School librarianship: A profession in 4 acts




Elkins, Aaron J.
Nevares, Mary
Dyer, Renee
Bryan, Len

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American Association of School Librarians


Although school libraries—and indeed our world—have changed greatly since the publication of the f irst set of school library standards in 1920 (National Education Assoc. and North Central Assoc. of Colleges and Secondary Schools 1920), each subsequent iteration of the standards has sought to define the next incarnation of a profession undergoing continual evolution. In this article, four professionals who have transitioned into different phases of their school library careers offer reflections on how the professional standards influence their work.


Article originally published in Knowledge Quest, 47(2), 48–54. English. Published online 2018.
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School library standards, Professional standards, Curriculum-writing process


This is the published version of an article that is available at Recommended citation: Elkins, A. J., Nevares, M., Dyer, R., & Bryan, L. (2018). School librarianship: A profession in 4 acts. Knowledge Quest, 47(2), 48–54. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.