Judy Bivens is an Associate Professor in the School of Education and Associate Librarian at Waggoner Library at Trevecca Nazarene University. With over thirty years of experience as a high school librarian and English teacher, Dr. Bivens coordinates the Master of Library and Information Science Program at Trevecca. She is on the board of the Tennessee Association of School Librarians and chairs the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Coordinating Committee. The MLIS program at Trevecca is Nationally Recognized by NCATE.

Objectives and Standards: 1) Introduce the new AASL Standards for 21st Century Learners 2) Highlight the importance of including both state and national standards in information literacy lessons for P-12 learners

Brief Outline/Overview of Presentation:

1. Introduction of new standards and background of their development

2. Common beliefs which underlie standards

3. Introduction of Empowering Learners guide for school librarians

4. Elements of each of the four standards and strands for each element

5. A lesson plan format utilizing the new standards

Professional Conversation Questions:

· Why are the new national standards significant at a time when librarians’ positions are tenuous?

· How can we coordinate the new state and national standards in lesson planning

· How can we use the student assessment data derived from lesson plans to show how librarians are “highly qualified”?

· What will we do next?

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