Teach for Learning
Update December 2020:
This web page is a companion to the 2016 version of the School Library Program Rubric. NYSED released an updated School Library Program Rubric in December 2020.
In a school library program promoting teaching for learning, students follow an inquiry process, engage in deep learning, understand when information is needed, have high levels of reading literacy, and become lifelong learners.
Guidelines for School Library Media Programs
- The school library media program promotes collaboration among members of the learning community and encourages learners to be independent, lifelong users and producers of ideas and information.
- The school library media program promotes reading as a foundational skill for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment.
- The school library media program provides instruction that addresses multiple literacies, including information literacy, media literacy, visual literacy, and technology literacy.
- The school library media program models an inquiry-based approach to learning and the information search process.
- The school library media program is guided by regular assessment of student learning to ensure the program is meeting its goals.
[From: American Association of School Librarians “Empowering Learners; Guidelines for School Library Media Programs”; American Library Association, Chicago, IL, 2009]