December 4, 2020

Draft Version: 2nd Ed. (Completely Updated and Enlarged) of IFLA School Library Guidelines Now Available

From the International Federation of Library Associations:

The IFLA School Libraries Section is pleased to make available the (draft) IFLA School Library Guidelines 2015. This has been a huge collaborative piece of work to bring together more than two years worth of work. The drafting of these revised guidelines involved discussion, debate and consultation with many people from many countries at workshops during IFLA conferences and mid-year meetings and through ongoing writing and review in person and online.

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The draft has been submitted to the IFLA Professional Committee and is awaiting approval.

The guidelines were written by the IFLA School Libraries Standing Committee and edited by Barbara Schultz-Jones and Dianne Oberg.

From a Document Intro:

These guidelines constitute the second edition of the IFLA ‘School Library Guidelines’. The first edition of the school library guidelines was developed in 2002 by the School Libraries Section, then called the School Libraries and Resource Centers Section. These guidelines have been developed to assist school library professionals and educational decision-makers in their efforts to ensure that all students and teachers have access to effective school library programs and services, delivered by qualified school library personnel.

The drafting of these revised guidelines involved discussion, debate and consultation with many people from many countries at workshops during IFLA conferences and mid-year meetings and through ongoing writing and review in person and online. The editors are indebted to the contributions of members of the Standing Committee of the IFLA Section of School Libraries and the executive board of the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL), as well as the other members of the international school library community who shared their expertise and their passion for the project.

Direct to Full Text of Guidelines Document (74 pages; PDF).

We’ve also embedded a copy of the document below.

Draft: The IFLA School Library Guidelines 2nd, completely updated and enlarged edition

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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