Designed to empower leaders to transform teaching and learning, the new “National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians and School Libraries” from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) reflect an evolution of AASL standards.

The standards and guidelines found in three previously separate publications – “AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner,” “Standards in Action,” and “Empowering Learners” – have been integrated, remodeled and framed within a single text. Featuring a new streamlined AASL standards integrated framework, these standards emphasize the importance of all three standards sets while ensuring that standards-related activities are mutually reinforcing.

Also available is the AASL Standards Framework for Learners pamphlet, a collaborative and advocacy piece to introduce stakeholders to this student-focused segment at the heart of AASL’s standards. In addition to the framework for learners, the pamphlet includes common beliefs reflecting current learning environments and professional best practices that form the foundation of the standards, as well as a summary of the essential elements in the standards framework structure.

The American Association of School Librarians,, a division of the American Library Association, empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.