General Resources for Allies
NEW!!! 2017 AASL National School Library Standards.
Be sure your campus librarian and principal KNOW to buy it now - and the APP for quick reference when you visit your libraries.
PARENTS will want to check the Standards website for videos, and more so that they can ASK, ASK, ASK for the library they should have.
IDEA: Support your librarian to membership in AASL for MEMBER PRICING OF ALL Standards products. Membership includes our professional journal and listserv as well as webinars for best [professional growth tools.
PARENTS will want to READ the AASL Standards Framework for Learners in printable PDF. This content can also be purchased in packets of 10 to share with campus and district leadership.
Request THAT the Librarian embed the Learner competencies into library and collaborative lesson plans.
ELEVATOR & ESCALATOR SPEECHES
Abercrombie, Sedley. "What is an ‘elevator speech’?" KQ, AASL, 26 Jan. 2018.
Rancourt, Derrick E. "Turn Your Elevator Pitch into an Escalator Pitch." Responsibilities May Include, Universities Canada, 16 Jan. 2018.
The VISUAL GUIDELINE TO STAFFING CHOICES IN SCHOOL LIBRARIES (aka Skills Spectrum) is available in booklet format for printing as well as full-page format with internal bookmarks for desktop access, this 2018 project offers all stakeholders a visual guide to the multi-faceted skill set of certified school librarians. Please share widely!
AASL Presidential Initiative 2017
Resources ABOUT School and School Library ADMINSTRATORS
"School Librarians as Learning Leaders." AASL, Apr. 2017. This is the AASL web page that shows the full breadth of Audrey's Presidential Initiative.
"School Librarians as Learning Leaders: #SchoolLibrariansTransformStudentLearning." by Audrey Church. KQ, AASL, 19 June 2017. This blog post links to ALL of Audrey's Presidential Initiative tools.
Church, Audrey. "If You Invite a Legislator to the Library…." KQ, AASL, 17 Mar. 2017.