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National School Library Standards  |   Non-Serial Publications  |   Advocacy Tools  |   Products


National School Library Standards 

AASL Standards

National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries

The new National School Library Standards reflect an evolution of AASL learning standards and program guidelines, now referred to as “Standards” and framed within a single text. These standards feature a new streamlined and integrated standards framework, ensuring that standards-related activities are mutually reinforcing for learners, school librarians, and school libraries.

ISBN 978-0-8389-1579-0
2018 | 320 p | 7” x 10” softcover

$199 ­
ALA Members: $149
AASL Members: $99

AASL Framework for Learners

AASL Standards Framework for Learners

The AASL Standards Framework for Learners pamphlet is the ideal collaborative and advocacy piece to introduce your stakeholders to this student-focused segment at the heart of AASL’s standards. In addition to the framework for learners, this convenient pamphlet includes Common Beliefs reflecting current learning environments and professional best practices that form the foundation of the standards.

ISBN 978-0-8389-1654-4
2018­ | ­8 p |­ 8.5” x 11” pamphlet

Sold in packs of 10
Price: $16.95

AASL Standards App

AASL Standards Mobile App

The AASL Standards mobile app is powerful tool that will help you quickly search, compare, record, and share the National School Library Standards you need anytime, anywhere. Always have the standards at hand—during curriculum meetings, teacher collaborations, professional development or instructional opportunities. Impress your stakeholders and maximize your collaborative opportunities as you showcase the standards that define your profession.

Item Number: AASLapp
Price: $19.99

This app can be purchased from the Apple App Store and Google Play

AASL Standards–Based Learning for Primary Grades: 21 Lessons Inspired by Picture Books
by Maureen Schlosser & Rebecca Granatini

Note: This title will be available Spring 2019. You may place an order and the item will be shipped when it becomes available.

Drawing on compelling picture books that can be used to directly support the new AASL Standards, this ready-to-go toolkit of lessons, worksheets, anchor charts, assessments, and rubrics is specifically designed for school librarians and other educators. With this resource in hand, learners and educators alike will think, create, share, and grow as they work together to meet the new AASL Standards.

ISBN: 978-0-8389-1775-6
2019 ­ softcover ­ 208 pp ­ 7” x 10”
$39.99 ­
ALA Members: $35.99

AASL Standards Graphics Products

Decorate your school library spaces with this set of AASL Standards products! AASL Standards Clings promote the Shared Foundations (Inquire, Include, Collaborate, Curate, Explore, and Engage) and the Domains (Think, Create, Share and Grow) from AASL’s National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries. The poster and bookmark feature AASL’s Shared Foundations and Key Commitments. Remind learners and stakeholders of the core values and competencies being advanced through their work in the school library.

AASL Standards Poster | $18.00
Item Number: 5190-1811

AASL Standards Bookmark | $9.00
Item Number: 5192-1811

AASL Standards: Foundations Clings | $36.00
Item Number: 5193-1812

AASL Standards: Domains Clings | $24.00
Item Number: 5193-1811

AASL Standards: 10-Cling Set $51.00
Item Number: 5193-1813

AASL Standards Complete Set | $69.00
Item Number: 5193-1814

AASL Standards Frameworks Poster

Both an advocacy piece and a resource, this two-sided poster features the AASL Standards Frameworks from the National School Library Standards. One side of the poster organizes the AASL Standards Frameworks by Shared Foundation and the other side organizes by Learner, School Librarian, and School Library. Hang this poster in your collaborative spaces, classrooms, office, or anywhere you and your partners and stakeholders reference the AASL Standards.

Item Number: 978-0-8389-1579-0
$24 ­ | ALA Members: $21.60

National School Library Standards Card Game

To help explore the AASL Standards and facilitate professional conversation, AASL has created a deck of cards that can be used by school librarians as a professional development tool. This game was designed to aid in conceptualizing the standards, developing implementation strategies, considering differing approaches with stakeholders, and promoting conversation among practitioners.

  • 7 unique decks, 236 total cards
  • Professionally printed and cut with rounded corners
  • Customizable game play instructions available online

Order through the AASL headquarters office.

Price: $25.00

 


 

Non-Serial Publications

AASL A 21st-Century Approach to School Librarian Evaluation

A 21st-Century Approach to School Librarian Evaluation 
Patricia Owen

A 21st-Century Approach to School Librarian Evaluation 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.

Workbook style prompts walk school librarians through suggested readings, action tips, and evidence collection to help gauge their current levels of achievement, set goals for progress, and form plans for future professional development. This book provides school librarians an opportunity to engage in rigorous self-evaluation and to shape school administrator evaluations. 

2012 | 146 p | ISBN 978-0-8389-8618-9 | $36.00 | ALA Members $32.40 

e-book | ALA Store item 9400-6189 | $18.00 | ALA Members $16.20   

bundle | ALA Store item 9700-6189 | $45.00 | ALA members $40.50 

aasl Library Spaces for 21st-Century Learners: A Planning Guide for Creating New School Library Concepts

Library Spaces for 21st-Century Learners: A Planning Guide for Creating New School Library Concepts
Margaret Sullivan

Library Spaces for 21st-Century Learners: A Planning Guide for Creating New School Library Concepts focuses on planning contemporary school library spaces with user-based design strategies. The book walks school librarians and administrators through the process of gathering information from students and other stakeholders involved in planning a resource rich learning space. Information includes how to create needs assessment documents that compliment AASL’s Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs. Suggestions for adding meaningful aesthetic components and colorful renderings of sample environments are also provided.

2013 | 100p | ISBN 978-0-8389-8630-1 | $36.00 | ALA members $32.40 

e-book | ALA Store item 9400-6301 | $18.00 | ALA members $16.20   

bundle | ALA Store item 9700-6301 | $45.00 | ALA members $40.50   

aasl Empowering Leadership: Developing Behaviors for Success

Empowering Leadership: Developing Behaviors for Success 
Ann M. Martin

This book takes the mystery out of leadership by illustrating the visible and invisible components of leadership. Essential questions, reflective strategies, and practical tips within each chapter will bring school librarians to their next level in leadership while they recognize the hidden leadership opportunities in daily tasks that are already central to the profession. Empowering Leadership offers lessons and examples to improve the leader within and encourage development of each librarian’s unique leadership style.

2013 | 214p | ISBN 978-0-8389-8657-8 | $36.00 | ALA members $32.40

e-book | ALA Store item 9400-6578 | $18.00 | ALA members $16.20

bundle | ALA Store item 9700-6578 | $45.00 | ALA members $40.50

aasl Developing Collections to Empower Learners

Developing Collections to Empower Learners
Sue C. Kimmel

Developing Collections to Empower Learners examines collection development in the context of today’s shifts toward digital resources while emphasizing the foundational beliefs of the school library profession. Writer Sue Kimmel includes practical advice about needs assessment, planning, selection, acquisitions, evaluation, and continuous improvement for collections to support 21st-century standards. Questions are raised about shifting roles of the school librarian and the place of the school library. What should school libraries collect and how can we support the creation and dissemination of knowledge in our communities? Particular emphasis is given to questions about access, equity, and learning in order to ensure that all students will be effective consumers and producers of information and ideas heading into the 22nd-century.

2014 | 126p | ISBN 978-0-8389-8728-5 | $36.00 | ALA members $32.40

e-book | ALA Store item 9400-7285 | $18.00 | ALA members $16.20 

bundle | ALA Store item 9700-7285 | $45.00 | ALA members $40.50 

aasl Assessing Student Learning in the School Library Media Center

Assessing Student Learning in the School Library Media Center
Edited by Anita L. Vance; Assistant Editor, Robbie Nickel

School library media specialists have a crucial role to play in the assessment of student learning. This volume, featuring contributions from participants in AASL's sold-out 2006 Fall Forum, provides answers to this important question on many levels.

2007 | 80p | ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8446-8 | $22.95 | ALA members $20.65

aasl Ebooks and the School Library Program: A Practical Guide for the School Librarian

Ebooks and the School Library Program: A Practical Guide for the School Librarian
Cathy Leverkus and Shannon Acedo

Whether you have an interest in starting an ebook collection for your school library program or are working on enhancing an ebook collection you’ve already established, this handbook is for you. The world of ebooks is both vast and intricate. Exploring the many articles concerning ebook publication, vendors, devices, and copyright laws can be overwhelming. The writers of Ebooks and the School Library Program have organized their learning to share with their peers from several years of building ebook collections for their individual school library programs. This guide will help familiarize school librarians with ebooks and facilitate decision-making about their ebook collections in a rapidly changing landscape.

2013 | 222p | ISBN 978-0-8389-8672-1 | $36.00 | ALA members $32.40

e-book | ALA Store item 9400-6721 | $18.00 | ALA members $16.20

bundle | ALA Store item 9700-6721 | $45.00 | ALA members $40.50

aasl Every Student Reads: Collaboration and Reading to Learn

Every Student Reads: Collaboration and Reading to Learn
Gail Bush

This concise guide features reading strategies geared for elementary and secondary students as well as a hearty nod to free and voluntary reading programs supported by school library programs. Includes contributions from leading reading experts who were presenters at the 2004 AASL Fall Forum.

2005 | 56p | ISBN 978-0-8389-8358-8 | $20.00 | ALA members $18.00

aasl Instructional Partnerships: A Pathway to Leadership (Best of KQ)

Instructional Partnerships: A Pathway to Leadership (Best of KQ)
Edited by Judi Moreillon and Susan Ballard

Valuable for novices and seasoned school librarians, this Best of Knowledge Quest monograph, is a collection of seminal articles to support pre-service and in-service school librarians in developing and strengthening the instructional partner role. Instructional Partnerships: A Pathway to Leadership provides readers with background knowledge, research-based evidence, and examples of instructional partnerships in action. Serving in this role positions school librarians as key faculty in improving student learning outcomes through building collaborative partnerships for instruction.

2013 | 214p | ISBN 978-0-8389-8638-7 | $36.00 | ALA members $32.40

e-book | ALA Store item 9400-6387 | $18.00 | ALA members $16.20

bundle | ALA Store item 9700-6387 | $45.00 | ALA members $40.50

aasl Leadership for Excellence

Leadership for Excellence
Jo Ann Carr

How do the most successful school library media specialists play a leading role in student achievement in their schools? Jo Ann Carr and AASL share behind-the-scenes details and best practices, including how and why top programs succeed, get funding, and become integral contributors in their school communities.

2008 | 120p | ISBN 978-0-8389-0961-4 | $45.00 | ALA members $40.50

aasl The Power of Data: An Introduction to Using Local, State, and National Data to Support School Library Programs

The Power of Data: An Introduction to Using Local, State, and National Data to Support School Library Programs
Sandra Andrews

This book discusses the use of data sets to establish benchmarking goals for school library programs, focusing on both the data available from the national level and how that data can influence decisions at the local level. Most importantly this book will help school librarians increase their ability to effectively use existing data and to articulate the analysis of that data to the people who need the information, including principals, superintendents, school boards, parents, teachers and students.

2012 | 82p | ISBN 978-0-8389-8617-2 | $36.00 | ALA members $32.40

e-book | ALA Store item 9400-6172 | $18.00 | ALA members $16.20

bundle | ALA Store item 9700-6172 | $45.00 | ALA members $40.50 

aasl School Library Media Programs in Action: Civic Engagement, Social Justice, and Equity (Best of KQ)

School Library Media Programs in Action: Civic Engagement, Social Justice, and Equity (Best of KQ)
Edited by Gail Bush

The publication is a compilation of articles from Knowledge Quest, AASL's official, highly respected journal on school library media programs. The purpose here is not to set in stone principles and practices to be followed blindly but to present a disposition toward intellectual behaviors that seriously consider the responsibilities and actions as educators in a democratic society. Readers will find topics addressing the big picture of civic engagement, equity, democracy, and social justice, and of course best practices.

2009 | 85 p | ISBN 978-0-8389-8515-1 | $22.95 | ALA Members $20.65

aasl School Library Services in a Multicultural Society (Best of KQ)

School Library Services in a Multicultural Society (Best of KQ)

Edited by Patricia Montiel-Overall and Donald C. Adcock

For years AASL has been addressing cultural issues in its official journal, Knowledge Quest. This collection brings together articles that touch on a wide variety of issues related to culture, including cultural literacy, ethnicity, gender, family, language, and technology.

2009 | 60 p | ISBN 978-0-8389-8496-3 | $22.95 | ALA Members $20.65


Advocacy Tools

School Library Advocacy Packs

These advocacy packs are intended to be used as tools to spread the word about the many ways school librarians are transforming teaching and learning. Generously sponsored by Bound to Stay Bound Books (BTSB), School Library Advocacy Packs are available free of charge while supplies last. Valued at $29.99, school library advocates/customers pay only for shipping.   

This pack includes:

  • 25 copies of a limited print edition of “School Libraries Transform Learning,” an American Libraries Digital Supplement
  • Assorted brochures from the “School Library Programs Improve Student Learning” series, also sponsored by BTSB

2015 | Item # 9200-2015 | Free. Pay for shipping only (minimum $9.00). Order additional products from the ALA Online Store and combine your shipping for additional savings.

aasl School Library Programs Create Lifelong Learners: A Student’s and Parent's Guide to Evaluating Independent School Libraries

School Library Programs Create Lifelong Learners: A Student’s and Parent's Guide to Evaluating Independent School Libraries | Independent School Section of AASL

Developed by AASL’s Independent School Section (ISS), School Library Programs Create Lifelong Learners is a guide to help students and parents evaluate independent school libraries. Choosing the independent school your child will attend is an important decision, and this guide presents learning standards and critical questions to help a family identify the important characteristics of a strong school library program. For more information, visit www.ala.org/aasl/advocacy/tools/brochures/iss.

2011 | Pamphlet | ISBN 978-0-8389-8594-6 | Available in packs of 25 for $7.00/pack

aasl School Library Programs Improve Student Learning

School Library Programs Improve Student Learning (Brochure series)

School Library Programs Improve Student Learning is a series of advocacy brochures each designed to speak to a specific stakeholder audience within the school library community, including administrators, policymakers, parents, and teachers. The brochure series unfolds AASL’s Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs in a way that allows each stakeholder group to visualize a model school library program from their perspective. Each brochure outlines goals and key questions specific and important to each audience. This format will help school librarians generate and guide unique discussions with each stakeholder group, set goals and expectations for the program and the stakeholder, and maximize the potential of the school library program. To download PDFs, visit www.ala.org/aasl/advocacybrochures or purchase packs of the full-color brochures.

2011 | Brochure | Available in packs of 25 for $9.00/pack

ISBN 978-0-8389-8581-6 | Administrators
ISBN 978-0-8389-8583-0 | Parents
ISBN 978-0-8389-8613-4 | Parents (Spanish)
ISBN 978-0-8389-8582-3 | Policymakers
ISBN 978-0-8389-8584-7 | Teachers


Products

standards poster

21st-Century Learner Poster

Use this poster to reinforce to administrators, faculty, parents, and students of the important skills needed for becoming lifelong learners.

13" x 38"

aasl School Library Month Poster

School Library Month Poster

Developed with AASL, this poster celebrates the special role of a school library in the life of a child. Every April for School Library Month, school librarians create activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in a student's educational career. Learn more about School Library Month at www.ala.org/aasl/slm.

aasl School Library Month Poster

Celebrate school libraries in April and throughout the year with these posters external link icon and bookmarksexternal link icon