Library Guidelines

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

ESEA/NCLB School Library Funding

Improving Literacy through School Libraries is a program designed to provide students with access to up-to-date school library materials; technologically advanced school library media centers; and professionally certified school library media specialists. Funding is awarded via a competitive grant.

Only school districts in which at least 20 percent of students served are from families with incomes below the poverty line are eligible. To check the eligibility of your district by visiting the U.S. Department of Education's Improving Literacy through School Libraries Web site, click here.

Last Modified: 2/21/2017 6:04:07 PM

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.