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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)
Model School Library Standards (English) (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 overarching 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.

Collaboration in Common External link opens in new window or tab. is a virtual platform that organizes professional learning communities, improves communication and sharing of resources within organizations, and serves as an open education resource hub, plus more! The first step in collaborating is to register. The second step is to join and follow the professional learning community––Media and Information Literacy Toolkit–group.

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.

Media Literacy Resources
A collection of resources designed to support media literacy in the classroom, including links to professional learning opportunities, compiled in conjunction with the California School Library Association (CSLA) and KQED in fulfillment of the requirements set forth in Senate Bill 830: to ensure that young adults are prepared with media literacy skills necessary to safely, responsibly, and critically consume and use social media and other forms of media.

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. A six-module online tutorial External link opens in new window or tab. on digital citizenship.

EveryoneOn.org External link opens in new window or tab.
A nonprofit organization that is dedicated to creating social and economic opportunity by connecting low-income families to affordable internet service and computers, and delivers digital skills training. Digital skills training covers computer and internet basics, education in the digital age, employment in the digital age, health and wellness, and managing finances online.

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.

Quality Distance Learning Guidance
Guidance on how the school library program supports distance learning.

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.

ConnectSafely External link opens in new window or tab.
Research-based safety tips, parents’ guidebooks, advice, news and commentary on all aspects of tech use and policy. They include guides to: TikTok; Combating Online Hate Speech; Roblox; Instagram; Cyberbullying; LGBTQ Cyberbullying; Media Literacy and Fake News; Educational Technology; Family Link; and Cybersecurity.

See also the 2013 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.

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.

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Last Reviewed: Friday, September 25, 2020
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