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Defending Intellectual Freedom: LGBTQ+ Materials in School Libraries

Defending Intellectual Freedom: LGBTQ+ Materials in School Libraries supports school librarians in addressing challenges related to censorship and patron privacy issues, particularly with LGBTQ+ materials. It is more than a collection of resources. This work uses the AASL Standards framework as scaffolding to help users explore LGBTQ+ materials and needs in their own communities.

Use the accompanying infographic and applied framework in the guide to navigate the document more quickly depending on your specific question or need. This guide is a great example to any practitioner about how they can use the AASL Standards as a lens to address ANY school library issue!

Infographic | Resource Guide | Applied Framework | YA Flowchart (Completed) | YA Flowchart (Blank)

Dive Deeper

  • Read this Knowledge Quest blog post from Rachel Altobelli about how she is using this resource guide to lead professional development in her district.
  • Complimentary Webinar Archive: Explore this toolkit with the Emerging Leaders who developed it and discover ways to use the guide.

Developing Inclusive Learners and Citizens: Activity Guide, Applied Framework, and Infographic

The Developing Inclusive Learners and Citizens Activity Guide uses scenarios, activities, and resources to help learners and school librarians alike seek balanced perspectives, global learning, empathy, tolerance, and equity to support inclusive environments within and beyond the four walls of the school library. An infographic and applied framework further support application of these materials in professional development and instructional settings. This guide is a great example to any practitioner of how the AASL Standards can be used as a lens to address ANY school library issue!

Resource Guide | Applied Framework | Infographic

Dive Deeper

Developing Reflective Explorers and Innovators: Activity Guide, Applied Framework, and Infographic

As learners prepare for college, career, and life, it is imperative school librarians continue to develop learners’ skills as explorers. Cultivating learners’ curiosity, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking allows learners to persist through and demonstrate problem solving. Designed to illustrate challenges school librarians commonly face when helping learners develop the necessary skills to become effective explorers, this guide offers a comprehensive range of scenarios and activities organized by the AASL Standards four Domains—Think, Create, Share, and Grow—and shaped for learners, school librarians, and school libraries.

Resource Guide | Applied Framework | Infographic

Dive Deeper

  • Watch a short video presentations from the Emerging Leader team who created the toolkit.

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