The work of teacher-librarians today is a proven best practice for the
development of information literacy skills. Teacher-librarians are able to align
and integrate the instructional and curricular components of the K-12 learning
environment with the development of technological skills. These educators work
directly with the content areas bringing into play a logical and systematic
model of processing information — the Big6 Skills Approach.
Crosswalk & Standards Integration
Washington State Educational Technology Standards & Information Literacy
Washington State School Library and Information Technology Program Survey
Staff at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) have partnered with the Washington Library Media Association (WLMA) to build and distribute a survey to measure the availability of school library services in K-12 schools.
This survey will provide critical baseline data that can help guide policy and funding decisions in the future. We are hoping to gather data from every school building, including schools with a certificated teacher-librarian on staff, schools that employ a certified or classified employee to run the library, and even schools that do not currently have any staff to run the library.
Complete the survey
Download the survey questions to view off-line
Programs & Resources
School Library Media Programs
Project Information Literacy
Big6 Approach to Problem-solving (PDF 15 KB, 12 pages)
Washington Library Media Association (WLMA)