School Library Planning

This group allows library media specialists to share resources and ideas regarding building and implementing district long-range library plans.
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A Visual Guideline to Staffing Choices in School Libraries

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Whether they are called school librarians, media specialists, teacher-librarians, or something else, school librarians are trained as teachers and additionally as librarians; they are qualified to work across their schools with all students, teachers and administrators. But many building principals, district administrators and even teachers don’t realize all the things strong school librarians SHOULD be doing in support of student achievement. The "Areas of Expertise" and the related skills listed here are ranked to show strength of training and experience. This list can also be cross-walked to the three 2017 AASL National School Library Standards frameworks (Learners, Librarians and Libraries) as well as the SL21 Measurement Benchmarks for Michigan School Libraries for 21st Century Schools . (Introduction to document)

Material Type: Reference Material

Authors: Brooke King, Debbie Hall, Donna Kearley, Dorcus Hand, Suzanne Lyons

Library Video Series

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These videos were produced under the leadership of Suzanna Panter, Library Coordinator of the Tacoma Public Schools (WA). They align with the 6 foundations of the AASL National School Library Standards. However, they are powerful advocacy tools to share with our stakeholders to illustrate the good work that librarians and library programs contribute to student s and learning.

Material Type: Other

Author: Suzanna Panter

FRS Library Plan Project Tracker

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This is a Future Ready School Library Plan tracker. It will support your priorities, goals, and actions to help your plan come to fruition. There is a tab for tracking and for a timeline. This can help organize your plan, as well as keep vital evidence of your progress to use with your stakeholders.

Material Type: Curriculum Map

Author: Beth Clarke

Future Ready Evidence Template

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Simply make a copy of this template to be used in meetings when you are highlighting work you are doing. Just describe the project or task in the wedge(s) to which it applies. By filling out one of these templates at each meeting, you can gather evidence about what wedges have been focus areas. This could give you insight on future areas of work or help identify priorities.

Material Type: Diagram/Illustration

Author: Monica Treptow

A Timeline for Completing a Library Long Range Plan (1).pdf

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A Timeline for Completing a District (K-12) Library Long Range Plan Prepared by Becki George, Rice Lake Area School District, 2/2021 Shared with Library Planning Group - CESA 1, 11, 12 - 2.24.2021 Disclaimer: This is the process we have used, successfully in my school district for a number of years. Adjust it as needed for your local situation. Key Questions: Is the plan aligned with or connected to District goals? Is the plan researched, supported with evidence, based on a needs assessment or survey data? Are the needs of students and staff supported by the plan? Is the plan realistic, manageable, and/or doable in 1 year? (or the duration of the plan)

Material Type: Other

Author: Becki George