Topics to be addressed in the Task Force:


1. Common vertical alignment of research skills and strategies


2. Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
  • How do librarians and library materials support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects
    • Across the Content Areas
    • Within each building
    • For the Smarter Balance Assessment

3.  E-books and e-resources

  • What are best practices to utilize e-books and e-resources?
  • How do we ensure appropriate access of e-resources district-wide? (Kindles, iPads, laptops, etc.)
  • How are e-books and e-resources being delivered to schools and districts? (Example: EBSCO  Auto Repair Reference Center)
  • Leasing/Purchasing/Licensing
  • ADA accessibility

 4.  Balance of print and online resources.

  • Equitable access to online resources
    • Software
      • Online resources available at a specific building, versus district-wide access
      • Turnitin, Proquest, ebooks,
  • Operating system to support software vs web applications
  • Hardware
    • Computers, Laptops, iPads, etc for student use
    • Mobile devices - e-resources available for a variety of mobile devices
  • Equitable access to print resources

5. Budgets

  • Adequate for needed digital and print resources
  • Equitable and sustainable library budgets (not dependent on sources such as grants, PTA/PTSA support, book fairs, and/or donations)
  • Support materials required to fully implement aligned curriculums, that will have sustainability  and extended relevancy

 6.  Open Education Resources (OER)

  • OSPI rollout to K-12 environment
    • 2012/13 higher education focus
  • Can we incorporate and support this valuable resource? 
  • Best practice development




13 March 2013