May 25, 2022

AASL Releases Guide To Develop Inclusive Learners and Citizens

From the American Association of School Librarians:

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has released a new resource guide to support school librarians in nurturing inclusive learning communities. “Developing Inclusive Learners and Citizens Activity Guide” contains reflection activities and resources based on Include, one of the six Shared Foundations contained within AASL’s “National School Library Standards.”

Inside the guide, practitioners will find scenarios, activities, and resources school librarians and learners can use to seek balanced perspectives, global learning, empathy, tolerance, and equity. Included with the guide is a collection of activities and web resources to support professional development and instruction; an infographic on the importance of inclusive instruction and environments for learners; and scenarios for learners, school librarians, and school libraries reflecting each of the four Domains (Think, Create, Share, and Grow).


The guide and supporting resources were developed by the 2019 ALA Emerging Leaders team consisting of Corey Hall, Matthew King, Beth Raff, Jhenelle Robinson, and Bianca Spurlock, with AASL member guide Robert Hilliker. The team presented the guide, infographic, and applied framework during the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

Direct to “Developing Inclusive Learners and Citizens Activity Guide”

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.