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Wisconsin Association of School Boards: "Setting Library Policies"

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The Wisconsin Association of School Library Boards in their December 2021 issue of "Wisconsin School News" published a short article on library collection development policies, and how reviewing and revising these policies can be a key part in a school library's plan. The article is found on pages 20-23.

Material Type: Case Study

Authors: Emily Zorea, Monica Treptow, Wisconsin Association of School Library Boards

Checklist: 8 Steps to Creating a Diverse Book Collection

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It’s not easy to create an inclusive book collection. That’s because creating a diverse book collection is about more than just making sure X, Y, and Z are represented. It’s not a matter of ticking off check boxes or making sure quotas are filled. For those committed to doing it right, building a diverse book collection requires contemplation, research, and awareness. But the rewards are great: a truly diverse collection of books can turn children into lifelong readers and promote empathy, understanding, and self-confidence. To make things a little easier, we’ve created a checklist to help.

Material Type: Self Assessment, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Lee and Low Books

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

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