ASDAL 18th Annual Conference
School Librarians Post-Session
Columbia Union College
June 25, 1988
NATIONAL SCHOOL LIBRARY STANDARDS
|1917 to 1925
||Librarians and teachers developed high school and later elementary school standards that provided a tool for library evaluation and a model for future standards.
Introduced concept of combining print and audio-visual materials.
School Librarians for Today and Tomorrow
- First set of K-12 standards.
- Recommended certification of school librarians.
Standards for School Library Programs
- Emphasized important role of school boards in promoting and contributing to the effectiveness of school libraries.
Standards for School Library Media Programs
- Officially adopted the concept of a unified media center of print and audio-visual materials.
- Introduced new terms that reflected change in title, role, and scope of the library/librarian. For example: media center, media specialist and media program
Media Programs: District and School
- Emphasized the concept of the media center and the instructional role of the media specialist.
- Focused on the role of school district administrators in advocating for and coordinating school library service.
Information Power: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs
- Provided philosophical basis for continued development and support of school library media centers.
- Redefined the mission of the school library/librarian in the information age.
Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning
- Introduces ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF THE SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA PROGRAM:
- Learning and Teaching
- Information Access and Delivery
- Program Administration
- Introduces standards for student learning.
INFORMATION LITERATE COMPTENCES
- Recognize and articulate information need
- Develop effective research strategies
- Select and use information retrieval tools
- Locate and retrieve information sources
- Analyze and critically evaluate information
- Organize and synthesize information
- Use/apply information
- Awareness and attitude formation about information and information technology
Lindauer, Bonnie Gratch. College and Research Library News. May, 1998, p. 850.
SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST
- Acquire, evaluate information sources in all formats.
- Build awareness of information resources.
- Models strategies for locating, accessing and evaluating sources.
- Works with students to analyze learning and information needs and to locate resources that match these needs.
- Joins with teachers to identify information needs, links across curriculum.
- Directs all the activities related to the library media program.
- Manages staff, budget, facilities and other resources.
INDICATORS OF ACCESSIBILITY
- Sufficient and varied print and non-print resources
- Professional staff for formal and informal instruction
- Facilities that are open throughout the day–before, during and after school
- Newer technologies for making resources accessible in the media center, the school and home
- Duplicate copies of popular materials
- Media equipment in sufficient amounts
- Facilites which are designed, located, and arranged for convenience and comfort of library user
- Expanded services via inter-library loans/document delivery
- Generous and flexible circulation and loan policies
- Cooperative planning between media specialist and classroom teacher
- Systematic program evaluation for effective library service
Copyright © 1998, Paulette Johnson