Linking for Learning

Linking for Learning

Linking for Learning

Linking for Learning, 4th edition: The Illinois School Library Standards sets a new level of excellence for school library media programs in Illinois and their contribution and impact on student learning.

The mission of Linking for Learning is to provide a set of standards for evaluation of school libraries across the state of Illinois and tools that support school librarians in their effort to develop a quality school library. This document provides support for growth and encouragement for collaboration with school and global entities that will empower students with the essential skills to enable them to become lifelong learners.

Linking for Learning is an accessible, current, working tool that connects school library media programs to core curriculum, information literacy and the Illinois Learning Standards. Linking for Learning focuses on the integration of information and technology into learning. Linking for Learning provides an implementation framework which emphasizes planning and assessment.

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AISLE will maintain and update resources to accompany Linking for Learning 2018. Here you will find accompanying resources, including forms, sources for further information, and links to websites.

Updates and Corrections

AISLE Linking for Learning Forms

  • Sample Collaborative Planning Form Google Doc 
  • Sample Curriculum Map Planning Form Google Doc
  • Sample Flexible Scheduling Tracking Sheet Google Doc
  • Sample Lesson Plan Template Google Doc
  • Sample Request Form for Reconsideration of Library Materials Google Doc



Links to Organizations

  • AASL—American Association of School Librarians
  • AISLE—Association of Illinois School Library Educators
  • ALA—American Library Association
  • ICE—Illinois Computing Educators
  • ILA—Illinois Library Association
  • IRC – Illinois Reading Council
  • ISBE—Illinois State Board of Education
  • ISTE — International Society for Technology in Education

Illinois Readers’ Choice Book Awards