The Model School Library Standards were adopted by the State Board of Education in September 2010, and are the only state standards that are completely aligned with the CCSS. In addition, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is a member of the Strategic Councilof P21 (another focus of the district). The 4 C's stated in the P21 mission statement are the core of the Model School Library Standards.
CCSS Resources:

The P21 4Cs include: critical thinking and problem solving; communication, collaboration; and creativity and innovation.

This is an overview including the overarching standards under the four concepts.Organization of the Standards
1. Students access information
The student will access information by applying knowledge of the organization of libraries, print materials, digital media, and other sources.
1.1 Recognize the need for information.
1.2 Formulate appropriate questions.
1.3 Identify and locate a variety of resources online and in other formats by using effective search strategies.
1.4 Retrieve information in a timely, safe, and responsible manner.
2. Students evaluate information
The student will evaluate and analyze information to determine what is appropriate to address the scope of inquiry.
2.1 Determine the relevance of the information.
2.2 Assess the comprehensiveness, currency, credibility, authority, and accuracy of resources.
2.3 Consider the need for additional information.
3. Students use information
The student will organize, synthesize, create, and communicate information.
3.1 Demonstrate ethical, legal, and safe use of information in print, media, and digital resources.
3.2 Draw conclusions and make informed decisions.
3.3 Use information and technology creatively to answer a question, solve a problem, or enrich understanding.
4. Students integrate information literacy skills into all areas of learning
The student will independently pursue information to become a lifelong learner.
4.1 Read widely and use various media for information, personal interest, and lifelong learning.
4.2 Seek, produce, and share information.
4.3 Appreciate and respond to creative expressions of information.

You can also find other documents that support school libraries on the cde web site: or

The attached documents show the COMPLETE alignment of the Model School Library Standards and the ELA CCSS.

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Common Core Thrusts Librarians Into Leadership Role


Media specialist Monique German works with students, from left, Destiny Beacham, 11, Chelsie Lee, 12, and Amber Ellis, 11, as they conduct research for a report for a technology class at Powdersville Middle School in Powdersville, S.C. Schools are looking at librarians to help them implement the common-core standards.
—Kendrick Brinson for Education Week

Educators help teachers acquire inquiry-based skills integral to standards

By Catherine Gewertz
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It's the second week of the school year, and middle school librarian Kristen Hearne is pulling outdated nonfiction books from the shelves. She is showing one teacher how to track down primary-source documents from the Vietnam War and helping a group of other teachers design a project that uses folk tales to draw students into cross-cultural comparisons.
With the common standards on her doorstep, Ms. Hearne has a lot to do. Her library at Wren Middle School in Piedmont, S.C., is a nerve center in her school's work to arm both teachers and students for a focus on new kinds of study. She's working to build not only students' skills in writing, reading, research, and analysis, but also teachers' skills in teaching them. She and other librarians say they view the common core, with its emphasis on explanation, complex text, and cross-disciplinary synthesis, as an unprecedented opportunity for them to really strut their stuff.
"When it comes to the common core, librarians can be a school's secret weapon," said Ms. Hearne, who blogs as **"The Librarian in the Middle."**

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