Toolkits

Resource Guide for Underserved Student Populations pdf icon NEW

Inspired by a concern brought forth from the AASL Affiliate Assembly, and developed for AASL by the 2016 ALA Emerging Leaders class, this toolkit brings together a wealth of resources available to aid school librarians working with students in five underserved populations: children in foster care, homeless children, children of incarcerated parents, children of migrant workers, and children in non-traditional families. Use this bookmark and handout to share the guide with colleagues and stakeholders.

Pre-Service Toolkit for Principals and Teachers pdf icon NEW

The resources listed in the toolkit, developed by the AASL Educators of School Librarians Section (ESLS), can help to educate future principals and teachers about the significant role that quality library programs can play in student learning. The resources can also be shared with practicing principals and teachers, who would benefit from learning more about the impact that a quality school library program can have on their schools.

Toolkit for Promoting School Library Programs

This toolkit includes strategies, practical tips and tools, key messages, inspirational stories, and much more to help school librarians promote the many ways they transform teaching and learning within schools, districts, and communities through their library programs. 

School Library Program Health and Wellness Toolkit

This toolkit provides a full range of resources to help school librarians build or update plans for stakeholder support and true advocacy.

Learning Standards and Program Guidelines Implementation Toolkit

This toolkit, part of AASL’s Learning4Life initiative, is designed to aide school librarians in implementing AASL’s learning standards (Standards for the 21st Century Learner) and program guidelines (Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs) into their program in small, manageable segments. 

Crisis Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to assist the school librarian who has encountered an immediate threat to their position and/or program. The toolkit guides school librarians through building meaningful and effective stakeholder support.

Parent Advocate Toolkit

Parents can be a school librarian’s strongest and most vocal advocates.  This toolkit is designed to help school librarians build parent support for their programs.

Common Core State Standards Implementation Assistance Toolkit

The purpose of this toolkit is to assist school librarians in (1) understanding the Common Core State standards, (2) creating plans with classroom teachers for implementing the standards, and (3) acting on these plans.

School Librarian's Role in Reading Toolkit 

School librarians are in a critical and unique position to partner with other educators to elevate the reading development of our nation’s youth. This toolkit offers resources to ensure the school librarian’s role in reading.

Common Core State Standards Action Toolkit for Public Librarians

This toolkit has been prepared by a joint task force comprised of AASL, ALSC, and YALSA members to help public librarians learn more about CCSS and apply that knowledge to their practice.