Transforming School Library Practice
Empowering school libraries to serve their communities
A School Librarian's Information Shelf
School librarians are vital to the work of preparing all children for academic and economic success in a rapidly changing, technologically driven, and globally connected world. Every day they are transforming their practice by reimagining and redesigning school libraries to support new models of learning, engagement, and partnerships in support of this goal of success. This information shelf offers a curated body of resources—recorded presentations by school librarians, topical articles, and practical toolkits—that can be applied to any school library looking to become a dynamic learning center for their students.
“We learned a lot from each [training] as well as from the other librarians who also carried out their projects. I wish all school librarians had the opportunity that we did. It is a transformative experience.”
TSLP grantee Damaris Arocho
Librarian, Inter American University of Puerto Rico
The resources collected here were developed from OCLC’s activities as Mentor Organization for 15 school library grantees of the IMLS Accelerating Promising Practices – Transforming School Library Practice program. From September 2019 through August 2022, OCLC connected the grantees to training, tools, experts, and community to help them achieve their project and school library transformation goals.
Note: The selection of project resources collected on this website should be valuable for school libraries of any size.