ALA Council Resolutions
School Librarians Transform Learning
Strong School Libraries Build Strong Students
Common Core State Standards Action Brief
In partnership with Achieve, AASL has released Implementing the Common Core State Standards: The Role of the School Librarian, an action brief on the role of school librarians in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The brief was designed not only for school librarians who are supporting higher standards for student learning, but also for school leaders as they rethink and re-envision the role that the library can and should play in a major school initiative.
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The official position of AASL on matters related to the school library profession.
AASL Senior/Capstone Project Task Force Report
This preliminary report on the implementation of student-centered Senior/Capstone Projects will provide school librarians with information about the many ways in which they can be involved in such projects. In addition, it offers links to multiple resources in the United States, including exemplars with specific contacts across a range of public schools. View the related Position Statement on the Role of the School Librarian in Senior/Capstone Projects.
Impact of the Loss of a State Library Consultant/Coordinator
Excerpt from an AASL task force report detailing how a state affiliate can advocate for positions of State Department Consultants/Coordinators and District Supervisors of Library Programs.
AASL Urban Schools Task Force Report
The task force conducted two national surveys to gain feedback from urban librarians and urban library administrators about their current work situations and specific needs.
Research and Statistics
AASL Research & Statistics
Compiled research and statistics on school library programs including "School Libraries Count!," AASL's longitudinal survey which aims to gather data on changes in the field to gain understanding of the state of school library programs nationally.
Add It Up: Libraries Make the Difference
Research and statistics to help advocates make the case for libraries at every stage of youth development and education.
Working Together Is Working Smarter Infographic
This infographic details key school librarian findings from Remodeling Literacy Learning: Making Room for What Works, a report released by the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE). The report details key findings from a nationwide survey and investigates the connection between professional learning, educator collaboration, and student learning.
A bibliography on school & public library partnerships, links to school and public library cooperative programs, and lists of exemplary websites about school & public library partnerships.
Contact information for state-level school librarian association leadership and the state Department of Education school library liaison.
Informational papers developed by AASL on matters of importance to the school library field.