[kids-lib] State Board of Education to vote on adopting school library standards on Jan. 22

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Fri Dec 12 14:52:31 PST 2014

Yesterday four members of the Oregon Association of School Libraries (OASL) made a case for the State Board of Education (SBOE) to adopt the Oregon School Library Standards. Members of the SBOE will vote on whether or not to adopt the standards at their January 22nd meeting. OASL is optimistic.

Below is the email about this that was sent out on the Oregon Association of School Libraries listserv earlier today.


Katie Anderson, Library Support and Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

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From: oasl-all at ola.memberclicks.net<mailto:oasl-all at ola.memberclicks.net> [mailto:oasl-all at ola.memberclicks.net]
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2014 11:57 AM
To: Katie Anderson
Subject: [oasl-all] ODE to officially adopt OR School Lib. Standards

Susan Stone, Jennifer Maurer, Peggy Christensen and I presented the Oregon School Library Standards yesterday to the Oregon Department of Education. During the board presentation, members were engaged and were very enthusiastic.  We had several comments made by board members about visiting schools and they were super enthusiastic about the standards meeting critical areas not addressed elsewhere. The OR School Library Standards Committee should all be commended for their hard work (2 years!) developing, vetting, and marketing the standards to get to this point.  I want to call out Peggy Christensen of Coos Bay (Marshfield HS) for her leadership on this committee.  Without her group, we wouldn't have this opportunity.  Peggy was tenacious in obtaining letters of support and instrumental in providing examples of this important work in action.  In addition to Peggy, Jennifer Maurer (State Library) and Susan Stone (Portland Public) should also be recognized for their leadership role in creating the content of the presentations, collecting research and data, and providing examples of the standards in action.
The board will officially vote to adopt the standards on January 22nd.  Thanks to all who wrote letters of support.  The standards committee will be meeting to discuss next steps!

Stephanie A. Thomas, MLS, M.Ed.
Teacher Librarian, Parkrose High School
Adjunct Instructor, Portland State University
OASL President 2014-2015
ALA Emerging Leader 2013

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