Library Guidelines


Revisions to the School Library Guidelines

Together with Ohio library media specialists and educators, the Department is in the process of revising the library guidelines. The revision effort began December 2018 with an anticipated completion in early 2020. 

The Library Guidelines represent a standards-based education (SBE) approach to school library programs. The project includes three parts:

  • The Library Guidelines which define what students should know and be able to do as a result of an effective school library media program, and identifies conditions necessary to establish quality library programs;
  • The Library Toolkit which provides the evidenced-based research that supports the Library Guidelines, and practical examples for implementing the Library Guidelines; and
  • The Alignment Guide which aligns the Library Guidelines with Ohio Academic Content Standards.

Library Guidelines

Future Ready Ohio

Future Ready Schools® helps district leaders plan and implement personalized, research-based digital learning strategies so all students can achieve their full potential. We believe every student deserves a rigorous, personalized learning environment filled with caring adults and allows for student agency — the ability for students to take ownership of their learning. District leaders who recognize the potential of digital tools can align necessary technologies with instructional goals to support teaching and learning.

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Pursuant to ORC 3301.079 (B) (3) and 3313.60, it is the responsibility of Ohio's local boards of education to vet and approve curriculum and educational materials for use in the public schools within their district. The use of any materials posted or linked to on the Ohio Department of Education website, including materials within Ohio’s Learning Standards or Appendices or any state model curricula or other educational resource material, is entirely up to the discretion of each local board of education.