Library Guidelines

The creation of the 2021 Ohio Library Guidelines for Librarians and the 2021 Ohio Library Guidelines for Learners was a transparent process used to ensure active, statewide participation throughout the project’s yearlong timeline by engaging diverse stakeholders, soliciting and incorporating a wide range of ideas and viewpoints into numerous drafts, and analyzing and incorporating feedback provided by an online survey open to the public.  

​Education professionals from across the state made up the advisory committee and working group responsible for revising the 2003 guidelines. This collaboration brought together representatives from prekindergarten through grade 12, higher education, educational service centers, state agencies and associations and representatives from urban, rural and suburban areas. The process produced a rigorous set of library guidelines that are research- and evidence-based, aligned with college and work expectations, and internationally benchmarked. 

2021 Library Guidelines 


Archived 2003 Library Guidelines and Resources

Last Modified: 1/26/2021 3:57:34 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.