Resources for School Librarians - Index National and Local Information Skills Standards
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The 2017 AASL School Library Standards - The new standards have now been published, and they may be purchased at the ALA store. They are expensive.
Standards AASL - These are announcements of various standards related materials from AASL.
Standards Crosswalked by AASL Standards - AASL stamdards crosswalked with the Future Ready Standards and the ISTE Standards. IFLA School Library Guidelines - Second edition
The Common Core Standards
Understanding the Common Core State Standards - This is help in understanding the standards from EduTopia.
AASL Action Brief on Common Core - The AASL has released an action brief to help school librarians support Common Core state Standards implementation Nov., 2013.
The Common Core Toolkit: September, 2013 - a collection of very helpful links on many aspects of the Common Core by Margaux DelGuidice and Rose Luna in Publishers Weekly, Sept., 2013.
What is STEAM - Standards for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.
Library Privacy Guidelines for Students in K - 12 Schools - From the American Library Association. April, 2016.
Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries - by the Association for Library Service for Children, 2015
Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff - This set of competencies has been developed by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).
AASL Definition of an Effective School Library Program - June 25, 2016
AASL Position Statement on the Instructional Role of the School Librarian - July 25, 2016.
What is Information Literacy - From the Courtright Memorial Library.
Assessments of Information Literacy - a list of links to assessment sites by Jon Mueller.
7 Resources for Much Needed Information Literacy Skills - from eSchool News April, 2017
Where do Schools Fit in Information Literacy - This site is from the Information Literacy Group. Take a look at the sheets at the Resource Sheets. These may be downloaded for your use.
Five Essential Steps to Teach Information Literacy in Middle School - by Chris Zook, April 5, 2018.
Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education - Information literacy standards for college students by ACRL, 2016.
How Today's College Students Use Wikipedia for Course Related Research - A study by Alison J. Head and Michael B. Eisenberg, March, 2010. "Wikipedia meets the needs of college students because it offers a mixture of coverage, currency, convenience, and comprehensibility in a world where credibility is less of a given or an expectation from today’s students".
The Information Literacy
Movement of the School Library Media Field: A preliminary survey of the research - By David V. Loertscher
and Blanche Woolls, 1997. An extensive look at the history, research and practise of information literacy
in school libraries since the 1980's.
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