Students must master these competencies in order to succeed in life and work in today’s environment. The SLMS will play a key role in helping students achieve success.
“The SLMS must work to create a learning environment where everyone is a teacher, learner, producer, and contributor” and “ensure that students are effective users of ideas and information” (AASL Empowering Learners).
“The nine common beliefs feature two core approaches to learning that are embedded in school library media programs – reading and inquiry” (AASL Empowering Learners). Students who can read and inquire on their own are given the tools to pursue their own learning even farther.
The common beliefs outline the responsibilities that SLMS’s must accept to support successful learning.
The AASL developed standards for the “literacy, technology, critical thinking, and information skills that all learners need to acquire.” ”Today’s learners have grown up in a wired world “ and today’s librarians must help students learn to connect, communicate, collaborate, and create with technology (AASL Empowering Learners).
Standards Project Kirsten Shaw LIS 5240
21ST CENTURY SKILLS CORE SUBJECTS + 21ST CENTURY THEMES + LEARNING AND INNOVATION SKILLS + INFORMATION, MEDIA, AND TECHNOLOGY SKILLS + LIFE AND CAREER SKILLS = SUCCESSFUL LEARNER
The Future Librarian Leader, Instructional Partner, Information Specialist, Teacher, and Program Administrator
9 Common Beliefs for All Learners Reading is a window to the world. Inquiry provides a framework for learning. Ethical behavior in the use of information must be taught. Technology skills are crucial.
5. Equitable access is key.6. Information literacy has become more complex.7. Individuals must acquire thinking skills to learn on their own.8. Learning has social context.9. School libraries are essential to learning.