ERIC Number: EJ1040216
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Reference Count: 4
Plan for Success: The AASL Planning Guide for Empowering Learners
Larsen, Nancy E.
Knowledge Quest, v42 n1 p10-13 Sep-Oct 2013
School librarians throughout the country struggle to determine how to enact meaningful change that will strengthen their programs. They seek ways to increase collaboration with classroom teachers, to prepare their collections to meet the needs of the new Common Core State Standards, and to offer highly effective programs that prepare students to master information literacy and technology skills. What is the solution? How can a school librarian provide the leadership needed to successfully navigate these changing times? Help is available in the form of the AASL online tool "A Planning Guide for Empowering Learners, with School Library Program Assessment Rubric." This online planner provides the direction and tools needed to create an educational program, and guides the school librarian and the school library's stakeholders through the planning process, from mission to assessment. Planning is key to improving and strengthening programs, to managing the enormous changes occurring in education and technology, and to meeting the challenges wrought by downturns in the economy. Updating the plan, implementing it, and continuing to assess it provides the school librarian with the framework needed to create and maintain a relevant and vibrant school library program.
Descriptors: Library Associations, Guides, School Libraries, Library Development, Library Services, Educational Planning, Organizational Change, Program Development, Change Strategies, Data Collection, Librarians, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines
American Association of School Librarians. Available from: American Library Association. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Tel: 1-800-545-2433; Web site: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/aaslpubsandjournals/knowledgequest/knowledgequest.cfm
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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