For immediate release | November 10, 2017

AASL announces the new National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries

CHICAGO — Designed to empower leaders to transform teaching and learning, the new “National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries” from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), published by ALA Editions, reflect an evolution of AASL Standards. The standards and guidelines found in three previously separate publications—"AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner,” “Standards in Action,” and “Empowering Learners”—have been integrated, remodeled, and framed within a single text. Featuring a new streamlined AASL Standards Integrated Framework for learners, school librarians, and school libraries, these standards emphasize the importance of all three standards sets while ensuring that standards-related activities are mutually reinforcing.

Also available is the AASL Standards Framework for Learners pamphlet, the ideal collaborative and advocacy piece to introduce 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 and a summary of the essential elements in the standards framework structure. The pamphlet is sold in full-color glossy packs of 10. It’s the perfect piece to share and present at district school board meetings, PTA/PTO meetings, and teacher in-service days.

The American Association of School Librarians,, a division of the American Library Association, empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.

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