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ERIC Number: EJ1171712
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
School Librarian as Inquisitor of Practice: Reimagine, Reflect, and React with the New Standards
Burns, Elizabeth
Knowledge Quest, v46 n4 p54-58 Mar-Apr 2018
The modern school library is a complex social setting "grounded in standards and best practice" (AASL 2018). The new "National School Library Standards" have refreshed the student learning standards and aligned new Shared Foundations to the school library. Additionally, the competencies for learners are now complemented by competencies of effective school librarians. To be effective, school librarians must be aware of classroom pedagogy and possess a thoughtful disposition about their practice. Professional competence challenges school librarians to continuously monitor and self-assess while being receptive to professional growth. Ideally, school librarians are self-reflective. This reflective stance toward practice allows librarians to model the self-reflection process for learners and impact practice for greater student improvement. This articles presents how school librarians reimagine, reflect, and react with the new standards.
American Association of School Librarians. Available from: American Library Association. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Tel: 1-800-545-2433; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff
Language: English
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