Oregon School Library Standards
- They are a product of the Oregon Association of School Libraries (OASL) and were adopted by the Oregon State Board of Education in 2015. Adopted means they are approved for use, but they are not mandatory.
- There are 3 strands: information literacy, reading engagement, and social responsibility. Each strand has 3 standards, and each standard has multiple indicators.
Grade-Level Learning Goals
- They provide measurable learning goals for each indicator of the Oregon School Library Standards.
- They establish a foundation for building consistent library curricula across the state and provide for a smoother transition to college-level work for students since the goals cover grades K - 14.
School library impact studies are a body of research that correlates strong school library programs with increased student achievement.
- Library Research Service is responsible for several of the studies, and the organization links to national and state-level studies and related information.
- Scholastic summarizes the studies in School Libraries Work!, a publication available to download for free.