Essa and School Libraries

Monaghan, Josephine

CA

ESSA and School Libraries. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://essa.aasl.org/aasl-position-statements/

Summary

In this website, the AASL unpacks the various provisions in ESSA relating to the school library as well as their official position statements. This includes defining what an effective  school library looks like as well as the instructional role of the school librarian. The website also links to state specific ESSA plans and on which page(s) library specifics are presented. ESSA updates and resources can be found on the resource and discussion board pages. 

Evaluation

I did not know a lot about how ESSA is impacting school libraries. I found this website very useful in understanding how the school library community is interpreting the language of ESSA, and defining what an effective school looks like. These position statements and definitions have become the foundation of the school library description in various states’ ESSA plans as well as reference for school library advocacy. 

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s