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School Library Standards

Information about and resources to support the Model School Library Standards for California Public Schools adopted by State Board of Education in September 2010.

Model School Library Standards

Model School Library Standards (English) (DOC) | PDF
Adopted by the State Board of Education September 16, 2010.
Available Translations of the Model School Library Standards

Model School Library Standards - Information Flyer (DOC)
Model School Library Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve.

Model School Library Standards - Table Format (DOC)
This document provides the Model School Library Standards in a table format that gives the detailed standards for K-12 under each over arching standard.

School Library Standards Supporting Common Core (DOC; Updated Feb-2012)
Examples of Model School Library Standards supporting Common Core State Standards (CCCS) in English Language Arts.

Digital Chalkboard External link opens in new window or tab., “the place where California educators go to get connected.” The first step in participating is to register. The second step is to become familiar with where the Model School Library Standards External link opens in new window or tab. are located. Collaborate with other teacher librarians in the California Teacher Librarians Group External link opens in new window or tab. to share implementation ideas.

Publication Ordering Information
Publications and other educational resources from CDE Press, the Department's publications office.

Resources to Support School Library Standards

Links to tools and lessons to incorporate cyber safety into the curriculum.

Information and Digital Literacy Essentials Webinar Series: Information and Digital Literacy Essentials Webinar Series External link opens in new window or tab. Archived 8-part Webinar series designed to provide information on digital literacy for administrators, teachers, tech leaders and parents. Listen to curriculum experts from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction's Office, State Attorney General's Office, state universities and more, as they discuss California's educational vision, privacy online, college readiness, digital citizenship, curriculum and assessment. Sponsored by the California Department of Education, the California School Library Association, and the California Technology Assistance Project.

K12 Digital Citizenship External link opens in new window or tab.
Provides K12 curriculum on digital citizenship and professional development for adults working with K12 students in a wiki environment. A six-module online tutorial External link opens in new window or tab. on using this wiki.

Digital Literacy.gov External link opens in new window or tab.
Federal government resources covering basic web surfing tips, online banking tutorials, resume-building services, and resources on combating cyber bullying created by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. A section called "Find Educator Tools" allows users to search for resources by skill, topic, or keyword.

How School Librarians Can Assist You: Internet Safety and Filtering External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
Resources collected by the American Association of School Librarians to help parents and teachers understand the complexities of the online environment and provide tools to keep children safe when online.

Cyber Safety: An Interactive Guide to the Internet External link opens in new window or tab. Safety on the Internet addresses bullying, identity theft, plagiarism, computer viruses, and general Internet safety.

A Parents' Guide to Facebook External link opens in new window or tab.
34-page resource available online as a printable PDF file. A portion of the Guide addresses "safety, privacy and reputation."

Recommended Facebook Privacy Settings for Teens External link opens in new window or tab. From ConnectSafely.org to help parents and teens choose privacy levels.

Online learning tutorials created by the California School Library Association

The Committee for Standards Integration (CSI) is responsible for the professional development opportunities available through CSLA for teacher librarians, classroom teachers, IT coordinators, staff, and students.
Library 2.0 Tutorials External link opens in new window or tab. is the one-stop location of all learning opportunities available. CSI is working to update the tutorials, and strives to keep them updated. Check back here frequently for new content.

Questions:   Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division | CFIRD@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0881
Last Reviewed: Monday, July 3, 2017