Let’s Talk about the New Standards

The new National School Library Standards are out, and boy, do we have a lot to talk about!

We all enjoy learning from each other, so let’s connect and share. The AASL Standards website is a great place to jump in and add to a conversation. The website offers a forum for us to talk about advocacy, lesson planning, and formative assessments. Let’s entertain any topic around the standards!

Discussion Forum

Conversations are already happening on standards website. Visit the Community page and click the Discussion Forum link to learn how librarians are collecting evidence, connecting to standards, and evaluating their programs. Register to add comments and share links to documents.

Social Media

Search #AASLstandards on social media and see how librarians rock at sharing! Find fantastic ideas and add your own story. Let’s support each other as we present standards to stakeholders and try new lessons. Remember to tag stakeholders and #AASLstandards in your posts to promote your great work.

Visit the Hashtag Bank on the standards website to find the hashtags of important groups. Take a look at the Administration group. Adding their hashtags to a post about the National School Library Standards is a great way to inform them of the work we do!

Try One New Thing

Pick one discussion platform from the Community page on the standards website. Add to the Discussion Forum or any of the Social Media suggestions. I have jumped in on a few #AASLstandards twitter chats and had so much fun learning from the group.

If you are thinking about trying a new social media platform, now might be a good time. Take a look at the #AASLstandards communities. Click on the different platforms and view the conversations. What do you notice? What would you like to try?

LinkedIn captured my eye. I noticed that they have 619 followers, and I am interested in connecting with them. With LinkedIn, you can share relevant topics, seek advice, and share photos. You can also write articles, post conference notes, and send motivational quotes. If you would like to try LinkedIn, I highly recommend reading LinkedIn in 30 Minutes (2nd Edition): How to Create a Rock Solid LinkedIn Profile and Build Connections That Matter by Angela Rose. This easy-to-follow book delivers what it promises, and the author is hilarious!

What one thing will you try? Please share in the comment box below.


Author: Maureen Schlosser

I am a certified school librarian who has a passion for curating and creating content for school and community programs. Most of my work is inspired by remarkable picture books that compel children to wonder about the world around them.

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