AASL releases updated position statement on flexible scheduling

For Immediate Release
Tue, 02/21/2012


Jennifer Habley

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has released an updated position statement on flexible scheduling.  The statement can be viewed on the AASL website at www.ala.org/aasl/positionstatements.

The statement stresses the role of the school library program as a fully integrated part of the educational program so that students, teachers and school librarians become partners in learning. To be fully integrated, classes need to be flexibly scheduled into the library on an as needed basis to facilitate research, training and utilization of technology with the guidance of the subject specialist, the teacher, and the process specialist, the librarian. Now revised, this position statement integrates 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.