The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and Britannica Digital Learning have published an online module to help school librarians implement the AASL programme guidelines, A Planning Guide for Empowering Learners with School Library Assessment Rubric. "The assessment rubric reflects the current principles guiding school library programs outlined in Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs. The rubric is designed to assist school librarians in developing a program that achieves the mission to "empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information."
Subscriptions are $40 for the first year; renewals are $20 per year. AASL members receive a 10% discount. There is more information at: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/planningguide/planningguide.cfm
Photo by Sheila Webber: windfall apples (what shall I do with them all), October 2010.