Standards for the 21st-Century Learner

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) developed Standards for the 21st-Century Learner to guide school library curricula and programs. The document presents nine common beliefs about learning, information, and access (e.g., "The continuing expansion of information demands that all individuals acquire the thinking skills that will enable them to learn on their own." [p. 3]). The standards are organized into four strands related to how school librarians need to teach students how to use skills, tools, and resources.