School Library Programs: Standards and Guidelines for Texas
Texas Administrative Code, Title 13. Cultural Resources
Part I. Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Chapter 4. School Library Programs
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission is directed to develop voluntary School Library Standards in Texas Education Code 33.021. Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 260, § 1, eff. May 30, 1995.
- 2005 School Library Programs: Standards and Guidelines for Texas (.html format)
- 2005 School Library Programs: Standards and Guidelines for Texas (.doc format)
- 2005 School Library Programs: Standards and Guidelines for Texas (.pdf format)
Revised and adopted by the Texas State Library and Archives Commissioners on May 16, 2005. The revised standards establish guidelines for school library programs at four levels: exemplary, recognized, acceptable, and below standard. Supplemental Resources include output and outcome measures that libraries may use to describe the level of use and effectiveness of the program, a glossary of terms, bibliographies, and a list of the revision committee members.
- Supplemental Resources (.doc format; free readers are available to download)
- Supplemental Resources (.pdf format; requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
Links to Related Resources
How much will it cost to bring my library up to Standards?
(Forms developed by Margaret Jones and library staff at Hutto ISD)
- Monetary Considerations at Acceptable Level (.doc format)
- Monetary Considerations at Recognized Level (.doc format)
- Monetary Considerations at Exemplary Level (.doc format)
Sample Forms for Use When Collaborating/Planning with Teachers
- Collaboration Work Form (.doc form)
- Collaborative Planning Guide Form (.doc form)
- Teacher/Librarian Collaborative Unit Planning Form (.doc form)
- Teacher/Librarian Collaborative Unit Planning Form for a Poe-King-Irving Unit with a Jr. High English teacher (.doc form)
- Librarian/Teacher Collaboration Evaluation Form (.doc form)
- Library Media Program Collection Evaluation Form (.doc form)
State of Texas Master Plan for Educational Technology 2000-2003 (.pdf)
This site has a link to the 2002-2003 Texas StaR Chart, a Tool for Planning and Assessing School Technology and Readiness aligned with the Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology.
Key Results of Texas Study on School Libraries [updated 4/9/03; MS Word; 37KB]
Links to Articles
"Revising School Library Programs: Standards and Guidelines for Texas" by Christine McNew. Article on published in the Winter 2001 issue of Texas Library Journal (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
"Texas School Libraries: Standards, Resources, Services, and Student Performance" by Christine McNew and Mary Lankford. Article published in the Summer 2001 issue of Texas Library Journal.