American Association of School Librarians

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The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), established in 1951, is a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Prior to 1951, school librarians were served by the School Library Section of ALA founded in 1914 which itself emerged from the Roundtable of Normal and High School Librarians which met first in 1913.[1] The mission of the American Association of School Librarians is to advocate excellence, facilitate change, and develop leaders in the school library field.[2]

Important Publications[edit]

AASL released the Standards for the 21st-Century Learner in 2007 to guide instructional programs in school libraries.[3]

In 2009, AASL released the Standards for the 21st Century Learner in Action, which provides benchmarks and an in-depth look at the indicators for each standard.[4]

Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs, published in 2009, helps school librarians establish effective library programs that meet the needs of the changing school library environment.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ AASL History. American Association of School Librarians. 16 Jul 2012.
  2. ^ AASL Mission & Goals. American Association of School Librarians. 16 Jul 2012.
  3. ^ AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. American Association of School Librarians. 16 Jul 2012.
  4. ^ AASL's Standards for the 21st-Century Learner in Action. American Association of School Librarians. 16 Jul 2012.
  5. ^ Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs. American Association of School Librarians. 16 Jul 2012.