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NYSED/School Library Services Summit Action Steps

The New York State Education Department (NYSED), the New York Library Association (NYLA) external link icon, the School Library Media Section of NYLA (SLMS) external link icon, and the School Library System Association of New York State (SLSA) external link icon, co-sponsored a two-day School Library Services Summit, June 29 - 30, 2009. The purpose of the Summit was to share ideas and to develop recommendations to support increased student achievement within the context of school library services, as they relate to curriculum, instruction, assessments and professional development. The Summit resulted in twelve mutually agreed upon action steps. NYSED commits to posting progress in meeting these actions on a regular basis.

NYSED is grateful for the ongoing collaboration with NYLA, SLMS, and SLSA to accomplish these action steps and to build upon this work by partnering on future educational initiatives.

School Library Services Summit Action Plan

Action Steps

Current Status

1. NYLA, SLMS, and SLSA will continue to reach out to the members of the Board of Regents to advocate for stand alone “Information Literacy” Standards.
2. By November 2009, NYSED, in collaboration with SLSA and SLMS, will revise the School Library Media Program Evaluation (SLMPE) rubric to better inform program improvements that support student achievement.
3. By December 2009, SLSA, SLMS, NYLA, and NYSED will explore issues, examine feasibility, and develop recommendations to strengthen School Library Systems through an increase in State Aid for School Library Systems.
  • Presentation was made to the RAC for Libraries on history and funding of School Library Systems. Presentation slides can be viewed at:
    SLS_Funding (PDF 156 KB).
  • RAC for Libraries agreed in December on one-item agenda for April 2010 report to BOR - issues of library funding
  • Discussion item on CI&IT12/17 conference call with professional associations
  • RAC report to the Regents Cultural Education Committee, April 2010, states "Priority One: Funding"; http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/adviscns/rac/2010rept.htm
4. By January 2010, NYSED will issue guidance material to clarify the use of Library Materials Aid (LMA), for statewide dissemination. NYSED will call upon NYLA, SLMS, and SLSA to promote dissemination of LMA information.
5. By March 2010 NYSED, in collaboration with the SLMS, SLSA, and middle-level practitioners will begin a process to review the Middle Level Indicators of Achievement Checklists – Library Media to be complimentary and congruent with the SLMPE rubric.

 

  • A redirect notice was placed on the Middle Level Indicators of Achievement Checklists – Library Media to read:

    School Library Media Program Evaluation (SLMPE)    Rubric K-12 Revised 2009 is now available at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/cia
    i/library/SLMPE_rubric/home.html
                                                                              

                                                                                       

6. By May 2010, NYSED, in collaboration with SLMS and SLSA, will implement a process to identify model lesson units and assessments aligned with the NYS Learning Standards and the American Association of School Librarians Standards for the 21st Century learner for posting on the Virtual Learning System and related web sites.
  • CI&IT School Library Services invite School Librarians and School Library System Directors to submit Information Literacy Learning Experiences that address the New York State Learning Standards and the AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner for peer-review,and to join peer review teams. Guidelines for lesson plan submission and peer-review can be viewed at:
    Information Literacy Learning Experiences doc
    Information Literacy Learning Experiences pdf
7. By July 2010, NYSED, in collaboration with SLSA and SLMS, will provide recommendations for review and revision of the school library sections of the Basic Education Data System (BEDS) school and district data forms to complement and align with the SLMPE rubric and Middle Level Checklist, Library Media.
8. By August 2010, NYSED will develop a brief exploring the feasibility of an NYSED audit of Library Materials Aid.
  • Completed draft "Feasibility of an NYSED audit of Library Materials Aid" made available for internal NYSED review and comment, August, 2010.
  • Executive Summary of draft "Feasibility of an NYSED audit of Library Materials Aid" available for comment and review. To review and comment on draft feasibility of LMA brief, contact NYSED Associate in School Library Services, John P. Brock: jbrock@mail.nysed.gov
9. By September 2010, NYSED, in collaboration with NYLA, SLMS, and SLSA, will develop and support a formula for an increase in Library Materials Aid; this increase, after and above the current 100% $6.25 reimbursement per pupil for all districts, will be wealth adjusted up to $18 reimbursable per student (based upon NY State 2005-2006 low-spending successful school district data).
  • Draft formula template developed, NYSED
  • Presented for discussion with State Aid Work Group, (SAWG) April 8, 2010
  • Needs-based statement prepared, presented at
    SAWG request, April 22, 2010
  • SED SAWG has detailed formula-based increase recommendation with supporting needs statement under advisement for inclusion in the 2011-2012 Regents State Aid Proposal. Draft formula available for review and comment:contact NYSED Associate in School Library Services, John P. Brock: jbrock@mail.nysed.gov
10. By November, 2010, NYSED, in collaboration with SLMS and SLSA, will identify building-level school library media program and student indicator data for consideration in the NYSED P-16 data system.
  • SLMPE rubric "Evidence Checklist" submitted for review by SED Associate Commissioner's office, June 2010. Multiple BOCES SLS piloting use of SLMPE rubric "Evidence Checklist", August, 2010.
  • Sixty-five school library data elements crosswalked against SED Race to the Top application section-C, "P-16 Data Systems", request for review and comment by SLS Directors, June 2010
  • BEDS Question 21 School Library elements included in P-16 data system.
11. By January 2011, NYSED, in consultation with SLMS, SLSA, and NYLA, will develop a brief outlining the feasibility of a certified school library media specialist in every school library.
  • Brief "Feasibility of a certified school library media specialist in every school library" draft available for review and comment.
12. By March 2011, NYSED, with SLMS, SLSA, and NYLA, will create a NYS information toolkit to promote school library media program excellence.
  • Summit Action Steps 2, 4, and 6, 7completed and posted to SED ED&T Web in progress toward NYS information toolkit.
  • Internet Safety Web pages posted to ED&T Web page.
Last Updated: December 23, 2013