Status of Staffing of School Libraries Task Force
Chair: Deborah Jesseman
Staff liaison: Allison Cline
To research, investigate and provide suggestions and recommendations for appropriate action regarding the current status of staffing of school libraries and certification requirements for school librarians (and) to determine whether other staff are assuming school librarian roles/responsibilities and/or if school librarians are assuming additional responsibilities outside their traditional purview.
Review the spectrum of current certification requirements to identify professional expectations;
Determine if school librarians roles responsibilities have been assigned to or subsumed by other school staff and if yes by whom and to what degree;
Determine any additional responsibilities school librarians have assumed and/or are expected to assume;
Research and investigate the process for school librarian evaluation in states implementing the CCSS and report on related impact;
Identify where there is a need to educate decision and policy makers regarding the role and relevance of today's school librarian.