School Libraries Worldwide
In this study, we describe the innovative and rigorous phased process used to compose the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National School Library Standards (AASL, 2018). We begin by recounting previous standards iterations and compared their development processes to the most recent process used during the development of the AASL Standards. After we detail the development timeline and process phases, we conclude with implications for best practices in standards development for school librarians, professional leaders, and practitioners.
Original Publication Citation
Burns, E. A., & Mardis, M. A. (2018). The researchers' perspective: For and by the community: Processes and practices from the development of National School Library Standards. School Libraries Worldwide, 24(1), 118-125. doi: 10.14265.23.1.0018
Burns, Elizabeth A. and Mardis, Marcia A., "The Researchers' Perspective: For and By the Community: Processes and Practices from the Development of National School Library Standards" (2018). STEMPS Faculty Publications. 69.