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Linking for Learning

Linking for Learning: The Illinois School Library Media Program Guidelines sets a new standard of excellence for school library media programs in Illinois and their impact on student learning.

Linking for Learning is an accessible, current, working tool that connects school library media programs to information literacy and the Illinois Learning Standards. Linking for Learning focuses on the integration of information and technology into learning. Linking for Learning provides an implementation framework which emphasizes planning and assessment.

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ISLMA will maintain and update resources to accompany Linking for Learning 2010. Here you will find accompanying resources, including forms, sources for further information, and links to websites.

Topics with Additional Resources

Book challenges
Curriculum mapping
Facilities planning
Internet Safety
Quantitative guidelines for school libraries
Research on school library media programs
Resources for keeping up
Web 2.0 Goes to School



Code of Ethics of the American Library Association
Freedom to Read statement
Library Bill of Rights
I-Sail Lesson Plan Template  Word  PDF
Guideline Evaluation Schedule  PDF
Teaching for Learning Evaluation Form  Word  PDF
Learning Environment Evaluation Form  Word  PDF
Leadership Evaluation Form  Word  PDF
Library Information Specialist Evaluation Tool  Word  PDF
Request for Reconsideration of Library Materials  PDF
Simple Curriculum Mapping Form  PDF

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Links to Organizations

AASL—American Association of School Librarians
ALA—American Library Association
ICE—Illinois Computing Educators
ILA—Illinois Library Association
IRC - Illinois Reading Council
ISBE—Illinois State Board of Education
ISLMA—Illinois School Library Media Association
ISTE — International Society for Technology in Education



Common Core State Standards
Illinois Learning Standards
National Board Certification Standards for Library Media
National Technology Standards
Standards for the 21st-Century Learner
TRAILS—Tool for Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills


Illinois Readers’ Choice Book Awards

Monarch Award (Grades K–3)
Bluestem Award (Grades 3–5)
Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award (Grades 4–8)
Abraham Lincoln Award (Grades 9–12)

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Date Modified: 12/9/11

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