School Library System

Evidence Based Practices

Recent Additions

  • AASL Benchmarks (screen for final drafts).

  • New York City K-8 Social Studies Scope and Sequence
    New York City K-8 Social Stuides Curriculum that is cross walked with the NYS Learning Standards, AND fraames each content area in already developed ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS. This is the work of Barbara Stripling and others bringing about a shift in dynamics in NYC.

  • Turning on the Lights
    Here is the link to the article in a recent Educational Leadership that proposes turning on the lights of technology for 21st Century Learners. The PEW Internet in American Life Study and the 2006 National School Boards Association Study (both used by Ross Todd) concludes that kids go home from school and conduct meaningful, knowledge based, collaborative, motivated work using technology and web based creative options-- hence THE LIGHTS!

  • Nets for Students: Digital Learning
    Here is the newest link to the International Society of Technology Educators newest National Educational Technology Standards and Profiles of Technology Literate Learners at a range of grade levels. They are related to AASL Standards because AASL is a partner with ISTE.



The below list of links are courtesy of Mary Ratzer

The Teacher/ Librarian's toolkit for Evidence-Based Practice
A good "big" picture of EBP for use or inspiration.

School Library Media Research (ALA periodical)
Comprehensive Topic Index and links to authoritative articles

AASL Resource Guides for School Library Media Program Development
An alphabetical list of AASL produced resources guides on highly relevant topics, authoritative.

Resources for School Librarians (Updated and Manageable)
See Action Planning, Assessment, Learning and Teaching and other useful headings with carefully juried links.

Collaboration and the Learning Community
Annette Lamb embeds some quality research on collaboration in this section of her Eduscapes course materials. There are many related pages available in this site.

School Library Impact Studies
Library Research Service

Facts at a Glance
Student Achievement and the School Library

School Library Media Programs and Academic Achievement
David Loertscher

School Libraries Make a Difference to Student Achievement

Just in case you NEED HOPE

North Carolina has formalized a commitment to collaboration, flexible access to the LMP, research based practice, and learner centered practice.  Click on segments of their IMPACT: Guidelines for North Carolina Media and Technology Programs. Note embedded research regarding collaboration, student achievement etc.

North Carolina has created a Collaboration Toolkit with formal guidelines and rubrics  for collaborative meetings between teachers and SLMS. Note the rigor of this toolkit and dedication to research based practice that works.