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Library and Media Education

Overview

A strong school library program prepares students to become future-ready citizens in an information-rich society, fostering critical thinking skills and collaborative learning opportunities among students and staff. Library instruction encompasses information literacy and educational technology, and includes purposeful attention to social responsibility skills, digital citizenship, and reading engagement for all students.

​Oregon School Library Standards​

The Oregon School Library Standards were developed to provide direction to school libraries for skill development and instruction. These standards were adopted by the State Board of Education on January 22, 2015 and are essential to meeting the needs of the 21st century learner.

The library standards speak to the needs of the 21st Century Learner. Information literacy, Reading Engagement, Social Responsibility and Technology Integration are important corner stones to the .com generation. 21st Century Learners need an environment where they can formulate ideas and process information in ways that speak to them. The new School Library Standards provide direction so that the needs of this new generation of learners can be met.

Media Program Standards Study Advisory Group

The Media Program Standards Study (MPSS) Advisory Group is charged with making recommendations to ODE in response to this Budget Note for the 2021 Oregon Legislative Session:

The Department of Education shall convene a group to study the State Board of Education developed media program standards. The study must evaluate the appropriateness of the standards and whether they adequately address student media needs, and methods to measure and ensure compliance with the standards. The Department should consult with organizations that represent public school educators and those who promote school libraries in selecting members of the group. The Department shall report the study’s result and any recommendations by December 30, 2021.

ODE will consider recommendations from the Media Program Standards Study Advisory Group, but is not obligated to adopt their recommendations.

MPSS Advisory Group Meeting Information

PUBLIC MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is hosting the final meeting of the Media Program Standards Study Advisory Group. This meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. The purpose of this meeting is to review the current draft of the report that ODE will submit to the Oregon Legislature. This will also be an opportunity for the Advisory Group to reflect on the overall process.

All meetings of the Media Program Standards Study Advisory Group are open to the public and will conform to Oregon public meetings laws. Members of the public will have access to view the meeting within 24 hours after it ends. Video will be uploaded with the Agenda and Minutes below. To provide written comments, email Tina Roberts

To request a meeting link and/or an accommodation for the hearing impared or people with disabilities, email Jennifer Sappington at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

The meeting schedule and materials from past meetings are posted below. Meeting notifications are also emailed through ODE and State Library of Oregon listservs.

Budget Note for Media Programs Standards Final Report - December 2021


For questions regarding Library and Media Education, email Tina Roberts or call 503-947-5603.