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School Library Services
About School Library Services

School Library Services is one of the consulting programs of Library Support and Development Services at the State Library of Oregon. The School Library Consultant, Jennifer Maurer, provides consulting assistance for school library staff in Oregon. These services include support and training
for the Oregon School Library Information System project (OSLIS), support for the K-12 aspect of the Statewide Database Licensing Program, collecting school library data from the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) related to the Quality Education Model, and sharing relevant information with the Oregon school and library community. For questions related to Oregon school libraries, please call 503-378-5011 or send an email.

QEM School Library Report

Oregon Revised Statute ORS 357.005(2)(b) enables the State Library of Oregon to access school library statistics collected by the Oregon Department of Education. 
The State Library of Oregon Board’s biennial initiative to analyze, evaluate, and disseminate data on Oregon’s school libraries, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Education, was the foundation for this report.

QEM Background
The Oregon Quality Education Model (QEM) was first conceived in 1999 by then-Speaker of the House Lynn Lundquist, who formed the Legislative Council on the Quality Education Model. Lundquist sought to establish an objective and research-based link between student achievement and the resources devoted to Oregon schools to use as a guide in future efforts to adequately fund Oregon schools. In 2001, the Legislative Assembly created the Quality Education Commission to serve as a permanent body to update and improve the Quality Education Model.    

Past analysis attempted to determine how many school libraries in Oregon met the QEM guidelines for a quality school library as defined by the Quality Education Commission’s report and policy model and as interpreted by the State Library of Oregon. While we still collect school library staffing and materials expenditures data from ODE, we are not currently analyzing it to write a report.   

Annual School Library Data & Reports

2015 School Library Staffing and Materials Expenditures Data from ODE
               School Library Data for 2013-14

2014 School Library Staffing and Materials Expenditures Data from ODE
               School Library Data for 2012-13

2013 School Library Staffing and Materials Expenditures Data from ODE
               School Library Data for 2011-12

2012 School Library Staffing and Materials Expenditures Data from ODE
               School Library Data for 2010-11

2011 QEM & School Libraries Analysis 
          Final Report (pdf) ver. 04.19.12
          School Library Staffing and Materials Expenditures Data from ODE 
               School Library Data for 2009-10 
2010 QEM & School Libraries Analysis
          Final Report (pdf) ver. 11.22.10  
          School Library Staffing and Materials Expenditures Data from ODE
               School Library Data for 2008-09  
2009 School Library Staffing and Materials Expenditures Data from ODE
               School Library Data for 2007-08 
2008 QEM & School Libraries Analysis 
           Final Report (pdf) ver. 3.23.09  
           School Library Staffing and Materials Expenditures Data from ODE 
                 School Library Data for 2006-07 
2007 QEM & School Libraries Analysis 
            Final Report (pdf) 
            QEM State Distribution Map
            School Library Staffing and Materials Expenditures Data from ODE
                  School Library Data for 2005-06
Quality Education Commission's Reports 
            QEC Reports

Oregon School Library Information System (OSLIS) 
OSLIS is a website designed for K-12 students and educators that integrates information literacy resources and a citation-making tool with access to licensed databases. The website is freely accessible by anyone, but the databases are for Oregon residents and require a login.  

OSLIS is a project of the Oregon Association of School Libraries (OASL) in partnership with the State Library of Oregon. The School Library Consultant works with the OSLIS committee to develop content and is the primary contact for content and password-related questions. The project is supported with an LSTA grant.

To keep up with news about OSLIS and its resources, please subscribe to OSLIST.

Oregon School Library Resources & Grant Opportunities

School Library Resources in Oregon

School Library Legislation & Licensure
Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) are a state agency's interpretation and implementation of Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS), or laws.
  • Media Programs (ODE), OAR 581-022-2340
  • Library Media endorsement (TSPC), OAR 584-220-0145
  • Library Media: Program Standards (TSPC), OAR 584-420-0415
  • HB2586 is legislation that requires Oregon school districts to plan for strong school library programs as part of their district-level Continuous Improvement Plans (CIP). CIPs are usualy due on a three-year rotating schedule. Districts must address two school library indicators, as detailed in ODE's district-level supporting document, Resources & Research:
    • The district provides all students and staff in each school with equitable access to a comprehensive library program which provides instruction in information literacy and research proficiencies, promotes integration of digital learning resources, advances reading engagement, and creates collaborative learning opportunities with teachers (DTL5.5).
    • The district ensures that all students and staff in each school have equitable access to a professionally-developed and well-managed school library collection of current and diverse print and electronic resources that supports teaching and learning, college and career readiness, and reading engagement (DTL5.6).   
  • The Northwest Accreditation Commission, a division of AdvancED, accredits schools in Oregon.
    • While school library programs are no longer called out in their accreditation standards ​(scroll to bottom of page), school or district staff may point to their library program as evidence of meeting certain indicators.
    • For example, this is indicator 3.6: The institution provides access to information resources and materials to support curriculum, programs, and needs of students, staff, and the institition.

School Library Grant Opportunities

National Resources
School Library & Related Standards

Other Resources
  • School library impact studies, a body of research that correlates strong school library programs with increased student achievement
  • School library statistics
    • Info gathered by State Library 
    • Info gathered by AASL 
Request Materials

How to Request Materials from the State Library of Oregon 
If you would like to borrow materials from the State Library, including those in the Library and Information Science (LIS) collection, follow your library's established interlibrary loan procedures or send your request to our Document Delivery department. 

           library.request@state.or.us or 503-588-7119 (fax) 

Include the following information in your request: 

           Your name 
           Institution name & mailing address 
           Phone number & email address
           Title of the item you are requesting
           Other pertinent information about the item (author, year of publication, etc.)
Summer ILL Procedures for K-12 Libraries
When you borrow materials from the State Library, you are most likely using interlibrary loan (ILL) which is a transaction between institutions. Because K-12 library staff is not consistently available to receive mail at school during summer vacation and because ILLs cannot be mailed to home addresses, we have different options for K-12 ILL requests made during the summer:     

           1. Make the request via your public library. Some libraries charge a small fee; check first. 
           2. If you live near or in Salem, call 503-378-8800 and make arrangements to pick up the
               item between 1:00 and 4:00 pm. Bring a valid Oregon ID with current address. In this
               case, you are not using ILL. Instead, you are creating a patron account and personally
               checking out the item.  
           3. Request the item once school is back in session. 

If you are unsure about the timing of your request, follow the non-summer directions and someone from Document Delivery will inform you of the available options.
To find out about Library and Information Science titles, check out our blog or search our online catalog