Recommended Resources for Librarians
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is the only national professional membership organization focused on school librarians and the school library community. AASL has more than 7,000 members and serves school librarians in the United States, Canada, and around the world.
The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world.
Founded on October 6, 1876 during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, the mission of ALA is “to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.”
SCASL provides an ADVOCACY voice for our profession, working tirelessly to equip librarians with tools useful in convincing decision makers to recognize the school librarian and school library program as a significant factor in daily impacting learning and increased student achievement.
Our association brings together leaders from the University of South Carolina’s Library and Information Science program, the South Carolina Department of Education, the South Carolina Library Association, and non-public school professionals to work toward common goals.
Best Websites for Teaching & Learning honors websites, tools, and resources of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the American Association of School Librarians' Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.
Here are my top 50 essential websites, people, or blog posts for school librarians. Theseare people and sites to which I consistently return. Some of the entries below are skewed towards California school libraries, but I think they’re beneficial for anyone.