Getting to Know the New Standards

The TASL AASL Standards Task Force is pleased to provide professional development centered around the 2018 Learner Standards.  Training can be delivered in a live, four-hour session, or it can be delivered in a recorded webcast lasting between three and four hours.  If your district is interested in receiving professional development pertaining to the Standards, please contact Karen Haggard ([email protected]) or Amber Moser ([email protected]).

The Standards include:

  • 3 Frameworks:
    • For Learners
    • For Librarians
    • For Libraries
  • 6 Shared Foundations
    • Inquire
    • Include
    • Collaborate
    • Curate
    • Explore
    • Engage
  • 4 Domains that reflect the roles of learners and librarians: Think, Create, Share, Grow
  • 6 Common Beliefs:
    1. The school library is a unique and essential part of a learning community.
    2.   Qualified school librarians lead effective school libraries.
    3. Learners should be prepared for college, career, and life
    4. Reading is the core of personal and academic competency.
    5. Intellectual freedom is every learner’s right.
    6. Information technologies must be appropriately integrated and equitably available.


Links to get started:


Resources for Implementing the New Library Standards

AASL Standards Portal

Archived Webinars on the Standards

Knowledge Quest (AASL Journal)

Six Action Steps Infographic

One-Pagers for Librarians

One-Pagers for Stakeholders