Aug 21

Leading Learning

Leading Learning

Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada 2014 was launched at the Canadian Library Association conference in Victoria at the end of May. The e-publication offers a vision and practical approaches for creating successful 21st century school libraries. http://clatoolbox.ca/casl/slic/llsop.html

For the past year and a half, the Saskatchewan School Library Association served as a Working Group member in the visioning and writing of the National Standards for School Libraries in Canada Project. The project brought together representatives from the ten provinces and three territories to collaborate on new school library standards that supersede Achieving Informational Literacy, a seminal historical reference published in 2003.

The five standards reflect new technologies and the changing landscapes in education and the library community. Because jurisdictions across Canada are at different places in the actualization of school library services, the standards are designed to reflect a range of anchors across a growth rubric. Examples of innovation and implementation strategies are embedded throughout the rubrics.