AASL releases updated position statement on the role of the school library program

For Immediate Release
Tue, 02/14/2012

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Jennifer Habley

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has released an updated position statement on the role of the school library program.  Approved by the AASL Board of Directors at the ALA 2012 Midwinter Meeting, the statement can be viewed on the AASL website at www.ala.org/aasl/positionstatements.

The statement stresses the crucial role the school library program plays in preparing students to become active, contributing members of the 21st century.  The statement not only looks at the role of the library program, but the role of the school librarian as an instructional partner, thus integrating the concepts set forth by AASL’s learning standards and program guidelines. 

The American Association of School Librarians, www.aasl.org, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), promotes the improvement and extension of library services in elementary and secondary schools as a means of strengthening the total education program. Its mission is to advocate excellence, facilitate change and develop leaders in the school library field.