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National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries
American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
Item Number: 978-0-8389-1579-0
 
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328 pages
7" x 10"
Softcover
ISBN-13: 9780838915790
Year Published: 2017
AP Categories: A, E, G
AASL’s new integrated standards are designed to empower leaders to transform teaching and learning. The new National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries reflect an evolution of AASL Standards, building on philosophical foundations and familiar elements of previous standards while featuring the new streamlined AASL Standards Integrated Framework for learners, school librarians, and school libraries.

Three previously separate publications—AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner, Standards in Action, and Empowering Learners—are now framed within a single text, emphasizing the importance of all three standards sets while ensuring that standards-related activities are mutually reinforcing. The National School Library Standards enable school librarians to influence and lead in their schools, districts, and states and to develop plans that meet today’s educational landscape for learners, school librarians, and the school library. Among the innovations:
  • Common Beliefs reflect current learning environments and professional best practices for effective school libraries;
  • the new standards framework features five shared components—Shared Foundations, Key Commitments, Domains, Competencies and Alignments—which are designed to reflect each other;
  • a section dedicated to assessment and evaluation provides examples on how to create your own tools that align school and district models with AASL Standards;
  • scenarios for various types of school library professionals demonstrate techniques and practices for successful implementation in authentic situations for self-reflection, group professional development, and pre-service education;
  • and included are a glossary of terms, useful verbs, a list of evidence, and other relevant appendices.
The National School Library Standards enables personalization for every learner and school librarian, allowing you to continuously tailor your school library to local needs, your own strengths, and learners’ benefit.
Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Part I: Introduction and Overview

Chapter 1: Meet Your New Standards
  • How Did We Get Here? A Brief History of School Library Standards
  • Your Voice, Your Standards
  • Structure and Purpose of Your New Standards
  • Your Language of Growth and Competency
  • Connecting with Stakeholders: Personas Bring the Standards to Life
  • Getting Started with Your Standards: Scenarios for Professional Learning
  • Growing with Your Standards: Evaluation and Assessment
  • Questions for Reflective Practitioners
  • Appendices and Other Resources
Chapter 2: Introduction to the Learner Standards
  • Conceptual Overview of the Learner Standards
  • Questions for the Reflective Practitioner
  • AASL Standards Framework for Learners
Chapter 3: Introduction to the School Librarian Standards
  • Conceptual Overview of the School Librarian Standards
  • Questions for the Reflective Practitioner
  • Recommended Appendices
  • AASL Standards Framework for School Librarians
Chapter 4: Introduction to the School Library Standards
  • Conceptual Overview of the School Library Standards
  • Questions for the Reflective Practitioner
  • Recommended Appendices
  • AASL Standards Framework for School Libraries

Part II: Standards Integrated Frameworks

Chapter 5: Inquire
  • Inquire Learner Competencies in Depth
  • Inquire School Librarian Competencies in Depth
  • Inquire School Library Alignments in Depth
  • Inquire Best Practices
  • Recommended Appendices
Chapter 6: Include
  • Include Learner Competencies in Depth
  • Include School Librarian Competencies in Depth
  • Include School Library Alignments in Depth
  • Include Best Practices
  • Recommended Appendices
Chapter 7: Collaborate
  • Collaborate Learner Competencies in Depth
  • Collaborate School Librarian Competencies in Depth
  • Collaborate School Library Alignments in Depth
  • Collaborate Best Practices
  • Recommended Appendices
Chapter 8: Curate
  • Curate Learner Competencies in Depth
  • Curate School Librarian Competencies in Depth
  • Curate School Library Alignments in Depth
  • Curate Best Practices
  • Recommended Appendices
Chapter 9: Explore
  • Explore Learner Competencies in Depth
  • Explore School Librarian Competencies in Depth
  • Explore School Library Alignments in Depth
  • Explore Best Practices
  • Recommended Appendices
Chapter 10: Engage
  • Engage Learner Competencies in Depth
  • Engage School Librarian Competencies in Depth
  • Engage School Library Alignments in Depth
  • Engage Best Practices
  • Recommended Appendices

Part III: Assessment and Evaluation

Chapter 11: Meeting the AASL Standards: Measuring Success
  • Overview
  • Competency-Based Learning
  • Evaluation of a Responsive School Library
  • Recommended Appendices
Chapter 12: Measuring Learner Growth
  • Assessment in a Competency-Based Environment
  • Pre-Assessment
  • Creating a Formative Assessment Task
  • Rating Schemes and Scales for Formative Assessments
  • Applying the Assessment
  • Creating a Summative Assessment Task
  • Conclusion
  • Questions for the Reflective Practitioner
  • Recommended Appendices
Chapter 13: Measuring School Librarian Growth
  • Dimensions of Professional Activity
  • Domains of Professional Competence
  • Formative Assessment
  • Summative Evaluation
  • Using AASL Standards Framework for School Librarians to Conduct Professional Evaluation
  • Crosswalking Educator Evaluation Forms to School Librarian Standards
  • Conclusion
  • Questions for the Reflective Practitioner
  • Recommended Appendices
Chapter 14: Evaluating School Libraries
  • Planning for an Effective School Library
  • School Library Responsibilities at the Building Level
  • School Library Responsibilities at the District Level
  • School Library Responsibilities at the State Level
  • Evaluating the School Library Using the Key Commitments
  • Outcomes-Based Evaluation
  • Questions for the Reflective Practitioner
  • Recommended Appendices

Part IV: Scenarios for Professional Learning

Chapter 15: Getting Started with the Standards: Scenarios for Professional Learning
  • Recommended Appendices
  • District School Library Director
  • Elementary School Librarian
  • Middle School Librarian
  • High School Librarian
  • Pre-Service Educator and Researcher
  • Library Assistant/Paraprofessional

Appendixes
  • Appendix A. Implementation Plan Overview
  • Appendix B. History of School Library Standards and Guidelines
  • Appendix C. Annotated List of AASL Position Statements
    • C1. Definition of an Effective School Library Program
    • C2. Appropriate Staffing for School Libraries
    • C3. Instructional Role of the School Librarian
    • C4. Preparation of School Librarians
    • C5. Role of the School Library Program
  • Appendix D. Library Bill of Rights
  • Appendix E. Interpretations of the Library Bill of Rights
    • E1. Access for Children and Young Adults to Nonprint Materials
    • E2. Access to Resources and Services in the School Library Program
    • E3. Advocating for Intellectual Freedom
    • E4. Challenged Resources
    • E5. Diversity in Collection Development
    • E6. Internet Filtering
    • E7. Privacy
  • Appendix F. LLAMA’s 14 Foundational Competencies
  • Appendix G. Code of Ethics of the American Library Association
  • Appendix H. Evidence of Accomplishment
  • Appendix I. Useful Verbs
Glossary of Terms
Works Cited
Suggested Further Reading
Index

About the Author

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning. Learn more at www.aasl.org.
 
 

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