AASL Seeks Community Input on Standards



From the American Library Association

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has launched two online surveys to gather insight from a variety of school library professionals and stakeholders regarding its 2018 “National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries.” Using these surveys, AASL seeks to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of the standards and related implementation tools. Survey links and more information can be found at standards.aasl.org/research.

Surveys will be open until May 8.

To conduct this research, two online surveys will be shared widely. The first survey will focus on feedback from within the profession. School librarians are encouraged to share the survey link with colleagues in order to collect a comprehensive assessment on whether AASL Standards reflect practice, align with the goals of stakeholders, and have increased understanding of school librarian job roles.

A second survey is specifically tailored for stakeholders. School librarians are asked to share the stakeholder survey link with their building-level and district administrators, classroom and content-area educators, and other instructional collaborators.

  • School Library Survey
  • Stakeholder SurveySurveys will be open through Wednesday, May 8. The AASL Board of Directors and AASL Standards Committee will use the finding to help inform financial and resource distribution to support those activities most needed and impactful to advance the role of the school librarian and the National School Library Standards.

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