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Common Beliefs - National School Library Standards

Common Beliefs - National School Library Standards

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Real Librarians in real libraries remember Core Values of Librarianship School Librarians Are Real Librarians About fifteen years ago I attended a state library conference as a university library assistant. At the time I was in the process of getting my Master’s degree in Library and Information Science. I went to a session about career information and the presenter was rather pessimistic about the field of librarianship. Since I had decided to focus on school librarianship I mentioned that this field had many jobs in our state since school librarians were retiring in great numbers. The presenter’s response was “No, I mean real librarians.”

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level.

Standards and Rubrics - Massachusetts School Library Association AASL Standards lesson plan template with dropdown menus​ Sharon Fox from Tuxedo Park, a K-12 school librarian, has to do two full sets of lesson plans every week so...she developed this Google spreadsheet with dropdown menus with all the Standards.Sharon Fox K-12 Library Media Specialist, Tuxedo Union Free School District​AASL Learning Standards and Program Guidelines (Fall 2017) ​Rather than quantitative standards that promote compliance with an inflexible and minimal list, school librarians need the dispositions of deep commitment and inquiry required by continuous program assessment and advocacy with stakeholders. AASL offers several tools for program evaluation:The Position Statement on Appropriate Staffing for School Libraries could be of help in thinking through access issues as well as supervisory functions of school library personnel, both laterally and within the school district structure.School Libraries Count!

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