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School Library Services
About School Library Services
School Library Services is one of the consulting programs of Library Development Services at the Oregon State Library. 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 Services project (OSLIS), support for the Statewide Database Licensing Program, completing the annual Quality Education Model analysis, and sharing library development information with Oregon schools. For assistance with these services, please call 503-378-5011 or send an email.

QEM School Library Report

Oregon Revised Statute ORS 357.005(2)(b) enables the Oregon State Library to access school library statistics collected by the Oregon Department of Education.
The Oregon State Library Board’s biennial initiative to analyze, evaluate, and disseminate data on Oregon’s school libraries, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Education, is 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. 
Our analysis attempts to determine how many school libraries in Oregon meet the QEM guidelines for a quality school library as defined by the Quality Education Commission’s report and interpreted by the Oregon State Library.

Annual Reports
2012 QEM & School Libraries Analysis (in progress)
          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 
          Final Report (Word) ver. 11.22.10 
          School Library Staffing and Materials Expenditures Data from ODE
               School Library Data for 2008-09  
2009 QEM & School Libraries Analysis
          (No report)
          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 
           Final Report (Word) 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)
            Final Report (Word)
            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. All but the database access is freely available to anyone. 

OSLIS is a project of the Oregon Association of School Libraries (OASL), in partnership with the Oregon State Library. 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

School Library Resources in Oregon

School Library Media Licensure & Legislation

School Library Media Grant Resources

National Resources
School Library Media & Related Standards

Other Resources

Requesting Materials from OSL
How to Request Materials from the Oregon State Library
If you would like to borrow materials from the Library and Information Science collection, follow your 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 information about the item, as necessary (author, year of publication, etc.)
Summer ILL Procedures for K12 Libraries
When you borrow a book from OSL, you are most likely using interlibrary loan (ILL), and that is a transaction between institutions. Because 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 K12 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 ahead (503.378.5013) and then pick up the item from
               the Reference Room on the 2nd floor. 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. Wait until the beginning of the school year, and request the item at that time.

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 LIS titles, check out our blog or search our online catalog