A 21st-Century Approach to School Librarian Evaluation



Writer Patricia Owen discusses AASL’s newest publication, A 21st-Century Approach to School Librarian Evaluation. In this workbook, Owen uses the AASL Empowering Learners program guidelines as a basis for a school librarian evaluation rubric—one that can be adapted or duplicated by school librarians and shared with school administrators. 

Learning Outcomes

In this webinar, Owen walks participants through the workbook’s suggested readings, action tips, and evidence collection to help school librarians engage in rigorous self-evaluation and to shape school administrator evaluations. Librarians who proceed step-by-step through A 21st-Century Approach to School Librarian Evaluation will emerge prepared for their annual performance evaluation.

Who Should Attend

School library professionals and those interested in the topic.


AASL member since 2010, Patricia Owen, M.Ed., NBCT, has presented on “college-and career-readiness” and school librarian evaluation issues at conferences including OELMA, ALAO, AASL, and ALA. She is a member of the INFOhio 12-13 College & Career Readiness and OhioLINK Dual Enrollment Task Forces. The author of several Teacher-Librarian, LMC, School Libraries Monthly, and Ohio Media SPECTRUM articles, Patti's first book, A 21st-Century Approach to School Librarian Evaluation, published by AASL, is available in the ALA Bookstore.



Access to this webinar archive is complimentary.

How to Register

No registration is required.

Tech Requirements

Internet connection and web browser.


Jennifer Habley 
AASL Manager, Web Communications