Learning Standards & Program Guidelines Implementation Toolkit

Correlating to Your Curricula

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No successful library can work in isolation, so it is important to connect your adoption of the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner with existing building, district, state, and national standards movements. A strong school librarian knows that one of his or her roles is as a curriculum leader and, as a result, is familiar with these documents. Look for places where AASL’s learning standards overlap with existing documents and find an effective way to record the common areas. You will likely find many areas of interconnectivity. Consider working with other librarians in your district or region so that the workload can be shared.

Online Resources

Additional Resources

  • Formanack, Gail. 2008. “The Importance of Language: The Partnership for 21st Century Skills and AASL Standards.” School Library Media Activities Monthly 25, no.1 (September 1), 28–30.

  • Mardis, Marcia A., and Anne M. Perrault. 2008. “A Whole New Library: Six ‘Senses’ You Can Use to Make Sense of New Standards and Guidelines.” Teacher Librarian 35, no.4 (April), 34–38.

  • Pappas, Marjorie. 2008. “Standards for the 21st-Century Learner: Comparisons with NETS and State Standards.” School Library Media Activities Monthly 24, no.10 (June), 19–26.

  • Smith, Annette R. 2008. “Wisconsin Partnership for 21st Century Skills—Library Media Specialists Making an Impact.” School Library Media Activities Monthly 25, no.4 (December), 27–29.

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