- K12 Advisory Group
- School Librarian Certification (Texas Administrative Code)
- TEA's School Library Page
- AASL's Empowering Learners
- Amazing Resources
- Professional Development withTexQuest
K-12 Newsletter Archives:
- Summer 2015
- May 2015
- April 2015
- March 2015
- February 2015
- January 2015
- December 2014
- November 2014
- October 2014
- September 2014
- August 2014
- July 2014
- June 2014
- May 2014
Services for Texas K-12 Schools
TexQuest - The 83rd Legislature provided funding to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission to re-establish statewide digital resources for K-12 public school libraries. TexQuest provides up-to-date, authoritative, non-commercial educational resources for every grade level and subject area. TexQuest is an excellent starting point for integrating quality online materials into the curriculum. School districts may sign up for TexQuest, access training, and find more information at texquest.net
Additional TexQuest Resources Survey Results - we surveyed educators in May and June concerning the grade levels and areas they would like to see new resources cover. Graphs of the results are below.
School Libraries: Studies and Documents
- School Library Programs: Standards and Guidelines for Texas (2005)
- Texas School Libraries: Standards, Resources, Services, and Students' Performances (2001)
School Libraries: Other Services
- Library Science Collection - Professional resources are available for the Texas library community. Search the library catalog of the State Library and two other Texas state agencies, and find information about the Library Science Collection including hours, location, services, and a listing of subscriptions to journal titles in library and information science.
- Summer Reading Programs - Public libraries all over Texas offer summer programs to encourage children and teens to read for pleasure and to promote literacy by engaging families and people of all ages with books and programs. See the current themes many libraries are using and contact your local library for more information.
- CREW Manual - For more than 30 years, The CREW Method has provided guidance to librarians and staff in small and medium sized public libraries about how to cull outdated and no longer useful materials from their collections.
- Disability Information - The Disability Information and Referral Center of the Talking Book Program houses information and materials on types of disabilities and health conditions, as well as related organizations, publications, products and technology. This is a free reference service provided for anyone with a disability-related question.
- Talking Book Program - The Talking Book Program is a free service that loans books and magazines to people who cannot read standard print publications because of visual, physical or reading disabilities.
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