduce your stakeholders to this student-focused segment at the heart of AASL’s standards. In addition to the framework for learners, this convenient pamphlet includes Common Beliefs reflecting current learning environments and professional best practices that form the foundation of the standards.

This is the perfect piece to share and present at:

  • District school board meetings
  • PTA/PTO meetings
  • Teacher in-service days

ISBN: 978-0-8389-1654-4
2018 ­ pamphlet ­ 8 pp ­ 8.5” x 11”
Sold in packs of 10
Price: $16.95

Leadership: Strategic Thinking, Decision Making, Communication & Relationship Building
by Ann M. Martin & Kathleen Riopelle Roberts

Guiding school librarians to new levels of leadership, this book breaks down the National School Library Standards into authentic, easily accessible components school librarians can apply to develop their leadership style and skills. Readers will begin to recognize the leadership behaviors that connect school libraries to learner growth. Strategies, interactive tools, and best practices support readers’ further evolution into reflective leaders who spearhead library initiatives instead of being receivers of decisions.

ISBN: 978-0-8389-1907-1
2019 ­ softcover ­ 176 pp ­ 7” x 10”
$54.99  |  ALA Members: $49.49
AASL Members: $46.74

SHARED FOUNDATIONS SERIES
Complete Set
An immersive and dedicated study of the Shared Foundations that anchor the National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries, this six-book series will help school library professionals deepen their understandings, broaden their perspectives, make connections for personal relevance, and innovate and reflect on their practice. While each of the books is dedicated to the deep exploration of a single Shared Foundation, they cannot be implemented in isolation. The writing process used by the authors created a series of books that, like the AASL Standards frameworks, are both unique and yet parallel each other.

Pre-order the entire series and save! Books are currently in development and are scheduled for release on a rolling schedule beginning fall 2019 through summer 2020. Books will ship to pre-order purchasers as they become available.

SHARED FOUNDATIONS SERIES
Inquire
by Lori Donovan

Using inquiry process models and questioning protocols, this text explores how to develop curious and reflective lifelong learners and problem solvers while simultaneously fostering a school-wide inquiry culture. Part of the Shared Foundations series, this book examines effective implementation of the Shared Foundation Inquire from the National School Library Standards. By studying Inquire through the Domains, readers will see how the Competencies and Alignments support and demonstrate learner growth in the inquiry process and can reflect on their practices in a variety of K-12 settings. This resource is loaded with ideas and strategies to grow critical, systematic thinkers who design solutions to authentic problems.

ISBN: 978-0-8389-1916-3
2020 ­ softcover ­ 176 pp ­ 7” x 10”
$54.99 ­ |  ALA Members: $49.49
AASL Members: $46.74

SHARED FOUNDATIONS SERIES
Include
by Julie Stivers

Part of the Shared Foundations series, this book examines effective implementation of the Shared Foundation Include from the National School Library Standards. Currently in development, this book is scheduled to be available in spring 2020.

ISBN: 978-0-8389-1917-0
2020 ­ softcover ­ 112 pp ­ 7” x 10”
$54.99 ­ |  ALA Members: $49.49
AASL Members: $46.74

SHARED FOUNDATIONS SERIES
Collaborate
by Mary Catherine Coleman

If your goal is to create a collaborative culture that enhances learning and enriches the entire school community, you’ll want this book! Part of the Shared Foundations series, this book examines effective implementation of the Shared Foundation Collaborate from the National School Library Standards. Readers will discover strategies for establishing deeper connections to school curriculum and mission, moving beyond support and resources to instructional partners. Examining the Domains of Think, Create, Share, and Grow reveals the development of the collaborative mindset in learners at different grade levels and how making both physical space and time space contribute to shaping a culture of collaboration across the learning community.

ISBN: 978-0-8389-1915-6
2020 ­ softcover ­ 144 pp ­ 7” x 10”
$54.99 ­ |  ALA Members: $49.49
AASL Members: $46.74

SHARED FOUNDATIONS SERIES
Curate
by Len Bryan

Part of the Shared Foundations series, this book examines effective implementation of the Shared Foundation Curate from the National School Library Standards. Currently in development, this book is scheduled to be available in spring 2020.

ISBN: 978-0-8389-1918-7
2020­ softcover ­ 112 pp ­ 7” x 10”
$54.99 ­ |  ALA Members: $49.49
AASL Members: $46.74

SHARED FOUNDATIONS SERIES
Explore
by Sarah Searles

Part of the Shared Foundations series, this book examines effective implementation of the Shared Foundation Explore from the National School Library Standards. Currently in development, this book is scheduled to be available in summer 2020.

ISBN: 978-0-8389-1919-4
2020­ softcover ­ 112 pp ­ 7” x 10”
$54.99 ­ |  ALA Members: $49.49
AASL Members: $46.74

SHARED FOUNDATIONS SERIES
Engage
by Robin Stout

Part of the Shared Foundations series, this book examines effective implementation of the Shared Foundation Engage from the National School Library Standards. Currently in development, this book is scheduled to be available in summer 2020.

ISBN: 978-0-8389-1920-0
2020­ softcover ­ 112 pp ­ 7” x 10”
$54.99 ­ |  ALA Members: $49.49
AASL Members: $46.74

ANCILLARY PUBLICATIONS

AASL STANDARDS-BASED LEARNING SERIES
Content-Area Collaborations for Secondary Grades
by Liz Deskins

Using the AASL Standards Framework for Learners, this book supports secondary school librarians and content-area educators working together to design and deliver creative, personalized, and authentic learning experiences. Containing 20 units rooted in the AASL Standards and tailored to foster collaboration with content areas through alignments with other sets of national standards, this ready-to-go resource is enhanced with discussion questions, rubrics, worksheets, and assessment activities. 

ISBN: 978-0-8389-1944-6
2020 ­ softcover ­ 272 pp ­ 7” x 10”
$49.99  |  ALA Members: $44.99

AASL STANDARDS-BASED LEARNING SERIES
Lessons Inspired by Picture Books for Primary Grades
by Maureen Schlosser & Rebecca Granatini

Drawing on compelling picture books that can be used to directly support the National School Library Standards, this ready-to-go toolkit of lessons, worksheets, anchor charts, assessments, and rubrics is specifically designed to build learner competencies while examining big ideas. With this resource in hand, learners and educators alike will think, create, share, and grow as they explore big ideas inspired by picture books and work together to meet the AASL Standards.

ISBN: 978-0-8389-1775-6
2019 ­ softcover ­ 288 pp ­ 7” x 10”
$49.99  |  ALA Members: $44.99

AASL STANDARDS-BASED LEARNING SERIES
STEAM in 30 Minutes for Elementary Learners
by Deborah Rinio

Designed to be completed in 30-minute class periods, 14 scaffolded STEAM activities enable collaboration and allow elementary school librarians to easily shift the same lesson between classes and grade levels. Engaging at greater levels of complexity or cognition, learners will think like a scientist and design like an engineer using an iterative process to make authentic learning connections and develop a growth mindset.

ISBN: 978-0-8389-4680-0
2020 ­ softcover ­ 276 pp ­ 7” x 10”
$49.99  |  ALA Members: $44.99

An Introduction to Collection Development for School Librarians
by Mona Kerby

Applying an informal and practical approach, author Mona Kerby provides beginning librarians with the essential steps to effectively manage a vibrant school library collection. Supported by the National School Library Standards and ALA/AASL/CAEP standards for university preparation programs, this resource introduces the key components that influence collection development today. By focusing on the basics, readers can begin to reflect on and customize plans for action. A timesaver for the busy school librarian, this collection development digest is the tool you need to ensure success.

ISBN: 978-0-8389-1892-0
2019 ­ softcover ­ 96 pp ­ 7” x 10”
$39.99  |  ALA Members: $35.99

PRODUCTS

AASL Standards Mobile App
A companion tool to the National School Library Standards publication, the AASL Standards mobile app is a powerful tool that will help you quickly search, compare, record, and share the elements of the standards frameworks anytime, anywhere. Always have the AASL Standards at hand—during curriculum meetings, teacher collaborations, professional development, or instructional opportunities. Impress your stakeholders and maximize your collaborative opportunities as you showcase the standards that define your profession.

Item Number: AASLapp
Price: $19.99

View the Standards at Your Fingertips webinar series for building-level school librarians, district supervisors, and LIS educators to get tips and ideas for using the app in your daily practice.

National School Library Standards Card Game
To help explore the AASL Standards and facilitate professional conversation, AASL has created a deck of cards that can be used by school librarians as a professional development tool. This game was designed to aid in conceptualizing the standards, developing implementation strategies, considering differing approaches with stakeholders, and promoting conversation among practitioners.

  • 7 unique decks, 236 total cards
  • Professionally printed and cut with rounded corners
  • Customizable game play instructions available online

Order through the AASL headquarters office.

Price: $25.00

AASL Standards Frameworks Poster
Both an advocacy piece and a resource, this two-sided poster features the AASL Standards Frameworks from the National School Library Standards. One side of the poster organizes the AASL Standards Frameworks by Shared Foundation and the other side organizes by Learner, School Librarian, and School Library. Hang this poster in your collaborative spaces, classrooms, office, or anywhere you and your partners and stakeholders reference the AASL Standards.

Item Number: 5190-1841
Size: 22″ x 34″
$24 ­ |  ALA Members: $21.60

AASL Standards Graphics Products
Decorate your school library spaces with this set of AASL Standards products! AASL Standards Clings promote the Shared Foundations (Inquire, Include, Collaborate, Curate, Explore, and Engage) and the Domains (Think, Create, Share and Grow) from AASL’s National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries. The poster and bookmark feature AASL’s Shared Foundations and Key Commitments. Remind learners and stakeholders of the core values and competencies being advanced through their work in the school library.

AASL Standards Poster | $18.00
Item Number: 5190-1811

AASL Standards Bookmark | $9.00
Item Number: 5192-1811

AASL Standards: Foundations Clings | $36.00
Item Number: 5193-1812

AASL Standards: Domains Clings | $24.00
Item Number: 5193-1811

AASL Standards: 10-Cling Set | $51.00
Item Number: 5193-1813

AASL Standards Complete Set | $69.00
Item Number: 5193-1814

AASL Standards Complete Set 2 | $83.00
Item Number: 5193-1844


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