Sunday, January 17, 2021 11:00 AM

School Librarian Performance Standard 3: Information and Knowledge

School librarians model and promote ethical, equitable access to and use of physical, digital, and virtual collections of resources. They provide a variety of information sources and services that support the needs of the diverse learning community. They use a variety of research strategies to generate knowledge to improve practice in school libraries.

3.1 Efficient and ethical information-seeking behavior

School librarians identify and provide support for diverse student information needs.  They model multiple strategies for students, other teachers, and administrators to locate, evaluate, and ethically use information for specific purposes. They collaborate with students, other teachers, and administrators to efficiently access, interpret, and communicate information.

3.2 Access to information

School librarians support flexible, open access for library services. They develop solutions for addressing physical, social and intellectual barriers to equitable access to resources and services. They facilitate access to information in print, non-print, and digital formats. They model and communicate the legal and ethical codes of the profession.

3.3 Information technology

School librarians design and adapt relevant learning experiences that engage students in the use of digital tools and resources. They  model and facilitate the effective use of digital tools to locate, analyze, evaluate, and use information resources to support research, learning, creating, and communicating in a global society.

3.4 Research and knowledge creation

School librarians use evidence-based, action research to collect data. They interpret and use data to create and share new knowledge to support and improve practice in school libraries.