Resource Links

Please visit these links for important resources relevant to supporting students through strong school libraries:


model school library standards

Model School Library Standards for California Public Schools






Research demonstrating the correlation between strong school library programs and student success:

Haves, Halves, and Have-Nots: School Libraries and Student Achievement in California

Washington Study

Certified Teacher-Librarians, Library Quality and Student Achievement in Washington State Public Schools

How Pennsylvania School Libraries Pay Off: Investments in Student Achievement and Academic Standards

Position Statements

CSLA Position Statement: The Role of Effective School Library Programs in the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015

AASL Position Statement: Definition for an Effective School Library Program


ESSA Resources

AASL: ESSA and School Libraries

CSLA 5/28/17 Webinar on ESSA and School Libraries
Slides for webinar


auditCalifornia State Audit of School Libraries

Audit results fact sheet

Audit summary


Media literacy

In the war on fake news, school librarians have a huge role to play

Stanford researchers find students have trouble judging the credibility of information online

Fake news spurs call for media literacy lessons in schools

Fake news and media literacy resources curated by Sue Heraper

Future Readh Librarians framework

Future Ready Schools and Libraries

Librarians can play central role in creating ‘Future Ready’ schools

Are librarians the key to a Future Ready school?

School Librarians: [Un]Quiet Leaders of Digital Change




Infographicsstrong school libraries

School Librarians Transform Learning

Strong School Libraries Build Strong Students

Toolkit for Teachers and Principals

Pre-service Toolkit for Principals and Teachers from AASL