Information for Teachers
School Librarians are Learning Leaders
American Association of School Librarians Resources
Be sure your campus librarian and principal KNOW to buy it now - and the APP for quick reference when you visit your libraries.
TEACHERS 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: Encourage the PTA and Principal to 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.
TEACHERS 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 your collaborative lesson plans.
AASL 2016-17 Presidential Initiative
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.
General Resources for Teachers
Moran, Mark. "A “To Be” List for School Librarians." Blog, SweetSearch, 9 Nov. 2017.
Hutchinson, Elizabeth. "Why Do Teachers Need School Librarians? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself." Libraries, Schools, Social Media and Lots More..., 7 Nov. 2017.
ISD Editorial Board. "Editorial: Support Our K-12 School Librarians." Iowa State Daily [Ames], 6 Apr. 2017.
Kachel, Debra. "Who should teach our kids the difference between real and fake news? Our librarians." Penn Live, PA Media Group, 10 Feb. 2017.
Whiitehead, Tiffany. “Top Ten Things Your Librarian Can Do For You.” (EveryLibrary Facebook page, Aug. 1, 2016) An infographic.
Barack, Lauren. “Study Ties College Success to Students’ Exposure to a High School Librarian.” (SLJ Digital Shift blog, Sept. 19 2014 )
AASL. Position Statement on the School Librarian's Role in Reading. (AASL website, Revised, Sept. 1, 2010) Also look at related School Librarian’s Role in Reading Toolkit, linked in this document.
"Teachers Connecting with Teacher Librarians." by Georgia Phillips (Connect to Teacher Librarians. July 19, 2015).
Students Learn Better When Schools Keep Libraries. The TakeAway. by John Hockenberry. A radio interview with Sara Kelly Johns. (WNYC Radio and PRI, 16 July 2015). This interview happened in response to a piece about the losses of school libraries across the country (Kachel, Debra. "The Calamity of Disappearing School Libraries." The Conversation US. 13 July 2015). The interview opens with a few great listener quotes on how the campus library was important to their maturation, and follows with Kelly Johns furthering the awareness of the good that comes from strong school libraries.
Hansen, Sidra. “Student Article: Not Just a Room with Books” (Lakeside High School, Hot Springs AR) (Library Media Tech Talk, January 14, 2015)
"Young Learners Need Librarians, Not Just Google" by Mark Moran (Forbes 22 Mar. 2010)
School Libraries – Reinvented? Building a Culture of Collaboration to support student and educator success! by Judi Moreillon (Edublogs, 5 Jan. 2015).
"School Libraries - A Student Right." by Doug Johnson (Blue Skunk Blog, 4 July 2013.
"Principal Support for the Teacher Librarian, what is it? And How to Get it?" from "The World of Mrs C: A Glimpse into the mind of a New Scheme Teacher, Carer, Tutor and Student" (posted in Teacher Librarianship, Dec. 8, 2013) [Tagged: Australian Library and Information Association, Collaboration, Librarian,School library, Teacher, Teacher-librarian.]
"Don't Overlook Your School Librarian, They're the Unsung Heroes of Literacy" by Sally Dring (The Teacher's Blog, The Guardian US edition, September 18, 2014)
For Teachers, from the Teachers Connecting with Teacher Librarians blog edited by Georgia Phillips in consultation with other members of The Hub: Campaign for Quality School Libraries in Australia.
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!
"Educating a Child in 2014: Teachers & School Librarians Partnering for Student Success." by Texas Association of School Librarians, 2014. PDF file. Written for use at conference booths hosted by TASL, and for distribution by TASL membership wherever useful.
Community Voices for Public Education
From their website, "Houston Community Voices for Public Education (CVPE) is a local organization of parents, educators, students, and community members working together to strengthen Houston’s public school system so that all children have access to a high quality public education."
Teacher-Librarians at the Heart of Student Learning, a video from the Washington [state] Library Media Association published early in 2013. HISD school libraries could and should look like these! Funding is not stronger in Washington state, but priorities are different.
"Klein ISD: 90 Seconds with Bret, 04/04/2017." 90 Seconds with Bret, Klein ISD, 4 Apr. 2017. When's the last time you visited a library in Klein ISD? You may be surprised at what you see during your next visit! Hear Klein Superintendent Bret A. Champion extoll the virtues of Klein libraries.
"NJASL School Libraries Video." YouTube, uploaded by New Jersey Association of School Librarians, 27 Sept. 2012, . Also posted to http://www.ilovelibraries.org/school-libraries/why-are-school-libraries-essential with additional supporting information.