School Librarians as Learning Leaders

2016-2017 AASL president Audrey Church’s presidential initiative focused on furthering administrators’ understanding of the key role that strong school libraries and certified school librarians play in student learning. Members of the Presidential Initiative Task Force curated selected quality resources that demonstrate the important instructional role of librarians in 21st century schools.

School Libraries Transform Learning

This digital magazine produced by AASL in partnership with American Libraries, is designed to be shared with parents, colleagues, administration, and policymakers. Includes the School Librarians Transform Learning infographic.


Digital Native ≠ Digital Literacy” pdf icon written by AASL members Ann M. Martin and Kathleen R. Roberts, appeared in the January/February 2015 issue of “Principal,” the magazine published by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). NAESP connected with AASL after seeing the digital literacy infographic published in “School Libraries Transform Learning.” 


Strong School Libraries Build Strong Students, created by the AASL Legislation Committee, is freely available for download by members of the media and general public provided no alterations are made and that the posting is for educational, noncommercial purposes only. Additional resources are also available.

Strong School Libraries Build Strong Students infographicInfographic pdf icon

Additional Resources pdf icon

Infographic & Additional Resources pdf icon



110 Things Kids Will Miss If They Don't Have a School Librarian in Their School pdf icon


AASL-developed toolkits including the Crisis Toolkit and the School Library Program Health and Wellness Toolkit.