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School Library Services Guidance & Resources

Becoming a School Librarian in New York State

These resources are provided here to help those interested in becoming school librarians.

New York State Education Department:

New York City School Library System: 

Central New York School Library Systems Association (CNYSLSA):

School Library Systems Association of New York State (SLSA):

American Association of School Librarians (AASL):

NYSED School Library Program Rubric

Research shows that one of the chief characteristics of a high performing school is a quality library program. Based upon this research, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) supports efforts by districts, schools, and communities throughout the State in building and supporting strong school library programs.

To assist in these efforts, NYSED has partnered with New York State school librarians, administrators, BOCES representatives, and members of library professional organizations, to update School Library Program (SLP) Rubric. This rubric is intended to be a helpful self-assessment instrument to support the school library program. The updated rubric identifies six foundational values and 27 essential elements for quality school library programs. The School Library Program rubric is not required for use in schools, but is provided as a resource for schools, districts, or School Library Systems to use in developing, improving, and running strong school library programs.

School Library Program Rubric
SLMPE Rubric 2016

School Library Rubric Cover Page