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Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Increase Washington K12 students' information literacy skills, i.e., student's ability to effectively locate, evaluate, and use information, by initiating and sharing cooperative public library and school information literacy projects.

Project Goals

  1. Increase awareness in public library and school communities of K12 students' information literacy behaviors.
  2. Improve public libraries staffs' knowledge of Washington State EALRs, especially as assessed in the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL), and research models as they relate to K12 students' information literacy skills.
  3. Improve school communities' knowledge of public library programs and services as they relate to K12 students' information literacy skills.
  4. Provide funding for collaborative projects between public libraries and schools focused on improving students' information literacy skills.

Steering Committee Members - PDF (55k) | Word (40k)


The Washington State K12 Initiative

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)

Washington State Board of Education (BOE)

OSPI's Curriculum and Instruction Office -- provides information about the EALRs

Washington State Assessment of Student Learning (WASL)

Washington State School Report Card

WAC 180-51-061 Minimum Requirements for High School Graduation

Connecting Learners to Libraries
Carolyn Petersen
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Funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).