The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has released early materials addressing elements of the new “National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries” that will launch in November.
Early materials available on the AASL Standards web portal include:
- “On the Horizon: New Standards to Dawn at AASL 2017”
Featuring AASL’s updated Common Beliefs for the profession, this article from the Sept./Oct. “Knowledge Quest,” describes AASL’s process for researching and remodeling the standards.
- Shared Foundation Infographics
This collection of six Shared Foundation infographics summarize Competencies for learners and suggest starting points for school librarians implementing the “National School Library Standards.” These infographics will be central to a Twitter chat you can join hosted by AASL on Monday, September 18, at 5:00 p.m. MDT at #AASLstandards.
- Standards Explainer Video – Evolved and Familiar
Learn how the AASL Standards have evolved to reflect current learning environments while still honoring and carrying forward beloved elements from previous Standards.
The AASL Standards web portal will be the hub for “National School Library Standards” resources. Many downloadable support resources, including materials customized for various types of school librarians and stakeholders, are planned for the fall launch and beyond to help school librarians understand and communicate the new standards structure in their collaborations and communities.