AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner
- Reading is a window to the world.
- Inquiry provides a framework for learning.
- Ethical behavior in the use of information must be taught.
- Technology skills are crucial for future employment needs.
- Equitable access is a key component for education.
- The definition of information literacy has become more complex as resources and technologies have changed.
- The continuing expansion of information demands that all individuals acquire the thinking skills that wil enable them to learn on their own.
- Learning has a social context.
- School libraries are essential to the development of learning skills.
- Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.
- Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge
- Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as member of our democratic society.
- Pursue personal and aesthetic growth.
Teaching for Learning-Guidelines
- Building Collborative Partnerships - the school library media program promotes collaboration among members of the learning comunity and encourage learners to be independent, lifelong users and producers of ideas and information.
- The Role of Reading - The school library media program promotes reading as a foundational skill for learning, professional growth, and enjoyment.
- Addressing Multiple Literacies - the school library media program provides instruction that addresses multiple literacies, including information literacy, media literacy, visual literacy, and technology literacy.
- Effective Practices for Inquiry - the school library media program models an inquiry-based approach to learning and the information search process.
- Assessment in Teaching for Learning - the school library media program is guided by regular assessment of student learning to ensure the program is meeting its goals.