The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has joined with Britannica to create an online, interactive planning module to support implementation of AASL program guidelines, saving time and delivering data. A Planning Guide for Empowering Learners is a program evaluation, planning, implementation, and advocacy tool that will ensure school library program planners go beyond the basics to provide goals, priorities, criteria, and general principles for establishing effective library programs.
The guide includes a revised School Library Program Assessment Rubric, a tool that allows school librarians to assess their program on 16 different sets of criteria. The rubric assists school librarians in developing a program that achieves the mission to "empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information."
DEVELOPS MEASURABLE AND ATTAINABLE GOALS
Librarians will use the guide to define, prioritize, and act on goals that will build an effective school library program according to current principles outlined in AASL's Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs.
COMPLETELY INTERACTIVE AND EDITABLE
Step-by-step modules make the guide easy to use and evaluate.
BUILDS ADVOCACY WITH FLEXIBLE AND COLLABORATIVE OUTPUT
Share your program's progress with easy-to-understand reports, worksheets, charts, and graphs that librarians can use to update school and district administrators, and build advocacy for the library program.
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"This is an essential tool...a game-changer for schools and districts...”
AASL President, 2009-2010