This Action Brief for school librarians is a starting point, designed to increase awareness of the standards, create a sense of urgency around their implementation, and provide these stakeholders – who are faced with dramatically increased expectations in the context of fewer resources – with a deeper understanding of the standards and their role in implementing the standards. Achieve, in partnership with the American Association of School Librarians, released this with support from the MetLife Foundation. Examples are provided throughout the document which paint a picture for school librarians and other stakeholders in schools as to what the potential role for school librarians can and may be in regard to implementation of the CCSS and the change in school culture needed to effect that change.


(Information provided by John P. Brock, Associate in School Library Services, Educational Design and Technology,New York State Education Department)