December 1, 2017

AASL Conference - New Standards Rolled Out!!

Mid-November I spent 4 days at AASL trying to immerse myself in the new AASL School Library Standards - and not get overwhelmed! It was exhilarating and exhausting but so worthwhile to be there for the rollout.

We will be purchasing the "AASL Standards Framework for Learners" pamphlet for every librarian, building principal, superintendent and curriculum coordinator in our districts. In addition, we will be offering a 3-day training (2 days in June, 1 day in August (for reflection and follow-up) - more details coming soon!

This SMORE gives some links and general information to get you started. I'm still trying to wrap my head around it, too, but please feel free to email me or phone me about any questions you might have. And, as always, I'd love to come for a school/district visit! - J’aimé

Several "Entry" Points

In addition to information for school librarians, the home page will also give you links to information for administrators, parents/guardians and educators (non-librarians). Each section highlights videos and materials pertinent to that group, as well as links to all of the same materials designed for librarians (including print and presentation materials and templates, social media hashtags, web banners, and campaign materials).

Foundation Infographics

Infographics for each of the Shared Foundations helps separate each one. These make each standard easier to understand by simplifying each one. It's recommended that, after you look at each of the standards, you select ONE that you may already be comfortable with, or want to learn more about, and focus your teaching and learning on that one before moving on to another.

Short Docs to Guide You

Looking for a short read? Try looking at these one-page documents: Reflect and Refresh, How Do I Read the Standards?, and Managing Standards Overload.

Contact Us

J’aimé Pfeiffer - SLS Director

Sharon Hinkle - Catalog & ILL Librarian

Karin Howansky - PD (OPALS, Technology) School Library Media Specialist

Deb Massa - PD Journals & Books, ILL Claims, Conferences & Workshops

Marcia Miller - Databases, Purchases, CCD

The best way to reach SLS is through our libraryservices email!