Advocacy for NM School Libraries

Special Interest Group Advocating for Excellence in New Mexico School Libraries

Best Practices


Click here for the announcement letter from Secretary Skandera Secretary Skandera Approval Letter Oct 2011

Updated as of June 10, 2011, these Best Practices will serve as the library “standards” and are approved by PED for distribution.  Many thanks to the entire library community who worked so diligently on them.  Authors are listed on page 19 of the document.

 Library Media Best Practices June 2011

Keep in mind these are different from the Task Force Standards for Libraries, which deals with staffing, facilities, and services. The link to these standards is in the right-hand column under “Standards”

Thanks to Elise Orell, this aligns Best Practices with Common Core Standards Library-Media-Literacy-Standards with Common Core

Templates to customize for your grade levels

Best practices ES Template

Best Practices MS Template

Best Practices HS Template

And this is a Word template you can customize for your grade level

 Best Practices K-12 Matrix

Examples of Lesson Plans with BP and ISTE Standards embedded

scanned lesson plan web eval

scanned lesson plan science biographies

scanned lesson plan math poems

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Statement of Purpose:  Our purpose is to promote the achievement of excellence in New Mexico school libraries

Objectives as related to Goals of the Association

  1. Provide leadership to initiate, maintain, and enhance library legislation and act on political issues affecting school library interests.
  2. Provide and support educational opportunities for school library personnel.
  3. Communicate the role and value of school libraries and librarian-teachers.
  4. Support and improve networking among school librarians in New Mexico.
  5. Support and promote literacy initiatives for youth including, but not limited to, the Land of Enchantment.

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Chair: Lorie Mitchell, Carlsbad High School/Carlsbad Municipal Schools Librarian
Vice-Chair: Heather Christiansen, Portales High School Librarian
Past-Chair: Linda Keulen

Leadership Committee

Ken Holmes, Los Alamos
Jackie Dean, Las Cruces
Kyla Johnson, Farmington
Marian Royal-Vigil, Albuquerque
Rachel Altobelli, Albuquerque
Kim Baranay, Las Cruces